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Alexander Ovechkin refuses to attend major event for the NHL

Published January 5, 2024 at 2:33 PM
Alex Ovechkin is one of the most popular players in the entire NHL. Despite a down year, Ovechkin is still one of the most sought after players when it comes to fan interactions. With Ovechkin's career winding down, fans continue to hope for every opportunity to watch the superstar.

Despite fans wanting to see Ovechkin, The Great 8 isn't so open to showcasing his talents. Instead Ovechkin is hoping for a few extra days or rest and relaxation to help him continue his chase or Wayne Gretzky's goal record.

According to Tarik El-Bashir Ovechkin has informed the the Capitals that he isn't interested in attending this year's All-Star Game.

#Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin has notified the team that he prefers to skip the 2024 NHL AII-Star Game.

Ovechkin, who is now 38, has just 8 goals and 16 assists through 36 games this season. This is the worst production of of Ovechkin's entire career and could drastically derail his attempt to catch The Great One.
January 5   |   680 answers
Alexander Ovechkin refuses to attend major event for the NHL

Will Alex Ovechkin break Gretzky's record?

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