Ovechkin Over Checks, Pigs Flying As Brad Richards Scores, Amar’e Stoudamire

While we’re waiting for Cam James to overcome his technical difficulties to post his column, here’s a brief gap-filler.
NEW YORK, NY – In a bizarre twist, Washington Capitals Russian super star, Alex Ovechkin – a human wrecking ball that can score in his sleep – took out his own teammate with a check. Martin Erat was chasing New York center Derek Stepan as he raced for a loose puck in the Capitals’ zone. In came the Russian Wrecking Ball (who we’d LOVE on our team) and all hell broke loose. Adding insult to injury – literally – both Erat and Ovechkin were sent to the box. Further, Ovechkin may have erased Erat from Game 5. Coach Adam Oates told reporters that it was “…upper body injury and he [Erat] would be re-evaluated on Thursday. In other words, he’s got a broken neck and he’ll miss some shifts.

rangers-v-washington-capitalsMeanwhile, snowballs were being thrown in Hell, pigs were flying and Brad Richards scored a goal! Don’t believe it? Neither did we. But he did and we’ve included his post-goal celebration picture, which is rarer than a platypus sighting in the East River.

amare_20stoudemire_2002Switching to the hardwood, Amar’e Stoudamire is saying he’s back. But do the Knicks want him back? Do they need him back? He like Amar’e – despite his annoying apostrophe but Willis Reed he ain’t. As long as he’s willing to be 8-10 in the rotation, fine. But other than that, he’ll likely be an anchor.

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