Alex Ovechkin Opens Up on pride night controversy of 2022-23
BY NATHAN SMITH SEPTEMBER 18, 2023 (11:42)
Pride night backlash?
A season ago, the issue of pride night became a hot-button issue in the NHL, with many players like Ivan Provorov and James Reimer boycotting the event for their teams, with Ovechkin being one of those names.
While the Capitals didn't do themed jersey's, they instead opted for pride tape on their sticks, but under the radar, it's something that Ovechkin didn't take part in, and now, he's opened up on it all.
Opening up on controversy
When asked in a recent interview, Ovechkin opened up on the backlash that those two players and others faced a season ago.
Ultimately, pride nights are a very controversial issue in the NHL, so much so that the league has now banned all themed nights for the 2023-24 season, and it's safe to say that people like Ovechkin are quite happy about that.
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