Photo Source: Sovetsky Sport "Why does God take the best?" Said Alex Ovechkin on learning of the passing of "Uncle Borya" Boris Kharlamov, father of Valeri Kharlamov, who passed away on January 27 at the age of 83. "I knew Uncle Borya and had great respect for him. He and my father often sat together at hockey games. He was a first class guy, a man of the world, and honest! To this day I still hold in my memory the episode when I was presented the Kharlamov trophy.... At that ceremony, Uncle Borya wept on my chest. Who would have thought that I'll never be able to see him again..."