Alex Ovechkin Crushes Jaromir Jagr

Feature Image Ovechkin Jagr 560x226Alex Ovechkin just made the hit of the Olympic Tournament. As Jaromir Jagr of the Czech Republic skated through the middle, Russia‘s Ovechkin absolutely crushed him. The hit led to a turnover, and a 2 on 1 break with Alex Semin setting up Evgeni Malkin for the game winner. The play is definitely the highlight of the Olympic Hockey Tournament so far, and featured the current best player in the world demolishing the former best player in the world with a great open ice hit :

The video is a moving target, as we’ve had versions from three different countries get removed so far. This animated gif is hosted here, and isn’t going anywhere :


Here is the latest version of the video, we’ll see how long this lasts :

Maybe NBC will eventually learn to embrace viral content and free promotion, rather than trying to squash it.