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Help Translate Alex Ovechkin's Tattoo!

Alex Ovechkin's answer to Sovetsky Sport/Puck Daddy, when asked about the meaning of the new images that had appeared on his back, was perfectly Ovie. Specifically, he was asked how he would keep the meaning secret when hard-working journalists see his back all too often.

"So what? Let them see," he said. "And let them ask what it is. I will tell them that this is the mystery of the 21st century. Let the media pick their brains and come up with explanations. It's so that they don't get bored in the summer when there is no hockey."

Well, the summer is almost over, and I've picked my brain and still don't have an explanation. But maybe you do. Last time I asked a local athlete to translate the characters on his body, Mike Sellers showed me "strength, honor, discipline, loyalty," in an Asian language of unknown origin. Until I know differently, I'm going to assume that Ovechkin's images mean "Stop Looking At My Back, Creeps."

(Via Puck Daddy, obviously)

By Dan Steinberg  |  August 31, 2009; 11:44 AM ET
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No no means "Duck in XO sauce" and "Stir-fried noodles with Pork".

Posted by: Bebunk | August 31, 2009 12:26 PM | Report abuse

given its location on his lower back, i'm guessing it roughly translates to "sidney go away."

Posted by: dcsportsfan1 | August 31, 2009 12:36 PM | Report abuse

I says

"If you can read this I just scored"

Posted by: CBinDC1 | August 31, 2009 1:04 PM | Report abuse

It says "tramp stamps are for guys too"

Posted by: Andymr | August 31, 2009 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Guessing that it doesn't read "If you can read this, YOU just scored."

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by: joemktg1 | August 31, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

"In Russia, tramp stamps you"?

Posted by: Section117 | August 31, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

"Still can't beat the Pens."

Posted by: Steelers36 | August 31, 2009 2:09 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: bryc3 | August 31, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: 9ajg4 | August 31, 2009 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Here you go. I got you an expert opinion:

Posted by: wjjw | September 1, 2009 5:27 PM | Report abuse

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