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This new commercial from Gillette starring Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin is completely bizarre. Now maybe if I understood Russian or there were some subtitles, it would seem less strange, but I highly doubt it.Ovechkin got a new deal with Gillette in late 2012 that runs until 2014 and is virtually the same as his old one. The only update is that he can now have facial hair. Previously, he had to be clean shaven at all times until the playoffs, but now he can grow a mustache/facial hair during November in honor of Movember, to raise awareness for Prostate Cancer.I’m assuming there will be more commercials starring Ovechkin coming soon, but hopefully they aren’t all this absurd.[Puck Daddy Blog]
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It’s been awhile since Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin has graced the pages here at SoB. The lengthy lockout had a lot to do with that, obviously, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that a man we have affectionately referred to in the past as “Unfrozen Caveman Hockey Player” has been a longtime favorite of this here site (this might be my favorite —...
Dynamic (when healthy) Duo
The return of Alex Ovechkin to Washington earned plenty of headlines and attention, yet that of Nicklas Backstrom was far more subdued.
With Backstrom seeing a specialist about a neck injury suffered in the KHL, worry began to spread that the young Swede was once again dealing with concussion-related problems.
So, instead of focused columns...
from The Voice of Russia,
Ice hockey legend Sergey Fedorov is mulling over a return to competitive hockey at the age of 43, says CSKA Moscow’s interim head coach Vyacheslav Butsaev.
Fedorov, who has not played a game since leaving Metallurg Magnitogorsk at the end of last season, is currently plying his trade as CSKA’s general manager.
“We’ve talked to him about...
The NHL Lockout is over, and in the days leading up to a much-anticipated training camp, we will be profiling the newest members of the Washington Capitals organization. On Tuesday, Joey Crabb was up. Today, we profile Jack Hillen.
Date of Birth: January 24, 1986
Place of Birth: Minnetonka, Minnesota
Weight: 190 Pounds
New Russian add for Gillette shows up the many looks of AO
The 2013 abbreviated schedule has finally been released by the NHL after the new collective bargaining agreement was officially ratified by the NHLPA. The Lightning open at home on January 19th against the Washington Capitals. The rest of their schedule is posted below. (Click to enlarge.) Here are some NHL schedule notes and openers for all teams: SCHEDULE NOTES Opening Day: Saturday...
A player who the Washington Capitals traded to the Winnipeg Jets in July 2011 for prospect Danick Paquette and a 2012 fourth-round draft pick (Thomas DiPauli) is coming home.
According to the Washington Post's Katie Carrera and Washinton Times' Stephen Whyno, the Caps are set to sign right-winger Eric Fehr on Sunday, pending the completion of a medical.
The deal will...
Although we are still awaiting for the players to ratify the CBA recently reached between the NHL and the NHLPA for official word, the Tampa Bay Lightning have made mention it will open the 48-game season against the Washington Capitals. The Caps were 3-2-1 against the Southeast Division opponent last season, including a 0-2-1 record at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
The Washington Capitals front office and staff have not commented about injuries until training camp opens. There have been numerous questions involving the injury to star Center Nicklas Backstrom. Backstrom suffered a neck injury playing in Russia in late December. Backstrom is now seeing a specialist in Michigan regarding his neck injury, the first indication that he will...
Depth Down the Middle
Among the many issues that may cause the Washington Capitals some trouble this season, depth down the middle will finally not be on that list.
Thanks to a draft day acquisition by George McPhee, the burden of carrying the load at center will no longer fall on Nicklas Backstrom's shoulders but will be shared by newcomer (and regular point producer...
MLive's Ansar Khan reports that the Red Wings have decided to give 40-year-old Mike Knuble a thank-you for helping out the Grand Rapids Griffins...and they're giving him a chance to finish his career with the team he wanted to finish his career playing for:
Veteran forward Mike Knuble, 40, will be attending Detroit Red Wings training camp on a tryout.
The Washington Capitals are busy preparing for their upcoming shortened season and their votes to ratify the new CBA. That will come today and tomorrow.
Looks like the Caps will kick off the season against Steven Stamkos and the Tamp Bay Lightning. That will be on Saturday, January 19.
Training camp opens this weekend. The Caps have decided against inviting juniors...
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For almost four full months, as the NHL lockout wore on, Capitals fans and fans all over the League were asking one question: when would their teams take to the ice? Early on the morning of January 6, that question was answered when the Board of Governors and the NHLPA agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement that will lead to a shortened, 48-game...