ESPN is gathering data for its “State of the Sports Union,” a 2009 survey of sports fans. Hockey makes a few appearances among the 50 questions, but Washington’s own Alexander Ovechkin is one of the choices for #35: “Who is the coolest person in sports?”
Ovechkin stands in sixth place on the 15-person list at the moment . . . comfortably ahead of 14-place Sidney Crosby, but well behind LeBron James, Tiger Woods, and Tom Brady. Head on over to the survey and vote Ovie up a few notches.