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Ovechkin: “I’m pretty rested right now”

Jan 30, 2012, 6:37 PM EDT

Alex Ovechkin AP

You never know – maybe Alex Ovechkin’s three-game suspension will turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

“I’m pretty rested right now,” the Capitals’ captain said today after practice, as per “I was surprised. My body feels fresh. My arms, my legs, my head.”

Not sure why he was surprised he felt rested after spending the All-Star break on vacation in Miami, unless he was doing more than building sand castles down there. But really, what are the chances of that? Is there even nightlife in Miami?

Anyway, the Capitals beat the Bruins in the first game of Ovechkin’s suspension. Tomorrow they’re in Tampa Bay to face the Lightning; Wednesday they play the Panthers in Sunrise.

Ovechkin will finally get to play Saturday in Montreal, almost two weeks after his last game on Sunday, Jan. 22.

  1. Stiller43 - Jan 30, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    He’s had a week off…like the whole league…am i missing something? Everyone should be rested now…

    • stakex - Jan 30, 2012 at 9:08 PM

      Don’t forget, hes getting an extra three games off which added almost a week to the break for him. That might not seem like much, but at the mid point of the season that could be a big deal.

  2. 8man - Jan 30, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    I know my Bruins needed it.

  3. sjsharksfan11 - Jan 30, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Glad you got your rest. Now when Cindy Crosbaby comes back slam that punk into the boards ending her career. Thanks!

    • blacksabbathrulesall - Jan 30, 2012 at 8:44 PM

      Stupid ass comment from a Sharks fan that had to smack around a girl that had survived a brain tumor.Really classy Sharks fan.Real classy.

  4. whittle79 - Jan 30, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    Ovechcant is a bum !! I rather a a broken neck concussion kid on my team that plays with his hart an soul the a cry babie like ovechcant go to the all star game cause I am suspended !! Your a bum an a total let down to your fans !!

    • stakex - Jan 30, 2012 at 9:22 PM

      …Ovechkin has no hart and soul because he skipped the All-Star game, something almost every pro at the ASG would LOVE to do if they could? Wow, you have a really low bar for what qualifies as “heart and soul”. Say what ever you want about Ovechkin, but there is certainly no lack of “Heart and Soul” in his play. So what, he skipped the meaningless ASG… big deal.

      I just love how Pens fans have jumped all over Ovechkin for his decision to skip the ASG. If you want to blame anyone, blame the league. They made it clear he wasn’t welcome when they told him he would not be punished if he didn’t show up. Can’t say I blame him at that point, and again… if players were not forced to go to the ASG, most of them would not go. After all, why do you think the league has to force them to go in the first place? Seriously, grow up and get over it.

      PS: Ovechkin a bigger crybaby then Crosby? I’m still laughing at that one…. seriously.

      • bmoreredfury311 - Jan 31, 2012 at 12:37 AM

        man the truth hurts shittsburg.rabble rabble rabble…

    • kotteintheslot - Jan 30, 2012 at 9:57 PM

      Say what you want about Ovechkin’s lack of offensive production lately, but the fact that you are going to call out his heart* shows how ignorant you are. To call him a cry baby* is even more ridiculous. He only regularly gets in the top 10 in hits every year and one of the most physical scorers of all time. I hate to admit this but Crosby might be the best player in the NHL when healthy, but he has never and will never be as physical as Ovechkin. Next time you want to bash a player, grow a brain.

      • vismund11 - Jan 30, 2012 at 11:19 PM

        Can we also just examine the cold hard stats, both players started in the same year. Ovechkin’s points are higher than the ‘golden child’ Sid, the soup can, or whatever lame ass name you wanna give him’s stats. Cold.Hard.Facts. gentleman.

    • farvefromover - Jan 30, 2012 at 10:01 PM

      whittle79 uses exclamation points a lot!! He also used the word bum three times!! loud noises!!

      • farvefromover - Jan 30, 2012 at 10:02 PM

        sorry, two times!!

    • bmoreredfury311 - Jan 31, 2012 at 12:13 AM are the epitome of a sure if ur bitch boy crybaby cindy crosby got a suspended,he wouldn’t have gone as well.because he would have know the media would blow the whole thing out of portion but then again the media would of thought nothing wrong with it and sucked his cock as much as you are you dumb horses ass

      • bmoreredfury311 - Jan 31, 2012 at 12:14 AM

        sry that was for blomfeld…

  5. orpikseyes - Jan 30, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    quite the break for that gewk tramp stamp having russian. 48 game break to be exact.

  6. blomfeld - Jan 30, 2012 at 10:42 PM


    Ovechkin is a childish, narcissistic “predictable” Russian goofball ! I’m sure he’s straight and all, but I’ll say again here and now that he’s a disgrace to all of the Russian greats who’ve gone before him, including Yakushev, Kharlamov, Tretiak, Ragulin, Fetisov, etc … even Igor Larionov must be shaking his head today at this idiot. At any rate, my hope now is for the Capitals to miss the playoffs and then “divest” themselves of this weirdo’s contract.

    • bmoreredfury311 - Jan 31, 2012 at 12:15 AM are the epitome of a sure if ur bitch boy crybaby cindy crosby got a suspended,he wouldn’t have gone as well.because he would have know the media would blow the whole thing out of portion but then again the media would of thought nothing wrong with it and sucked his cock as much as you are you dumb horses ass

  7. sjsharksfan11 - Jan 30, 2012 at 11:47 PM

    Pens fans can’t handle the cold hard facts. Too stupid of a fanbase in love with academy award winning diving from the hermaphrodite itself Cindy Crosbaby.

  8. blacksabbathrulesall - Jan 31, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    It is almost funny that a Sharks “fan” can comment about the Penguins when in fact the Sharks have never won the Stanley Cup let alone ever made the Finals.
    The Penguins have had more Hall Of Fame players than the Sharks will ever have.
    How did that number one pick back in ’91 work out for ya? Fat Balloon.
    You probably weren’t even alive back then.But the Pens just won the Cup.
    All the Sharks will have are “fans” that know how to attack defenseless woman who was brain tumor survivors. Awesome job on that one,that is something to be very proud of.
    There are some cold hard facts for you Shark “fan”.

  9. pittsburghpoonslayer - Jan 31, 2012 at 6:19 AM

    the city of champions doesn’t let petty comments get to us. the championships and hall of famers in the city of champions just proves that we have the greatest city on the planet. you all wish you could have that feeling of being part of something great. too bad

    • fthepens - Jan 31, 2012 at 10:17 AM

      city of champions…you are full of shit. You have an overrated opinion of that depressing shithole of a city. Thats why everyone can’t wait to get out of S***sburgh. The only ones left are deepthroating Crybaby or Rapelisberger. City of champion cheapshots and diving!

  10. pittsburghpoonslayer - Jan 31, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    man I can feel the jealousy from all the way here in the city of champions. you are so jealous it gives me a boner to live in such a great place that makes you so upset. long live the city of champs and soup can sid!!

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