I think the lockout basically was a good and bad thing for Ovi.. Good in a sense that he got to play in his own country, was a major star there, could do whatever he wants and nobody would question him whatsoever.. celebrity status through and through.
He got a taste of that, knowing he would eventually have to go back to NA and that celebrity status would somewhat go away...
Bad in a sense that basically, the guy doesnt seem to want to play in NA anymore. He will honor his contract, but I bet after his contract is up, he will no doubt play in the KHL.
Also bad for the Caps who pay this guy a boat load of money and only getting sub-standard points out of the guy..
Anyway, that's my take on it..