Alex Ovechkin was named to his tenth All-Star Game, Thursday. The media spoke with the newly-named Metropolitan Division captain after the Caps morning skate.
Ovechkin called the nod “a huge privilege” and that it was “a very important thing” to still be voted in and have respect from fans. But comedy struck when Ovechkin was unsure where the game would be held. When you’ve been to so many All-Star Games, they all run together.
“Three days in… San Jose, right?” Ovechkin asked to someone off camera. The media laughed.
Ovechkin was also asked if this All-Star Game nod was more special because of a potential Stanley Cup hangover.
“Well, I don’t think we hangover,” Ovechkin said. “Maybe after Christmas, yeah, but not from the Stanley Cup, for sure.”
Ovechkin may have been jokingly referencing the Caps’ Russians party held Sunday where there was a looooooot of happy dancing.
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What are your thoughts going to another All-Star Game?
Alex Ovechkin: Yeah, it’s great. Still have respect from fans, it’s a very important thing.
Is it cool when you see it’s three young guys and then you?
Alex Ovechkin:Yeah, I’m kind of the old horse over there. Still recognized by fans, so it’s very important.
Is it more special when you’re voted in by fans?
Alex Ovechkin: Yeah, the fans watch the games. They want to see their favorite player over there. It’s a pretty cool thing.
It’s another accolade for you in a career full of accolades.
Alex Ovechkin: To be selected for the All-Star Game is a huge privilege. It’s always nice to be selected and represent Washington over there.
What do you most enjoy about the experience?
Alex Ovechkin: Different cities. I mean, I don’t know. How many days is it going to be?
Alex Ovechkin: Three days in… San Jose, right?
Alex Ovechkin: It’s going to be fun. It’s going to be fun. Yeah!
Does it feel different this year after winning the Stanley Cup? Different meaning the possibility of having a Stanley Cup hangover.
Alex Ovechkin: Well, I don’t think we hangover. Maybe after Christmas, yeah, but not from the Stanley Cup, for sure.
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