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Ovechkin returning to NHL, after all

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08:13 AM ET 01.07 | So much for the threat of never coming back to the NHL. Capitals star left wing Alex Ovechkin will return to Washington early this week to prepare for a shortened 2012-13 season, according to his IMG agent, David Abrutyn. Multiple times during the NHL labor dispute, Ovechkin suggested that he and other Russian players might not return to North America if the new collective bargaining agreement drastically cut their contracts. Despite those comments, it seemed unlikely that Ovechkin would opt not to return to the Capitals. ... Ovechkin, who has lost $4,281,081 during the lockout, spent the work stoppage playing for his hometown Dynamo Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League. He finished with 19 goals and 21 points in 31 games.

The Washington Post

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January 7, 2013  08:38 AM ET

so his goals to assists ratio was 9.5 to 1. no adam oates he

January 7, 2013  08:52 AM ET

Shocker ! Strange, i cannot see the egg on his face in this picture?

January 7, 2013  08:54 AM ET

there was so much bloviating on both sides here, this is of little interest or surprise....which means we will probably go off on some weird tangent with comments as usual

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January 7, 2013  09:18 AM ET

I am actually looking forward to him play under Oates. More offensive coach might get him rolling again.

January 7, 2013  09:20 AM ET
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Shocker ! Strange, i cannot see the egg on his face in this picture?

C'mon. He is giving up $89.43 a week and planes with a rubber band on the propellers to come back here and slave for a another $4 million plus. God, you gotta admire the selfless love of the game. :-)

January 7, 2013  09:22 AM ET
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I am actually looking forward to him play under Oates. More offensive coach might get him rolling again.

I hope you're right. I thought he was sulking for at least part of the regular season last year. He reappeared briefly in the playoffs but I think he was sucking his thumb for about half the year.

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January 7, 2013  09:52 AM ET
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I hope you're right. I thought he was sulking for at least part of the regular season last year. He reappeared briefly in the playoffs but I think he was sucking his thumb his fellow Russian Alex for about half the year.

Fixed

January 7, 2013  10:01 AM ET
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Fixed

LMAO..............harsh.........but funny!

January 7, 2013  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

C'mon. He is giving up $89.43 a week and planes with a rubber band on the propellers to come back here and slave for a another $4 million plus. God, you gotta admire the selfless love of the game. :-)

Those stats while he scabbed must be a little underwhelming Slappy ?

January 7, 2013  10:10 AM ET
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Those stats while he scabbed must be a little underwhelming Slappy ?

He's in love HC. He had something else on his mind. Scoring yes........goals no!

:-)

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January 7, 2013  10:34 AM ET
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I hope you're right. I thought he was sulking for at least part of the regular season last year. He reappeared briefly in the playoffs but I think he was sucking his thumb for about half the year.

I'm guessing he will be just fine....

January 7, 2013  11:04 AM ET
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I am actually looking forward to him play under Oates. More offensive coach might get him rolling again.

I was thinking the same thing yesterday; wonder how a new system will pan out. I think I heard Jonesy on the local Philly station say he is not even a top 5 fantasy player anymore....

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January 7, 2013  11:36 AM ET
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I was thinking the same thing yesterday; wonder how a new system will pan out. I think I heard Jonesy on the local Philly station say he is not even a top 5 fantasy player anymore....

I only care about reality.

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