Ooopsie, a little preview of the NHL Awards slipped out of the NHL head office on Friday as the NHL on line shopping portal, shop.nhl.com , apparently provided a sneak look at what the best dressed fans of what will be this years Hart Trophy winner will want to be wearing.
In what passes for the best that they could think of for damage control the NHL is busy denying that anything of such nature took place..
The NHL clothing marketing line will apparently include a lovely medium blue tee shirt emblazoned with the likeness of Alexander Ovechkin, who if the leaked material is any indication is this years NHL MVP.
We guess this means that Pittsburgh Penguin Evgeni Malkin and Calgary Flames winger Jarome Iginla can both go get the return back on their tuxes, may as well go in jeans to the big show, we understand that there will be tee shirts available in the front walkway should they wish to help celebrate Ovechkin's success.
The official announcement is not to be made until Thursday nights televised awards show, we hope Alexander can muster up his best surprised look for the cameras...
One thing is certain, if he has any secrets to keep to himself on the big night, don't share them with the NHL shop folks, we suspect that they have a wee problem keeping things to themselves..