If you’re Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, you have many choices to make in life.
Which insanely expensive car to drive to the rink?
Which teammate to jump into after a goal?
Which nightclub to close in early May?
Now, it seems that Ovi has another decision to make, one we though was no longer an issue: which stick to use?
Before this season, Ovechkin announced he was moving away from his partnership with CCM to join Team Bauer. Ovechkin’s gloves, pants, helmet, skates and sticks are now all supplied by Bauer, as is presumably anything hidden under his uniform (although his old JOFA elbow pads are a mainstay… hockey players love old JOFA). During his time with CCM, Ovechkin was known to be finicky with his sticks, stepping out on his twigs to try Bauer, Warrior and Easton models when his CCMs were snapping like toothpicks weren’t to his liking. With Bauer, we thought we’d finally see Ovi settle down into a life of stick monogamy.
Nope. Ovechkin is still a commitmen...