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Posted at 5:49 PM ET, 01/28/2011

Ovechkin, Green miss flight to Raleigh

By Katie Carrera

Alex Ovechkin and Mike Green missed their flight to Raleigh for the All Star festivities, which kick off with tonight's fantasy draft but according to a team spokesman they were on their way by 4:30 p.m. They're expected to arrive in time for the draft.

More to come from the all-star draft.

By Katie Carrera  | January 28, 2011; 5:49 PM ET
Categories:  All-Star Game  
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Comments

naughty boys!

Posted by: capscoach | January 28, 2011 6:05 PM | Report abuse

too much time in the bar

Posted by: doughless | January 28, 2011 6:07 PM | Report abuse

the travel was OPTIONAL!!
you get the rest...

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | January 28, 2011 6:12 PM | Report abuse

get off it Capt_Kirk.

Posted by: capsfan387 | January 28, 2011 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Wow! I can't wait to hear the explanation that shakes out of this one... This is pretty hilarious, but also pretty disappointing.

These guys are professionals. How do you miss a flight to the All-Star festivities???

Posted by: sca187 | January 28, 2011 6:19 PM | Report abuse

How did the boys miss the flight? Did they not allow enough time to get through security? Or did they stop at a bar or restaurant in the airport? Did they come together or separately? But now they're together.

Posted by: CapsFan75 | January 28, 2011 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Isn't still bad weather and icing over there on the East? The media does a disservice when they post half of a story and allow "readers" to make up the other half. By the time the actual reason comes out on how they missed their flight, you'll have stories of them having adult relations with a stewardess in the VIP lounge at Dulles or running into their long lost children they didn't realize they fathered. But of course, by then, it doesn't matter if it was their fault or someone elses that they were late. I'm sure they had a good reason. STHU, people.

Posted by: LeftCoastCapsFan | January 28, 2011 6:25 PM | Report abuse

The explanation is simple. They got to the gate in time but Boudreau kept changing their seats assignments.

Posted by: tominsocal1 | January 28, 2011 6:31 PM | Report abuse

@tominsocal
LOL well done

Posted by: LloydChristmas | January 28, 2011 6:33 PM | Report abuse

"Adult relations with a stewardess?"

Stewardess as in singular?

Two players...one stewardess...there's a story. Hope Katie can get to the bottom of that one!

(Which player gets credited with the "primary assist?").

BTW, I don't think they are called stewardesses anymore. Isn't it "flight attendant?" Or did they get further PC and maybe they call them now our "travel experience team members?"

Posted by: tominsocal1 | January 28, 2011 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Did they really fly commercial? I really would have expected Ted to send his plane or for the team to pick up the cost of NetJets. DCA to RDU is really a pretty cheap charter - under $5K for 4 people.

Posted by: AlligatorArms | January 28, 2011 6:37 PM | Report abuse

OK, now the explanation is really clear, now that LeftCoast put the thing about the stewardess...

They would have STILL made it on time except Ovi kept WHIFFING!

That's it! WHIFFGATE! More evidence!

Where's the story from Katie on Whiffgate???

Posted by: tominsocal1 | January 28, 2011 6:56 PM | Report abuse

You know the whole organization is a bunch of F ;ups

Posted by: jp14710 | January 28, 2011 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Hey Ted get rid of those loser's

Posted by: jp14710 | January 28, 2011 7:01 PM | Report abuse

I bet they were chasing some hot broad and got "distracted"...

Posted by: joek443 | January 28, 2011 7:11 PM | Report abuse

This is unacceptable. Fire Bruce now. GMGM is the worst GM in the history of GMs, including General Motors.

You know who wouldn't have missed his flight? DJ King.

Posted by: sabredc | January 28, 2011 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Oh for cry's sakes, CUT IT OUT!

I guess nobody on CI has EVER gotten to the airport on time but missed their flight because of delays between the curb and that were none of their fault...Get real.

Posted by: Rhino40 | January 28, 2011 7:16 PM | Report abuse

no suprise ............they have being missing in action all season long,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Posted by: wendel2 | January 28, 2011 7:26 PM | Report abuse

I think this goes down as a worthless story in terms of substance. It is funny, but there is no reason to make a big deal out of nothing.

Next we will here how Ovechkin didn't come to a complete stop at a 4-way stop sign even though there no other cars around.

Posters will then conclude that this shows how Ovechkin doesn't respect authority, is a bum, will never live up to Crosby and will never win a championship.

Posted by: sgm3 | January 28, 2011 7:28 PM | Report abuse

I think there's room for a World Juniors joke in there about Russians, Canadians and airplanes

Posted by: dimagus | January 28, 2011 7:34 PM | Report abuse

They made it in time. Alex was interviewed on the NHL Network a few minutes ago (7:34 pm) He was not asked about missing a flight.

Posted by: NovaCath | January 28, 2011 7:38 PM | Report abuse

No word on whether Green had the munchies in-flight.

Posted by: JillC | January 28, 2011 7:45 PM | Report abuse

get off it Capt_Kirk.

Posted by: capsfan387 | January 28, 2011 6:17 PM

what that serious or were you being sarcastic too?

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | January 28, 2011 8:01 PM | Report abuse

The TSA must have seen the Sportscenter commercial. Ovie's cover has totally been blown.

Posted by: jackstraaw | January 28, 2011 9:19 PM | Report abuse

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