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Fans Love AO

from Scott Burnside at ESPN,

“We know him through really bad times. We’ve been through fire together,” Leonsis said. “I couldn’t think of a better face for our franchise.

“Our fans love Alexander Ovechkin. Our fans didn’t love Jaromir Jagr.”

Whether the fact that Ovechkin is a home-grown talent, or the fact he signed on for a 13-year tour of duty with the Caps of his own volition, makes any difference to a hockey market that has distinguished itself with its own indifference, is unknown.

The only thing that is for certain is that Leonsis won’t have to worry about second-guessing himself, even if it cost him $124 million for that satisfaction.

“You can talk to me after we win a Cup,” he said.

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  Tags: alexander+ovechkin, ted+leonsis

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