Yes I know, its Labor Day Weekend! Lets all be smart, make good choices, have fun, all that. But lets also talk about Alex Ovechkin. Not only has he clearly not learned from his previous Instagram snafu but now Washington's temperamental superstar has taken to the internet again, this time to promote blatant pro Russian propaganda. Regardless of your views on the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict, or if you don't even care at all, Ovechkin's behavior epitomizes everything wrong with athletes who abuse their place as cultural rolemodels and adds another link in a chain of questionable behavior that is beginning to weigh down his otherwise stellar hockey career. Please take a few minutes out of your busy, and hopefully fun filled weekend, to read this more in depth piece from the RussianMachine about the story. And above all, have a great weekend Folks!
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
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Remember him? (have fun turning Ovechkin into a 'grit' guy)
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Time to drop that offer sheet in his lap Preds!
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For all of us,myself included, who get waaaaay way too into fantasy sports.
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Can't stop RAVEN about this Edgar Allen Poe themed mask.
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Is it too late to drop out of college and be a GM too?
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More proof that the NHL needs to take brain trauma seriously...
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Still more Cups than us...sigh..
NHL, officials' union 'quietly' engaged in collective bargaining negotiations | theScore
Fingers crossed for a referee lockout!
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Something to read while you chow down on food this fine weekend.
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The EA marketing team is at it again...
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A key central Division story to keep an eye on during camp.
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