Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Ovechkin Makes His First Mistake

According to the CP, "[v]eteran hockey agent Don Meehan and star Capitals winger Alexander Ovechkin have parted ways after five years together."

So what's the big problem? What follows:
It's believed Ovechkin's mother will be taking over her son's affairs. The 21-year-old is signed to his entry-level contract through next season.
I'm just curious - has a scenario like this ever worked out well? Granted, I'm over-reacting and am likely overly-pessimistic for no good reason, but does anyone read news like this and not think "Eric Lindros?" Ugh.


Anonymous said...

Think Tom Cruise and his sister.

Anonymous said...

1) Hopefully it won't be a repeat of the meddling like Carl Lindros.
2) Ovechkin's next contract (After next season) should be pretty cut and dry. He'll get the max available under the cap. Period. Probably by next year that'll be in the neighborhood of 9 mil/year

Anonymous said...

I'm just wondering why anyone would leave Don Meehan - isn't he some kind of SuperAgent?? Bad move, Ovie (or should I say, Ovie's mom...)

CD said...

i have no idea what Lindros' old man did before his kid became a meal ticket, but don't forget that Ovey's Ma was a professional and Olympic athlete. She probably has a bit more insight into the way things work than Papa Lindros.