Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/05/06 at 08:28 PM ET
Alexander Ovechkin has told Washington he's not ready to captain the Capitals. Both the Washington Post and Washington Times speculated in July that head coach Glen Hanlon was considering handing the captaincy to Ovechkin, chosen last season's top rookie in the NHL. Fellow phenom Sidney Crosby is reportedly a candidate for captain in Pittsburgh. Ovechkin says it won't happen for him this season. "This year I'm not ready because my English isn't good enough," the Russian superstar told The Canadian Press in an interview Tuesday.continued added 6:39pm, Putting this here along with the AO story since without AO, Ted may not be writing what he did....Ten Reasons Why Hockey Is Becoming Hot in Washington... from the blog of Ted Leionsis,
6. Charitable requests for Caps autographed merchandize hit more than 100 per month and it is August. 7. A Sportstalk 980 announcer says something disrespectful about the NHL and the emails to me are immediate and the message board threads get opened in earnest.read on
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