But apparently your favorite Captain and mine has even grander plans in store for his favorite new piece of shiny hardware. Come July, Ovi and the Cup will be Moscow-bound.
According to Anatoly Kharchuk, the General Manager of Dynamo Moscow, in whose system Ovechkin grew up playing, Ovechkin plans to come to the Russian capital with the Stanley Cup for a day in early July.
“Alexander already said that he would like to bring [the Cup] for two or three hours to team headquarters in Novogorsk, to show it to the kids from our [hockey] school,” Kharchuk told TASS’s Rustam Sharafutdinov on Tuesday. Ovi reportedly will also travel with the Conn Smythe trophy.
That appears in keeping with Ovechkin’s plans as he recounted on Breakdown Day.
“I’m going to share it with all the people who I know, people who I don’t know. But I’m just going to share my moment with them because lots of fans who didn’t see it, never touched it,” said the Capitals Captain.
There has been no word as of yet whether Ovi will give away to the Dynamo youth squad some of the massive amount of Stanley Cup Champions swag he bought recently.
As for the party he plans to throw in Moscow with the Cup, “it’s going to be pretty big,” Ovi said.
“I’m going to share it with my family, with my friends, with the people who want to see it. I don’t know how to do it. As soon as I get back home, I will connect to the organizations who can help me with that. I’m pretty sure there’s going to be lots of people who want to help me out with that. But I’m pretty sure it’s going to be something spectacular, something fun.
“Especially right now, it’s the World Cup over there, so it’s lots of people,” Ovechkin continued. “I don’t know. We’re going to have to decide how we’re going to do it, where we’re going to do it and I just want to share it with the people who love hockey, who have never seen the Stanley Cup, or they’ve seen it because lots of Russian players won it, maybe lots of guys bring it back.”
Ovi also plans to spend some (more) personal time with Stanley Cup, and to share it with his family.
“Yeah, of course. I want to bring the Stanley Cup to my house, to my family back home to share. My grandma, she will touch it. She will kiss it. It’s something special. You never thought how cool it is.”
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