A good center is hard to find, but Ovi did. According to Russian newspaper Gazeta.ru Ovechkin was Dynamo's representative in the negotiations:
"I can confirm that both hockey players were in a close contact with each other and have been interested in playing for Dynamo," said Nicklas Bäckström's agent Gunnar Svensson. "Nicklas and I talked to Ovechkin several times, who actually represented Dynamo in negotiations."
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Nicklas Bäckström on going to the KHL: "Ovechkin's been calling since he came to Moscow. It'll be fun. I'm leaving today.
Gunnar Svensson also represents another Washington Capitals center Marcus Johansson, as well as Henrik Zettenberg of Detroit Red Wings.