Alex Ovechkin and Alexander Semin: Loving the Enemy

November 24th, 2010 by Trent Reinsmith Leave a reply »
On Monday, the Washington Capitals fell to the New Jersey Devils by the score of 5-0. It was the Capitals' third consecutive loss. Their previous two losses were to the Atlanta Thrashers by a score of 5-0 and the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-4.

After the game, the Capitals Alex Ovechkin and Alexander Semin stood in the hallway talking to the Devils Ilya Kovalchuk. The players were in the sightline of Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau and as the players spoke, one let out a loud laugh.

At the time the conversation and laughter seemed to bother Boudreau. When a reporter asked him if what was going on bothered him, he responded, “I’ll reserve my thoughts on that, if you don’t mind."

On Tuesday, Boudreau seemed less perturbed, saying, "We want to make big things about nothing. After every game in every arena you will see in the new hockey that people will be talking to their countrymen and it happens everywhere."

And that is where I have a problem.

Maybe I'm old school in my thinking, but do you think Bobby Clarke stood in the hallway yucking it up with his countrymen in the hallway after a game? I doubt it.  ...

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