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Alex Ovechkin rocks ridiculous cowboy hat, holds dog for charity calendar shoot (pics)


On Tuesday after practice, several members of the Washington Capitals draped themselves with silly props and held dogs for an upcoming calendar that will benefit Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, a charity chosen by the players’ wives and girlfriends.

Mike Green’s wife headed up the shoot as photographer and if these snapshots from the shoot are any indication, she captured some truly hilarious photos of Capitals players, including her hubby, as well as Niklas Backstrom and many others.

But the best one of all will undoubtedly be Alexander Ovechkin. The Mad Russian rocked a silly cowboy hat and crocs — among other props — and posed with a pit bull. It is nearly absurd how comical Ovie appears in the candid shot.


Once again, absurdly comical. Good on you, Ovie. Anything for a good cause, right?

Furthermore, it’s not like it’s the first time Ovechkin has looked ridiculous in a photo. And it certainly won’t be the last.

Oh, and here’s one additional photo from the shoot: Nicklas Backstrom sporting a party hat and wacky tie:


Gold, Jerry. Gold. If you look close enough, you can almost see that the dogs are embarrassed for their human photo shoot colleagues.

(more photos available for viewing at D.C. Sports Bog and Russian Machine Never Breaks)