It is the jubilee that Alex Ovechkin always pictured. After 12 anguished off-seasons reflecting on missed opportunities, he’s hosting a Stanley Cup party with his family and friends after bringing the chalice home to his native Russia.
But even surrounded by all the people closest to him, ‘Ovie’ can’t let every last hair on his head down. He’s personally invited a special table of guests consisting of media members who crossed the Atlantic to write stories on his days with the Cup. They take part in the celebration, and he makes a point of holding a media-availability session during the festivities. He can’t help but share himself with the world. “When it comes to access, he embraces the responsibility of being a captain and being one of the faces of the NHL,” said Sergey Kocharov, the Ca...
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