Alex Ovechkin can play hockey. He can also rap. So if he's not going to play in the NHL All-Star game, why not at least invite him to perform as a rapper?
NESN Nation's Dan Duquette was impressed by Ovi's flow during his verse in Sasha Belyi's "Champion." So why couldn't the NHL work out a compromise with Ovechkin where he wouldn't play in the game but could still be a part of the All-Star weekend?