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By Ted LePak

Last November, Maria Kirilenko started dating Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin. When I heard about it, I shrugged and gave it three months tops. Now it’s been ten months and I’m starting to worry she’s gotten serious with this guy. Maria is a ten and Alex is a 5 (maybe a 6 if you can find the guy a razor).

Don’t get me wrong: I like Alex Ovechkin. He’s tough, reckless, and brutal on the ice; everything that an entertaining hockey player should be. However, Maria Kirilenko is stunning and if she wants a Russian guy she should find one that looks like Marat Safin!

Why is she dating him? Are all Russian women attracted to Russian hockey players? Is that the deal? It’s certainly not the money; she’s made plenty on her own. He’s flashy, silly, and kind of funny (I’ll give him a small bonus for that) but I still just don’t see the attraction.

Bottom line is this: He might be the best player in the NHL, but he’s one goofy-looking guy. The most attractive woman in tennis is dating a guy who’s missing his front tooth. This just doesn’t add up!

(photo via Kirilenko FB)