The party has been going strong in Washington since the Capitals won their first Stanley Cup in franchise’s history a week ago today, but not everything is positive…
Yeah, there is already trouble in paradise it seems.
For the past week now, we have seen captain Alex Ovechkin partying it up with the the Cup, always carrying the prestigious trophy, kissing it and drinking with it, or in it for that matter.
It all started in Vegas, where the Caps beat the Golden Knights. The team partied with DJ Tiesto, who was in charge of the music and festivities at the Hakkasan nightclub at the MGM Grand, and he even invited the entire team to join him in the VIP area behind the DJ booth to party with the Cup. The famous DJ even got to hoist the prestigious trophy in the air in front of a lively crowd of fans and supporters, still with Ovechkin leading the way.
This weekend at the Nationals’ baseball game, Ovechkin was then spotted holding the Cup over his head in the middle of an inning as the ball was in play. Then in a middle of an interview, Ovi and some of his teammates broke out in the famous Queen’s “We are the champions” song.
Right after the game, Ovechkin did a keg stand out of the Cup, and then he wound up shirtless when he and a few teammates, including forward T.J. Oshie, ended up into the fountain, swimming, dancing and jumping around.
At the team’s party that night, Ovi slow danced with the trophy and held it most of the parade on Tuesday.
You get it now: some teammates are sick of it. It has been reported by TV and radio host for The Instigators Andrew Peters that “Nik Backstrom and Brooks Orpik both confronted Ovechkin on Tuesday before the parade about sharing cup with the rest of the team.”
We are pretty sure Orpik never had to do that with former teammate and Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby…
Let’s hope this does not affect the team chemistry in the dressing room next season…
Still, this makes things a bit awkward, no?