Russia is one of the favorites to bring home a medal in hockey in front of its home fans at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. If Alex Ovechkin, who is having a fantastic year with the Washington Capitals, can be the prolific scorer he is capable of being, Russia could very well win the gold.
And if they don’t, Ovechkin will still be wearing the pride of Russia on his feet. Most hockey skates are black, but Ovechkin’s Olympic skates are painted with the colors of the Russian flag.
Many have predicted that Ovechkin will be the tournament MVP in his home country. He has already won the award for most patriotic skates.
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