Is it even freaking legal? :-)
Yes, it is. Do whatever you can to make the opposing team uncomfortable. I won't be surprised if the guest's locker room would be repainted before game 4 for the fumes, so that players won't be able to breathe there.
"But your Coach Bruce Boudreau complained that dressing room at MSG doesn't look good!"
It actually happened before in the history of playoffs; the guest's locker room repaint, as well as the false fire alarm that went on in the middle of the night in the hotel where Avs stayed in Red Wings - Avalanche series.
I totally agree that Rags were targeting Green and Boudreau's comment on that is very appropriate to raise awareness of the officials. However his comment on MSG (lousy and not being loud) was unnecessary, just like last year's comment on Plekanec, "Tomas who? Jagr?" Tomas scored OT winner in the next game. You never know, why give opposing team anything extra that could motivate if not Rangers then MSG audience?
And he is right, since NBC is covering the Olympics, they will be heavily lobbying NHL to participate in Sochi-2014 games. All goes well for Ovi in his dream to meet Crosby there, isn't it? :-)
Another strange thing is that NHL's contract with NBC/Versus will expire the same year as Ovechkin's 13-year contract with Capitals.
All he needs now is to pass NY Rangers in the first round. A journey of thousand miles starts with this year playoffs, or something like that. :-)
Ovechkin talks to media after Tuesday's morning skate.