Max Talbot Calls Alex Ovechkin a Douche

Mark RitterSenior Writer IJuly 28, 2010

PITTSBURGH - MAY 28:  Maxime Talbot #25 of the Pittsburgh Penguins talks with linesman Jay Sharrers during game three of the 2008 NHL Stanley Cup Finals against the Detroit Red Wings at Mellon Arena on May 28, 2008 in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania.  The Penguins defeated the Red Wings 3-2 to set the series at 2-1 Red Wings. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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With the ensuing Winter Classic between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals gobbling up headlines, the plot got a little thicker yesterday when Penguins forward Max Talbot called Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin a “douche."

Talbot, who was being interviewed on a local Pittsburgh radio station, was referring to an incident when he was introduced to Ovechkin by teammate Evgeni Malkin.

While Talbot did not give a specific reason or detail the incident, he did say, “I hate the guy (Ovechkin).” Talbot went on to say, "I was actually at the NHL Awards last summer with (Evgeni) Malkin, and we brought the Stanley Cup over there after the season," Talbot told The X. Malkin knew Ovechkin, and introduced me to him, and the first impression wasn't great. I'm not really gonna say what happened, but I'm like, 'Okay, this guy is a real douche.'”

Talbot’s comments will surely fuel what is already one of the best rivalries in hockey, and it will be interesting to watch for a rebuttal from Ovechkin.

Until next time,

Peace!