For those of you whose lives literally stop until we post about that thing Ovechkin just did on social media, I would like to apologize on behalf of the entire blog for being more than 48 hours late on this article. Please forgive us.
You see, on Saturday, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was hanging out with Evgeni Malkin after the “From Pure Heart” charity hockey game. In a dark room, with the superstars face-to-face, Ovi started filming.
After speaking to Russian RMNB bro Igor Kleyner for about an hour and a half, this is what we’ve figured out. The song is titled, “The Team Of Our Youth,” an old Soviet song from the late 70s. It’s still a very popular sports-themed song in modern day Russia.
It’s actually from the soundtrack of an obscure Soviet movie called, “Ballad About Sports.” As obscure as the movie was, the song caught on, and became a part of various celebratory occasions. Lyudmila Gurchenko was probably the most famous performer to sing it.
The part Ovi and Malkin sing begins at 1:10. This is how it translates.
The grass on the fields is getting greener
And wisdom, like autumn, descends
We feel more special about each other
While the contest is getting more and more furious
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