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Ovechkin's mom gives him a haircut

Alex Ovechkin once had a well-publicized sponsorship deal with Hair Cuttery; no idea whether it lives or not, but -- the Web site devoted to promoting Ovechkin's hair-styling ways -- is clearly defunct.

No matter. There's a new hair cutter in town, according to Versus's Charissa Thompson.

"That's right, six games without a goal and he decided to switch it up," she reported during Monday night's broadcast. "You know, usually he sports that very shaggy hairdo, but today he's a little bit more cleaned up, courtesy of his mother. That's right you guys, his mom gave him that haircut. And not that that guy needs to worry about saving money, but hey, can't beat the price. It's free, and obviously it worked."

Obviously. See this video of his third period game-tying goal, for example. That wasn't bad.

"I told him this morning, I said you've just got to work harder," Bruce Boudreau said after the game. "I thought he was in a mode where he was waiting for the play to come to him [rather] than going out and creating the play, and you saw it from the first two or three shifts in the game. He was going out, he was trying to hit guys and he had his energy back. And when he has his energy, he is what he is: the best player in the world."

Now maybe Stephen Strasburg's mom can visit the clubhouse before the first pitch and give the young man a little shape-up or something.

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 8, 2010; 11:26 PM ET
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He was setting that move up all night with his inside-out move to the backhand. After pulling it off twice Robidas bit on the fake BAD. It's what the great ones do. But yes it was probably the haircut.

Posted by: ThisGuy | March 9, 2010 12:21 AM | Report abuse

the haircut made him more aerodynamic.

Posted by: callingallcars | March 9, 2010 7:53 AM | Report abuse

It's amazing what gets reported on these days.

Posted by: dannyboyumd | March 9, 2010 7:54 AM | Report abuse

don't be mad b/c your mom isn't in the news. oh wait, for the right reasons i mean.

Posted by: MNMNT | March 9, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

Over a year later and I'm still waiting for an Ovie Hair Cuttery promotional t-shirt to exist

Posted by: JohnnyBlades | March 9, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Dan, love the Strasburg reference!

Posted by: dmacman88 | March 9, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

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