Alex Ovechkin vs. Maxime Talbot: The New Rivalry in Town

July 29th, 2010 by Melissa Bauer-Herzog Leave a reply »
Penguins fans, forget about the Flyers.  It’s time to focus on our quickly developing rivalry with the Capitals. 

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, the Winter Classic will be held on Heinz Field in Pittsburgh against the Capitals.  Let the roaring Crosby v. Ovie debate begin. 

Wait...what’s that?  A new rivalry has developed?

Yes folks, while the better player rivalry between the sport's two superstars is still alive, a new player has stepped onto the ice.

On Tuesday, after the official Winter Classic announcement was made in Pittsburgh, Pens player Maxime Talbot was interviewed by a radio station and called Alex Ovechkin a “douche.”  He went as far as to say he was happy the Russian player wasn’t at the media conference.

Talbot recalled his first meeting with the superstar hockey player.  "Malkin knew Ovechkin and introduced me to him and the first impression wasn't great," said Talbot. "I'm not really gonna say what happened, but I'm like, 'OK, this guy is a real douche.'"

Ovechkin has not been reached for comment but you can ...

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