Scoring may not be at the top of the charts thus far in the NHL season, but in the world of Russian Rap Music (an interesting version of the genre) Alex Ovechkin is seemingly top of the pops.
Ovechkin's time on the mic (3:01 to 3:25 for those scoring at home) has become the cause celebrate of the You Tube world, his helpful contribution to the epic musical stylings of Sasha Bely, with their rendition of Champion, as translated for those of us without Russian lessons, thanks to the Puck Daddy blog.
No word on whether Bruce Boudreau is going to download it onto his iPod way out there in Anaheim, the energy level on the video would seem to be a little more enthusiastic than when he and Boudrea were discussing his work ethic prior to Boudreau's dismissal by the Caps, not to mention, when it comes to being a "champion" both came up a little short last year on titles.
There also hasn't been much out of the Capitals camp these days of Ovechkin's part time vocation, though we imagine it's only a matter of time that there may be a bit of a rap on his focus when it comes to hockey, over his new found love of rap music.
Washington Post-- Ovechkin as a rap star
Globe and Mail-- Alex Ovechkin stars in rap video
Sportsnet-- Ovechkin's mid career crisis
Winnipeg Free Press-- Caps star Ovechkin raps, dances (for of ) in Russian music video "Champion"