Report: Nick Backstrom Joins Alex Ovechkin at Dynamo Moscow

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Swedish site Sveriges Television is reporting that Nick Backstrom has signed with Alex Ovechkin‘s KHL team, Dynamo Moscow, for the remainder of the lockout. Details are sketchy, and who knows how long the lockout will last, but it seems like the band is getting back together. Kinda/sorta.

According to SVT (and via the inscrutable magic of Google Translate) Backstrom said, “I want to play hockey and this will be a fun challenge.” Backstrom also says Ovechkin convinced him to sign.

This is great news for the two BFFs, but let’s hope CBA negotiations this week result in an even bigger reunion soon.

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The National Hockey League and the Players Association have made progress in the last few days towards ending the lockout, but the season’s not on yet. And that means one thing: more articles prying into the players’ personal lives based off Twitter posts!

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