Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Of Russians And Hat Tricks

In his brief career so far, Alexander Ovechkin has notched five NHL hat tricks. Alex Semin has two. Their fellow countryman, Sergei Fedorov, has six, and the Caps' fourth Russian, Viktor Kozlov, has a pair.

But where did the term "hat trick" come from, and why the Russian focus? Joe Pelletier (the genius behind Greatest Hockey Legends.com and a fellow J.P.) passed along this educational video that will answer both questions:

8 comments:

TJ said...

haha, I just came across that chick on youtube the other day.

Shes cute but that accent could get annoying....

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NS said...

love the accent...

Anonymous said...

I don't know where the word hat came from, but I know where my hard on just came from.

b.orr4 said...

I never noticed. Was she wearing a hat?

JohnDewar said...

Should could have been talking about molecular physics and string theory and I would have been riveted.

Good find, sir.

Sombrero Guy said...

I too LOVE the accent. She is my temple of poetry...

Marky Narc said...

Also tag as: "Videos JP Could Post Every Day And I Would Not Mind One Iota."