Been here, done that

Seven years and zero rings after he first captivated fans, has Ovi lost DC?

Originally Published: October 3, 2012
By Sarah Turcotte | ESPN The Magazine

ON AN APRIL MORNING in 2008, Alex Ovechkin emerged from behind a wall at the Capitals' practice rink in Arlington, Va., hair unkempt and flashing his signature gap-toothed grin. Hundreds of red-clad fans had packed the Kettler Capitals Iceplex, which sits atop a shopping mall, just to see Ovechkin skate for five minutes. As No. 8 took the ice, grown men squealed like tween girls at a One Direction show. They loved him.

But love can be fickle. "Sometimes things change," ...

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