REPORTER: –smile on your face when she just said his name, like, how much he means to you –
ALEX OVECHKIN: Well, because she was smiling too. She was excited about it. I was excited as well. You probably like him, huh? Yeeeeeeaaaaaaahhhh. Okay. Okay. You’re not the only – you’re not the first girl.
REPORTER: I never said I did!!!
OVECHKIN: It’s fine. It’s fine.
As someone who works closely with hockey players, lemme just add: Chirping is the truest form of respect from hockey players.