- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Last night at Verizon Center:

SEEN AND HEARD

After a 5-year relationship, Alex Ovechkin has fired his Toronto-based agent, Don Meehan, one of the heavyweights in the business. No reason was given, and Ovechkin could not be reached for comment. According to Canadian Press, the left wing’s mother, Tatiana, a two-time Olympic gold medal winner in basketball for Russia, will take over as his agent.



QUOTABLE

“He really, really knows how to play the game. He defends as well as any of our players. He really can defend in front of the net. He’s sort of a physical presence out there, and I think it’s a valuable addition to our group.”

— Coach Glen Hanlon on defenseman John Erskine

BY THE NUMBERS

11 Games without a goal for Alexander Semin, who had eight goals in his first seven games.

Dave Fay

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