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Alex Ovechkin Would Never Sing ‘Thank You For Being A Friend’ To Sidney Crosby

Why? Several reasons. First off, Ovie wasn’t afforded the pleasure of watching Golden Girls while growing up in Russia. Actually, I’m pretty sure that Bea Arthur vehicle just arrived in Russia, in the same shipment as Cinderella’s Night Songs album, so I’ve heard.

Secondly? Ovechkin doesn’t even consider Sidney Crosby a friend to begin with, so I would he ever think to serenade Sid with a song about friendship in the first place? Duh. Think about it, people. Do I have to spell everything out for you?

This is what Ovie recently had to say about his hockey nemesis (via D.C. Sports Bog):

“I respect him like a player, like a person, but he’s not my friend,” Ovechkin said. “It is what it is. We play for different teams and different cities. So me and him never gonna text each other right now, heyyy buddy, what’s up, what’s going on, what were you doing last night?….Maybe in the future, I don’t know, in 10, 15 years, when we’re gonna stop playing hockey, we’ll just call each other, open a beer and say hey, what a great life we have.”

Ha. I could totally see that happening. Sid and Ovie, many years from now, in their golden years, cracking open a beer or two and discovering that the differences between them were not as severe as once believed and that they have more in common than they ever thought. The next thing you know, they’re moving into a house in Miami together, along with Betty White and Ovechkin’s curmudgeonly and cantankerous mother, Tatyana. Boy, would that be a hoot and a holler, or what? Yeah, probably what.

Ovechkin on Crosby: “He’s not my friend” [D.C. Sports Bog]