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Alexander Ovechkin’s wife, Nastya, was fired up Thursday on Instagram Story. She ripped off two headline-creating Story posts where she took aim at the NHL’s hotel room protocols. The Capitals were fined $100,000 by the league and had four Russian players ruled out for violating hotel quarantine rules.
The four players, according to the Washington Post, were in a hotel room on the road without masks and now one member of the Capitals has tested positive. Nastya wasted little time speaking up about the situation.
“Of course, only Russian players of Washington Capitals were together in the same hotel room,” she wrote on IG Story. “Of course, all of the other NHL players, when playing away, separating themselves from their teammates. Of course, you can’t catch the virus when you and your teammates sit together on the bench, hug each other when they score a goal, or when they are all together in the lounge or locker room.
“Players can’t get infected when they are at the restaurants, supermarkets, malls, etc. Virus only works in a hotel room.”
Nastya wasn’t done there. She kept going.
“And now, for all who wrote that our boys broke the rules and that it was the right decision to remove them from playing…I am glad that the truth came out, of which I was of course aware, but decided that it was not correct to talk about.
“So, as you all understand (or maybe not ALL of you), the problem was not that someone broke the rules, but that one of the players got sick and was in contact with ALL of the other players.
“So, why talk only about our guys and not reveal the test result in the beginning?
“Also, let’s not forget about Dallas and Carolina teams! They were honest about their sick players and postponed their games! They didn’t spy on who was in contact with whom in a hotel room and didn’t accuse anyone of breaking the rules.
“P.S. I will always stand for honesty and justice, especially when it comes to my family! This is my personal position and my personal opinion, for which I have full favor! Thank you for your attention and support!”
As for Alexander, he issued an apology for his actions, most likely in an attempt to move on and just get this nonsense behind the team.
“I regret my choice to spend time together with my teammates in our hotel room and away from the locker room areas. I will learn from this experience.”