Availability for Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was requested by the media Thursday morning in New York, but he was not made immediately available. It appears Ovechkin will meet with the media in the coming days regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Expecting Alex Ovechkin to be available to media in the coming days. He was requested this AM, but Caps want to keep the focus on tonight’s game vs NYR.
Ovechkin wants further time before speaking on Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
Ovechkin’s wife, kids, mom + dad are in Russia.
— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) February 24, 2022
Ovechkin’s family, including his wife and two sons, are currently in Russia and have been there for most of the month of February. Ovechkin’s mother and father are also currently in Russia.
The Capitals are in New York tonight but will then make their way to Philadelphia for an afternoon matinee with the Flyers on Saturday. The Capitals will then return home to host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday.
By Della Young
This is a cultural thing, not hockey media specifically. People link closest known items (or people) to current events and want information from that person, as if they have more insight or knowledge than the general public. 🙄
Maybe it has something to do with his status? He is literally the most well known athlete in the history of his country, and he has publicly supported Putin over his entire career. Why do you think he doesn’t have more insight than the general American public about Russian issues? How absurd.
This almost smells like a premeditated attack on Ovechkin. Why not Orlov, Kuznetsov or Samsonov?
Russians in DC taking on a new significance
Probably because Ovechkin has been linked to Putin, unlike the other players you mentioned.
There were only two was I saw Ovechkin not breaking Gretzky’s record: 1) a serious injury or 2) the return of the Cold War era.
Why did the media ask to speak to the captain, face of the franchise, and greatest Russian hockey player of all time, instead of a second year goalie who doesn’t speak English? No clue man, beats me.
Because Ovie has Putin in his instagram profile picture. Not good
You think the media is asking for his availability because of his profile picture? Have you missed the last 16 years of his career?
Maybe because of his father in laws position with the government !
Its going to escalate. Eventually Russian players will be expelled.
Expelled from what? By whom? And why?
Don’t see it. Both his kids were born in the US, have dual citizenship.
As cool as duel citizenship sounds, I think you mean dual citizenship.
His Instagram profile pic is tough to swallow right now. But he needs to do him, stick to whatever it is he believes in, whether i or we disagree.