Should the IOC punish Alex Ovechkin?

Or at least make a statement....something stupid about it being bad for their image? This writer thinks the NHL (or the Caps) should suspend him! I think that is pure silliness.....I hope the lady just sues him so he has to get 5$ haircuts instead of the 10$ cuts he gets now. ... show more Or at least make a statement....something stupid about it being bad for their image?

This writer thinks the NHL (or the Caps) should suspend him! I think that is pure silliness.....I hope the lady just sues him so he has to get 5$ haircuts instead of the 10$ cuts he gets now.

http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/31779-THNcom-Blog-Ovechkin-shoving-incident-a-suspendable-act.html
Update: Red-White-And Blue---Not really comparable though, are they? One is celebrating with some champagne and a cigar after winning. Who hasn't done that? If LA won the cup, would it matter if Drew Doughty sipped champagne afterwards...not hurting anyone, just celebrating. Many parents allow their children to have a... show more Red-White-And Blue---Not really comparable though, are they? One is celebrating with some champagne and a cigar after winning. Who hasn't done that? If LA won the cup, would it matter if Drew Doughty sipped champagne afterwards...not hurting anyone, just celebrating. Many parents allow their children to have a toast at a wedding or a drink on New Years Day. Not a big deal.

However....when you assault a WOMAN as a result of being a SORE LOSER (by your own admission that is what it was)...I think that is another can of worms entirely. As I am sure we might see the aftermath of this....would not be surprised at all if a civil suit were to follow....however, we shall wait for the whole story to surface first.
Update 2: Phil- Are you comparing on-ice infractions to assaulting a WOMAN fan?
Update 3: VIP...sorry, 14$-http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=92094
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