1. Sean Avery, meet Alex Ovechkin
The game's most controversial player meets the game's best goal scorer. Each is a showman in his own way. We all remember what Avery did to Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur in the first round last season. What will he have in store for Ovechkin? It remains to be seen how often they'll be on the ice together, but when they are, will Avery target Ovechkin and try to get under his skin? And will Ovechkin let it get to him? Curious minds want to know.
Ovechkin's interview to Sport-Express, July 18, 2008:
Kasparaitis used to be called the main freak in the NHL. Who is the chief freak now?
Sean Avery. He is a real clown. He loves to provoke his opponents. Once in the playoffs he stood in front of Brodeaur and did some crazy dancing.
He probably tried to divert the attention. He was waving hands, his stick, serpentined like a worm. Tried everything except maybe sticking out his tongue.
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