If Alex Ovechkin ever thought of hiking off to the KHL down the road, it could land with the Moscow Dynamo, for whom he’s an adviser. The club is owned by billionaire Arkady Rotenberg, who used to spar at judo with Russian president Vladimir Putin when they were kids.
- Longtime Edmonton Oilers orthopedic specialist Dr. David Reid’s hopes of being in the owner’s box at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby were recently dashed when one of the favourites, Honor Code, was ruled out of the Derby because of a small tear in the right hind upper suspensory. Dr. Reid was in a group of owners of Honor Code, who had just gotten over an ankle problem.
- Kudos to ex-Oilers goalie Jeff Deslauriers for winning the AHL’s top goalie award with Eric Harzell in Wilkes-Barre, Pittsburgh’s farm team. Deslauriers played 40 games for the Pens’ affiliate with a 2.58 goals-against average.
- Ryan Murray, playing on the first defence pairing for the Columbus Blue Jackets, doesn’t have a ‘wow’ factor, b...