Alex Ovechkin’s Week: Engaged To A Model, Birthday Sheep
It's Alex Ovechkin's 30th birthday today, as if you didn't know. But what do you get for the Russian-born NHL player who has everything? (Well, except a championship ring).
A Russian TV station thought it would be a good idea to get him a sheep. And so they did. But seeing that Ovechkin is currently in the U.S., they had to make the entire presentation by remote TV hookup, placing Ovechkin's tooth-challenged face on a big screen as a shapely reporter brought the sheep onto the stage.
Ovechkin's name, you see, translates to "sheep" in Russian. It all makes perfect sense! (*cough*).
Today Ovechkin was asked about his birthday by Capitals reporters, and he said that he had received "a ship." Reporters thought that he had indeed been given a ship, not realizing that he was trying to say "sheep". This has added to the confusion.
Ovechkin, by the way, has also just announced that he's engaged. She's Russian model Nastya Shubskaya, who has just inherited a sheep. You lucky, lucky woman.
Ovechkin on his goal-scoring: "Without goals, you can't win." Math checks out.
— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) September 18, 2015
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