Alexander Ovechkin: 3 Reasons His Attitude Can Hurt Him on and off the Ice

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Alexander Ovechkin: 3 Reasons His Attitude Can Hurt Him on and off the Ice
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Washington Capitals’ superstar Alexander Ovechkin is one of the most exciting players in the NHL today. His high energy rushes up the ice bring fans to the edge of their seats.

At the same time he is a polarizing figure. 

As good as Ovechkin is, there are a great deal of fans who roll their eyes when he is mentioned. It seems not everyone is impressed. 

Some of that comes with the territory of being a great player. It seems the more hockey success you have the more hate and vitriol you invite. 

Ovechkin is not the standard hockey player we have come to know and expect. You know, the surly quiet spoken player who just wants to put his head down and grind out wins. The guy who never says anything remotely interesting in an interview.

That’s not Ovechkin. 

Ovechkin is more carefree off the ice—and sometimes on it. 

Does this attitude hurt him? 

It very well might. Nobody is suggesting he try to be anything but himself, but there are reasons that his attitude can hurt him off and on the ice.

 

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