Melissa (tigtogiba34) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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One week into the season and we already have a scandal involving Ovechkin... well his Momma at least



Beef of the year: Alex Ovechkin's mom vs. Gary Bettman

Alexander Ovechkin’s mother Tatyana is upset the National Hockey League hasn’t committed to releasing its players for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

“How can [commissioner Gary] Bettman not let them play?” Tatyana, herself a member of two gold-medal winning Russian basketball teams at the Olympics, told the Washington Post. “Doesn’t he understand what Olympics are? Let him read books. Let him study history. They stopped wars in ancient Greece for the Olympics. Wars. And he can’t stop his league for two weeks? This is nonsense.”

Ovechkin, a sniper with the Washington Capitals and fellow Russian superstar Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins have both said they would risk suspension by the NHL to play in the Games.

Capitals owner Ted Leonsis also supports his star player.

“It’s a players’ league, you know, and the players want to do it. And they should have a strong voice,” he told the paper.

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you hear that Bettman, WARS!
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