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Ovechkin: Foot Ok, Doesn't Anticipate Being Traded

The anticipation at Kettler Capitals Icepalaceplextheatre is....well, I don't know, it's not really anything. The dressing room is empty, the stands are empty, the Chipotle free lunch cards have yet to be used, and one of the columnists is already leaving. More on that in a bit, but first, the electric Alex Ovechkin with an electric Q&A about the health of his heel (struck by a Dean Evason slapshot during practice).

Ovechkin is often regarded as a tremendous quote, and at times he is. Today wasn't necessarily one of those times, though his line about not expecting to be traded merited a small snort, at least. The full transcript.

How are you feeling after that puck off the foot?

No, it hit my blade.

So you're ok then?

Probably, yeah.

What happened there?

Nothing. Just slapshot and I didn't see the puck.

So do you expect to play tomorrow then?

You'll see.

How about the trade deadline day, it always can be I guess a nervous time for players, can be an exciting time, what do you think? Do you watch it? Do you pay much attention to it?

I'm not nervous. Probably I'm not gonna be traded. So I don't know. We'll see what's gonna happen.

Do you think you guys need to make a move or anything?

It's not our decision, it's George's decision, so it can happen, anything.

You gonna try to get Coach Evason banned from shooting pucks during practice?

No. It's just was a normal drill and probably was my fault, not his fault.

You looked really mad. Were you just mad at yourself?

Yeah, myself. Just stupid. I didn't see the pucks coming. So just try to find the rebound and it hit me.

Do you remember what it was like last year when you guys made all those deals at the deadline?

Yeah, I was home, watch TV, we have a game against Edmonton probably so I watch TV and we make some move, Cookie coming and Feds and Huet coming, so we'll see what's gonna happen.

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 4, 2009; 1:10 PM ET
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Actually Ovy, we played Minnesota that night, not the Oilers. Brooks Laich had a monster game.

Posted by: FlyersSuck | March 5, 2009 9:57 AM | Report abuse

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