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Ovechkin: 'Owners and players are at war'

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Ovechkin: 'Owners and players are at war'

Alex Ovechkin is at it again. After shattering a pane of glass in Saturday’s game against Atlant Moscow, the Capitals captain pounded NHL commissioner Gary Bettman with a verbal body check.

Like many NHL players, Ovechkin saw the NHL’s most recent 50-50 offer as a wolf dressed in sheep’s clothing.

In a post-game interview with reporters in Moscow, Ovechkin questioned an NHL proposal that asks players to give back 12.3 million of their current salaries.

“The NHL gave fans and media hope,” Ovechkin said. “But in reality it is a deception. The league is trying to show that it is working to try and save the season, but they are not offering anything new. It’s all the same.”

Ovechkin, one of the first NHL stars to sign in the KHL, didn’t stop there.

“Owners and players are at war,” he said. “Bettman is under heavy pressure and trying to protect himself from criticism. Yes, he made an offer and said it was good. But good for who, for Bettman?”

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: What does the future hold?

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: What does the future hold?

In this week's mailbag podcast, JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir answer several questions about the Caps' prospects and Hershey.

How does the future look on the farm? Plus, they talk about potential weaknesses, their biggest surprises and more!

Check out their latest episode in the player below or listen on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast page.

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Capitals Faceoff podcast: Barry Trotz has his work cut out for him

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Capitals Faceoff podcast: Barry Trotz has his work cut out for him

Barry Trotz is now the head coach of the New York Islanders, a team that missed the playoffs and just lost their franchise player. So how does next season look on Long Island?

In the long summer months, the Capitals Faceoff Podcast will take a look at some of the Caps' competition next season. In this episode, it's the New York Islanders. Brian Compton of NHL.com joins Rob Carlin and Tarik El-Bashir to talk about what Trotz brings to Long Island and what's left to work with.

Check out their latest episode in the player below or listen on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast page.

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