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Posted at 7:30 AM ET, 12/31/2010

Ovechkin's Winter Classic skates

By Dan Steinberg


Alex Ovechkin has sometimes been called the most NBA-y guy in the NHL, and the Winter Classic will provide another piece of evidence. Just as NBA stars have debuted custom All-Star Game sneaker models -- guys like Jordan, Kobe, LeBron, and yes, Gilbert -- Ovechkin will be busting out these special edition CCM U+ Crazy Light skates for the Winter Classic.

Ovi's camp has worked with CCM since the summer on the skates, which feature Caps red, the Ovi8 logo in yellow and the names of Ovechkin's brother and grandfather. The skates will be available at retail in a few months, without the references to Ovi's family members.


By Dan Steinberg  | December 31, 2010; 7:30 AM ET
Categories:  Caps  
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Comments

like Ovi would say... sick

Posted by: heathdog1119 | December 31, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Nice skates!! Speaking of 'sick', is it me, or is all the coverage of the Winter Classic on the NHL Network been so pro-Crosby/anti-Ovechkin??

Go Caps!!! Bury the Pens!!!

Posted by: marcarutledge@yahoo.com | December 31, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Sweet skates. Retail value???

Posted by: SigSal11 | December 31, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

do the skates light up when Ovie scores?

Posted by: sa11231 | December 31, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

even though I'm a Bauer guy, I like 'em. Hope they add even more jump to OV's game!

Posted by: Hattrik | December 31, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

just saw these on Ovi and googled it... found the ccm ovi skate at icewarehouse.com. $599

Posted by: score2 | January 1, 2011 9:10 PM | Report abuse

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