Capitals sign Ovechkin to record 13yr, $124 million extension

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  1. jammertime

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    ESPN - Ovechkin, Capitals agree to 13-year, $124 million contract extension - NHL

    Washington Capitals Superstar Alexander Ovechkin becomes the NHL's first $100 million man.

    I really like this kid. He is an amazing player and really seems well grounded. Ovechkin even worked as his own agent in the deal.

    I loved his reaction:
    I think this is a great deal for both sides. Your thoughts?
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    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    I think it is going to make it difficult for Caps when one player is about 15% of the total salary cap. Hockey teams are not exactly like basketball as far as number of players, so it will be tough to fill the roster. At least that's how I see it.
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    I wonder what % of the Cap's offense Ovechkin contributes?
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    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    He contributes a lot, but they have nobody else that can contribute on regular basis. He is the team.
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    13 year contract? Only in hockey, jeesh.
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    Sad thing is, that's not even the longest contract in the league.

    Islander's goalie Rick Dipietro signed a 15 year $67.5 million contract in 2006.

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