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This new commercial from Gillette starring Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin is completely bizarre. Now maybe if I understood Russian or there were some subtitles, it would seem less strange, but I highly doubt it.Ovechkin got a new deal with Gillette in late 2012 that runs until 2014 and is virtually the same as his old one. The only update is that he can now have facial hair. Previously, he had to be clean shaven at all times until the playoffs, but now he can grow a mustache/facial hair during November in honor of Movember, to raise awareness for Prostate Cancer.I’m assuming there will be more commercials starring Ovechkin coming soon, but hopefully they aren’t all this absurd.[Puck Daddy Blog]
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It’s been awhile since Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin has graced the pages here at SoB. The lengthy lockout had a lot to do with that, obviously, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that a man we have affectionately referred to in the past as “Unfrozen Caveman Hockey Player” has been a longtime favorite of this here site (this might be my favorite —...
Dynamic (when healthy) Duo
The return of Alex Ovechkin to Washington earned plenty of headlines and attention, yet that of Nicklas Backstrom was far more subdued.
With Backstrom seeing a specialist about a neck injury suffered in the KHL, worry began to spread that the young Swede was once again dealing with concussion-related problems.
So, instead of focused columns...
from The Voice of Russia,
Ice hockey legend Sergey Fedorov is mulling over a return to competitive hockey at the age of 43, says CSKA Moscow’s interim head coach Vyacheslav Butsaev.
Fedorov, who has not played a game since leaving Metallurg Magnitogorsk at the end of last season, is currently plying his trade as CSKA’s general manager.
“We’ve talked to him about...
New Russian add for Gillette shows up the many looks of AO
The 2013 abbreviated schedule has finally been released by the NHL after the new collective bargaining agreement was officially ratified by the NHLPA. The Lightning open at home on January 19th against the Washington Capitals. The rest of their schedule is posted below. (Click to enlarge.) Here are some NHL schedule notes and openers for all teams: SCHEDULE NOTES Opening Day: Saturday...
Although we are still awaiting for the players to ratify the CBA recently reached between the NHL and the NHLPA for official word, the Tampa Bay Lightning have made mention it will open the 48-game season against the Washington Capitals. The Caps were 3-2-1 against the Southeast Division opponent last season, including a 0-2-1 record at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Depth Down the Middle
Among the many issues that may cause the Washington Capitals some trouble this season, depth down the middle will finally not be on that list.
Thanks to a draft day acquisition by George McPhee, the burden of carrying the load at center will no longer fall on Nicklas Backstrom's shoulders but will be shared by newcomer (and regular point producer...
MLive's Ansar Khan reports that the Red Wings have decided to give 40-year-old Mike Knuble a thank-you for helping out the Grand Rapids Griffins...and they're giving him a chance to finish his career with the team he wanted to finish his career playing for:
Veteran forward Mike Knuble, 40, will be attending Detroit Red Wings training camp on a tryout.
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For almost four full months, as the NHL lockout wore on, Capitals fans and fans all over the League were asking one question: when would their teams take to the ice? Early on the morning of January 6, that question was answered when the Board of Governors and the NHLPA agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement that will lead to a shortened, 48-game...