Now that they've picked Alexander Ovechkin, the Capitals are faced with the interesting challege of trying to sign him.
Alexander Ovechkin is expected to be the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft. But when he'll actually join the NHL is uncertain.
Nikolai Zherdev and the Columbus Blue Jackets are winners off the ice, having received a favorable ruling from an arbitrator regards his contract status in the NHL.
Russian winger Nikolai Zherdev has made the commitment to remain with the Columbus Blue Jackets for the balance of the 2003-04 National Hockey League season, the team announced on Tuesday.
Zherdev uses "intentional" day off reportedly to decide his future.
Nikolai Zherdev scored his first goal in the National Hockey League on Thursday. It remains to be seen if it will be his last.