Alex Ovechkin to Nicklas Backstrom during interview: ‘You gonna sign six more years and then I’ll sign for five more years’
With Nicklas Backstrom entering the final year of his 10-year contract, and Alex Ovechkin in the penultimate year of his own 13-year contract, conversation has naturally turned to whether the duo will be looking to re-sign with the Capitals. With Backstrom already stating that it “felt like it was yesterday” that he signed his last contract, and Ovi wanting to “play until I can’t play,” the pair have dropped several strong hints that they have a desire to remain in Washington.
While on the Capitals Talk podcast with Rob Carlin, Backstrom reiterated his stance that Ovi could catch Gretzky’s record, and Ovechkin also teased that the two could potentially sign their next contracts to expire together.
And what is it they say? Once is luck, twice is a coincidence, three times is a pattern.