Alex Ovechkin just can’t catch a break.
August 8 is typically a day when we celebrate Ovechkin (and plenty of fans did just that on Twitter). What better day to celebrate the Great 8 than on the eighth day of the eigth month? Well, NHL Network apparently didn’t get the memo.
The show “NHL Tonight” on the NHL Network counted down the best players wearing No. 8 in the NHL today and, well, Ovechkin was not No. 1.
Los Angeles defenseman Drew Dougthy snuck in at No. 1 on the show’s countdown ahead of Ovechkin who came in second.
Ovechkin losing out on his own day? That’s cold.
Doughty is in his prime and is one of the top defenseman in the NHL so it is perhaps understandable why he would beat out the 31-year-old Ovechkin in terms of who is better today. But all-time, Ovechkin is the top guy, right?
Not so fast.
After revealing their top five, the discussion turned to the best players ever to wear the No. 8 and Ovechkin still did not get the nod. So much for Aug. 8 being Ovi day.
Where does Ovechkin rank on your list?
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