To Russia for Love

Ovechkin doesn’t seem to be interested in local girls

By John Wist
|  Tuesday, Oct 26, 2010  |  Updated 7:31 PM EDT
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To Russia for Love

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LAS VEGAS - JUNE 22: NHL MVP candidate Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals is interviewed by the media at the Palms Casino Resort on June 22, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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For the ladies out there who were hoping one day the Great 8, Alex Ovechkin, might become their Great Mate, we have some bad news. It seems as though the Caps star prefers women from his neck of the woods.

“If you compare Russia and America they are two different worlds,” Ovechkin said during a recent interview with men’s magazine GQ. “People, cars, clothes. Girls’ figures. Especially girls’ figures. Why do you think that is, that when an American goes to Russia for a week, he stays for two extra weeks? Girls! And when a Russian goes to America for a week, he leaves in five days. I’m serious! There’s a statistic! Ask any American about Russia. You know what they’ll say.”

No doubt there are some of you who are thoroughly disappointed with Alex the Great's judgment. But at least you aren’t trying to win the heart of goaltender Semyon Varlamov.

“I have a true love, so I don’t look at any other women,” Varlamov said in an interview with OK! Magazine last year. “You know, I’m extremely fortunate that I met a Russian girl in America. It’s difficult to look at a lot of the local women. You get the feeling they just don’t take care of themselves … I couldn’t imagine myself being with an American girl.”

Now that is a tough nut to crack. At least Ovechkin doesn’t seem to have found his true love yet. And if looks are his only criteria, maybe you can kill him with your kindness.

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