Alex Ovechkin is in Toronto for the NHLPA negotiations. Ovechkin is with a group of players trying to get a new deal done with the NHLPA so they can avoid another NHL lockout. I think there will be more pressure on the NHL to get a deal done this time around. The NHL was hurt badly during the 2004-2005 lockout. Here is the tweet from Ovechkin.
Sucks to hear Bettman say they will lockout….I’m in Toronto on tues for negotiations at
— Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) August 13, 2012