Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"Nobody can stop me ... just me." - Alex Ovechkin

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

"The Capitals are 12-5-2 in Ovechkin's 19 career multigoal games, and this was his first since April 4. He has two hat tricks."

Another tidbit.

chanuck said...

My quote of the day came from The Star. http://www.thestar.com/article/271777


"The question was raised yesterday in the Washington dressing room about whether Ovechkin would like to play in a Toronto, a city passionate about hockey.

Ovechkin hesitated when asked about Toronto. "Uh, well, I think ... I'm not sure, but ... no.""

Aren't we all tired of Leaf Nation thinking that every marquee player wants to play for such a screwed up franchise? Hopefully this will put an end to that question at least until the next time they play.

errantelf said...

It's interesting that I keep seeing this Toronto Sun quote everywhere. There is video of the post-game interview on TSN accessible from the Highlights link in their online writeup here: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=221716&hubname=nhl

My transcript of what he actually said reads as follows:
"When I go to the ice I'm always say myself*, nobody can stop me, so I go to the ice, I play hard and it doesn't matter who, who I play against."

*not quite sure he said myself as it sounded more like myla, but it made the most sense.

There was obviously more said or the Sun wouldn't have the quote they do, but they sure edited it in the way that made him sound the most arrogant, didn't they?

kb said...

Hmmm...I would understand "arrogant" if you only get to see him live 2x a year.

"Confident," if you get to see him 41x.

PPP said...

Aren't we all tired of Leaf Nation thinking that every marquee player wants to play for such a screwed up franchise? Hopefully this will put an end to that question at least until the next time they play.

Replace Leaf Nation with Toronto Media and that's about right. Oh and don't call us Leaf Nation please. Don't give power to MLSE's shitty branding rip-off of the Red Sox.

errantelf said...

KB,
That's how I meant it. That it comes across as arrogant in a market like Toronto (where the quote originated) where people only get to see him play 4 times a year (live twice). Caps fans, however, will indeed see it as the confidence it actually is no matter how much gets left out of the quote.