Alex Ovechkin will be a Capital for at least 13 more years. The initial numbers were not correct, previously reported as a contract worth $54 million for six years, but Ted Leonsis struck down those numbers. The announcement was made tonight at a press conference at a meet the team party for season ticket holders. It was probably orchestrated that way.
Still up for grabs though are Mike Green, Shaone Morrisonn, Eric Fehr, Tomas Fleischmann, Brooks Laich, Boyd Gordon, Steve Eminger who are all restricted free agents at season's end. Still, this is a huge relief to Caps fans everywhere who had to withstand rumor after rumor of Ovie possibly leaving to play for a different team. If that had happened, that would have been a catastrophic mistake for the Capitals organization.
But Ovie is a Cap, and that is a good thing.
P.S. 6:59 pm: Word is circulating that the contract is for 13 years, not 6.
P.S.S. 7:14 pm: The Contract is worth 13 years $124 million. Whoa!