TJ Oshie could scream in Alex Ovechkin’s face earlier than video games, however in response to the Capitals proper wing, it is coming from a place of affection and respect.
“Every day I see him at the rink, I’ve the greatest smile on my face,” Oshie stated lately to the Rink Live Podcast, “as a result of I do not know what is going on to occur subsequent.”
While Ovechkin is considered one of the biggest gamers of all time, he doesn’t take himself too critically, in response to Oshie, his teammate of the final seven seasons. That consists of a lot of enthusiastic and off-key singing.
“For nearly as good as he is and what he is achieved and what he would possibly accomplish, he is simply a huge child,” Oshie stated. “Just a nice teammate. Kind of a joker. He’s not shy to sing Britney Spears on the again of the bus. He’s simply a huge goof.
“He fires up the locker room,” he continued. “He’s a good chief. He actually takes care of the guys. Obviously, if anybody’s voice carries a lot of weight, it is his. If the gamers want one thing, he is the first one to talk up and go to no matter particular person he has to speak to get a day without work or get the guys collectively right here or get the team to get us a meal in this metropolis or no matter it is. It’s actually been a deal with to play with him.”
Dmitry Orlov, one other considered one of Ovechkin’s shut buddies and teammates, was lately requested about Ovechkin’s singing after the two participated in Artemi Panarin’s charity hockey sport.
“I do not sing like that,” Orlov stated as translated by RMNB’s Igor Kleyner. “So, most likely, Sasha. Since he always pops up on (viral) movies, he most likely sings higher. I noticed that the clip the place he sings ‘The Performance Is Over’ with Sergei Fedotov turned a hit. It’s time for them to go on ‘The Voice.’”
Orlov was referencing Ovechkin singing the Polina Gagarina track at his birthday final week. Ovechkin, seemingly in a competitors to scream louder than Fedotov beside him, misses nearly each word.
While Ovechkin could be foolish off the ice, he is critical and decided on it. There his fun-loving nature comes out in different methods.
“On the ice, I’ve by no means seen anybody who loves to attain targets like this man or simply loves the team to attain targets,” Oshie stated. “There’s so many instances, when I’ve scored, he has come and hugged me so onerous I feel I want the medical guys to come back take a take a look at my head. Maybe come try how this shoulder could be doing as a result of there could be a slight A/C separation up there. He’s simply considered one of a sort.
“I completely love that man. He’s like a brother to me now in spite of everything the stuff we have been via.”