NBCSN employs some of the most talented video people in the world. That’s why I need to show you this insane Vine featuring two-dimensional Alex Ovechkin trying to maim 2D Claude Giroux with a lightsaber. NBCSN made this to promote their national Wednesday Rivalry Night game between the Caps and Flyers.
Look at how Ovechkin dominates Giroux here and cuts off his wrist (it’s not like he needs them), even when the Flyers captain grows back a bionic chainsaw arm. If this is supposed to be a metaphor for the Caps/Flyers rivalry, I couldn’t agree more.
The only way this could have been better is if, instead of using some weenie fictional weapon, Ovechkin and Giroux brandish their fiberglass sticks tonight and swing at each other with intent to injure like Phil Kessel.
I love it. But for those of you who are all like “Ian, maybe the NHL shouldn’t be selling violence to its fans when it has a history of violence issues and concussion epidemic” I say “Yeah, okay. You’ve got a point.”
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