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#pounditSunday, April 11, 2021

Alex Ovechkin says Ryan Getzlaf has hair envy (Video)

Alex Ovechkin has a perfectly reasonable explanation for why Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf was incensed after his team’s 5-3 loss to the Capitals on Sunday night. And it has nothing to do with Getzlaf’s accusations of repeated diving. No, it’s all about the hair, or in Getzlaf’s case, lack thereof.

In case you missed it, Getzlaf took issue with what he perceived as Ovechkin’s repeated embellishments on the ice.

“I didn’t know he was going to dive tonight the way he did all over the f—ing ice,” Getzlaf said via Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski. “That part of it’s a little (more) embarrassing, pardon my language. He’s a great player. He’s going to score goals and make plays. That other stuff’s embarrassing.”

getzlafOn Tuesday, Ovechkin explained his side of things.

“Maybe he’s just jealous. All that kind of stuff. I have hair, he don’t have hair,” Ovechkin told reporters with a smile via
Sportsnet.ca
 prior to Tuesday night’s game in Pittsburgh.

The photo tells all:

Ovechkin, who scored twice and drew two penalties in Sunday’s win, went on to deny any allegations of diving and chalked it up to Getzlaf’s frustration with Anaheim’s second loss to Washington in 10 days. You can judge for yourself if Ovechkin was putting on a show after taking a slash from Getzlaf.

Getzlaf was in a much better mood Tuesday when reporters let him know about Ovechkin’s hair joke. Sounds like a man who is comfortable in his own skin, especially the large swath of it atop his head. (Video via Puck Daddy).

 

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