But if you want to play in the alternate universe and you wonder what it would be like if Ovie were a rapper and hip-hop dancer, well this is your lucky day. Unless you speak Russian you won't understand this song, but it doesn't matter, everybody can enjoy Ovechkin dancing -- and rapping to boot.
It's good to see that Ovechkin's dancing repertoire has grown so much since his Eastern Motors commercial a few years back. The singing/rapping ability is a bit better too.
Thanks to Fedor Fedin at the blog Russian Machine Never Breaks, here's a translation of Ovechkin's part of the song called Champion.
Alumni of Dynamo
8 on the back.
In the All-Star game all attention is on me.
On the NatTeam since 17
Scored 100 points in a season
Gold medal in Canada in ’08
Among the ten best players of the decade,
Stick in my hands, Rap in my headphones,
Saying hello from Washington,
Together with Sanya Belyi,
For every champion
[And then a bizarre sound that sounds like the English words "Look out!"]
Now my question is which player had a better dance and rap in a video recently: Ovechkin in Russian or former NHL tough guy Georges Laraque in this French Chris Brown rip off? (By the way, if you ever doubted how big the Canadiens are in Quebec, that should end your doubt.)
Now I'll wait for Ovechkin to celebrate a goal with his dance from this video, minus the blurred out finger part, of course.