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Posted at 3:21 PM ET, 12/16/2010

Ovechkin, Crosby on the Price is Right

By Dan Steinberg


A few days ago, the NHL announced that Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby and Jeremy Roenick would appear as guests on Monday's episode of The Price is Right. Post editor Lindsay Applebaum was clever enough to procure this advanced footage of the appearance. I'm not sure how to describe Ovechkin here, but "well-groomed" isn't the first phrase that springs to mind. And I'd say Crosby is a bit wooden, except I fear that would be insulting many lively and interesting fir trees.

Also, the look on the contestant's face when she realizes she might be able to win a January trip from Southern California to Western Pennsylvania, plus some tires, is pretty special. See video below.

By Dan Steinberg  | December 16, 2010; 3:21 PM ET
Categories:  Caps  
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That is the worst showcase of all time.
This is not the Price is Right of my youth.

Posted by: CrabHands | December 16, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Boy, it is hard to understand why the NHL isn't more popular. Here are its two greatest stars. One is a mumbling homeless person, the other delievers his lines like Corbin Bernsen's Roger Dorn during the Amex commercial in Major League.

God almighty.

By the way, was I the only one that sort of wanted it to be Dany Heatly driving the new car into the studio. You know, just because?

Posted by: hackeynut666 | December 16, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

"Boy, it is hard to understand why the NHL isn't more popular. Here are its two greatest stars. One is a mumbling homeless person, the other delievers his lines like Corbin Bernsen's Roger Dorn during the Amex commercial in Major League."

@hackeynut666, OMFG, I just almost choked on my bleeping apple. LMbleepingbleepO. CLASSIC.

Posted by: justemmaroo | December 16, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

I don't think that girl even knows what hockey is. Hopefully the other person in the showcase is more appreciative, and wins.


At least ovie smiled. Sydney looks like he has a hockey stick up.....well.....

Posted by: EricS2 | December 16, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

It's funny, though I really don't think the inability to chatter like bubble-brained movie stars on a gameshow has anything to do with hockey not having a big mindshare than other sports.

It seems like a weird idea for promoting hockey. If they're going to do it, they might as well audition the team's players to find somebody comfortable in front of a camera, even if it's not a 100 pts per season guy.

I would've probably sent Brooks Laich instead.

Posted by: blackjack65 | December 16, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Too funny.

@hackeynut666, spot on. I was thinking Joe Jacoby in those old Theatervision commercials.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlvPBo_HalI

Posted by: reddog278 | December 16, 2010 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Worst showcase I have ever seen.

Posted by: thinicer | December 16, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

@hackeynut: +1 forgotten crime

Posted by: ThisGuy | December 17, 2010 12:16 AM | Report abuse

Ovie looked like he was about to laugh the entire time. Maybe he didn't take it at all seriously, hence the hair.

mumbling homeless man...priceless

Posted by: salparadise661 | December 17, 2010 3:32 AM | Report abuse

They had to throw in a car otherwise the girl would pass and the other contestant would intentionally over-bid.

The show has really dropped since Bob and his beauties where there.

Posted by: temuchin | December 17, 2010 7:35 AM | Report abuse

LOL Oh a trip to Pittsburgh!!!.....

WTF

PASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Posted by: Mike4169 | December 17, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

"It's funny, though I really don't think the inability to chatter like bubble-brained movie stars on a gameshow has anything to do with hockey not having a big mindshare than other sports."

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Do you really not see how having Stars with engaging personalities would help a sport's popularity?

I thought he brought up a pretty good point -- the NHL's two biggest stars are Jaws from the James Bond Movies and Data from "Star Trek: The Next Generation"

Posted by: VTDuffman | December 17, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Man Crosby...lighten up!

Posted by: capscoach | December 17, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

The price is wrong Bob

Posted by: td_photog | December 17, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Whoever thought this was a good idea needs to be fired, immediately.

Posted by: jacob80 | December 17, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

HAHAHAHA. At least Roenick was respectable.

Posted by: CalleJoFan | December 17, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

hahahah this entire segment was surreal. roenick was respectable until the last line..."in your brand new CAAAAAAAAAR!!!!"

He needs his own show

Posted by: c_majors | December 17, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

O DEAR GOD! What was that? Why are they standing in front of the worst fake background ever? Why does one have shoulder pads on and the other not?

There is no chance a regular person would take this but is there a single caps/penguins fan that would choose this as your showcase? I wouldn't.

Can you imagine what would be going through your head if this was the 2nd showcase...

Posted by: SFcapsfan | December 17, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Oh man, what a train wreck! You couldn't stop watching but you knew it was horrendous! LOL! Kudos to those with the Jacoby and Dorn references because that's what came to my mind first.

Give me the tires, you can keep the car.

Posted by: taocpa | December 17, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

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