MONTREAL- APRIL 21: Alex Ovechkin #8 celebrates the third period goal from Mike Knuble #22 of the Washington Capitals in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on April 21, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Capitals defeated the Canadiens 6-2 taking a 3-1 lead in the series. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
Apparently there's been an Alex Ovechkin tribute song floating around the Internets for more than a year that we never heard about.
It was created by a guy named Tim Fletcher, who we also didn't know existed.
And this Tim Fletcher is also the lead singer of a band called The Stills, which, of course, we never heard about, either. Hey, the last Canadian band we found interesting was Sloan, OK? Put that in your double-double and drink it.
Anyway, the "Alex Ovechkin Song" is much like an old Russian military march and includes some lines of Ovie propaganda that would make any czar proud.
If you didn't understand, here's a recap of the best lyrics:
"He will steal puck and score on you; Greatest athlete of all the time"
"He will hit you and break your bones; Ride like eagle to glorious"
"Ride his skate like a giant horse; Make his puck score for Stanley Cup"
Ride like eagle to glorious! Brings a tear to the eye, right Caps fans?
Perhaps the greatest thing about this video is the fact that Fletcher is from Montreal. Yeah, that's not going to sit well with the folks at the Belle Centre. Fletcher reportedly told the website ChartAttack.com that he's OK with it.
"In any other situation, I'd be like, 'Go Habs Go!' But I'm going for the Capitals. I'm going for Ovechkin. Sorry."
It's all in good fun, so go ahead and give it a few listens to pump yourself up before tonight's Game 5 at the Phone Booth.
Oh, and if you're wondering, the best tribute video/song on YouTube ever still belongs to Finnish superstar Janne Pesonen. The original version included plenty of psychodelic imagery and beautiful women, but that version has been removed from YouTube for reasons unbeknownst to us. A new, less-exciting version was posted, and luckily it includes the same anthem used in the first.
Give it a go, you won't regret it.
The best part? It was great how they ran out of Pesonen highlights and just let the song continue in black.