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Ovechkin calls owners “clowns” on Twitter

Nov 10, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT

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Alex Ovechkin‘s boisterousness justifies his star status almost as much as his all-world sniping skills, so it makes sense that he occasionally Tweets with reckless abandon, too.

In hopes of defending NHLPA head Donald Fehr amid accusations that the exec isn’t communicating details to the players, Ovechkin called the owners’ side “clowns” and well … decipher it as you see fit.

One might assume that Ovechkin meant to say “what a bunch of clowns,” but assuming is a dangerous action when it comes to the Washington Capitals star.

If nothing else, he injected some welcome comic relief into some dour times.

  1. mgp1219 - Nov 10, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    Go Ovi! Go Ovi!!!

  2. capsfan19 - Nov 10, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    Ugh ovi keep ur mouth shut

    • crosberries - Nov 10, 2012 at 9:26 PM

      I am not a fan of ovi at all but this is great and he is completely right. All the owners sit around saying I wish I wish I wish there was hockey and they don’t want to concede a single thing to the players. What are the players getting at all out of this deal and with the injury to Blake geffrion (or however it’s spelled) can understand why these players want the money they do they put their lives on the line sometimes. (No disrespect to cops or soldiers etc completely different)

  3. antkowiak666 - Nov 10, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    i used to have a lot of respect for these players,until they opened thier mouths.

  4. coreydm80 - Nov 10, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Cuz that is gonna help the situation

  5. sjsharks66 - Nov 10, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    Shut the hell up ovi, stay in Russia.

  6. nepo784 - Nov 10, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Love it! The owners don’t give a sh!t about their players or US, the fans. So stop cryin’ like a bunch of b!tches and embrace the truth

  7. blomfeld - Nov 10, 2012 at 7:34 PM


    Well it’s not nice to say friends, but the answer is probably “yeah, most likely”. Why O’Brien would even report this type of tripe is beyond me, though I suppose that’s sadly “the deal” here by virtue of his salary, eh ? At any rate, we “real” hockey fans know this clown only too well for the “fool” he is. Compared to true “quality” superstars like Crosby, Quick, Stamkos, Doughty, the Sedin brothers and Brownie, Ovechkin and Kovalchuk are nothing but B-grade wannabees. They along with ‘Bryzi” can stay over there in Siberia until “hell freezes over” for all I care ! Get lost you parasites, for you are a disgrace to all of the Soviet greats who “gloriously” trail-blazed before you !

    • HawaiiHockey - Nov 11, 2012 at 4:23 AM

      You’re just mad cause your predictions have been wrong.

  8. manchestermiracle - Nov 10, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Much ado about nothing. If the owners are clowns, Ovi, what does that make the guys who work for the clowns?

    Anybody in anguish over “losing respect” for players needs to find better role models than grown men playing a little boys’ game for obscene amounts of money.

    The insane amount of attention being paid to this overblown, hackneyed drama is part of the reason it is what it is. As long as fans stayed glued to every possible development, or (mostly) lack thereof, the league can maintain high confidence that you’ll come running back whenever they finally deign to grace you with their presence. Kind of sad, really, on all sides.

  9. dlk75150 - Nov 10, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Ya stay in Russia and don’t come and get our American money from the owners who r clowns and pay your paycheck! I don’t see you forking out cash so you can play hockey. Jerk

  10. danphipps01 - Nov 10, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    Next on Totally Not News: Ovechkin angry because he might lose money, goes looking for attention and a podium to whine from. More at six.

  11. t16rich - Nov 10, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    Being called a clown by Ovechkin is like being called dumb by the kids in remedial class.

  12. jimw81 - Nov 10, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    Wow, AO bashing his owner, one of the most hawkish owners in this lockout.

  13. danphipps01 - Nov 10, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    Best part of the lockout ending? Watching Ovi slink back to the Capitals with his tail between his legs even if the players do see a salary reduction. God, it’ll be fun to watch him try to swallow all his pride.

  14. flyeredup - Nov 10, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Ovechkin loves the taste of Semin.

  15. dkphilly1122 - Nov 10, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    Gotta love hypocrites. He is entitled to his opinion just like we are. If he wants to tweet online about anything he is allowed just like you’s talking about him on here. Because he is a big hockey player shouldn’t have anything to do with what he can or can’t say. Whether you agree with it or not is irrelevant.

  16. ducksk - Nov 10, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    Me want money and vodka! I hate this buffoon. Hope he never plays in N America again.

  17. psunick - Nov 10, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Bryce Harper thinks the media are clowns.

    AO thinks the owners are clowns.

    We all think that our politicians are clowns.

    What a perfect word to describe all of Washington DC!

  18. id4joey - Nov 10, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    Do you need more proof to justify why Sid is the face of the NHL? Said it here before and will say it again, trade OV for a couple of good 2 way players and get a real captain. Caps will never when a SC with him.

    • trick9 - Nov 11, 2012 at 4:10 AM

      That’s right, you win the cup by trading away your only player that shows up in the playoffs.


      • id4joey - Nov 11, 2012 at 5:29 AM

        trick9, relax there grasshopper. Where was he against the Pens in game seven? Oh! And what has he done in the SC final thus far? What? The Caps haven’t been there yet. Right? Go back to reading the lingerie section of the Sears catalogue.

  19. stangz11 - Nov 11, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    Last time I checked, Fehr was doing all the talking?

  20. cerealrapist - Nov 11, 2012 at 3:11 AM

    You’re not paying attention if you don’t see that most of the blame falls on Don Fehr.
    He clearly is not interested in a hockey season.
    Why the players union would hire this douche is beyond me.

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