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Dynamo Moscow will try to sign Ovechkin if there’s a lockout

Aug 25, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT

Alex Ovechkin AP

Dynamo Moscow general manager Andrey Safronov says the KHL champions will attempt to lure Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin to Russia should there be an NHL lockout.

“We will talk with Ovechkin,” Safronov told RIA Novosti. “It will be up to the head coach.”

Ovechkin played with Dynamo as a teenager before heading to the NHL. In fact, his last season with the club was 2004-05 when the NHL lost an entire season due to a lockout.

That 2004-05 Dynamo team also included NHLers Pavel Datysuk, Maxim Afinogenov and Andrei Markov.

If Ovechkin does sign with Dynamo, we imagine his contract would include an escape clause that would allow him to return to the NHL whenever a new CBA is agreed upon.

  1. bcsteele - Aug 25, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    I don’t want a lock out at all when I say this but I love hockey…so at least Xbox Live, ESPN, and the KHL have partnered so I can watch the games that are going to happen over there. It’s something until Bettman gets off his 7 million dollar ass and makes something happen.

    …and yes…I do think the owners need to make something happen because I think the players are being asked to give up WAY to much…

  2. Vintage Hockey Barn - Aug 25, 2012 at 6:49 PM

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