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Ovechkin recruits Caps teammate to KHL

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08:20 AM ET 10.19 | Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom will join teammate Alexander Ovechkin with Dynamo Moscow in the KHL. "I want to play hockey and it will be a good challenge," Backstrom told Swedish media outlet SVT Sports. Backstrom, a native of Sweden, had been working out with teammates in Washington, all along being urged by his friend Ovechkin to join the KHL during the lockout. "Ovechkin has been calling since he went to Moscow," Backstrom told SVT Sport. "It'll be fun. I'm leaving today." The 24-year-old centre had 14 goals and 30 assists in 42 games with the Capitals last season.

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October 19, 2012  08:54 AM ET

Please for be it to coming to KHL.

Love, Ovie.

October 19, 2012  08:56 AM ET



For my friend George to whom I owe a lot.

October 19, 2012  09:19 AM ET

Maybe they can get a one bedroom condo together.

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October 19, 2012  09:49 AM ET

Might be the only time they see each other all year.

October 19, 2012  11:08 AM ET

Newest proposal rejected.

October 19, 2012  11:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

For my friend George to whom I owe a lot.

Nice tribute to your freind George. Extremely sorry about your loss.

October 19, 2012  03:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Nice tribute to your freind George. Extremely sorry about your loss.

+1 Canuck.

(and a great performance of a great song to boot)

October 19, 2012  04:41 PM ET

Hockey?....NEXT!

October 19, 2012  05:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Hockey?....NEXT!

Thanks for stopping in today

October 19, 2012  11:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Thanks for stopping in today

gonna be a long winter.

October 20, 2012  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Nice tribute to your freind George. Extremely sorry about your loss.

Thanks guys.

 
October 22, 2012  12:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

For my friend George to whom I owe a lot.

Requiescat in pace

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