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About face? Ovechkin says his “soul” is with the Capitals

Dec 3, 2012, 10:53 AM EDT

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He’s threatened to stay in the KHL once the lockout is over, but Alex Ovechkin admitted recently that his “soul” is with the Washington Capitals in the NHL, where he hopes one day to win the Stanley Cup.

Ovechkin made the comments in an interview with Russian media outlet vmdaily.ru (translated by the Alex Ovejtkin blog).

The Capitals captain also expressed disappointment with the lack of interest in hockey in Moscow, noting that a recent basketball game between CSKA and Zalgiris was attended by 10,000 fans while a game between CSKA and his Dynamo Moscow side drew 3,000 fewer spectators.

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