Your savory breakfast of champions links:
- Everything we ever thought an Alex Ovechkin
DayWeekend With The Stanley Cup could be, it was. Ovi brought the Cup home to Moscow with style, flair and joy.
- Overviews of Saturday. [NHL, NoVa Caps, FiCP, WashTimes]
- Overviews of Sunday. [WaPo, NoVa Caps]
- Overview of everything. [The Comeback]
- His official Day began at the World Cup Fan Fest, where he and the Cup arrived with a large security detail to greet thousands of fans. He spent nearly three hours at FanFest, trying to share the Cup with as many Muscovites (and one dude from Winnipeg) as he could. [NBCSW, FTW]
I sped up to the @ovi8 fan conveyer. pic.twitter.com/OqIzzD4fZF— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) July 7, 2018
- Then it was time to visit the Moscow Dynamo training rink, to visit with the kids, and most importantly to present the Cup to his father Mikhail. [Moscow Dynamo (photos), Sport-Express, Metallurg.ru, Sporting News]
Ovi took the Stanley Cup for a spin around the Dynamo rink ( the only thing missing is fellow Dynamo alum Nicklas Backstrom ) #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/RaGH0SKsYE— HockeyKot (@hockeykot) July 7, 2018
- Then he hosted the most sick, most unbelievable Stanley Cup rager imaginable - at least until Sunday night, that is. [RMNB]
- Sunday morning dawned with Ovechkin taking the Cup for a casual stroll through Red Square. [NHL]
- Then he managed a few moments at the cemetery to visit the grave of his late brother Sergey. [WaPo]
- And then he came back to host a second tremendous party at the karaoke bar in Moscow. This one was both a celebration of the Stanley Cup, and a celebration of the first anniversary of his big public wedding with Anatasia Shubskaya Ovechkina. [FiCP, Vokrug TV]
- This party featured a Cup-ful of caviar...
... and the Gr8est cake ever baked.
... possibly #gr8est cake ever pic.twitter.com/dHgzLoF3rv— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) July 8, 2018
- ... and that’s a wrap.
Alex Ovechkin’s goodbye tribute to the Stanley Cup is beautiful pic.twitter.com/1pmyOyxElB— Bar South N Celly™ (@BarSouthNCelly) July 9, 2018
- Closer to home, getting Tom Wilson inked remains the Caps’ top off-season priority. [THW]
- Andre Burakovsky is going to have to dig deeper. [Stars and Sticks]
- The Caps will benefit (from a contract standpoint) from the Hershey slide for Jakub Vrana. [FiCP]
- The year in review for Christian Djoos. [Peerless]
- Finally, the headline at the top of this post refers to a song by Ovi’s good friend Timati (who was also a guest at this weekend’s festivities), so please enjoy: