Ovechkin Explained The Rejection Of The “Match Of All Stars”: Age And Fatigue
Captain «washington capitals» alexander ovechkin will not take part in the traditional match of all nhl stars, which will be held at the end of january. Hockey player explained why refuses such an opportunity.
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Traditional comrade match among the best league players called «match of all stars» – this is a long tradition of nhl. There is such an event in other sports in the united states, such as nba (basketball) and mlb (baseball). Athletes who take part in this ivent, choose fans. Alexander ovechkin’s russian hockey player was chosen for the tenth time, but this year he will miss.
Now captain «washington capitals» 33 years old, of which he devoted 13 «capital». Last season, he with the club for the first time in his history won the main award nhl – cup stanley. Is the age of age and the severity of last season, according to the russian striker, – the main reasons for refusing to participate in friendly matches of the best players.
The thing is that after the match of all stars, which will be held january 26-27, «washington capitals» a small pause begins under january 27 to january 31). According to the media, alexander ovechkin will be suspended for the refusal to participate in the show for fans, will be removed on one match of the regular championship, which «ovi» can also spend on your restoration.
In the last matches of the nhl, the russian striker has a certain decline in the game: it does not score within six games. Before that, alexander bail records on the duration of the head. Despite this, he continues to head the list of championship snipers from 29 goals.