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AO Rocks

TSN’s James Duthrie goes behind the scenes to find out why Alexander Ovechkin would make the perfect rockstar.

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Ovechkin Hits Calgary

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

It is late on a Monday afternoon, at the start of a rare Western road trip and the NHL’s 147th-leading scorer has drawn an unexpectedly large crowd to a downtown hotel conference room.

This is Alexander Ovechkin, after the long flight in from Washington: He is wearing a tuque, in the Capitals’ colour scheme, with the No. 8 emblazoned on it, which immediately conjures up a Cat in the Hat sort of aesthetic. The crooked grin contributes to the look, as does the melting ice cream bar that he’s holding in one hand, but can’t get to eat as he patiently fields a barrage of questions.

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Columnist Suggests Pens ‘Rearrange’ Ovechkin Face

from Mark Madden of the Beaver County Times,

If Ovechkin won’t respect Malkin’s status as a superstar, the Penguins can’t respect Ovechkin’s status as a superstar. If that means that Eric Godard does Ovechkin a favor by rearranging his face, so be it.

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Ovechkin vs. Malkin

from Chris Bradford of the Beaver County Times,

Though the two are cordial and respectful of what the other has accomplished, it’s also clear that the two won’t be going out for vodkas soon. When the Washington Capitals took Ovechkin first overall and the Penguins selected Malkin second, the two were inseparable.

Though they are reluctant to say otherwise, it’s apparent that neither is on each other’s Christmas card list. Only Ovechkin and Malkin really know what happened to their friendship but it’s clearly non-existent now. Either that or Russians have a very funny way of showing it.

more and perhaps there were issues at least a year or so ago…

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Barnaby Says More Promotion For AO & Crosby

Matthew Barnaby of ESPN believes the NHL needs to promote Ovechkin and Crosby much more than they are now.

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  Tags: alexander+ovechkin, sidney+crosby

Fedorov Talks Caps

Sergei Fedorov in a four minute video interview on NBC4 talks Capitals Hockey, his mentor role and a few other topics.

Now, if they could only spell his name correctly…

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Kozlov Out With Leg Injury

via Tarik El-Bashir of Capitals Insider,

Viktor Kozlov could miss two weeks with an undisclosed left leg injury, General Manager George McPhee said moments again. Kozlov appeared to injure his knee when he was hit along the boards by Rob Davison in the second period of last night’s 5-1 win over Vancouver.

“We suspect it will be a couple of weeks,” McPhee said. “But we’ll know more in a couple of weeks.”

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Fedorov Appears To Be A Dman Tonight

from Tarik El-Bashir of Capitals Insider,

Coach Bruce Boudreau appears to have changed things up. Sergei Fedorov is wearing a black jersey this morning and he’s working with the defensemen. Michael Nylander, meantime, has replaced him as the second line center, while Boyd Gordon is centering the third line.

read on

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Morning Line

“He’s a target out there and a lot of guys go after him.  It’s only natural for him to want to go want to go back at guys… He’s going to keep learning as he goes, but it’s better revenge to put the puck in the net than run somebody over.”

-Mathieu Schneider on Alexander Ovechkin.  More on AO from Craig Custance of Sporting News Today.

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Oh Jose

Japers’ Rink let the picture describe the feeling of Capitals fans this morning.

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