The general manager of Dynamo Moscow and the Russian national team, Andrey Safronov, spoke with Dmitry Nesterov of Sovetsky Sport in an interview published on Tuesday night. In the piece, Safronov dismissed the possibility of Caps captain Alex Ovechkin’s returning to his club.
The quote itself is a bit confusing, but we’ll make sense of it.
Nothing is impossible. There’s an Italian saying: “Better late than never”.
But why do we talk about this when Sasha has a contract with Washington in place? Yes, Kovalchuk had a contract in the NHL, too, as did Radulov. Okay, I guess we’ll see.
I’ll say just one thing: Dynamo would love to have Ovechkin. And Sasha would gladly return. But there’s a contract, there are responsibilities that need to be fulfilled. Not everything depends on us and our wishes. As of now, December of 2014, Ovechkin’s return is not real.
So there is nothing to worry about.
If Ovechkin wanted to join Dynamo, he’d have tried by now. New Jersey probably could have block Kovalchuk’s move, but they chose not to, as explained as we explained last September. And despite Kovalchuk’s move, NHL contracts are still respected.
(Also, “Better late than never” is Latin, not Italian.)
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