Photo: Dave Sandford
In an interview with SovSport on Saturday, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was asked straight up if he wanted to return to Russia next year. Ya know, to debunk the rumor once and for all so we could all move on. Instead, Ovechkin left the door open for a possible return and even sounded like he has put a lot of thought into the idea.
Sasha, the persistent rumor that you will return to the KHL in 2015 is around. Please debunk it or give hope to the fans.
Alex Ovechkin: We’ll see. There are a lot of nuances in this matter that need to be considered as well as potential obstacles.
AO: I’m telling you, to make a KHL return there should be more than just a player’s desire. All factors should come together for it to go through.
So the probability of the comeback exists? You didn’t say no…
AO: Of course it does. But how to do? It’s hard. I have a contract with Washington for six more years. All my thoughts now are about playing for the Capitals and compete for Stanley Cup.
Here’s a few more snippets from the interview:
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