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Alex Ovechkin

Member Since 02 Sep 2006
Offline Last Active Nov 19 2007 06:16 PM
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In Topic: Trade Deadline Options

19 November 2007 - 04:18 AM

QUOTE(chrisdetroit @ November 18, 2007 - 12:27PM) View Post

You need to stick to NHL07 or whatever it is. We don't have the cap space for Alex O and we still have to give Z a bucket of money this summer. Let's see, who would Washington want in a trade for Alex? Z? Datsuk? Lids.

It really IS out of the question


That's where you're wrong. I'm not talking about the Wings signing him, just a rental for this seasons playoff run. Alex is still playing out the last year of his 1st NHL contract. He is only making $984,200 this season. If the Caps can't get him signed in the next 120 days (or so) before the trade-deadline, they will be forced to trade him to a playoff team as a rental or risk losing him for nothing in the summers as a free agent. So yes, Ovechkin will get a big pay raise when he signs his next contract. But if that does not happen before the trade-deadline then he would be a cheap rental for a playoff team. Yes it may cost us Flip. But it would be so worth it to make a play off run with an Ovechkin, Zetterberg, Datsyuk line.

And we've all seen how difficult contact negotiations with star Russian players can be. There is a good chance the Caps don't get the his contract done in time.

So as a rental, it is NOT out of the question.

In Topic: Trade Deadline Options

17 November 2007 - 11:30 PM

Don't forget that the Cap's are yet to sign Alex O and he could become a free agent this summer. Therefore unless he manages to turn the Cap's season around he could be available as a rental player. He desperately wants to get into the playoffs. And you know the Caps would likely prefer to send him to a Western team at the deadline if it come down to that. Check this Ottawa Sun article out....

Alex O. Ottawa Sun artile

"ALEX THE GREAT

Where exactly the Washington Capitals are in their negotiations with star Alexander Ovechkin, general manager George McPhee is not saying. He wants to keep contract talks as private as possible to avoid the daily questions and potential distractions. The Caps have enough on their plates on the ice, without any off-ice issues.

Bottom line is McPhee simply has to find a way to sign his star, who potentially could become an unrestricted free agent in the summer, but the Caps are not likely to let that happen. The question is whether the $8.7 million US, on average, the Pittsburgh Penguins are paying Sidney Crosby, will be enough for Ovechkin. There have been reports the 22-year-old has rejected that figure, but they also have been denied.

The Ovechkin pot got stirred this past week when he was quoted by a Soviet reporter, who is based in the U.S., as saying: "I don't know yet where I will be next season. I am not negotiating my new contract. I want to stay in Washington. But who knows what is going to happen?"

Who knows, indeed.

Like we said, the Caps just have to get it done. According to stats the club issued before their game last night, Ovechkin had scored three of their past four goals and had accounted for 29.3% of their goals this season. Only Kovalchuk had a higher percentage, at 30.6%. And despite that the Caps were in last place."


How great would it be to see him in the playoffs this year on a line with Pavel & Hank??!!!

As bad as the Cap's have played in the 1st quarter, it's not out of the question.

In Topic: Dom Bashers Welcome!

17 November 2007 - 10:49 PM

I hate saying but, Dom has not looked good. If the playoffs started Monday I would say start Ossy. However the fact is that we are just 7 weeks in, about a quarter of the season. Well see what's up in another 7 weeks.

In Topic: Hall of Fame Worthy Players

17 November 2007 - 10:34 PM

Mats Sundin - Yes
Eric Lindros - No
Peter Forsberg - Yes
Jeremy Roenick - No
Rod Brind'Amour - Yes
Mark Recchi - Yes
Mike Modano - Yes
Keith Tkachuk - No
Chris Osgood - No (Not Yet. A Cup this year would help)
Scott Niedermayer - Yes
Brendan Shanahan - Yes
Sergei Fedorov - Yes
Rob Blake - No
Alexander Mogilny -No
Curtis Joseph - No
Teemu Selanne - Yes
Gary Roberts - No
Nikolai Khabibulin - No

In Topic: Bettman gets his own radio show

12 November 2007 - 05:48 PM

QUOTE(puckloo39 @ November 12, 2007 - 02:03PM) View Post

maybe it will be blacked out here, much like the games Bettman and his henchmen stole from Center Ice subscribers?

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What games are you refering to? I have not noticed any games missing from Center Ice?
(Sorry to go off topic)