Capitals News: Alex Ovechkin talks about his "obligation" at the NHL All-Star Game

Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin is having a bit of fun in Columbus in advance of the 2015 NHL All-Star Game, but he knows there's a duty to be taken care of.

“It’s kind of new city, meet up with new people, maybe different players, talk to guys more than I usually do,” he said, via the Washington Post. “It’s kind of fun, but it’s my job.

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“It’s kind of obligation and it’s fun. I’m pretty sure if I would have right now six days off, I’ll take it right away. But I understand for fans and what I have to do and what different players do. We have to help the fans, because they want to see not only Capitals or Columbus, they want to see everyone together, all the best players together, play one game. It’s fun.”

Ovechkin isn't quite sure what skills competition he'll be in on Saturday, but if its the Breakaway Challenge (in which he is a three-time champ), he's a little nervous.

“I don’t know what skill competition I’m going to be in,” Ovechkin said, “but if it’s going to be breakaway challenge, I don’t know what I’m going to do because I’m not that kind of creative guy, to be honest with you. But we’ll see. We’ll see what’s going to happen there tomorrow.”

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