Putting the “loser” in “Kraken.” Did I do that right?

I want you to honest to goodness try, okay, close your eyes, go to your happy place (Mine is a beach. There are self-united husbands. And Zima. And a pile of dead pigeons.), take a deep breath and REALLY REALLY TRY to imagine Sidney Crosby, or Geno Malkin, or hell, PICK A PENGUIN, ever doing this to a child.

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You can’t, can you?

If anyone ever deserved a shoulder-launched hockey puck to the unprotected junk, it’s Ovechkin.

Let’s go, Pens!

(h/t @pghsciencenerd)





56 Comments


  1. jmarinara
    April 23, 2010 1:30 am

    Ok, the guy is a douchebag, no argument here.

    But here’s an honest question . . . WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT THING THE KIDS WERE DOING WITH THE CREEPY MUSIC AND THE FLAGS??



  2. MM
    April 23, 2010 1:38 am

    Agree w/ USCMIKE 100%. You can just tell Ovechkin is a real honest to goodness jerk. Nobody else on the bench let alone going in that specific door.

    The whole Ovechkin vs. Crosby thing is stupid and I personally don’t care. As a very smart Smiley remarked about above, we are dealing w/ 2 important facts: cup + gold.

    End of story.



  3. MizzPenz
    April 23, 2010 9:37 am

    He is most definetely a jerk, but he does that same move every single time, before every single game. It’s his move, and his superstition, or whateverthehell you call it.

    ***hiding my head in shame for even having the thought that I would defend that asshole***



  4. unsatisfied
    April 23, 2010 11:50 am

    that’s fine, mizzpenz — the douche just needs to do it when the kid’s not there.



  5. Sofa King
    April 24, 2010 10:19 am

    Ovechkin is a royal douche, but, in that regard, he fits right in with the Caps fanbase. After 6 years in DC, I grew to hate the Caps and their fans more than any other team in sports, except for maybe the Ravens. Seriously, no class anywhere to be found, and as bandwagon as it gets.



  6. Tom Pendergast
    April 24, 2010 1:23 pm

    @ unsatisfied …

    “that’s fine, mizzpenz — the douche just needs to do it when the kid’s not there.”

    Which part of ‘you need to realize that pro athletes deal with this “Pro Wrestling” fog and spotlight nonsense every day. I seriously doubt he was paying a bit of attention to the silliness, more likely getting his game face on.’ didn’t you understand?

    If The Kid is part of the fog and spotlight nonsense, he should almost expect to get a little cold and wet. Sheeeesh.