I’d like to think I’d take it easy on people if I was a sports megastar, but in reality it’s probably more fun to just dice people and put on a show
"I'd be a bloody fool if he didn't frighten me. He's freakish big and freakish strong! And quicker than you'd expect for a man of that size!"
Russian machine never break
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Is this obi guy good at hockey or something
He looks way bigger than I ever though holy shit. What a dream musta been fun.
What was the event OP?
So cool. How did you pull this off?
That’s so cool. Love Ovi! He’s such a great ambassador for the game.
His quads seem thicker than your torso. No offense to you of course.
Holy shit what a dream! Good for you, dude!
So it’s not just TV tricks and weak opponents?
Does everyone in Russia get to skate with home or something? This is incredible!!
Went to a Stars game against the Caps. Sat on the shooting side so I got to see him warm up. Holy crap his one timer is fast. Had one hit off the crossbar during warm ups, go over the netting and land right in front of me. Kept it of course but man as a goalie myself, he would give me nightmares if I was out there.
Did you fight him?
so youre telling me ovi is.... freakishly ovi?
Did you happen to play some men’s league in northern NJ a few years ago? Pretty sure I recognize you, OP.
Is almost as if he's one of the best players in the world.
What's up with your laces?
Wait is it Ovi or Ovie. Look at his stick
JFC look at the curve on Ovi's stick. How his one timers don't always go over the net is beyond me.
Клевый фото. где это было?
Oh very nice! Any other players us North Americans would recognize?
Are you 2 holding hands?
I want to hold ovis hand.
This looks like an 80s before and after photo... where the two people are obviously not the same person but the marketing team doesn't care.
Block any shots?
That's cool and all, but what the hell is goin on with those laces
Yeah but how’s his shot?
Probably why he is in the NHL
Did you have the chance to ask him if they were going to be the fucking suck next season?
Do you ever get the feeling that he was actually trying?
A buddy of mine skated with Crosby this winter...also a freakish human out there
You're one lucky guy!
I could take him in a 1v1 no holds barred fight
For his size he is freakishly fast. The sweet spot for speed is 5’10” to 6’2”
I think his childhood gymnastics helped out a great deal
That's one massive Russian flag in the background.
That’s so sick dude
He wearing sock or just shin pads lol
Check Bobby Ryan vs Beer leaguer. It's interesting.
Alexei Obechken gud hockey shooter
Being a kid even the jr teams looked crazy good. Couldn’t even imagine what this is like.
How did you get this opportunity in the first place? Do you live in Russia?
Owen Nolan showed up to a Sunday open shinny I was playing in. It was off season, he was super out of shape (beer belly style), and he was absolutely wrecking everyone out there, despite being at the end of his career and not even seemingly trying.
The speed and skill of NHL players, even below average (which Nolan was at this point) is still incredible.
Lucky mate! How was it?
I play in a beer/rec league with my dad and a bunch of his friends. i'm a high school hockey player, nothing too special, our team has 2 former NHL players, a former player for colgate and a few former and current jr A-C players. them being 45 and over for the most part, apart from me and 2 other jr players, i thought i could stand a chance against these for.er nhl players. boy was i wrong. that game i learned the dedication and skills needed to go into the nhl, and even though i'm 30ish years younger than them, they can still dice you beyond repair
What’s up with your laces?
Well he’s a pro athlete...what did you expect?
Out of all pro athletes I'd like to shake hands and meet with, I'd pick Ovi and Alfie. Very jealous. I'd get an autographed winter classic caps jersey or a russian one if I were you.
'The Russian Tank'
... and he wasn't even trying ;)
To be fair his attributes are a direct result of......THE RUSSIAN GAS
Rocking the rolled up jersey and caps wrist pads.
I think I’m obsessed with pictures of Ovi and his wrist pads.
He’s an elite pro athlete. Whaddaya expect?
HGH fueled Russian chugging 6 packs of coke, I would assume he’s strong and quick
Tell him to get Putin's tiny dick outta his mouth for me plz.
You just figured this out ?
Hmmm so he's not slow and weak. Interesting
No shit? i had no idea he was fast or strong. good to know
Uhhhh no shit
shoulda slew footed him
That’s awesome, I hope no one tried to block his shot!
He's got the Titan Pro Jr, it looks a foot too short.
Get that shit framed! I had a couple of posters in my room as a kid that I had to leave there because I couldn't get them off the wall without tearing them, and it broke my heart when I went off to college.
Who's Wayse Gregly?
What catches my eye is that he's advertising a product in his NHL uniform. Unless 7-Up was a major sponsor of the NHL or Edmonton Oilers, most athletes wear a stripped down jersey of the team they're on with no crest.
"Canada is turning 7up!" - Wayne Gretzky -Micheal Scott
Your youngest is turning 7UP
I remember when I was a kid all I wanted was a Titan stick and a Jofa helmet.
Wayne 8 rethy
“Wayne Gretzky” - Michael Scott
That doey-eyed ingénue.
Ahhh seeing the tape on that is killing me. You gotta find a frame for that.
Look at that lettuce
Did you hang that shit up with scotch tape!?
