Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/12/06 at 01:22 AM ET
As Alex Ovechkin walked past a television hanging from the ceiling in the Washington Capitals' practice facility yesterday, he stopped, and his eyes lit up. "Hey," he said. "It's me. I made Top Five Plays!" Ovechkin has already achieved one bonus. By scoring his 20th goal on Dec. 23 in a 4-2 victory over Montreal, he earned $212,500. "I know when I score 20 goals, I have one bonus," Ovechkin said yesterday at Piney Orchard Ice Arena, his eyes fixed on the television. "But I don't know how many points I must have for [additional] bonus[es]." He may not, but his agents and the Capitals' salary cap crunchers are certainly playing close attention. The incentives contained in Ovechkin's contract are divided into two schedules: Individual A, which are paid out by the Capitals, and Individual B, paid by the NHL and supplemented by the team.read on (reg. req.) Ovechkin should become the focus of an NHL marketing campaign plus an ad agency would be very smart to grab him right now, before he becomes too expensive.
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