May 18, 2022

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Negative reception to “OV” in Calgary

Negative reception to "OV" in Calgary

Russian star Alexander Ovechkin was dazzled by Calgary Flames fans when he visited the Washington Capitals Scotiabank Sadildom on Tuesday night.

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Ovechkin has long been considered a major supporter of President Vladimir Putin. When asked about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Ovi told reporters that he would oppose “all wars” and that Putin was also its president. [s’il] Not interested in politics. ”

Keep in mind that Alberta is the second largest home of the majestic Ukrainian diaspora in Canada.

The capitals, which also includes Russian athletes Evgeny Kuznetsov, Dmitry Orlov and Ilya Samsonov, have been slow to issue a statement to keep themselves out of the conflict.

This reaction finally came a few hours before the game with the Flames.

“The Washington Capitals have joined the National Hockey League in condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the deaths of innocent people. We hope this dispute will be resolved peacefully as soon as possible.

The American capital team, which has had a Russian superstar as its headliner for 17 years, however, has also extended its support to its Russian athletes and their families abroad.

“We realize they are in a sensitive situation and we will offer our help to them.”

The “Caps” will complete their tour of Alberta on Wednesday when they visit the Edmonton Oilers.