A Rarely Seen Talent

CREDIT: Scott Cunningham, Getty Images
Without the help of Kukla’s Korner, OFB would probably have missed the following:

An exotic, exciting, never-before-seen-here species was sighted yesterday in B.C.’s Lower Mainland.
It was a hockey player, but a strange one. He possesses explosive speed, an equally dynamic shot, the ability to drive Colorado Avalanche defencemen through the glass and pucks into the net while prostrate, Ringo Starr’s haircut from 1963, a double-black-diamond ski slope for a nose and a disarming smile through which he tells bad jokes in two languages.
Witnesses in Burnaby, a suburb of Vancouver, were initially confounded by the subject’s sudden appearance, but investigators were able to identify him as Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals. (read the full article here)

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1 Response to A Rarely Seen Talent

  1. pepper says:

    Quote:
    “Ovechkin refused a translator and told reporters in broken English how he’d always dreamed of playing in the NHL and couldn’t wait to cross the Atlantic. Reserved and stoic, Malkin spoke only through a translator and looked left over from the Cold War, as if he couldn’t wait for interviews to end so he could rush off to buy pantyhose and Duran Duran CDs.”
    That’s awesome.

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