Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Huh?

OK, that last entry was a little bizarre, but at least it formed an intelligent and coherent thought, unlike this paragraph from Mike "Possibly Right, But For The Wrong Reasons" Toth:

"With his energy, charisma and hip-hop attitude, Alex Ovechkin seems more Washington Wizard than Washington Capital. Yes, the NHL is fortunate that this hockey-crazed fool didn't follow in his mother's famous footsteps. Tatiana Ovechkin won a pair of Olympic gold medals playing basketball for Russia and it's not hard to imagine Ovechkin as a Steve Nash-style point guard. But the NBA's loss is the NHL's gain, with Ovechkin serving as the chocolate to go with the more vanilla personality of Sidney Crosby.[]"

And this on the heels of Terry Frei's Olympics-inspired mess of an article. I shudder to think what these guys will be writing if hockey doesn't get here real soon.

4 comments:

Cap74 said...

Huh, indeed.

I take issue with the 'hip-hop attitude' comment. Ovechkin does play with unbridled enthusiasm, but from what I've seen he is a team player - and a very committed and hard-working one at that. Having some personality and flair does not necessarily put one in the 'hip-hop' camp. Brett Hull, Pavel Bure and Patrick Roy had charisma too. There's a huge difference between that and what we routinely see in the NBA...

Rage said...

As I mentioned, I like the chocolate part. Wasn't there a quote a while back (maybe rookie year) from him about not being able to cook breakfast? So instead he goes to Starbucks and eats chocolate?

And there was this one from that huge Russian interview off the Ovetjkin blog:

When was the last time you felt a real anger?

It is a very rare state for me. Last year there was a crazy moment in St. Petersburg arena. I was sitting there, pulled out a chocolate bar. The guard rushes in. "It's forbidden! Not allowed!" Makes no sense. Human's stupidity.

Andi said...
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MrsBackstromWannabe said...

Ha ha. Sidney Crosby is pretty white...