UPDATE: Washingtonian has an item on the cover selection. “Ovechkin is as iconic a smile as Washington has,” explains Washingtonian editor Garrett M. Graff. “As we were thinking about dentists and smiles, he naturally came up.”

“Going to the dentist for a lot of people is an unpleasant experience,” Graff continues, “so in approaching the cover, we wanted to do something that would make people laugh.”

(Via Alex Ovejtkin)