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Photo: Ovechkin confirms he’s OK with a thumbs up

May 18, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT

It’s great to hear positive updates about Alex Ovechkin from Russia’s head coach and reporters on the scene, yet some Washington Capitals fans probably wouldn’t feel comfortable until they get a positive report from the reigning Maurice Richard Trophy winner himself.

Those fans can probably relax now, as Ovechkin tweeted that he’s A-OK.

Here’s a translation of his Tweet:

Perhaps some will enjoy using the Ovechkin thumbs up for various memes, but Capitals fans are likely OK with that because it appears that their star dodged a bullet after a scary moment against Germany at the 2014 World Hockey Championship on Sunday.



Considering the significant worry NHL teams probably feel sending their big-money stars overseas for tournaments that don’t benefit them in obvious ways, the IIHF and international hockey tournament runners in general probably feel quite relieved as well.

Now, this doesn’t mean Ovechkin avoided injury altogether … it just seems like it wasn’t the disaster many worried it might be.

  1. AlexOvechkinMinus35 - May 18, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    Yes! Now the Capitals can resume building their 10th place dynasty.

    • bohman88 - May 18, 2014 at 10:25 PM

      Your life can’t suck this bad. Please, tell me that you have more going on than trolling caps articles.

      • govtminion - May 18, 2014 at 10:34 PM

        It does feel kind of sad, right? At least pick on a playoff team or something, this is sort of pointless. Yes, the Caps aren’t a good team, we get it, move on dude.

      • bohman88 - May 18, 2014 at 10:47 PM

        Between masterbation and caps trolling I’m not sure what consumes this losers free time.

      • bruceboudreauchokejob - May 18, 2014 at 11:35 PM

        this guy is the ultimate troll, just wait till he posts using his other username fivetozeroingame7

    • babykaby - May 20, 2014 at 4:54 PM

      And what exactly has been your contribution to the world?

  2. pr0jecktpat - May 18, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    Stay safe Ovie.

  3. 16thearlofderby - May 18, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    miraculous ambulance ride

    • 19to77 - May 18, 2014 at 10:04 PM

      From “barely able to walk” to lounging at the hotel. What a stunning recovery.

      • babykaby - May 20, 2014 at 5:05 PM

        Russian machine never breaks. Rock on Ovi, rock on

  4. esracerx46 - May 18, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    That doesnt look like his thumb

  5. rgledz - May 18, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Ha! Russian media took a closeup of Ovi and somebody stuck there hand in there for the thumbs up. Looks fake and contrived, makes it funny.

  6. bobhpine - May 18, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    As a Pens fan, I’m not big on the Caps/Ovi, but it would be such a travesty for the NHL to lose one of its stars in this MINOR LEAGUE tournament. GMs ought to out clauses in these contracts that free the club of any obligation to pay a player who gets hurt playing in any non-NHL game other than the Olympics.

    Malkin is playing in this crap tournament too and it’s beyond stupid. I’m sure they’re embarrassed for tanking in Sochi, but winning the IIHF gold won’t make up for it. Nothing will. That failure will haunt them until they die and then in the afterlife for eternity. I don’t know, maybe not, the Russians DID seem to take it pretty seriously.

    Why would any player risk his career to play against a bunch of no names who would like nothing more than to get famous for being the guy wrecked Ovechkin? Oh right, it’s in GORGEOUS MINSK. WHO COULD PASS UP MINSK?

    So stupid.

    • babykaby - May 20, 2014 at 5:04 PM

      I know you can’t possibly understand, but it’s called passion. Passion for the game and a passion for representing your country. These guys should be commended for it, not condemned. You believe the NHL is the be all, end all; but for most of the Europeons playing for their country IS the be all, end all. I guess you just don’t get that. Of course, the players can get hurt, but they can also get hurt just getting out of the shower.

  7. smarshall3789 - May 18, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    Whoa caps fans can’t take a joke

  8. blomfeld - May 18, 2014 at 11:38 PM


    Whether they know it or not, the bottom line remains that the sooner the Capitals part ways with this ‘flake’ the better … not only for Washington, but more importantly for the NHL at large. Get lost OVI and take your ‘dwindling’ fan base back to Russia with you !

    • capsnbohs23 - May 18, 2014 at 11:50 PM

      I wish i could see your face the day he gets elected to the HoF

    • smarshall3789 - May 19, 2014 at 12:14 AM

      I’m not even a caps fan and that was a lil harsh! To an extent I agree tho! His stupid celebrations after every goal like come on man act like you’ve scored before! Also the caps should move him I mean he doesn’t play defense all he does is just score gets paid way too much!! Great choice for a captain that’s why your orginization has never won a cup!!

      • babykaby - May 20, 2014 at 5:19 PM

        You’re right, you aren’t a Caps fan. Yeah, let’s take the enthusiasm and joy out of the game. The guy enjoys scoring and is just as enthusiastic when any of his teammates score. A large number of teams could probably benefit from one or more of their players showing a bit of positive emotion. Of course a large number of fans only enjoy seeing the negative (fighting) side of emotion. I, along with a great many Caps fans enjoy watching Ovi express his happiness. Go watch chess, apparently that’s more your speed, they show no emotion at all.

    • alexnewca - May 19, 2014 at 3:26 AM

      You make me sad for being a kings fan

    • babykaby - May 20, 2014 at 5:09 PM

      Dumfeld, this site will improve by 100% the day your Mom takes your pc away and makes you get out of her house. Grow up dickless. Yeah, I said it.

  9. barrydc8 - May 19, 2014 at 2:15 AM

    You think there’d be at least some decent people who are happy he didn’t blow out his knee.
    Glad you’re ok OVI.

    • pr0jecktpat - May 19, 2014 at 2:35 AM

      Honestly if it is an Ovie or Crosby article it just calls all the trolls out from under their bridges.

      • babykaby - May 20, 2014 at 5:21 PM

        Especially that troll named Dumfeld Blomfeld.

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