We saw Alex Ovechkin's comments today about how if the league rolls back player salaries in any significant way, he may take his 65 points a year to Moscow for good. It's hardly shocking that he would say such a thing in the middle of a CBA negotiation where Gary Bettman's opening salvo was to ask the players to sacrifice their first born child. But what if he really did it? What if he never came back? This would be sad, yet hilarious. Imagine, if you will, the swift and emotional reaction from Ted Leonsis via his blog:
The realization of a terrible truth.
Someone you treated as a son turns his back on you. He is not who you thought he was.
Et tu, Alex?
I hurt. You hurt. We hurt. We are in this together. That gives me comfort. Our fans are the best in the world, come what may. Players may betray us, but not the fans. Never the fans. Thank you.