I had this exact poster on my basement wall as a kid. Now all I need is to find a GWG jeans ad with him.
What does it mean by “Canada’s turning 7UP”?
There’s a blast from the past. I remember that poster hanging in a little corner store where I grew up. If the store is still there the poster might be as well, I know it hung there well into the late 90s.
What is the store
Is Canada turning into 7UP, turning up, or turning 7?
I'd like to take this opportunity to ask a question about bilingual private label sodas.
How come Our Compliments knock-off version of 7up is called Choisi Up in French? Shouldn't it be "Choisi Haut" or something?
Nothing more 1980's than that. The hair cut especially
Man whatever happened to that guy. Kinda lost track of him once he got traded.
Not just the Titan stick but those Daoust 501’s were thee skate. No wonder Bauer had to buy & bury them...
Sick i love 7up
"Gretz holds a share 61 records in show you piece of shit don't nickel and dime the great one!"
One of the best players of all time!
That’s an AWESOME poster man !!
Oh man, Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings?!?
Going on 30 some years and I still have a dent in my right shin from a Titan.
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Poor Sharks :(
Hello Sharkness my old friend...
That’s a very nice chart. I like the results of it.
This is why it sucks being a Sharks fan, we're the Spurs of the NHL with no Cup
Somehow the Leafs are the most average team in terms of playoff performance the last 20 years despite making it 4 times in the last 15, and not winning a playoff round in those 15 years.
I don’t like this graph
We don’t always make the playoffs, but when we do... stay thirsty my friends
There's an entire generation of Hurricanes fans that don't even know what a 1st/2nd round exit is.
hahaha hahaha haha hahaaaaaaaaaaaa end me.
Ottawa = Canada’s Team
cant wake up
It’s been so long since the last time that I forgot how often Buffalo made the playoffs this century
Vegas needs to step up their game smh only 2 playoff appearances in the last 20 years 🤦♂️ they’re so overrated
Surprised the Avs are still so high when it feels like almost 20 years since they've even been bearable to watch.
God damn this hurts...
Damnit Sharks why u do dis
I don't like that OTT has more than TO
We are absurdly spoiled lol
cries into beer
I knew what I was getting into, yet still clicked.
This is exactly what it is like being a Sharks fan watching the playoffs.
God we're extraordinarily average.
I'm going to look at this every time I see a chart ranking the Penguins prospect pool, to make myself feel better.
I feel better about being Sens fan now! Stars too!!
I thought Vegas was historically good
I see the devils already gave him all the Devils merch possible. Devils bag, Devils bigger bag, Devils skate guards
did you smell it?
Some extra stuff
did you ask if you could take pictures?
Is that a love letter from Lindsay vonn?
did you smell them
I like that he’s got three pairs of skates. Would love to pick his brain on why. I think he’s a ribcor user which explains the older pair but he’s got the two new models of tacks and jetspeed as well
Where’s the Listerine?
Huh. He’s got a pair of Tacks and a pair of Jetspeeds.
What are all those boots in the trash?
Every PK post I see still hurts 😢
Is that a tennis ball in his bag?
I have the same sandals!
Dang, those pants look like they're lined with velvet.
On both skates, does it look like there's extra boot protection at the top by the eyelets or have I not seen new skates in a long time? I wonder if that's a customization us little people can get bc mine always get tore up there by the shin guards
The Tacks skates look odd. Is that AS2 Pro? Those wouldn't come out until next year. On top of that, it's on the old CCM holders
That red stick says “Palmieri”
You should have tried it on to see what it feels like to be a pro.
Come to r/hockeyjerseys and we’ll get you started on game-worn collecting.
ONE OF US ONE OF US ONE OF US
Hey will cause issues with team chemistry with the Devils as he has caused with every team he has played for . Devils fans should enjoy his tremendous talent because he will be gone in two years
Does he know you did this? Cos that’s a little weird
Dallas can’t get enough of old vets I see
Fuck yeah, Scotty. Always loved watching him play. Watched him work really hard the last year to get himself ready to play in the NHL again.
You know... I actually wouldn’t be surprised by this, good for him
thats sick. i believe Upshall can still hold his own in the nhl. hes a very intelligent man.
Definitely a low risk option with possible high reward for Dallas.
I still wonder what if about Cheechoo's PTO. Ah well.
Biz for mckenzie replacement
Fort McMurray legend!
He's been working his ass off rehabbing and getting in shape since the playoffs. Good for him to see an opportunity come out of it!
Good for him, I though he was retired already
Wish it wasn't in the Central but good for Scotty. He plays balls to the wall every shift and has a decent amount of skill for a 4th liner.
scored one of my favorite goals as a flyer! always happy to see him still going
I rented a convertible for him once. Drove it to the beach for him. Pretty nice dude.
Top 10 hockey name. Always loved him.
Supshall has elite gamer tag potential/60
According to Upshall's instagram, he's been rehabbing and training basically all year. The guy was still an effective 4th liner on the Blues a couple of years ago, and I'd love to see him back in the league.
which one is his mom?
Mom's got some sweet facial hair
She's a real milf eh
Boy, his mom is huge!!!!
she looks like a third line winger in the i-league
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