On October 4, 2005, “one crazy Russian came to the league,” according to Alex Ovechkin. What followed were countless historic seasons, NHL records being set at a break-neck speed, and a Stanley Cup championship in 2018.
As the Capitals entered this year’s postseason, Ovechkin sat down with Roger Bennett of Men in Blazers to discuss everything from his early NHL days, his durability, and the advice that he’d give to his younger self. Oh, and this: “I’ve never been hangover.”
That means Ovechkin escaped hangovers after his wedding, or the Capitals’ post-Game Five win celebration at Hakkasan, at Nationals Park, or after he swam in the fountains at the Georgetown Waterfront.
We’re dubious, but as they say, “Russian machine never breaks.”