Wednesday morning NBC Sports Capitals asked the Capitals’ players to pick a side in a heated debate: Who is the better locker room DJ, Alex Ovechkin or Braden Holtby?
Players weighed in with their hot takes, with Holtby claimed victory, receiving 6 votes (including one from himself, and one from…Ovi?).
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) October 17, 2018
At the start of the video, Holtby raked in the votes with TJ Oshie, Brett Connolly, Chandler Stephenson, and Matt Niskanen.
Ovi claimed one consolation vote from Lars Eller, and the young Jakub Vrana picked both, most likely looking to please both teammates.
Evgeny Kuznetsov seemed to dislike both options and declined to choose saying, “None of them.”
Nicklas Backstrom took a more rational approach and said, “Holtby in the mornings and Ovi at night. Seems to be working fine, and I don’t need Russian techno in the morning.” It seems that Russian techno is an acquired taste for most.
Tom Wilson echoed Backstrom’s sentiment and answered, “Sunday morning, Holtby. Right before a game, maybe Ovi.”
In other words, Holtby’s music is better for chill listening, and Ovi’s is perfect for those who want to run through a brick wall.
Ovechkin, who is a noted rapper, begrudgingly deferred to Holtby and said, “Course Holts. They love country music, but you know whatever.” However, it seems that in Ovi’s heart his Russian techno is far superior.
Holtby, who strums the guitar as part of his pregame preparation, picked himself and wasn’t bashful about his choice. He said, “Not many questions I’d pick myself in, but this one I gotta go with myself.”
We have to wonder how bad Ovi’s music must be for Holtby to deviate from his normal humble self.
In the past, the Capitals have notably jammed to “Beat dat Beat” by Jersey Shore star DJ Pauly D. John Carlson made the jam the Capitals’ unofficial victory song in 2010.
Now it seems that Braden Holtby’s mellow tunes have won over the locker room. Better luck next time Ovi.
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