In a social media campaign debuted on Friday, the NHL made their Adidas-designed World Cup of Hockey jerseys available for purchase in their online store and they’re lit, fam.
Capitals skaters Evgeny Kuznetsov (Russia) and John Carlson (USA) act as models for their respective countries along with fellow superstars Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, Daniel Sedin, and several others.
Two days after a Russian report suggested Alex Ovechkin had a lower body injury and may miss the World Cup, the Russian machine was back on social media to post a snippet of his work out. Ovechkin performed thirteen 105-pound squats on camera before tossing the weights forward and running down a track.
Tuesday night, Michael Phelps won his twentieth and twenty-first career gold medals and received congratulations from an unlikely source: Canadian NHL’er Tom Wilson. The Caps forward called Phelps a #beast an posted a photo of the two together in the Caps locker room.
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will be a married man at the start of the 2016-2017 NHL season, if a new report from Russian Cosmo is to be believed.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the biggest rock bands in the world. In July, the Peppers headlined the Park Live Festival in Moscow and did something special for their Russian attendees. Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer wore a signed Alex Ovechkin jersey from the Russian National Team during the show.
This morning, Igor Eronko, a Sport-Express hockey writer in Russia, relayed information from Alexei Shevchenko, a prominent Russian sports journalist, that said Alex Ovechkin had a lower body injury that may force him out of the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Shevchenko claims that Ovechkin suffered the injury in an “out of profile” sporting activity not related to hockey, and that the “treatment of the injury could take at least three weeks”.
— Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) August 9, 2016
For any Caps fans that were up at 3 in the morning (me), this was not a fun tweet to see pop up on your feed.
According to the site, the October 5, 2005 game-worn jersey, which has “light to moderate game use,” was sported by Ovechkin during the pre-game ceremony and the first period of the Caps’ home opener against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The sweater, later auctioned off in November 2005 as part of the NHL’s Hurricane Katrina Relief fund, features an NHL Cares patch on the front of Washington’s former black Capitol Dome home jersey.
In the accompanying article, the business side of Ovechkin’s hockey career is intimately discussed, including the Russian machine’s 13-year NHL contract and why he decided to drop Don Meehan as an agent early in his career – opting instead to make decisions as a family.
After going on a long vacation, Alex Ovechkin is back on vacation. Today, Ovechkin arrived in Port de Saint-Tropez, France, and his first itinerary item was to continue perfecting his water-related acrobats.
For instance, check out Ovechkin — along with rapper T-Killah and Russian basketball player Vitaliy Fridzon — perform this sick synchronized 360 flip into a pool.
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