Alex Ovechkin Says He’s Still Going to the Olympics

Yesterday the NHL announced that their players won’t be participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics. The announcement was met with much criticism from fans and players alike. Alex Ovechkin has made it known that he will represent his country in the games and this recent announcement didn’t alter his decision. Ovechkin reiterated his stance this morning at the Capitals morning skate.

Ovechkin met with a huge crowd of reporters in Toronto before the Capitals held their morning skate.

Ovechkin represented Russia in the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, but the team didn’t win a gold, silver, or bronze medal. Evgeny Kuznestov said he intends to join Ovechkin with Russia for the Olympics even if the NHL is firm on its stance. Both players think a deal can be resolved.

Other Capitals were also asked about the NHL’s decision:

Obviously this story is just getting started. Here is the video of Ovechkin’s media scrum this morning in Toronto:

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About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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6 Responses to Alex Ovechkin Says He’s Still Going to the Olympics

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  2. David says:

    If all the NHL players stick together what’s the league gonna do?


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