Former NHL journalist calls Ovechkin a coward, accuses Ovi of black-listing him

Published February 25, 2022 at 9:01

Alex Ovechkin has been in the news for the last 36 hours, really through no fault of his own, but that continues as Russia proceeds with their invasion into the Ukraine.

Today, though, a former NHL employee and journalist has shared his opinion on Ovechkin, and he's also shared allegations that Ovechkin black-balled him from the NHL. Reporter Slava Malamud, started yesterday off with the following tweet about Ovechkin:

A f***ing coward. He was always a f***ing coward. He will d** a f***ing coward.
He was a f**ing coward back when he got me black-listed by the NHL and then lied to my face about it. He is still one. Can't even own up to his words.
A despicable f***ing coward. His ONLY legacy.

Malamud didn't stop there as he chose to dig into Ovechkin's past even further:

Ovechkin is a despicable person and a coward. He was basking in his adulation of Putin when he knew he could hide behind @CapitalsPR, his guard dog @SergeyKocharov and stock phrases about "I am not politic" It was safe then. Now, when I am no longer the only one asking, he hides.

They are frantically writing more non-answers for him. They are thinking up excuses. They will want you believe that his family is held hostage. Nobody held his family when he fronted Putin's campaign. Nobody forced him to support the 2014 invasion. It's all lies. Everything.

The Capitals want to protect their brand. They think it will all blow over some day, and meanwhile there is still a shit ton of jerseys to sell and records to hype. Their star has blood on his hands. This is one thing they don't want you to talk about. TALK ABOUT IT.'

I've been screaming about this for 8 years. I've been urging Western media to take a look at Ovechkin and the damage he has done.
I have been ignored, insulted, threatened. My livelihood was taken away from me. @SergeyKocharov, Ovechkin's lapdog, had me banned from the arena

The @Capitals strong-armed the NHL into black-listing me. All the while, I have been saying the same thing: Ovechkin is not who you think he is. He is a dictator's lickspittle who has actively encouraged the invasion all the way back in 2014. Do you believe me now?