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Morning Look: Ovechkin and Campbell

(Photos courtesy Matt Mondonedo)

Images of the post-game meeting between Alex Ovechkin and Clinton Portis may have been lost to history, but some fans managed to get shots of the post-game meeting between Ovechkin and the always chatty Jason Campbell in the players parking lot. I'm told they exchanged one of those handshake-to-hug greetings, then chatted while Mike Green and Nicklas Backstrom stood off to the side. Oh, for a transcript.

Alex: Let's go each nachos and drink Coke!

Jason: Ovie's crazy. I try to just go out and play and enjoy the game and just try to put my team in good situations. I hurt my groin. It was definitely bothering me for a while, but once I got it loose it was better.

Alex: Russian Machine never breaks!

Anyhow, to answer the obvious question no, Ovechkin apparently never removes that hat. Until he goes to Calgary:

This is Alexander Ovechkin, after the long flight in from Washington: He is wearing a tuque, in the Capitals' colour scheme, with the No. 8 emblazoned on it, which immediately conjures up a Cat in the Hat sort of aesthetic. The crooked grin contributes to the look, as does the melting ice cream bar that he's holding in one hand, but can't get to eat as he patiently fields a barrage of questions.

What else did he tell the fawning reporters in Calgary yesterday? That he reads all the Caps message boards, that they're "pretty funny," that the Redskins are "big and strong; I'm a little kid," and that while he's started slowly offensively, "it's coming. Don't'll see."

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 21, 2008; 8:40 AM ET
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This guy is gold.

Posted by: Choowee | October 21, 2008 9:24 AM | Report abuse

Gil better watch his local swag. AO's creeping up on him.

Posted by: | October 21, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

I love how Dan has turned Ovie into Yakov Smirnoff.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 21, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

I love Ovie. I never watched hockey until he came to play with the Caps. I was watching sportsnet one night with the Ovie being highlighted and now I just have to watch part of the game at least to see what he is going to do spectacular. Now, that Ovie has me watching, I know all of the players and root for them all. What a goof he is but seems cool.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 21, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Maybe he's just hiding that Hair Cuttery haircut

Posted by: Eric | October 21, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

We are SO LUCKY to get this guy - LOVE him.

Posted by: Emily | October 21, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

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