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#1 Skurk Liger

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:59 PM

If you haven't seen what Ovie has done in the last 48 hours... you're missing it. It's awesome. The cup keg stand was one of my favorites.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:06 PM

https://twitter.com/...615213092073473

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:06 PM

If you haven't seen what Ovie has done in the last 48 hours... you're missing it. It's awesome. The cup keg stand was one of my favorites.


Swimming in the fountain outside Nats Park is priceless.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:10 PM

I love that man.

I love him.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 11:27 PM

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That's my favorite one.



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 11:32 PM

God bless that man

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 11:37 PM

His childlike exuberance is absolutely invigorating.  His emotional state in just achieving the chance to play for the Cup was inspirational.  It certainly inspired his teammates.

 

There is a phrase that is uttered...  "This is your world, we're just living in it."

 

I think it's hard to find a truer application of this phrase than right now, with Alex Ovechkin.  Good on him.  I can only hope that some day we see the same out of one of the Sabres players....  I know that the Sabres fans will be up to the task.



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 06:05 AM

The celebrations have been great to watch, some of them hilarious. Only hope we can win it someday.



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 06:37 AM

Somehow or another I posted this in the draft thread last night.  And I hadn't been drinking.

 

The more I see of Ovi celebrating with the cup, the more of a fan I become.  Sheer, boundless joy.  In an age of buttoned up cliches and no personality personalities, Ovi is just flat out entertaining.

 

And just weeks ago the guy was still getting ###### as being someone you couldn't win with.

 

 

 

Guys like Ovi get labeled that they can't win.  It's all ######.  there is so much that goes into winning a championship.  Team makeup.  Injuries.  Sometimes luck.  We're quick to label folks that play at the most elite levels as "can't win" when there is so much that has to happen right for the championship win to occur.


Edited by We've, 10 June 2018 - 06:40 AM.


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 07:39 AM

Here he is singing we are the champions...
https://twitter.com/...8319428608?s=19

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 07:44 AM

Will he still get booed in Buffalo?



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 07:45 AM

Somehow or another I posted this in the draft thread last night. And I hadn't been drinking.



Guys like Ovi get labeled that they can't win. It's all ######. there is so much that goes into winning a championship. Team makeup. Injuries. Sometimes luck. We're quick to label folks that play at the most elite levels as "can't win" when there is so much that has to happen right for the championship win to occur.

There was a time he couldn't win it because he wouldn't play the game completely. I've read that a lot of credit goes to Barry Trotz for opening his eyes to what it takes to win it all. Ovi had to connect his desire for the cup to the amount of blood sweat and tears he was willing to put in.

There have been many players with the talent but not the will. Ovi didn't want to stay on that list.

Edited by PromoTheRobot, 10 June 2018 - 07:45 AM.


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 07:55 AM

There was a time he couldn't win it because he wouldn't play the game completely. I've read that a lot of credit goes to Barry Trotz for opening his eyes to what it takes to win it all. Ovi had to connect his desire for the cup to the amount of blood sweat and tears he was willing to put in.

There have been many players with the talent but not the will. Ovi didn't want to stay on that list.

Yes. I think it was a different Ovechkin this season. He was (and apparently still is) possessed by something. He has spoken in recent days of the commitment he made before this season.

 

Google Ovechkin controller disconnected.



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 01:08 PM

Yes. I think it was a different Ovechkin this season. He was (and apparently still is) possessed by something. He has spoken in recent days of the commitment he made before this season.

Google Ovechkin controller disconnected.

If you posted on this site about hockey you'd know we have all seen the ovechkin disconnect controller meme. :nana:

This season Kinda seemed like the same Ovi to me but what do I know. Happy for him. This is how I want all my athletes to celebrate championships. As if it took you a lifetime a dedication, sweat and blood to do it.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 01:12 PM

https://imgur.com/gallery/haRBQL7

 

still funny as hell



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 04:44 PM

Somehow or another I posted this in the draft thread last night. And I hadn't been drinking.



Guys like Ovi get labeled that they can't win. It's all ######. there is so much that goes into winning a championship. Team makeup. Injuries. Sometimes luck. We're quick to label folks that play at the most elite levels as "can't win" when there is so much that has to happen right for the championship win to occur.


Yup. The narrative that Ovi wanted it more this year is just plain lazy. Historically, he has been a very productive player in the playoffs.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 08:52 PM

Oshie, Pelley, and Kuznetsov wanted it more this year too

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 10:32 PM

Only a matter of time before the masses turn

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 10:46 PM

There's one of those from Crosby, and I think it was made somewhere in the middle of their 10 straight playoff series victories. Meh. 



