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‘KHL best league in the world’ – Ovechkin

Published time: October 09, 2012 17:13
Edited time: October 10, 2012 01:45

Dynamo's Aleksandr Ovechkin. (RIA Novosti / Alexey Kudenko)

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One of the world’s brightest hockey stars, Aleksandr Ovechkin, has praised the high level of competition in the Kontinental Hockey League.

­Even without the NHL lockout the Washington Capitals captain, Ovechkin, says he was happy to return to his former club, Dynamo Moscow.   

“I can see the level of the game, I can see the guys, the skill of the players, how they have great techniques,” the 27-year-old said. “I think right now it’s – with the NHL not working – the KHL is the best league.”

Ovechkin has so far collected 8 points (3 goals and 5 assists) in seven KHL encounters, with his performance improving with every game for Dynamo.