Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Ovechkin on playing both ways

This just in... The Russian Machine likes to win. And he's willing to play in both ends to make it happen. From, Ovechkin's quote after Russia's 4-0 quarterfinal win over the Czechs:

"It doesn't matter if I don't score as long as I play well defensively," said Ovechkin, who's been limited to one goal so far. "We support each other all the other time. It doesn't matter who scores goals. We're just happy for everybody."

Of course, it's easier to say that and mean it when your team wins every one of its games.

Now if only we can get Ovechkin some of the same kind of top flight talent the Russian National Team has here in DC to take some of the offensive load off him...