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.
Congratulations to @ovi8, who recently got married. https://t.co/CvTgPRjMtc pic.twitter.com/7VdyAETg4Y
— NHL (@NHL) August 28, 2016
@NHL @ovi8 pic.twitter.com/e17geqazo4
— andrew. (@Hendooodle) August 28, 2016
@NHL @ovi8 I guess this was one way he could get a ring.
— Tim Taggart (@gustaggart) August 28, 2016
@NHL @ovi8 The only ring he'll ever wear in his career.
— Tyler Stadnyk (@Hagelin2Kessel) August 28, 2016
— brian viviano (@bviv77) August 28, 2016
@NHL @ovi8 finally got himself a ring
— Mr. Plow (@SteveoPJ34) August 28, 2016
@NHL @ovi8 that's the only ring he will ever have!
— Matt Molitov (@MattMolitov) August 28, 2016
@NHL @ovi8 "insert joke about rings here"
— OCTOBER 13TH (@BuraGOATsky65) August 28, 2016
@NHL @ovi8 I would make a ring joke but I've been beaten to it, just like Ovi has been every season of his career
— 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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