The NHL’s two biggest stars, Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, are also the league’s two biggest rivals. Their hatred has boiled over to the rest of their teammates on
overrated teams that choked against the Canadians the Pens and Caps. And much like an enforcer who steps in to fight for his star, Pittsburgh forward Max Talbot recently spoke trash about Ovechkin to keep his star out of the headlines.
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Max Talbot began a war of words with Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin on Tuesday while Talbot was promoting the upcoming 2011 NHL Winter Classic between the Pens and Caps at Heinz Field on New Year’s Day.
“The first time I met him, actually, when I met him off the ice,” Talbot told The X. “You hear a lot of stories about a guy, but sometimes they’re not true. You hear of guys who are not good guys, and you’re like, ‘Yeah, okay, I’ll give the guy a shot.’ The first time I met him, let’s say he didn’t give the best impression to me, so better reason to hate him even more.”
“I was actually at the NHL Awards last summer with (Evgeni) Malkin, and we brought the Stanley Cup over there after the season,” Talbot told The X. “Malkin knew Ovechkin, and introduced me to him, and the first impression wasn’t great. I’m not really gonna say what happened, but I’m like, ‘Ok, this guy is a real (expletive deleted) (the ‘expletive’ is douche — ED).’ ” –TSN
So he met Ovechkin, thinking he was a douche, and decided to label him a douche after meeting him once? What’s not to like about Alex? Sure, he’s Russian, and by definition a Communist, but at least he’s not Canadian. Say what you will about the tenets of Communism, at least it’s an ethos, dude.