Monday, July 2, 2007

Ovechkin's New Best Friend

Alexander Ovechkin had a good day today. His team announced this afternoon that they had signed former New York Ranger centerman Michael Nylander to a four-year deal reportedly worth $19.5 million. The Washington Capitals can breathe a small sigh of relief as they had been searching for a playmaking center to line up with Ovechkin and, potentially, Alexander Semin.

The 34-year-old Nylander was second in scoring only to his linemate Jaromir Jagr for the Rangers last season tallying 26 goals and 57 assists. He also led New York in scoring during the playoffs with 19 points in ten games. While he's far from a young man, he was drafted by the Hartford Whalers after all, he's still a great pick up for a team that was desperate for a natural setup man and it could be all Ovechkin needs to win the Maurice Richard Trophy next season.

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