Dispatches From Planet Hockey: Magickal Hockey Poppets Edition

A recent story by Ben Sumner of Caps Outsider revealed that it’s not just frosty Russian beauties and GMs who find Alexander Ovechkin cuddly. A toddler decided her best buddy Ovi was the perfect companion for a brief hospital stay. It seems that Ovi, or at least his Bleacher Creature counterpart, may have a soothing effect on little ones. Not too long after the story appeared, someone added a comment that their nineteen-month-old son cuddled a stuffed Ovi while recovering from heart surgery.