Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/01/05 at 02:19 PM ET
The Sidney Crosby hysteria that has gripped the National Hockey League and its fans this summer has allowed Russian hotshot Alexander Ovechkin to fly under the radar. That suits the high-flying Ovechkin, drafted first overall by the Washington Capitals in 2004. "He's a Canadian, he should get more attention," Ovechkin said yesterday from Washington. He is slated to hold his first news conference for the Washington media today. "If the National Hockey League was in Russia, I would be getting the attention," Ovechkin added. "I don't mind. It takes the spotlight away from me and maybe I will have less pressure to produce.
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