Found August 26, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
Alex Ovechkin is coming off the worst season in his 7-year NHL career, but that’s not stopping a Russian team from pursuing him in case of an NHL lockout. KHL defending champion Dynamo intends to try and sign the Capitals star. “We will talk with Ovechkin. It will be up to the head coach,” Dynamo GM Andrey Safronov said on Saturday, according to Ria Novosti. The CBA between NHL players and owners will expire next month, and a lockout appears imminent. Ovechkin is a Mascow native and played four seasons with Dynamo before coming to the NHL. The option of returning to Russia could be appealing for him. During the last lockout, 78 NHL players went to play in Russia. We’ll see how many leave this time. Stick tap to Kukla’s Korner

Dynamo May Want Ovechkin During The Lockout

from RIA NOVISTI, KHL champion team Dynamo will try to hire Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin in the event of an NHL lockout, Dynamo general manager Andrey Safronov said Saturday. The NHL’s collective contract between the league and the NHL Players’ Association is due to expire next month, with no replacement in place, setting the scene for a lockout. “We will talk with...

“Ovechkin Isn’t Necessary”

from RIA NOVOSTI, Signing Alex Ovechkin in the event of an NHL lockout is unnecessary and would bring “no prestige”, the president of a KHL team linked to the Washington Capitals star told R-Sport on Sunday. The NHL’s collective contract between the league and the NHL Players’ Association is due to expire next month, with no replacement in place, setting the scene for a...

Handicapping the Opening Night Lineup

Although it appears that the Caps’ season will not start on time because of a work stoppage, it’s getting near that time where we look forward to the new season and what it could bring.  As such, I’ve put together a projection of how Washington’s opening night roster and lineup will be. 1st Line: Ovechkin-Ribeiro-Johansson – I outline this completely here, but in my opinion...

Neuvirth Explains His Quotes About Teammates

via Capitals Insider, Capitals netminder Michal Neuvirth has attempted to clarify some comments he made about his teammates that were reported on a Czech Web site,, earlier this week. In that interview, Neuvirth was quoted calling Braden Holtby his “weakest competition” and saying Alex Ovechkin “isn’t what he used to be.” In a subsequent interview conducted...

It’s not believed many Predators will play in Europe if there’s a lockout…

News broke this past weekend that Dynamo Moscow of the KHL would try to sign Alexander Ovechkin were there to be a lockout when the collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and NHLPA expires on September 15.You may remember in 2004-05, when the NHL became the first major professional sports league in North America to cancel an entire season, many players traveled overseas...

Morning Line

Really? Our Caps Jerseys are Ranked 27 out of 30? So said ESPN. Click here. Really? One man’s opinion I guess. No need to argue – I shall just link and let them get page views. And allow you to comment if you so desire. -Washington Capitals Owner Ted Leionsis via Ted’s Take.

Monday morning links

 Fox Sport photo  According to Todd D. Milewski of USCHO, there “could” be two NCAA championship games at the Frozen Four starting in 2014 if the NCAA committees signs of on it. This would mean that the men’s Division I and Division III “could” take place on the same weekend at the same arena. Let me just say that I am not a fan of this idea one bit. ...
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