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Ovechkin The Recruiter (Or The Recruit)

Yesterday I noted that the Habs have resigned blueliner Andrei Markov. Today we find out that a member of the Caps organization had made a pitch on the team's behalf (or on his own) to the Russian rearguard:
Markov said his good friend Alex Ovechkin wanted him to consider moving to Washington.

"Alex is a funny guy," said Markov, who smiled at a suggestion he should invite Ovechkin to join the Canadiens.

"It's too early," Markov said.
And by "too early" he means "never going to happen."