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Alexander Ovechkin revealed who is responsible for banning his tinted visor

Published February 5, 2023 at 6:11 PM
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When Alexander Ovechkin entered the NHL in the 2005-06 season, he was arguably the most stylish and electrifying player in the league.

One of the trademarks of the new Russian sensation was undoubtedly his famous tinted visor.

I always wondered why he wasn't allowed to use it after his rookie season, when he won the Calder Trophy, just ahead of Sidney Crosby.

Now we have the official answer, as number 8 of the Washington Capitals revealed who was responsible for banning his tinted visor.


"[Martin] Brodeur started crying to the league that he couldn't see my eyes. What the hell is he talking about?" - Alexander Ovechkin


Wow!

I would have absolutely never thought that an opponent was responsible for having his tinted visor banned, let alone a goalie.

Now we know that Brodeur may have had a long arm in the NHL office, as he was able to get the league's newest star to change this piece of equipment.

Incredible anecdote.
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