Ahead of his potentially historic night at Verizon Center, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin landed on the cover of The Washington Post Express, Wednesday morning. In a stunning photo-manipulated graphic, Ovechkin can be seen celebrating a goal (or another teammate’s goal) while a diagonal, blue splattering of water-color paint blends into the background.
The title text reads, “Death. Taxes. And Ovi. As the Capitals’ relentless superstar nears 1,000 career points, he keeps reminding us that we can always count on him – even in his 12th season.”
Take a closer look below.
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.
Sweatpants-over-jeans innovator Alex Ovechkin is on the cover of DC Modern Luxury magazine for the month of April. Ovechkin was named one of magazine’s Men of Style. This is an interesting choice considering Ovechkin wears sweatpants to everything – like a TV show honoring himself.
My baby blue eyes must break you. (Russian Esquire Facebook page)
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin is on another cover. This time his face graces the front of the December edition of Russian Esquire. The photos were taken by portrait artist Martin Schoeller. Some of the shots were taken at a local Silver Diner.
Alex Ovechkin has probably been on more magazine covers than Kim Kardashian and today he adds one more. The Hockey News will make The Great Eight their cover boy for their “Future Of Hockey” issue.
I don’t have much more to add than that– except, well, I do notice something.
Photo via Washington Life Magazine Facebook page
This doesn’t bring me the same amount of pure joy as Brooks Laich on the cover of Shy Magazine, but I’m still happy to bring you Alex Ovechkin and his fiancee Maria Kirilenko on the February cover of Washington Life Magazine. There is Sasha, wearing some fancy navy suit with a powder blue dress shirt, and his boo Masha, who is definitely wearing a dress (I’ll never be hired by E!), geeking out for the camera.
For the cover story, the crushin’ Russians spoke with former WUSA Sports Anchor and one-time EITM guy Brett Haber about how they first met, how they manage their relationship despite their travel schedules, and– oh yeah– the Olympics.
Last year as a 19-year-old, Washington Capitals prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov was chosen to be on the March cover of Russia’s most popular sports publication, ProSport Magazine. With the NHL lockout wreaking havoc to the 2012-13 season, another kinda-Capital will be gracing ProSport’s cover: two-time NHL MVP and high-fashion model Alex Ovechkin.
The December edition, which will be on sale from December 17 to January 20, 2013, features Ovi in some kind of black mumu sweater thing with the headline “Sasha, from the USA” and “Ovechkin in the KHL.” Now that’s a tease!
Thankfully, to whet our appetite until we get our hands on the latest issue, ProSport has released a somewhat erotic behind-the-scenes video of Ovechkin modeling for their photoshoot. And because I’d rather crop screenshots of Ovechkin shirtless in Photoshop than spend time with my girlfriend and ferrets, here’s some stills too!
Photo credit: Rebecca Siegel/Shy Magazine
We have some exciting news for all you Brooks Laich fans out there: Laich is the cover boy of the upcoming issue of Shy Magazine. And as this picture so clearly shows: he’s on a mother [redacted] boat.
Shy Magazine is an “elegant upscale magazine geared to the Fashion and Entertainment world of the DC, Maryland, NY, LA and Virginia area.” Their regular features include Bashful Beauties, Timid To Do Lists, Reserved Reservations, and Demure Detours. With Laich’s gee golly attitude and quiet charm, you can see why he got involved.
A few weeks ago, Laich and his baby blues did a photoshoot on a yacht in the middle of the Potomac, right near Georgetown. Shy’s Shan Lachel describes the experience.
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