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Dynamo Moscow president says he’s “against” adding Alex Ovechkin

Aug 26, 2012, 6:21 PM EST

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It appears that not every Dynamo Moscow executive is too eager to bring Alex Ovechkin to the KHL.

Unlike their GM Andrey Safronov, team president Arkady Rotenberg told R-Sport that he’s “actually against” adding Ovechkin in the event of a lockout.

“I’m actually against it. And I don’t see any prestige in it,” Rotenberg said. “I think that Ovechkin isn’t necessary.”

That being said, he gave himself some wiggle room if fellow front office members push the subject.

“I don’t know. If they persuade me strongly,” Rotenberg said.

Perhaps it will come down to head coach Oleg Znarok, then, as Safronov essentially passed the buck to him too.

Ovechkin played with Dynamo Moscow before making the jump to the NHL, so there’s an obvious history between the player and team.

  1. mrwings787 - Aug 26, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    This guy is full of it. He would love to add Ovi. Ovi is one of the best players in the NHL and would dominate the KHL

  2. Vintage Hockey Barn - Aug 26, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Reblogged this on .

  3. semin28 - Aug 28, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    The last thing ovi has to worry about is finding some where to play hockey

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