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EA Sports Presents - From Alex to Ovi: The Story of the Great Eight - Episode 1

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EA Sports Presents - From Alex to Ovi: The Story of the Great Eight - Episode 1

EA Sports has teamed up with Sportsnet and debuted their collaborative mini-series documentary – From Alex to Ovi: The Story of the Great Eight, in celebration of the recently announced NHL 21 cover athlete, Alex Ovechkin.

Episode One takes a deep look into Ovechkin’s upbringing in Russia, finding his love for hockey in his early years and immediate jump from Russian teenager to global phenom.

For the second time in his storied career, Alex Ovechkin has been selected as the cover athlete of the EA Sports NHL series, appearing on the cover of NHL 21 over a decade after his first appearance on the cover of NHL 07. Since that time, Ovechkin has redefined flair in the hockey world, and his vibrant personality has not only inspired a next generation of hockey players, but also the next generation of hockey video games. NHL 21 promotes creativity, personality and greatness – something that the game’s cover star has been setting the standard for over the past 16+ years.

NHL 21 is scheduled to release on October 16 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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  1. Alex Ovechkin is such an interesting personality. Sidney Crosby, the other outstanding player of his generation just does not have the charisma of Ovie in my opinion. I don't want to discuss who is the more valuable player but in an overall perspective I think Ovie is the more entertaining one.
    nikethebike
    Alex Ovechkin is such an interesting personality. Sidney Crosby, the other outstanding player of his generation just does not have the charisma of Ovie in my opinion. I don't want to discuss who is the more valuable player but in an overall perspective I think Ovie is the more entertaining one.
    It's not Crosby's fault. Hockey players in Canada are taught to not show any personality or have an opinion beyond old cliches.
    This is taught at a very early age.
    It's ironic that during the Summit Series, Esposito complained about the Russian's being robots. Now it's the reverse.
    Canadian players are taught to play the same way and show no personality.
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    Money99
    It's not Crosby's fault. Hockey players in Canada are taught to not show any personality or have an opinion beyond old cliches.
    This is taught at a very early age.
    It's ironic that during the Summit Series, Esposito complained about the Russian's being robots. Now it's the reverse.
    Canadian players are taught to play the same way and show no personality.
    Sent from my MAR-LX3A using Operation Sports mobile app
    This is so true. Coming from a Pens fan, I can see this. Crosby is a class act. But Malkin is a dynamic personality. All the Russian players seem so unique personality wise. I've always found Ovi to be an exciting, interesting guy and an electric player, even if I've been upset at him at points during his career.
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    Money99
    It's not Crosby's fault. Hockey players in Canada are taught to not show any personality or have an opinion beyond old cliches.
    This is taught at a very early age.
    It's ironic that during the Summit Series, Esposito complained about the Russian's being robots. Now it's the reverse.
    Canadian players are taught to play the same way and show no personality.
    Sent from my MAR-LX3A using Operation Sports mobile app

    Yeah I think you're actually right. Back in the eighties the Canadians were the colorful individualists and the russians the drilled team players. On the other hand no team is as drilled today as the russians were back then so you can't really compare. I still think Canadians are individualists but at todays standards they are more team play than the russians seem at least.
    And there do exist some canadian personalities today too...

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