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Capitals' Backstrom to join Ovechkin in KHL

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04:13 PM ET 10.18 | Like many before him, Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom has agreed to play in the KHL, according to TSN.ca. The flashy forward has reportedly signed with the Dynamo Moscow and will now suit up beside his Washington teammate, Alex Ovechkin. Backstrom is set to fly to Russia on Thursday evening, a move that could signify the player's stance on the current NHL lockout, that the two sides still remain far apart from hammering out a new CBA, and that a deal anytime soon is unlikely. The move to go play in Russia could also further enforce Ovechkin's strong words that many European players may elect to remain overseas if and when the NHL starts up again.

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October 18, 2012  08:13 PM ET

Any chance we can get a new North American professional hockey league? Ours is broken!!!

October 18, 2012  08:32 PM ET

I think Fehr needs to make a condition of signing a new agreement, Buttman's resignation. The league has no chance with him at the helm. He is hated by the fans and they pay the freight! Just one fan's humble opinion!

October 18, 2012  09:23 PM ET

Buttman's bed, needs a horses head.

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October 19, 2012  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Buttman's bed, needs a horses head.

Ha ha....good one!

October 19, 2012  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Buttman's bed, needs a horses head.

May as well....it's already got the horse's ****.

 
October 19, 2012  11:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I think Fehr needs to make a condition of signing a new agreement, Buttman's resignation. The league has no chance with him at the helm. He is hated by the fans and they pay the freight! Just one fan's humble opinion!

agree

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