Washington Capitals: 5 Reasons Team Would Be Devastated If Ovi Stays Overseas

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Washington Capitals: 5 Reasons Team Would Be Devastated If Ovi Stays Overseas
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Capitals captain and franchise player, Alexander Ovechkin.

When Alexander Ovechkin broke into the NHL in 2005, he changed the landscape of the Washington Capitals. Now, in light of the current labor disputes between the owners and the players association, Ovechkin is threatening to stay in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League.

“Of course, I said it before, before I sign contract, that if the league decides to cut our salaries, cut our contracts for what they want, I don’t know how many guys are coming back.”

Over the past few years, Ovechkin has emerged as an integral part of the Capitals franchise. If he leaves, the Caps would be losing more than an All-Star winger.

For these five reasons, the Capitals would be devastated if Ovechkin does decide to stay overseas.

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