Well, things are getting more interesting very day. Ovi says that interview was fabricated. I wish he could say, I didn't give an interview, but it's true, my heart and soul is with Washington Capitals.
Alexander Ovechkin, who had a primary assist in the victorious game vs. Locomotive (3-1), said that so far he did not receive any news from overseas, in spite of some progress in negotiations between the union and the NHL over the collective bargaining agreement, reports from Luzhniki SE correspondent Michael Zislis.
How do you feel about the rumors of the imminent end of the lockout?
Guys, I do not know anything specific. I haven't heard any new development in the negotiations. There are still no news from overseas so far.
In a recent interview you said that you would like to come back to North America as soon as possible.
I did not give this interview. Press Attaché of the club called the newspaper and tried to investigate how it could happen. As for my "desire" to return, I have already said it three hundred times on this subject. Now I am going to tell you about it three hundred and first time. So far there is no progress in the negotiations across the ocean and I stay with Dynamo. In recent days, however, I haven't made any calls to America. There were negotiations yesterday and today. We'll see what will come out of it.
So will you definitely play on Friday against CSKA?
I am not ready to say it. Well, even if tonight the agreement will be reached, I still need to figure out on what conditions. It's not just fifteen players and five owners gather together, talked for six hours and said "yes." The outcome should be accepted by the league and the union. This is not a quick process.
CSKA is seriously preparing for a game against you, have you already thought about Friday's game?
No, today we thought about Locomotive only. We didn't have time to think about the game against CSKA.