Alex Ovechkin on signing a contract extension and finishing his career with the Capitals: ‘We’ll see’
A year or two ago, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Alex Ovechkin would sign a contract extension, chase Wayne Gretzky’s goal record, and finish his NHL career with the Washington Capitals. “I’ve been playing only for two teams in my life: Dynamo Moscow and the Caps,” Ovechkin said a while back. ” I don’t like too much to change teams.”
Now, things are getting a little uncomfortable.
Over the last week, Ovechkin and Capitals’ general manager Brian MacLellan commented on the negotiations three different times. None of the quotes are particularly optimistic or revealing. But maybe this is crunch time and they’re playing chicken and waiting for the first person to blink? I don’t know. Ugh, boys, just come to an agreement already.