What other MVP-caliber player do you know who injures himself on a hard hit, gets suspended for it, and will likely return from injury and banishment with the same grin and same reckless mentality? Alex Ovechkin, also known as Straight Vodka on Ice. ôHeÆs pretty reckless,ö Boudreau said. ôItÆs hard telling a guy that scores 60 goals a year to change the way he plays. At the same time, I donÆt want to see him getting hurt. Maybe he has to pick his spots a little better.ö Ovechkin, who skated lightly for about five minutes in a red track suit Tuesday morning, will be eligible to return next Monday in Tampa. ôI regret that this has happened,ö Ovechkin said in a statement released by the team. ôIÆm glad that Tim wasnÆt injured because I never ever want to see anyone get hurt. I am ...
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