Sunday morning, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin confirmed on Instagram that he married long-time fiancee Nastya Shubskaya. Caps fans responded to the news with hearty congratulations for the couple and wishes for future Ovechbabies.
Meanwhile on Twitter, NHL.com’s mentions were taken over by trolls making bad ring jokes. The most notable rabble rousers were of course Penguins fans.
— NHL (@NHL) August 28, 2016
— andrew. (@Hendooodle) August 28, 2016
— Tim Taggart (@gustaggart) August 28, 2016
— Tyler Stadnyk (@Hagelin2Kessel) August 28, 2016
— brian viviano (@bviv77) August 28, 2016
— Mr. Plow (@SteveoPJ34) August 28, 2016
— Matt Molitov (@MattMolitov) August 28, 2016
— OCTOBER 13TH (@BuraGOATsky65) August 28, 2016
— the ruseman (@TFJtheMVP) August 28, 2016
Five hours into Ovechkin’s marriage, these ring zingers are already more tiresome than a decade of this Ovechkin bar joke.
A guy walks into a bar. He asks the bartender for an Ovechkin.
The bartender says, “What’s an Ovechkin?”
The guy says, “It’s a white Russian, on ice, with no Cup.”
If you ask me, the best way to show Penguins fans your appreciation is by wearing your feelings on your chest.
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