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 07:17 AM

Too lazy to find a link, but why are you guys ignoring what Ovechkin said about the changes he made going into this season?



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:32 AM

Yup. The narrative that Ovi wanted it more this year is just plain lazy. Historically, he has been a very productive player in the playoffs.

Right? This whole Trotz 1:1 motivational speech this summer is the most annoying thing I've heard in hockey in a long time



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:33 AM

Too lazy to find a link, but why are you guys ignoring what Ovechkin said about the changes he made going into this season?

 

Because this is a thread about how awesome it has been to watch him celebrate.



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:34 AM

But Ovie being fat and slow was a recent development of the last two years or so. He's had probably 9 seasons where he was in better shape than he is now.
Maybe more


Edited by Randall Flagg, 11 June 2018 - 08:54 AM.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:41 AM

But it wasn't even an outlier for his playoff performances. Or even his regular season performance; he pretty much played at the same level this year as he has in the past



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:43 AM

But Ovie being fat and slow was a recent development of the last two years or so. He's had probably 7 seasons where he was in better shape than he is now.
Maybe more

If Ovi is supposedly in better shape now then I don't want to know what out of shape Ovi looks like. Cuz those photos of him swimming in the fountain do not look like a guy who cut weight :lol:



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:49 AM

If Ovi is supposedly in better shape now then I don't want to know what out of shape Ovi looks like. Cuz those photos of him swimming in the fountain do not look like a guy who cut weight :lol:

 

Seriously. #dadbod



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:53 AM

If Ovi is supposedly in better shape now then I don't want to know what out of shape Ovi looks like. Cuz those photos of him swimming in the fountain do not look like a guy who cut weight :lol:

Eh, that's just the body of a man who has ingested 500 gallons of beer in the last three days



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:21 AM

Seriously. #dadbod


I sat near Ovi’s dad at the 2006 draft.
We’re talking serious dad bods there.

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:25 AM

But Ovie being fat and slow was a recent development of the last two years or so. He's had probably 9 seasons where he was in better shape than he is now.
Maybe more

 

Ovie's still got the hands, the timing and the killer shot.  But he doesn't have the speed or the endurance that he had a few years ago.



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:09 AM

Too lazy to find a link, but why are you guys ignoring what Ovechkin said about the changes he made going into this season?


The only thing I recall seeing was that he said he was going to drop weight in order to be faster.

I’ll let the other comments regarding his appearance at the fountain stand unvhalleneged.

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 01:04 PM

@StanleyCup
Best. Weekend. Ever.
 


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 01:05 PM

 

@StanleyCup
Best. Weekend. Ever.
 

 

The Cup had sex. 



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 03:27 PM

https://twitter.com/...268469409734658



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:11 PM

The pic of all the coaches out with the Stanley Cup was cool.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:23 AM

Ovie pre-gaming for the parade

https://twitter.com/...536849811214346



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:37 AM

Ovie pre-gaming for the parade

https://twitter.com/...536849811214346

I sure hope Ovi doesn't have a drinking problem. [/sarc]

 

 

Remember all the Puritan finger wags when Pat Kane was drunk at his parade?

 

 

FTR, this is how I want my hockey stars to celebrate.



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:06 AM

FTR, this is how I want my hockey stars to celebrate.

This is what sports is, sports is fun. At the end of the day, we play it, follow it, and love it because we're all still kids and it's just plain fun. Don't be the uptight athlete who follows baseballs hidden rules or any of that garbage. Do a bat flip to the moon, shotgun beers at your victory parade, hell, ###### your trophy if you want to. You're living everyone's fantasy, own it


Edited by WildCard, 12 June 2018 - 10:07 AM.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:04 AM

I sure hope Ovi doesn't have a drinking problem. [/sarc]


Remember all the Puritan finger wags when Pat Kane was drunk at his parade?


FTR, this is how I want my hockey stars to celebrate.


My recollection is that parade was just after the cab driver invident and drunken Kane made light of it at the parade, so IMO the finget wagging was about alot more than partying with the cup.

Ovie’s having a blast and noone is getting assaulted, so no finger wags.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:09 AM

My recollection is that parade was just after the cab driver invident and drunken Kane made light of it at the parade, so IMO the finget wagging was about alot more than partying with the cup.

Ovie’s having a blast and noone is getting assaulted, so no finger wags.

The thing with Kane is he's sloppy. Ovi appears to be a professional. 



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:14 AM

Ovi wears cargo shorts? 

 

I just assumed he wore a speedo.