As we all know by now, Alex Ovechkin is an electric hockey player, and not just as an offensive star. He also trucks people on occasion, and being that there’s less expected contact in the KHL than the NHL (by most accounts), we could be seeing a lot of this this season:
Nice back-check, clean, separated the man from the puck – the perfect hit.
(One question unrelated to the hit: I recently saw his linemates and didn’t recognize the names. Why wouldn’t he go all Miami Heat this year, grab a couple fellow Russian stars and team up?)
By the way, good news: first person to claim that hit isn’t clean receives our Officially Over-Sensitive About Hitting in Hockey award. Please don’t.