Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/14/10 at 01:00 AM ET
from Erik Brady of USA TODAY,
The Cold War, overarching theme of the second half of the 20th century, is long gone.
Washington Capitals left winger Alex Ovechkin is living, skating, body-checking proof.
Who could have guessed when he was born in the midst of its chill that a son of Moscow would emerge one day as the most popular athlete in that other capital city?
“Amazing, isn’t it?” says Ted Leonsis, the capitalist who owns the Capitals. “Alex is a global citizen.”
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