The story that was run on Ovechkin visiting the DTES and handing out jackets and clothes to the homeless cemented it for me. He is a good guy. And when good guys win, it's awesome! Watching him celebrate among the common folk is fantastic!Funny how many guys hated him and said he didn’t care about winning a Stanley Cup prior to this. He’s Russian, they care about the Olympics and don’t dream of winning the cup. He has different colour skate laces, doesn’t say all 4 lines were firing and we just need to keep doing the little things, each and every interview.
Personally I’ve always loved the guy, he has character and wears his emotions on the outside. It’s good for hockey and I’m glad hockey guys are seeing it now. He does care and loves this game as much as anyone I’ve seen. Not everyone needs to lead like a boring Canadian hockey player. 14 years and he got it done. It was awesome to watch the celebrations and see how much it meant to him. Now we are seeing the fun side of OVI in the aftermath, the side people said would never lead a team to a Stanley Cup.