"The suspension, which is without pay, is the first of Ovechkin's career and means he'll miss Thursday's game against Florida and Saturday's game in Philadelphia. He will forfeit $98,844.16 of his salary for the two games."
What a paycheck.
We're happy when we can desposit $20 in a First Niagra account.
When we first heard about the Alex Ovechkin kneeing incident, we felt nothing. So it goes without saying that we weren't surprised. And a lot of other fans weren't. Maybe it is because the Penguins haven't played the Caps this year, and maybe not.
Our sentiments toward Ovie are clear: He is a Capitals player, so we despise him. But he is hands-down the most exciting player in the National Hockey League. If we had to convince a group of extraterrestrials that hockey is a fast-paced, high-energy sport in order to save the planet, we would show them Ovechkin. Just as JAPERS RINK feels about Crosby, we don't have a love fest for Ovechkin, but we respect the talent that is there.
Our feelings on the suspension:
Yes, he deserved it, and we hope he burns in Hell.
This is becoming a recurring theme for Ovie. He goes for a hit, knows he won't get it, can't swallow his pride, and tries to stick his knee out in a last-ditch effort to avoid a fail. People in every corner of Internet message boards and comment sections are talking about how Ovechkin better not change his game, since he's seemingly the only player in the NHL to give 110% on every shift or something. No clue how a blatant kneeing incident is proof of that.
And just have to say it: Crosby and Malkin can't play Ovechkin's game. Ovechkin can't play Malkin or Crosby's game.
It's ridiculous to have comparisons anymore.
We decided to spare everyone the pain of watching a business card-sized YouTube embed of the hit before the jump.