Ovechkin finally met the kid he accidentally sprayed in Montreal on April 21, 2010 at Max Pacioretty charity event. Frankly he didn't even spray him because he put the skates brakes opposite to where the kid was (you can check it on the video), but, boy his haters don't need to hear it, haters hate.
It's just like team's spokesman Sergei Kocharov said about Ovi:
He can walk into a burning building save three kids and they'll still find a way to criticize,
Dave Stubbs, Montreal Gazete, Feb.8, 2012:
Fast forward nearly two years to last Friday night, when into Max Pacioretty and Vladislav Tretiak’s downtown charity auction Ovechkin entered as low profile as a supernova. The first person he met in a VIP room was Jack Rubin, introductions made and memories refreshed.
They laughed, shared as much as they could about a famous few-seconds intersection of their lives, and Ovechkin signed a glossy photo of the incident frozen from its RDS telecast, Ovi’s snow spraying Jack’s legs.
“He just said: ‘I’m sorry, I hope you don’t hate me,’ ” said Jack, now a 10-year-old atom house-league centre and left-winger, of his auction-night meeting with Ovechkin.
Ovechkin is still bemused by it. At the Bell Centre last Saturday (where he didn’t snow an afternoon flag-bearer), he said he was “just doing my thing” when he frosted Jack.
“I told the kid: ‘I don’t mean to spray you, or anybody. That’s what I do everywhere,’ ” Ovechkin said of meeting Jack. “It was crazy, but I said: ‘Listen, kid, I don’t mean to do something bad to you, but right now you’re a pretty famous guy.’ ”
Will they still boo Ovechkin in the most favorite for him North American city? Probably so.