Ovechkin Laughs Off KHL Rumor

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Posted January 15, 2010

ovechkin-russia-blue-visor-red-bladesHow about this for journalism? Sportsnet.ca writes in this article:

A source told sportsnet.ca Washington’s Alexander Ovechkin is so upset about having to pay 18 per cent of his salary to escrow he is prepared to consider leaving the Capitals after this season.

Tarik el-Bashir of the Washington Post wrote on his blog that Ovechkin laughed at this. “What?” he said. “Yeah, I’m leaving today. I have a private plane.”

This smells like Jayson Blair-type journalism to me, folks. We’ll keep an eye on Mike Brophy of sportsnet.ca to see what else he reports.