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Alex Ovechkin, New York and a Zamboni

Ovie on zamboni.

After Alex Ovechkin finished some NHL interviews, he took a break in his Upper West Side hotel room. I then headed down to 47th Street and Seventh Avenue, where a Zamboni was waiting. This is, of course, kind of weird.

Below are some updates via Twitter.

- ovie: "its another good day to be alex ovechkin"
- ovie on getting back on ice: "cant wait, actually"
- ovie just scored a virtual goal as crosby. weird.
- fan from crowd: "alex, keep scoring goals and piss don cherry off"
- my favorite part of the day was definitely the officer who pushed me outta the way then took a cell phone pic of ovie
- ovie postpones game against @deadspin's dash, demands rematch with kid
- someone starts "kets go rangers" chant. caps fans booooo
- ovie playing video game against some kid. has varly in net. loses 2-0 to kingd
- "probably im gonna break this car," ovie said when he climbed in zamboni
- when ovie pulled up to nhl store, fans chanted his name
- if youve never tried to convince the nypd that youre allowed to be following the zamboni, i highly recommend it
- ov busts pedal. im already broken, he says
- driver: "cmon, get ya autographs and get outta here ya pain in the asses."
- lentil and saffron truck gumming up traffic. nypd stepping in.
- uh, this zamboni route looks to be about 30 feet
- the old people taking the duck boat tour of midtown seemed confused by the zamboni in their way
- problem with the car picking up ovie at his hotel means the zamboni is just sittin here
- also saw an elmo, a statue of liberty mime, a stuffed duck mascot and a steel drummer. wish ovi had posed with elmo.
- on the way to zamboni saw a random guy in ovechkin tee who didnt know alex was in nyc

More photos:

Ah, yes. The zamboni.

Ovie fans in the city.

More Ovie on his zamboni.

And even more.

Gilbert at nba store was nothing like this.

Ovechkin t-shirt.

This is why Ovie wins D.C.'s most popular athlete poll.

Ovie, shakin wrists with @deadspin's dashiell.

Ovie with severed head of Boudreau.

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 9, 2009; 3:37 PM ET
Categories:  Caps  
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Brashear didn't come out to the event? How about any Rangers fans still bitter about the first round series?

Posted by: JDP_ | September 9, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Good to see the OV fandom is more than just regional, although I guess it wouldn't be too hard to get from DC to NYC...

Posted by: superpaqman | September 9, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Being on NY city streets really demystifies the Zamboni... looks like a glorified street sweeper...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 9, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Ovie fans abound - I've yet to meet anybody (ok, other than Don Cherry) who likes hockey even a little who doesn't love Ovechkin - and how could you not?

Posted by: govtimbo | September 9, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

To bad this took place in NYC. Sort of weird. Hope he got paid a lot to do this.

Posted by: ejohnsto | September 9, 2009 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Am I the only one who finds it absolutely comical that OV takes over NYC for a day? A WASHINGTON CAPITAL IN NYC? And he's not getting tomatoes thrown at him? Or Apples! A Washington Capital is a hero in NYC! Absolutely phenominal.

Posted by: pokerfaceI208 | September 10, 2009 1:32 AM | Report abuse

Ovie looks more like ole Chris Simon on that shirt.

Posted by: EricS2 | September 10, 2009 4:25 AM | Report abuse

Reminds me of the time the Rolling Stones played "Brown Sugar' on the back of a flat bed truck while it was driving down the streets of Manhattan.

Posted by: poguesmahone | September 10, 2009 11:41 AM | Report abuse

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