Alex Ovechkin was shown on the big screen tonight at Philips Arena (Caps - Thrashers game). Tarik reports that everyone in the building was laughing, the Eastern Motors superstar likely included.
Actually Alex is so big that even bad commercial had a huge success. It was shown all over the country via ESPN. Who would ever heard about Eastern Motors outside DC otherwise?
The Thrashers had some fun at Ovechkin's expense tonight. Ovechkin was fine with it. Boudreau was annoyed.
"I like the stuff they do, but I thought that was over the line," Boudreau said. "I know it was all in fun, but that was over the line. I wasn't a big fan of that. If they want to mock their own players, fine mock their own players like that."
Corey Masisak, TWT, Apr. 8, 2009:
* Consider this a warning that another overblown story involving Alex Ovechkin is likely forthcoming:
The Thrashers produced a pretty funny video that ran during a stoppage in play during the first period, but Boudreau "wasn't a fan of it." It was staged like a mock public service announcement, with Atlanta's Ron Hainsey narrating about the epidemic of hockey players doing bad commericals. It included a bit about Colby Armstrong and a car dealership ad he did while in Pittsburgh -- and then ended with poking fun at Ovechkin's Eastern Motors ad.
Like I said, Boudreau didn't like it, but Ovechkin was laughing at it while standing near the bench during the stoppage of play. They also showed Ovechkin's "dancing" from the ad after the Thrashers next goal.
"They also showed Ovechkin's "dancing" from the ad after the Thrashers next goal." That, I agree, is not nice.
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