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Ovechkin reveals a rather odd 30th birthday gift

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Ovechkin reveals a rather odd 30th birthday gift

Check out the video of Ovechkin's media session above. 

It was a simple question that resulted in an unusual answer and a very, very delayed “ah-ha’ moment.

When he met members of the media on Friday, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was asked if he had gotten anything special for his 30th birthday on Thursday.

“In Moscow, in Russia, they gave me a ship,” Ovechkin said. “It’s at my country house right now, so it’s kind of funny.”

“A ship?” Ovechkin was asked.

“Yeah, a ship,” Ovechkin replied.

“A real ship?” Ovechkin was asked.

“Yes, a real ship,” Ovechkin confirmed.

“How big is it?” Ovechkin was asked.

“I didn’t see it,” Ovechkin said. “I have a picture, but a picture is one thing but to see it in real life is maybe something.”

A few Google searches later, it was discovered that Ovechkin was presented a SHEEP on Russian television, not a ship, making his exchange with the media that much more comical.

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: What does the future hold?

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: What does the future hold?

In this week's mailbag podcast, JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir answer several questions about the Caps' prospects and Hershey.

How does the future look on the farm? Plus, they talk about potential weaknesses, their biggest surprises and more!

Check out their latest episode in the player below or listen on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast page.

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Capitals Faceoff podcast: Barry Trotz has his work cut out for him

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Capitals Faceoff podcast: Barry Trotz has his work cut out for him

Barry Trotz is now the head coach of the New York Islanders, a team that missed the playoffs and just lost their franchise player. So how does next season look on Long Island?

In the long summer months, the Capitals Faceoff Podcast will take a look at some of the Caps' competition next season. In this episode, it's the New York Islanders. Brian Compton of NHL.com joins Rob Carlin and Tarik El-Bashir to talk about what Trotz brings to Long Island and what's left to work with.

Check out their latest episode in the player below or listen on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast page.

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