07:39 AM ET 09.13 | During a summer trip to Russia, Adam Oates managed to run with Caps star Alex Ovechkin for a night in Moscow, something he called the "whole Alex experience." He added that he wasn't just giving Ovechkin the usual spiel about improving. "He can be much, much better," the coach said. "I look at him as still a player in transition. He's still young; he's still getting stronger. He knows the game. I think he's at a place that if we can find more ways for him to score, I'd love to also see him create more chances for his teammates. It's not necessarily a numbers thing; it's more an evolvement of the game." Ovechkin agreed he can get better in this his ninth NHL season. "I feel still young," he says when asked if he is beginning to feel like one of the old guys on the roster. "I'm still only 27."