Whether we like it or not - and admittedly I like it - Ovechkin has a very enthusiatic personality. He loves to play and loves to score, which is why he celebrates goals as he does.
Ovechkin right now is arguably the best hockey player in the NHL. He's certainly the most charismatic, is definitely the most talented goal-scorer and is likely becoming the league's most marketable player.
He dazzles fans and critics alike with his goalscoring wizardry, which displays just how beautiful the game of hockey can be when played by its top stars at the very highest level of competition.
Sure, his antics can be at times a bit over the top, but if some folks are trying to suggest he's hurting the quality of the NHL game they're way off the mark here. There are some valid criticisms of the NHL product, but Ovechkin's goalscoring celebrations isnt among them.
Besides, it's not as though enthusiastic celebrations haven't happened in the past, as can be witnessed here
Might as well enjoy Ovechkin's antics now, for as he matures those celebrations will likely diminish.
Watch these goal celebration and personally I wonder, what's the buzz?? Fleury or Williams, they had far more intimidating celebrations. Oh, I got it. Ovechkin "pre-meditated" it. Ovechkin haters love it because "pre-meditated" is usually associated with the murder.
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