Alex Ovechkin now has something in common with Boston sports teams: Nothing he does is good enough for the noise-makers on sports talk radio.
On Friday, the Stanley Cup was in Boston to promote the NHL playoffs and stopped by the Toucher and Rich radio show. While in studio, host Rich Shertenlieb decided it would be cute if he cut out a picture of Ovechkin's face and taped it onto the Cup.
He joked it was the closest the Caps star would ever get to the trophy. Such wit!
Here's video of the moment from the simulcast on CSN New England.
The Presidents Trophy-winning Capitals are in Boston this afternoon for a matinee game against the Bruins. With the playoffs less than a week away, a sixth sense for snark probably told Toucher and Rich the time was right to lob bombs at Ovi.
And why not?
He only has two different sections of his Wikipedia page dedicated to all the records he's broken, both for the NHL and the Capitals.
He's only the greatest Russian goal-scorer in NHL history. And the only player to win the Art Ross Trophy, Rocket Richard Trophy, Lester B. Pearson Award and Hart Memorial Trophy. And the only one to win them all in a single season.
Of course it's true that Ovechkin has never bagged the Stanley Cup. But it's also true that he's never spent a full year obsessing over Tom Brady's deflated balls, so who's the real winner here?
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