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Ovechkin Not A Fan Of The ‘No-Tuck’ Rule

from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider,

The NHL released information late last week about several new rule changes for the 2013-14 season, including several stipulations about how uniforms must be worn.

One mandate is that players’ protective equipment and padding – excluding gloves, helmets and goaltenders’ leg guards – must be worn under the uniform. If a referee notices a player in violation of the rule, they’ll be asked to correct the problem and a second violation would result in a minor penalty....

As anyone who has ever watched him play in a game or skate in practice knows, Alex Ovechkin has always tucked his jersey into his pants. While the Capitals winger is prepared to follow the rule, he’s not pleased with it.

“I’m the guy who love that kind of stuff. I’m kind of upset about it, but most important thing, nobody talk to us, the players. They think it can be dangerous for somebody. I think it’s kind of stupid,” Ovechkin said Sunday. “My gear is not stay [near] my body so jersey always goes in. If I’m going to put jersey normally, I’m going to skate and it goes back.”

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42jeff's avatar

Considering everything going on in Russia concerning atheletes…this is absolutely not where I expected this article to go….

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 09/15/13 at 07:18 PM ET

DrewBehr's avatar

If I’m not mistaken, hadn’t Datsyuk started to tuck his jersey as well? Maybe it’s a Russian brotherhood sort of thing…

Posted by DrewBehr from The Mitten on 09/16/13 at 12:31 AM ET

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