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Ovie might not come back

Postby thepittman on Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:03 pm

“As to the future, it will depend on what kind of conditions there will be in the NHL with the new CBA,” Ovechkin said. “If our contracts get slashed, I will have to think whether to return there or not. I won’t rule out staying in the KHL, even past this season.”



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Re: Ovie might not come back

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:05 pm

I wish he hadn't sucked the last 2 years, this would have terrified the owners.
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Re: Ovie might not come back

Postby shmenguin on Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:12 pm

this is the biggest chip the players have. losing a guy who is still perceived as a star is a big deal, and no other star would be this believable.

i think AO is full of hot air, but this quote is a good move.
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Re: Ovie might not come back

Postby JeffDFD on Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:20 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:I wish he hadn't sucked the last 2 years, this would have terrified the owners.



I'm glad he sucked from a pens perspective! But yeah, it sounds more like sour grapes than anything. He is full of it...unless there is a significant salary roll back. Isn't he making 10 mil a year in NHL? Subtract taxes and roll it back whatever % ends up happening...compare that to what he can make (I think I read he negotiated 5.7 mil in KHL this year?) in the KHL tax free.
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Re: Ovie might not come back

Postby Gaucho on Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:07 pm

Posturing.
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Re: Ovie might not come back

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:38 pm

Gaucho wrote:Posturing.


Yup. Not sour grapes at all
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Re: Ovie might not come back

Postby columbia on Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:47 pm

From a free market perspective, it could benefit the league in the long run, to have someone like Ovie leave for good.
It might shock the NHL into understanding that their job is to ice the best players in the world. The NHL is the only North American sports league (no I'm not counting that US soccer league) that actually has competition for players and something like this could be a positive shock: Cut out the labor BS and get to the business of running a premium sports league.


Having said that, it's posturing.
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Re: Ovie might not come back

Postby SolidSnake on Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:12 pm

If it helps get the season going then I'm all for it.
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Re: Ovie might not come back

Postby skullman80 on Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:28 am

I don't think it really matters.

Isn't there a transfer agreement in place between the KHL and NHL now? Unless he would find a loophole like Geno did.... he is bound to his contract by the Caps.
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Re: Ovie might not come back

Postby Penspal on Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:49 am

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Re: Ovie might not come back

Postby darkstar57 on Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:22 am

Let him stay in the KHL that is where a lazy russian who has all the talent in the world deserves to play. I know we hate on him, but imagine if he had the work ethic of sid or even the new one geno has found. The guy would be a monster and could have potted 70-80 goal a season
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Re: Ovie might not come back

Postby mac5155 on Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:26 am

Well he signed with Dynamo this morning.
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Re: Ovie might not come back

Postby Malkamaniac on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:20 am

Considering that the KHL and NHL have an agreement in place to respect each others contracts now, expect Ovie back when the lock out ends. In other words, pure posturing.
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Re: Ovie might not come back

Postby Pitt87 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:10 am

Idoit40fans wrote:I wish he hadn't sucked the last 2 years, this would have terrified the owners.


Not sure why it would scare owners; players a bit past their prime have been heading to the KHL for years at this point. The number of European & Russian born NHL players is shrinking already, while US born players are on a significant rise.
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Re: Ovie might not come back

Postby AlexPKeaton on Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:50 am

I wouldn't blame him one bit if he did. You sign a contract to be paid a certain amount. If the league is going to break the contract then eff them. If the owners are going to lock the players out then eff them twice. I hope even Sid goes to the KHL and quotes something like this. Salary rollback is ridiculous and I side with the players 100% on this. Not the players fault that the owners are stupid and cannot balance a simple bank account and small market teams signing players to monster deals only to secretly know that they are going to push for a salary rollback.
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Re: Ovie might not come back

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:21 pm

Pitt87 wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:I wish he hadn't sucked the last 2 years, this would have terrified the owners.


Not sure why it would scare owners; players a bit past their prime have been heading to the KHL for years at this point. The number of European & Russian born NHL players is shrinking already, while US born players are on a significant rise.


Ovechkin is like 26 or 27
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Re: Ovie might not come back

Postby shmenguin on Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:09 pm

Pitt87 wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:I wish he hadn't sucked the last 2 years, this would have terrified the owners.


Not sure why it would scare owners; players a bit past their prime have been heading to the KHL for years at this point. The number of European & Russian born NHL players is shrinking already, while US born players are on a significant rise.


no one even close to ovechkin's relevancy has ever left the NHL. the closest candidates are palffy, radulov, and jagr in his late 30's. different ball park.
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Re: Ovie might not come back

Postby Pitt87 on Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:11 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:
Pitt87 wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:I wish he hadn't sucked the last 2 years, this would have terrified the owners.


Not sure why it would scare owners; players a bit past their prime have been heading to the KHL for years at this point. The number of European & Russian born NHL players is shrinking already, while US born players are on a significant rise.


Ovechkin is like 26 or 27


PLayed on the third line last year. In terms of performance, he is Teemu, not Jaromir.
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Re: Ovie might not come back

Postby Juice on Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:42 pm

Pitt87 wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:
Pitt87 wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:I wish he hadn't sucked the last 2 years, this would have terrified the owners.


Not sure why it would scare owners; players a bit past their prime have been heading to the KHL for years at this point. The number of European & Russian born NHL players is shrinking already, while US born players are on a significant rise.


Ovechkin is like 26 or 27


PLayed on the third line last year. In terms of performance, he is Teemu, not Jaromir.

wat
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Re: Ovie might not come back

Postby newarenanow on Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:20 pm

He'll be back.
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Re: Ovie might not come back

Postby Lesky on Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:58 am

Pitt87 wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:
Pitt87 wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:I wish he hadn't sucked the last 2 years, this would have terrified the owners.


Not sure why it would scare owners; players a bit past their prime have been heading to the KHL for years at this point. The number of European & Russian born NHL players is shrinking already, while US born players are on a significant rise.


Ovechkin is like 26 or 27


PLayed on the third line last year. In terms of performance, he is Teemu, not Jaromir.


Lol wut.
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Re: Ovie might not come back

Postby shoeshine boy on Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:29 am

Ovi and his family love living the life of rich Americans. he'll come back.
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