If you havent heard about the Canadian porn star murderer - yes you read that right you may want to look it up. It is one of the most fascinating real-life horror stories and a tale so bizarre it seems almost made up. The details of his crime and the intrigue of his character are too obscene to describe in this space, but now a new discovery of his past is just too relevant to pass on.
Luka Magnotta, the now-captured suspected killer, once wrote a hockey article that included Alex Ovechkin and Alex Semin. Yes, it turns out the psycho has an obsession with Russia and even posed as a native of the country.
Back in December of 2010 Magnotta listed his top five Russian hockey players on a discussion board on HockeyFutures.com. Here is what he wrote about Semin and Ovechkin, whom he ranked 5th and 1st at the time, respectively:
5 - Alexander Semin(notes)
Some would argue that this man might be the most skilled player on this list. He is a crafty stickhandler, a superlative passer, and his shot is absolutely lethal. He only needs about a quarter of a second to release his potent wrist shot, and when he does, goalies can only wave helplessly as the puck whizzes over their shoulder and into the top corner. Living in teammate and countryman Alexander Ovechkin's shadow Semin puts up impressive statistics despite what is, much of the time, a second line role.1 - Alexander Ovechkin
One of the most explosive, dynamic, exciting players the game has ever seen, Alexander Ovechkin is all but unstoppable when he is playing at his best. Not only can Ovechkin punish his opponents on the scoreboard with his laser beam of a shot, but his 237 pound frame and his love of delivering big bodychecks means he can dole out physical damage in equal measure. In just five and a quarter seasons Ovechkin has already accomplished more than most stars do in a career. He already has a Calder trophy as rookie of the year, two Hart trophies as NHL MVP, and led the league in scoring in 2007-08. He has hit 50 goals and 100 points in four of the five seasons he's played, and his 279 career goals to date make him one of the most prolific Russian goal scorers in NHL history. All that, and he's just turned 25 years of age! It is scary to think this guy might still be improving. If he has a long, healthy career there is little question Ovechkin will surpass Sergei Fedorov(notes) as the highest scoring Russian-born player of all time.
Okay, so there is nothing creepy or insane about his thoughts on Semin or Ovechkin. He did, however, write the story under the pseudonym of Katherine Tramell, who according to Deadspin is a misspelling of Sharon Stones character from Basic Instinct. Thats pretty weird.
Also, he tagged the post with his name in Cyrillic, this also according to Deadspin. Okay, thats also weird.
He also apparently made a tribute video to former Capitals player Sergei Federov on YouTube. Now, that is strange if you know about the story and what he ended up using the same account for. Yikes.