What Did We Learn About Alex?

What Did We Learn About Alex?
October 27, 2010, 3:37 am
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 11:31 p.m.

Yahoo Sports' Greg Wyshynski takes a look at 15 things we learned from the GQ story about Alex Ovechkin.

Among the facts are which team Ovechkin rooted for growing up in Russia, what an ovechka is in Russian and what his views are on extramarital flirtation.

Also on the list: Ovechkin is Russia's most eligible bachelor.

"Ovechkin was named Russia's most eligible bachelor by the Tatler during the summer," writes Wyshynski. "No word if he'll appear on the Russian version of "The Bachelor," in which contestants are eliminated each week during the dramatic Stolichnaya shots ceremony."

Potential on the Bench?
The Washington Wizards have some talented players on their bench - Al Thornton and Nick Young among them. But what is the potential of the overall reserve unit? Bleacher Report's Michael Mohajeri takes a look.

"The Wizards bench is solid," he writes, "but will need time to gel before they start to make a big impact on games. Ideally, the Wizards bench could be as strong as the Phoenix Suns bench was last year. If the Wizards bench develops an identity before Christmas, the Wizards will be in the playoffs. If not, we could see the Wizards back in the draft lottery next summer."

Skins Moving Up?
The Redskins moved up after their big win in Chicago last Sunday, but how high did they rise in FoxSports.com's NFL power rankings?

"It has taken some time," writes Adam Caplan, "but veteran DL Albert Haynesworth is starting to make an impact for Washington's defense. If he continues to do that, their 31st-ranked defense will improve greatly going forward because he is capable of being a difference maker."

Listach Staying?
Nationals third-base coach Pat Listach will not be headed to the Cubs, writes Bruce Levin of ESPNChicago.com. Listach is expected to return to Washington unless he gets a managerial job somewhere.

"Washington is bringing back its entire coaching staff under former Cubs manager Jim Riggleman, according to a major league source," Levin writes. "There was speculation that Listach might join the Cubs as either the team's bench coach or third-base coach."