My reasons after the jump.
By now you're wondering "Joe, what on earth are you thinking? We couldn't possibly take on that contract, or want a player like that on the team!"
To that I say...
You are completely right. Let me clearify my point.
Ovechkin has a contract that has him signed through 2021. That's nine long years down the road. Chances are, he will want to opt out of the last few years of his deal (based on the fact that I predict the Caps won't do anything in the playoffs on the years they actually do make the playoffs).
Secondly, he will want to etch his name on the cup, and judging on the fact that he is good friends with Pasha (linemates on the Russian hockey team), he probably feels Detroit is a place he can do that. He could be willing to take a pay cut to put on the winged wheel jersey.
All of this is based on assumptions, but Ovi is one player I have always enjoyed watching (his skill with the puck as well as his hitting ability).
Everyone is talking about trade acquisitions right now, and Alex Ovechkin's name popped into my head as a guy we could use if Holland wanted to pick up a top six forward and someone who can forecheck. He definitely won't be on the trading block (this year), and if we don't find that player, Ovi might be a guy we look to.
Feel free to tell me I'm an idiot below.