In this video Tarik basically echoes Slava Malamud on Ovie skating upright (which I kind of share). But I can tell you this: it could be a big reason or excuse for Ovie to skip the practice and go with Kapitonov, especially if Dmitri is in town for a short time. You know, Kapitonov tunes, but once. :-)
Kapitonov made a superman from Ovechkin. Kapitonov ended Ovechkin's slump last year. Kapitonov is worth of skipping the team's practice. He is that good and Boudreau knows it.
As of Ovechkin nursing an injury and playing on painkillers last year? He went to Quebec after that and got gold for Russians after 15 year drought.
"Russian machine never break"!
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