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from Dan Rosen of, You went to Las Vegas when Alex Ovechkin was there for the NHL Awards to sit down with him, have dinner with him, get to know him. Why was it important for you at the time to sit down with Ovechkin, and what did you learn from the meeting? "You're not going to go to battle with someone you don't know. It doesn't matter what walk...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

THE LOW DOWN: Did Maria Kirilenko end it with Alex Ovechkin over this Instagram photo?

Is this photo the reason why Maria Kirilenko called off her engagement and ended her relationship with Alex Ovechkin? According to Sports Illustrated, this picture of Ovechkin with gymnast Karolina Sevastianova taken by the hockey star's friend, Russian basketballer Russian basketballer Vitaly Fridzonon, and posted on his Instagram feed led to the breakup.In the statement released...
Via Down the Line!
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Kirilenko dumped Alex Ovechkin over Instagram photo?

Women’s tennis player Maria Kirilenko released a statement earlier this week announcing that she has called off her engagement with Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin. Was an Instagram photo one of the reasons she decided to move on? Over the weekend, Ovechkin’s friend Vitaly Fridzon — a Russian basketball player — shared a photo of Ovechkin […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Ovechkin's fiancée break up with him over Instagram pic?

I would imagine there is more to it than this, but it isn’t uncommon for social media to be the straw that broke the camel’s back in a relationship. According to SI, Ovechkin’s lady tennis player Maria Kirilenko didn’t take too kindly to this Instagram photo of Ovechkin and Russian basketball pro Vitaly Fridzon in Helicopter (you can see the photo below).  The sad part is...
Via BlackSportsOnline
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennis Player Maria Kirilenko Engagement To NHL Alex Ovechkin Called Off

5TH QUARTER MAG 5TH QUARTER MAG - Exclusive sports rumors and gossip Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko has called her engagement off. Maria ended her engagement to Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin. The.. Tennis Player Maria Kirilenko Engagement To NHL Alex Ovechkin Called Off
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Fan Sports ‘Curly W’ Beard

Are you the Nationals No. 1 fan? Before you answer that, Eric Brooks, a former Rockville, Md. resident, may want to challenge your thoughts. The Nationals fan will be in attendance of the Washington Nationals-Colorado Rockies game Monday at Coors Field. It won’t be hard to find him, as he will be the fan rocking this cool beard: “Going to the Washington Nationals vs. Colorado...
Via KCM Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Kirilenko calls off wedding, dumps Alex Ovechkin

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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Kirilenko says engagement with Alex Ovechkin is over

The relationship of Russian athletes Alex Ovechkin and Maria Kirlenko appears to be over. R-Sport reported Kirilenko’s confirmation that she has called off their engagement. Мария Кириленко @mkirilenko и Александр Овечкин @ovi8 расстались — Р-Спорт (@rsportru) July 21, 2014 Translated...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Kirilenko breaks off engagement with Alex Ovechkin

Alexander Ovechkin and women’s tennis star Maria Kirilenko got engaged over a year ago. The two had been dating for three years and seemed very happy together, but the relationship apparently did not work out. On Monday, Kirilenko released a statement through the Russian Tennis Federation announcing that she has called off the engagement. “I […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin, Tennis Star Maria Kirilenko Break Off Engagement Plans

You can cross one power couple off of the list in the sports world today. Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin and his girlfriend, tennis star Maria Kirilenko, have broken off their engagement, R-Sports reported Monday morning. Kirilenko would not say why the two ended things, but did wish Ovechkin the best in his hockey career. “I have made a decision to break up our...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin and Maria Kirilenko end engagement

Photo cred: After being together for three years and engaged for over a year and a half, Alex Ovechkin and Maria Kirilenko have parted ways. Kirilenko announced the end of their engagement to the Russian Tennis Federation today. Maria Kirilenko released this statement about her decision, I have decided to terminate the engagement. There are many reasons, but do...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Kirilenko Ends Engagement To Alexander Ovechkin

Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko and Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin had been dating for three years and were engaged in December 2012, but it appears that engagement is now over. Kirilenko issued this statement: “I have decided to terminate the engagement, – said Maria. – There are many reasons, but do not want to […] The post Maria Kirilenko Ends Engagement...
Via Diehardsport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Capitals Reloaded

#490969317 / The Washington Capitals spent more money in free agency than any other team in hockey this year in hopes that a bevy of new players, when added to team stalwarts like Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Bäckström, can help them find their way back into the playoffs after missing out last season. In addition to new players, the Capitals made major changes to...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Even More Alex Ovechkin Artwork!

