Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/8/13
In the past week Dynamo Moscow’s general director Andrey Safranov has made several comments about trying to bring Capitals star winger Alex Ovechkin home to Russia and the KHL. Safranov went so far as to say that Ovechkin wants to return to Russia in his most recent statement which the good folks at Russian Machine translated. There are any number of reasons why the likelihood of Ovechkin abandoning the NHL at this stage of his career is slim. From his current contract with the Capitals which has eight years and $79 million remaining on it his status with global endorsement deals and according to General Manager George McPhee his drive to succeed in the NHL. McPhee declined to comment directly Wednesday on the statements made by Safranov “That’s a question I’ll probably duck for a long time” he said. But McPhee did say that he’s never doubted Ovechkin’s desire to play in and be a part of the NHL. “When we were trying to sign him the first time around we had just come out of a loc...
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