Breaking: The Great eight Files A Patent

Published May 31, 2023 at 10:11 PM

In 2004, the Washington Capitals made a pivotal decision by drafting Alex Ovechkin as the first overall pick. The expectations were high, but it seems that Ovechkin didn't merely meet them; he utterly shattered them.

Ovechkin Continues To Dominate The NHL

Today, the player popularly known as "The Great 8" is just 73 goals short of surpassing Wayne Gretzky's all-time NHL goal record—a record once believed unbreakable. But Ovechkin's ambitions don't stop on the ice; he has recently applied for a patent that has been on his radar for some time.

Ovi Files Mysterious Patent

The patent application was submitted to Rospatent, Russia's Federal Service for Intellectual Property, according to Ovechkin aims to register a famous phrase he coined, along with the logo for his international hockey academy. If the application is approved, the expression cannot be used without his consent.

This particular phrase first graced the media on October 26, 2006, during a post-practice interview. When queried about his wellbeing, Ovechkin responded,

"I'm okay. Russian machine never breaks."

In addition to this phrase, Ovechkin has also trademarked "The Gr8 Chase," which refers to his relentless pursuit of Gretzky's all-time NHL goals record.

Ovechkin's legendary status as the greatest Russian-born player in history is indisputable, and his influence on the game is widely evident. With children all over the world striving to emulate his goal-scoring prowess, it's clear that Ovechkin's impact on hockey is nothing short of profound.

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