Eric Fehr gave an interview to Sportsnet Radio "Fan 590" in Toronto (July 12, 2011):
The Manitoba-born forward joins Gord Stellick to discuss the trade that brought him home to Mantioba after playing for the Washington Captials and his thoughts on the upcoming NHL season.
Here're the quotes from Dan Steinberg:
Fehr praised Alex Ovechkin at length, calling him “a great leader” who is “really well liked” inside the Caps dressing room.
About playing defensing style of hockey under Coach Boudreau:
"I know for the Russian players, defense is not always the first thing on their mind, but it was definitely something we worked on last year, and I think it showed in the goals-against that the team had. It’s definitely a different style of play for those guys."
A new team Russia scout Igor Kravchuk, who lives in Montreal, also said the following:
In the last season, for more or less, Bruce Boudreau taught Ovechkin and Semin to play defense. Canadians use the words like one-dimensional player vs multi-dimensional player. In offense Ovechkin can do everything, he can beat you one on one, shoot, hit... But in defense he was lost sometimes. That's why Bruce Boudreau has set the goal to instill the desire to play defensive style to both Alexanders. As a result they started to score and assist less.
Not sure if he really followed Capitals, but it kind of resonates with what Eric Fehr said.