Here's the translation of the snapshot attached to Ovi's tweet:
Spasibo rukovodstvy,trenerskomy shtaby,vsem rabotnikam kluba,vsem Myjikam!!!i konechno lychshim bolelshikam v mire! twitter.com/ovi8/status/32…— Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) April 17, 2013
Russian forward of Washington Capitals Alexander Ovechkin will be presented with the Champions ring after Moscow Dynamo victory in Gagarin's cup over Chelyabinsk Traktor (3-2).As of Nicklas Backstrom and Maple Leafs Leo Komarov? It depends if they played in 50% or more games for Dynamo. Leo came very late, Backstrom had more, but then he was injured.
According to KHL regulations the hockey players who played for the main Dynamo team not less than 50% of all season games are also considered the champions, and Ovechkin played 31 games for white'n'blue during the lockout with 40 points (19 goals, 21 assists) with plus/minus of +13.
And here the translation of his tweet:
Spasibo rukovodstvy,trenerskomy shtaby,vsem rabotnikam kluba,vsem Myjikam!!!i konechno lychshim bolelshikam v mire!
Thanks to the managements, coaches, hockey club employees, all guys!!! And of course to the best fans in the world!
Dynamo played 52 games in 2012/2013 season. 50% would be 26 games. Nicklas Backstrom played 19 games and Leo Komarov played 13 games. Both are not eligible for the champion rings.
The regular season consisted of 52 games for each team — twice (home and away) against each other team in the league and two extra games against a selected "rival" opponent (typically a geographically close team). This was a change from previous seasons, where all intra-division opponents were played more frequently. The top 8 teams from each conference qualified for the play-offs, which are played as best-of-seven series in each round.
There's another conflicting update from SovSport.ru via Sports.ru as of today that Ovechkin is not eligible for his name on Gagarin's cup not because of the number of the games, but because he's not a member of farm club team or junior's team.
"Sovietsky Sport" apologize to readers for giving false information about previously reported Ovechkin champion's title.After the apology was posted, it was quickly deleted. Haha... However in the comments section someone posted the following:
KHL regulations. Article 70. Awarding the winners of KHL championship.All right. I have a feeling Ovi will still get it... We'll see...
Additionally five members of the club management and six other representatives of the club can be awarded on the proposal of the Management of the Club.
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