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Pro Sports Daily:
Mikhail Grabovski’s only real link to the Washington Capitals has come in the form of text messages from Alex Ovechkin.
"He always tries to help me texts me messages and tries [to] explain to me about the area in Washington" Grabovski said.
The former Toronto Maple Leafs center doesn’t know much about the city he signed with because visa issues have prevented him from joining his new team.
Still in Toronto Grabovski was so eager that he made the drive to Belleville Ontario to skate with his new teammates Saturday morning before attending the team’s preseason opener against the Winnipeg Jets a 4-3 Washington victory.
"[I’m] a little bit frustrated but I’m not worried" Grabovski said. "I’m just excited to see the guys today. I’m very happy to be here."
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Grabovski cleared: Capitals center Mikhail Grabovski’s visa issues have been resolved allowing the 29-year-old forward to leave Toronto and participate in his first training camp with the Caps.
Signed to a one-year $3 million contract on Aug. 23 Grabovski is expected to practice with the team on Sunday. His first game with the Caps could come in the preseason home opener at VerizonCenter...
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin won his third Hart Trophy last summer in a very close vote. His play in the second half of the lockout-shortened season brought flashback of the “old” Ovechkin – the one so many loved and adored. The one before all of the “he is so predictable” “he is so overrated” “he will never be that good again” comments.
from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider,
The NHL released information late last week about several new rule changes for the 2013-14 season, including several stipulations about how uniforms must be worn.
One mandate is that players’ protective equipment and padding – excluding gloves, helmets and goaltenders’ leg guards – must be worn under the uniform. If a referee...
Alex Ovechkin silenced the vast majority of his critics last season. Despite a shortened schedule, Ovechkin managed to score 32 goals and 56 total points. Alex the Great had returned. Despite his successes during the 2012-13 season, some believe Ovechkin still has room to improve. In fact, some believe he can improve by a significant margin.
Washington's head coach, Adam...
Mike Green scored in the fourth round of a shootout and former Belleville Bulls goalie Philipp Grubauer stopped all four Winnipeg attempts in the Washington Capitals' 4-3 victory over the Jets on Saturday night in the exhibition opener for both teams.
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin briefly left the game in first period after taking a high stick to the face from Jets defenseman...
Sometimes it's easy to forget that pre-season hockey is still hockey. Sure, it doesn't count, but every hit really exists, and every injury still hurts. Ovechkin probably is still smarting a bit from this high-stick courtesy of Ben Chiarot of the Winnipeg Jets. This happened Saturday during the annual Kraft Hockeyville game, which was held in Belleville, Ontario. GIF...
Ryan Stoa scored the tying goal with 21.7 seconds left in regulation, and Joel Rechlicz netted the shootout winner in the Washington Capitals' 4-3 preseason victory over a Philadelphia Flyers split squad on Monday night.
Philadelphia had scored three straight goals - including two in the third period - to erase a two-goal deficit.
John Carlson and Joel Ward both scored from...
Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals is the #3 forward points-only hockey pool pick. He is a Russian born right winger who is 27 years old. Ovechkin makes the most money in the whole NHL with an average yearly salary of $9,538,461. Last season he earned his pay check, scoring the most goals in the league. He also puts up a good amount of assists. He is big and physical unlike most
The Washington Capitals opened up their preseason schedule last night with a 4-3 shootout victory against the Winnipeg Jets. It might have been played on an Olympic-sized rink with a lot of rookies, but it's still our first chance to see our boys play in 4 months.
Washington Goals: Hillen (1), Galiev (1), Brouwer, PP (1)
Winnipeg Goals: Kane (1), Kosmachuk (1), Kane ...