BY MICHAEL GARDNER – FAN FUEL BLOGGER
Alexander Ovechkin has opted out of this weekend’s All-Star Game in Ottawa as a result of his recent three-game suspension for an elbow to the head of the Penguins’ Zybnek Michalek.
Officially, Ovechkin explained his decision saying, “my heart is not there. I am suspended, so why do I have to go there? I love the game, it’s a great event. I’d love to be there but I’m suspended … If I’m suspended, I have to be suspended.”
Is he justified in his stance? Should it be a player’s decision as to attending the game? Fans sure aren’t paying to see a quality game, they are paying to see its stars.
On the other side of the coin, should this have even been his call to make? Why should the league allow suspended players to partake in the game?
Where do you stand on this issue. Tell us.
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