Alexander Ovechkin plans to release a rap duet with Eminem, but the Russian hockey star may have to work on his rhythm. Over the weekend, Ovechkin was partying at Club Fur in DC with DJ Tiesto. Ovechkin is known for his love of the club and once even spent $8,000 at a strip club. But before the season started, Ove told the DC media his days as a club head were over, because hockey is serous business. The NHL is barley into its first month of the season and is back to awkwardly dancing in DJ booths.
If you thought the Elton John Eminem team up was weird… it may have just gotten more bizarre. NHL star Alexander Ovechkin told Russian LIFE that he is in talks with the rapper to collaborate on a rap duet.
“This would be a big honor for me as I am a real fan of Eminem,” said the Washington Capitals captain. “I always have his CDs in my car. I will be happy just to meet him. By the way, the film ’8 Mile’ with Eminem starring is simply awesome.”
The NHL Winter Classic is not until January, but the drama is already starting in July. This year, the Pittsburgh Penguins will face the Washington Capitals at the Steelers’ Heinz Field. What is sure to be a memorable highlight in the Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby rivalry, it is Penguins winger Max Talbot who is creating friction between Alexander the Great.
In an interview with Pittsburgh radio show 105.9 The X, Talbot said: “I just hate the guy.” When asked why he had such strong feelings for the two-time league MVP, Talbot revealed his experience with Ovechkin at the NHL Awards last summer.
“Malkin (Evgeni) knew Ovechkin and introduced me to him and first impression wasn’t great. I’m not gonna say what happened, but I’m like,
‘Ok, this guy is a real douche.”
Yesterday, the NHL held a press event for the 2011 Winter Classic, as players fired pucks at the goal posts of Heinz Field.
Alexander Mikhaylovich Ovechkin (Russian: Александр Михайлович Овечкин; pronounced [ˈɐlʲɪkˌsɑndr ɐˈvʲetʃkɪn]; born September 17, 1985) is a Russian professional ice hockey left winger and captain of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). Prior to playing in the NHL, Ovechkin played for the now-defunct HC Dynamo Moscow of the Russian Superleague for four seasons from 2001 until 2005.
Ovechkin was the first overall selection in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, drafted from Dynamo after 3 seasons with the club. Because the 2004-05 NHL season was lost because of a lockout, Ovechkin remained with Dynamo for one more season before transferring to the NHL for the 2005–06 NHL season, in which he won the Calder Memorial Trophy for Rookie of the Year, scoring 52 goals and 54 assists to lead all rookies with 106 points.
During the 2007–08 season, he led the NHL with 65 goals and 112 points to capture the Rocket Richard and Art Ross Trophies. That season he also won the Lester B. Pearson Award as the top player voted by the NHL Players’ Association and the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s MVP. He is the only player to win all four awards since the Rocket Richard Trophy’s inception in 1999. He would lead Team Russia to a gold medal at the World Championships the same year.
In 2009, he again won the Hart Memorial Trophy as league MVP, the Lester B. Pearson Award, and the Rocket Richard Trophy. Ovechkin also led the Capitals to their second consecutive division title. He won the Ted Lindsay Award, which the Pearson Award had been renamed, for a third straight year in 2010, as well as being named to the First All-Star Team for a fifth consecutive season.