NHL labor negotiations are not going well, so Alex Ovechkin is preparing for battle, starting with an aerodynamic haircut.

Ovi tweeted the pic below with the following explanation:

im ready to fight for NHLPA!!!! Hahaha!! twitter.com/ovi8/status/24…

— Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) September 4, 2012

I was intimidated right up until the “Hahaha!!” Maybe he should add a “Grrrr!!!” in there.