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On Saturday, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin participated in Ilya Kovalchuk’s charity hockey game, “From Pure Heart.” Also at the game was KHL president Alexander Medvedev.

A member of Sport-Express’s sports department caught up with Medvedev, asking a bunch of questions about the charity game and the KHL. At the end of their conversation, the interviewer asked a rote question about when Ovechkin and other Russian NHL stars might leave North America and come back home.

Medvedev’s answer was portentous.

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Alex Ovechkin Disses “The Bettman,” KHL Changes Rules

“I must shave you.” (Photo credit: Stephen Whyno of The Washington Times)

On Tuesday, Alex Ovechkin and his sweet new buzz cut returned to Kettler Capitals IcePlex, participating in an informal workout with 10 of his other Capitals teammates. Once he was finished on the ice, Ovi met with reporters and hooooooooo-weeeeeeeee did he have some choice words for “the Bettman.” Ovi also spoke about his plans if the NHL does indeed lock out its players in eleven days.

When asked if he was giving consideration to playing in Russia, Ovechkin responded,”Of course I’m thinking about it because my hometown has teams, and my Russian federation have a league. Of course I’m probably going to be there. But I don’t want to be there, I want to be here.”

Well, Ovi, Russia wants you to be there (again).

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