...And suddenly in the doors of Dynamo training center in Novogorsk appears... the Washington Capitals forward, 2008 world champion Alexander Ovechkin with the soccer ball in his hands.
Q.: Sasha, did you come to play soccer with the guys?
A.: No, I am not playing soccer. It's just a guy from the second team asked me to drop the ball here.
Q.: So why did you come to the center?
A.: I am going to workout. On the ground.
Q.: Will you go on the ice?
A.: Only on August 15th. It's too early now...
"We came here together, but on different cars," laughs Michael Victorovich, Ovechkin's Dad, who walked in following his son. "We came for training. I certainly won't, but he will, for sure."
As soon as Ovechkin appeared in Novogorsk, he was immediately surrounded by his former teammates.
A look by Ovechkin: how rapidly everything is changing in our center without me...