Ovechkin, NHL players grudgingly accept Olympic absence
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Ovechkin, NHL players grudgingly accept Olympic absence

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer With 644 words and two exclamation points, Alex Ovechkin put a final period on his and other NHL players’ dreams of playing in the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Washington Capitals’ Russian superstar acknowledged in a lengthy statement released by the team Thursday night that, although he’d love to represent his … Continue reading