Check out this artwork by Alex Dogum, a longtime Caps fan. This is Ovi in his Sochi gear from the Olympics.
Via Capitals Outsider
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin ‘upset’ at Grabovski departure, happy with defensive signings

When Mikhail Grabovski signed with the New York Islanders, you had to wonder how Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin took the news. Turns out it wasn’t a happy moment for him. In an interview with ITAR-TASS in Russia (translated by Russian Machine Never Breaks), Ovechkin gives his thoughts on Grabovski’s departure as well as the Capitals signing Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals sign Orpik: Defenseman bonded with Ovechkin at Olympics while trying to urinate

With the addition of Brooks Orpik via free agency Tuesday, the Capitals welcomed a former foe into the fold; the 33-year-old defenseman spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Penguins, with whom Washington had a hot rivalry at the peak of the Sidney Crosby / Alex Ovechkin hype-machine. As such, Orpik now faces the prospect of helping rather than hitting Ovechkin; while he admits...
Via Pro Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals sign Brooks Orpik, Justin Peters

The Washington Capitals signed defenseman Brooks Orpik to a $27.5 million, five-year contract, and goaltender Justin Peters to a $1.9 million, two-year contract on Tuesday. “We are very excited to welcome Brooks to Washington,” said MacLellan. “We feel Brooks’ leadership and experience will greatly enhance our defense for years to come. Brooks plays tough minutes against...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Biggest Alex Ovechkin Bobblehead Yet

Look! It's a three-foot tall bobblehead of Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin!
Via Capitals Outsider
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Trotz wants ‘less glide’ in Ovechkin’s game

Barry Trotz can appreciate some of what Alex Ovechkin has to endure as the face of the Washington Capitals. “I think he’s like a coach sometimes,” the Caps’ new bench boss said Saturday. “When they win, he gets a little bit too much credit, and when they lose, he gets too much blame. … My job is to deflect some of that and have his back when it’s not his fault.”...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Alex Ovechkin Stop Gliding?

from Jason Brough of ProHockeyTalk, ...  Trotz believes Ovechkin has to “grow his game if we’re going to win a championship.” And while that goes for everyone on the team — he was by no means trying to single out his captain — he did share one specific critique with reporters. “Alex has got a bit too much glide in his game,” said Trotz. “When you’re standing...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Superstars in Hockey: A Look at Why the Devils Don’t Need Them

#478180875 / In Hockey, the term superstar is used so rarely. It is mostly reserved for players like Alexander Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, and Steve Stamkos. However players of that skill level are few and far between. When looking at their stats and the top players around them, they clearly make the players around them better. For example Ovechkin (51G 28A 79P) clearly...
Via TopSportsReport
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

How the NHL’s leading goal scorer received just one vote in the Hart Trophy voting

It was a formality that Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby was walking away with his third Hart Trophy. The 128 first-place votes Crosby received tells the whole tale of how great he was this season. But what baffled some is that the NHL’s leading goal scorer Alex Ovechkin and last year’s MVP received one vote [...]
Via KCM Sports
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Riddick Bowe Congratulates Alex Ovechkin For Coming Out Of The Closet, Ovechkin Didn’t

Cant believe the news that @ovi8 came out of the closet. He the first openly gay #NHL player. Congrats partner I support you. Bowe — Riddick Bowe (@riddickbowe) June 24, 2014 In what might be one of the most awkward tweets ever, Riddick Bowe congratulated Washington Capitals captain and superstar Alexander Ovechkin on coming out […] The post Riddick Bowe Congratulates Alex Ovechkin...
Via Diehardsport
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- Alex Ovechkin On Barry Trotz

Ovechkin in my opinion was a bit low-keyed when talking about Trotz. Not sure what to make of it.   added 5:36pm, from the CP at TSN, Continue reading "Video- Alex Ovechkin On Barry Trotz"
Via Kukla's Korner
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin Has A Bad Adjusted +/-

A couple days ago I posted the worst 20 players in the 2013/14 season by adjusted +/-.  One of the most talented players in the NHL was second worst.  Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals posted a -30.8 adjusted +/-.  Only Alex Edler of Vancouver was worse.  What does it mean when one of the best players in the NHL (the reigning MVP) is among the worst players in these...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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