During the Washington Capitals’ west coast swing, Alex Ovechkin and John Carlson did an interview with Linda Cohn for a feature on ESPN+. During the interview, we learned that Ovechkin would instantly retire if he broke Wayne Gretkzy’s goal record. “Yeah, right away. See ya!” Ovechkin said as he saluted the camera.
ESPN recently made more of the ridiculous interview available on YouTube. There we learned of Alex Ovechkin’s frustration with diets.
During the 2018 postseason, Ovechkin’s legendary and “borderline inspiring” appetite was made public by Brooks Orpik in a Players’ Tribute article. Orpik explained that The Great 8 had chicken parm from Mamma Lucia before every game. It’s “the kind of thing you want to take a five-hour nap after eating,” he said.
Ovechkin talked more about his eating habits with Cohn.