You know what that Tweet says? It says F-you, I'm the best hockey player in the world and I'm dating a Russian tennis player-model. Deal with it.
This is why you play hockey, kids.
Ovechkin's new girlfriend, his queen, is 24-year-old tennis player Maria Kirilenko, who has also done some modeling for Sports Illustrated.
On Monday, the Montreal Gazette ran this story, speculating about the new couple:
On pretty good authority, Kirilenko is apparently done with longtime boyfriend Igor Andreev and has taken up with … Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin.
Yup, Alex Ovechkin.
Ovechkin has been spotted at a Kirilenko practice. And she was spotted at a Capitals game – weeks ago. And practices.
Yeah, well, Ovi confirmed that one today. As is the case with most things D.C., my knee-jerk reaction was to make fun of (insert athlete, team, wife, fans, politician), but… well, I got nothing. Not only is Maria talented and dating a millionaire, but she’s also cute, and not in that slutty sort of I’m banging a hockey player way, either– she’s genuinely attractive. And she looks… nice.
I quick Googled her with the goal of turning up some dirt that sign man can throw up against the glass– nothing. All I got was this… - throws controller -
And a bunch more that are after the jump… because I know you’ll click to continue reading.