The Capitals own Alexander Ovechkin will be rolling out the welcome mat as an official ambassador for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi (in Ovie's home country of Russia, of course). "As an ice hockey player, it is truly an honor to become an Ambassador of the Winter Games being held in my home country," Ovechkin said in a news release. "As an athlete, I'll try to do everything possible for bring the Olympic gold for the Russian team. And as a Sochi 2014 Ambassador, to help ensure that the Winter Games will be held at the highest level possible."
In the meantime, HM has returned from Chicago, a fabulous city where I saw Marian Hossa's mug all over the local media. I paid a local visit the the Blackhawk's store in search of Original Six t-shirts for the boys, but to no avail. A good time was had by all, none the less and I can attest that I probably put on five lbs. courtesy of all that deep-dish pizza and Chi-towns' heavenly cupcakes.
Meanwhile the Capitals are getting ready for Development Camp
featuring recent Capitals draft picks, select rookie players and other prospects who will be put through the paces by Coach Boudreau and staff.