Much ado about nothing by Ovi's haters. Oh well, there might be some innocent
morons bystanders who believe the haters.
But this post is not for the two categories described above. This is for Ovechkin's fans who might run into this on some message board or on a hockey forum. So you need to be informed and prepared.
I saw the video yesterday and just shrugged, there was nothing there. But then the story was re-tweeted, the video was re-posted all over and I couldn't believe how many tweets were going out there. That's why I'd like to thank Dave Stubbs of Montreal Gazette and his blog "Habs Inside/Out".
Watch how Ovechkin hits the brakes, his skates are turned away from the kid, if he really wanted to spray the kid, he could've turn left, instead he turns right to avoid spraying the kid.
Here are some tweets about it from Nate Ewell, Director of Media Relations for the Washington Capitals:
nateewell: 1) Kid shouldn't stand in front of our bench 2) guarantee he's bragging to friends about having snow sprayed by Ovi
nateewell: @emptynetters I know you're doing your job mocking the Caps, but there's zero harm here. And the kid should. Not. Be. There.
(Update) More reaction from Montreal: