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Ovechkin sees permanent NHL defections

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08:19 AM ET 09.05 | Wearing a new cropped haircut, Alex Ovechkin came with some attitude to the Caps practice facility Monday. "I think it's not fair for us," Ovechkin said when asked how he felt about proposed cuts to contracts that were agreed to under the previous collective bargaining agreement. "Why they sign us to long-term deals and that kind of money, too, after that, when the CBA is done they want to cut our salary?" ... "If they going to cut a percentage of the contract and years I don't think lots of guys who signed American deals are going to come back and play here. It's not reasonable to be here."

The Washington Post

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September 5, 2012  08:47 AM ET

Ovi take your slew footing whining hiney back to Russia if you don't like

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September 5, 2012  08:54 AM ET

I want to see the new 'do. There is your mission for today, interns!

September 5, 2012  09:08 AM ET

see...now THIS is the kind of stuff that turns fans off. (of both sides)

September 5, 2012  09:11 AM ET

Dah svidaniah, tavarish Alexei! Don't let the door hit you in the **** on the way out to the KHL. You haven't done much around here recently anyway.

September 5, 2012  09:15 AM ET
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I want to see the new 'do. There is your mission for today, interns!

More of a don't than a 'do.

September 5, 2012  09:30 AM ET
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I want to see the new 'do. There is your mission for today, interns!

I just want hair. Cropped, short, long, black, brown gray...............whatever.

September 5, 2012  09:31 AM ET
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More of a don't than a 'do.

OK. Don't do that ... unless you get arrested in Kazakhstan for trying to hump a hairy goat. Then you'll get it for free.

September 5, 2012  09:55 AM ET

Wow Ovie looks like a serial killer these days.

September 5, 2012  09:58 AM ET
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Wow Ovie looks like a serial killer these days.

Guest star on Breaking Bad?

September 5, 2012  09:59 AM ET

Good Luck on the planes over there.......

September 5, 2012  10:04 AM ET

When did Charles Manson take up hockey?

September 5, 2012  10:12 AM ET
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When did Charles Manson take up hockey?

I thought it was Sinead O'Connor.

September 5, 2012  10:20 AM ET
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I thought it was Sinead O'Connor.

Hahahahaha

September 5, 2012  10:23 AM ET
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I thought it was Sinead O'Connor.

Not butch enough.

September 5, 2012  10:43 AM ET
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Agree to a point, but if these guys signed to big money long term deals keep pulling Gomez's, why the hell should they keep making the big loot?

I was going to agree with Ovie. I mean the owners sign a contract, and they should live up to the terms of the contract. You make a good point, though that some guys will phone it in when they have the guaranteed payday.

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September 5, 2012  11:17 AM ET
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I was going to agree with Ovie. I mean the owners sign a contract, and they should live up to the terms of the contract. You make a good point, though that some guys will phone it in when they have the guaranteed payday.

Which is why contracts should have a base salary and loads of incentive clauses. No greater motivator than knowing if you perform well, your paycheck is higher.

September 5, 2012  11:19 AM ET
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though that some guys will phone it in when they have the guaranteed payday.

I do that already without a guarantee :)))

 
September 5, 2012  11:29 AM ET
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I do that already without a guarantee :)))

Sooooo, you work for a phone sex operation? ;)

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