The 2018 Winter Games are underway and thought the men's hockey tournament has yet to begin, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin wanted to remind fans he is still unhappy about the NHL's decision to prevent players from representing their country and taking part in the Olympics.
While Ovechkin has always been very vocal about his discontent with the NHL commission Gary Bettman's decision, and it's not because it is now to late to make the team that he will hold back.
On Tuesday, NHL insider Darren Dreger was meeting with Oveckin and tweeted that at the end of the interview, he has the Russian sniper if he is watching anything going on in PyeongChang. Though Ovechkin first said he wasn't, he quickly corrected himself by saying he might watch some hockey.
And then fired another shot at Bettman.
Back in September, Ovechkin had made what many thought was his final statement on the league's decision:
"I said every time I was asked since last Olympics that nobody is going to tell me I can't play because my country was going to be allowed to ask me," Ovechkin said. "Now the IIHF and NHL say my country is not allowed to ask anybody in the NHL to play and there is nothing to talk about anymore."
But clearly there is more to talk about and Ovechkin is still bitter about the decision. He will take any chance he gets to make it known to Bettman.