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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 — or maybe this one), and I am relieved he has made a triumphant return. And what a return it is. Ovechkin, who has been endorsing the company’s products since 2010, stars in a new commercial for Gillette. And it’s in Russian, which makes it that much more fantastic. The description of the video, translated by Russian Machine Never Breaks: And now Gilette Fusion ProGlider is in Ovechkin’s hands! With a nimble move he changes the whole flow of the game! You can see the brazen arrogance of a big city denizen! A counterattack! What is he doing?! Ovechkin is playing in the zone of a chivalrous intellectual… Shush!!!…A
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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...
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...
Ovechkin Returns, but will he stay?
The captain has returned to DC. But for how long?
Given comments made yesterday, namely his concern in finding out what exactly "the deal" is, fans can't be pleased with the uneasy return of Alex Ovechkin.
Pointing out how it's not a hard thought for him to entertain the concept of returning home to play in front of...
from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider,
Nicklas Backstrom is visiting a specialist in Michigan after suffering a neck injury while playing in the Kontinental Hockey League during the lockout, a Capitals spokesman confirmed.
Backstrom has not played since suffering the injury on Dec. 26 in a game for Dynamo Moscow. The Swedish center returned to North America on Sunday and...
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...
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New Russian add for Gillette shows up the many looks of AO
The NHL Lockout is over, and in the days leading up to a much-anticipated training camp, we will be profiling the newest members of the Washington Capitals organization. On Tuesday, Joey Crabb was up. Today, we profile Jack Hillen.
Date of Birth: January 24, 1986
Place of Birth: Minnetonka, Minnesota
Weight: 190 Pounds
Washington superstar Alex Ovechkin is moving back to left wing for the Capitals' game against the New Jersey Devils Friday night.
Capitals coach Adam Oates announced the move before the Capitals (0-3) were to face the Devils (2-0) at the Prudential Center.
Oates moved Ovechkin to right wing at the start of the season, but moved him back to the left side in the third period...
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Russian NHL superstar Alex Ovechkin has told the world that he and Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko are engaged. Ovechkin spoke about his engagement yesterday during his first practice with the Capitals since the NHL lockout ended on Sunday. Congrats to Vech on the big news.-TO
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The shortened NHL season is about ready to get underway. Today, the NHL Owners will vote on the tentatively agreed to CBA between the NHL: and NHLPA. The memorandum of understanding between the NHL and NHLPA is still being worked out.
"We are trying to finalize a summary document, and we are very close on that," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated...
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...
The Washington Capitals are busy preparing for their upcoming shortened season and their votes to ratify the new CBA. That will come today and tomorrow.
Looks like the Caps will kick off the season against Steven Stamkos and the Tamp Bay Lightning. That will be on Saturday, January 19.
Training camp opens this weekend. The Caps have decided against inviting juniors...