Alexander Ovechkin Calls NHL Owners 'Clowns' Via Twitter

Matt Schreiber@@schreiberstakeAnalyst IIINovember 10, 2012

MONTREAL - JANUARY 24:  Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals skates during the Honda NHL Superskills competition as part of the 2009 NHL All-Star weekend on January 24, 2009 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Alexander Ovechkin took to Twitter to express his feelings about the NHL team owners.

Ovechkin's remarks were to defend NHLPA head Donald Fehr against accusations that he wasn't properly communicating their most recent offer to all of the players (according to

Do with his complete remarks as you please. It is almost difficult to put together what he was trying to say.

Hahaha Whata clowns!!!....Don tell it all.Bla blah ...make a deal instead of talk about Don!

— Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) November 10, 2012

Perhaps he had a few typos and was trying to say, "What a bunch of clowns. Don (Fehr) told us everything about your most recent offer. Blah Blah. Make a deal instead of talking about Don."

This comes as a surprise considering that Ovechkin has been consistently stating that he loves playing in the KHL and would consider staying in Russia

You just never know with Alexander Ovechkin. The guy has the whole arsenal of tricks in his bag. He can light the lamp on command and knock people on their backs as he pleases. Except when it comes to being serious, it's hard to get a read on the guy.

As NHL-starved fans patiently wait for this lockout to end, the last thing they want is for players to act out. Tweets such as Ovechkin's can sometimes force fans to take sides in the disagreements. 

As fans, we just want them to get back to playing hockey. The players and owners are already making boatloads of money, yet there are people all over the world suffering from starvation. Just get back to the rink so we can enjoy the greatest game played on ice.