Found October 08, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Capitals picked up rangy defenseman Alexander Urbom off waivers from the New Jersey Devils last week and after allowing the 22-year-old Swede some time to get to know the team’s system Coach Adam Oates expects to get him some ice time during the upcoming five-game homestand. “We didn’t throw him to the wolves in Dallas just because he just got here and I wanted to get Stevie [Oleksy] in the lineup the other guys have played good hockey” Oates said. “Now he has the chance to get four days of practice with the group and get more acclimated with the players.” Urbom rotated through drills Tuesday and occasionally skated with John Carlson but at this point it seems likely the Capitals would opt to ease him in to a regular season game on the third pairing. Urbom skates well for his size (6-feet-4 215 pounds) and has the mobility that Oates consistently values on the blueline. How well he fits in and if he’s ready to spend any significant time in the NHL remain to be determined. But...

Sergei Fedorov is returning to professional hockey

Sergei Fedorov is about to resume his professional hockey career. The 43-year-old Fedorov is ready to make his return to the ice and will suit up for CSKA Moscow of the KHL on Friday. Fedorov last played for Metallurg Mg back in March of 2012 and now (if the reports are true) will abandon retirement after a little over a year and a half.  The move is a fascinating one considering...

Caps’ Backstrom welcomes baby girl to the family

Nicklas Backstrom, seen here signing autographs for some kids, became a father this morning to a healthy baby girl (courtesy of Hockey Ramblings) Caps center Nicklas Backstrom and his girlfriend are proud to welcome a new addition to their family in the form of a baby girl, born today, October 8th, just two days after the original due date. News broke this morning of the birth when...

Caps Forward Joel Ward Uses Twitter To Escape A Locked Bathroom

Stuck in the washroom…someone help? #Dallasproblems #OmniHotel #Validexcuse — Joel Ward (@JRandalWard42) October 5, 2013   That’s the tweet that was Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward’s cry for help as he was locked in a bathroom at a Dallas hotel.  Like any smart millennial would, Ward took to Twitter to broadcast his dilemma and find a way...

Sergei Fedorov will indeed take a curtain call with CSKA Moscow

For the last two years, I've been suggesting that former Red Wing and current CSKA Moscow GM Sergei Fedorov would make some sort of "curtain call" appearance for CSKA to help drum up support for the team--and to play his final professional games for the team with which he "turned pro"--and Sovetsky Sport's Pavel Lysenkov reports that the 43-year-old will...

Alex Ovechkin named NHL’s “First Star” of the week

Associated Press After three explosive games by the Washington Capitals’ captain, Alexander Ovechkin, the NHL finally recognized him as the NHL’s “First Star” of the week. Ovechkin jumped out on to the league lead in goals with 4 along with points where he racked up 6 in the first 3 games. He also leads the NHL in total shots on goal with 24 so far. Although the winger is...

Sergei Fedorov, GM of CSKA Moscow, unretiring to play ... for CSKA

Sergei Fedorov is spending his time these days as the general manager of rick KHL club CSKA Moscow. Problem is it's not going so well as his team sits tied for seventh in the KHL West and his team has played more games than the teams they're locked up with. Overall they are 5-3-0-7 not where a team with Alexander Radulov is expected to be. So perhaps that's the driving...

Alzner and Brouwer Swinging

Before they were off to sign autographs for fans at Six Flags on Tuesday, Karl Alzner and Troy Brouwer teamed up to ride the Skycoaster. Here is what they (likely) weren't saying.

Monumental Rewards Offers Ovechkin, Backstrom Road Bobbleheads

Monumental Sports offers exclusive Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom (and Mike Green) bobbleheads, in road jerseys.

Sergei Fedorov Coming Out Of Retirement….At 43 by   Steven Ellis

Former NHL forward Sergei Fedorov is reportedly coming out of retirement to play in the KHL at the age of 43. Yes, I know, that does sound as weird as it looks. When CSKA Moscow, the team he currently is the general manager for, takes on Magnitogorsk Metallurg, he will be there due to injuries on the squad. Fedorov returned to his [...]

DMV: Ovechkin Is Ovechkin Again

Ovi is the NHL’s first star, leading in goals, points and shots. [Caps Insider] Connor Carrick was the 47th D-man taken but the 1st to make it. [RMNB] The Caps are struggling to score at even strength so far. [Japers' Rink] But their power play is doing just fine, thanks. [Peerless Prognosticator] Joel Ward is doing okay after getting trapped in a bathroom. [Caps Insider] Five...

Adam Oates Has An Issue With The Hertl Goal

from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider, Capitals Coach Adam Oates can appreciate the cool play, but sides with those who don’t see that type of goal as appropriate. “I’m upset. I was just talking to George [McPhee] and he said all the kids do that nowadays, which I understand. But would he have done it on his first goal?” Oates said. “He hasn’t scored yet tonight...

Adam Oates rips Tomas Hertl for scoring between-the-legs goal

Everyone has been buzzing about San Jose Sharks rookie phenom Tomas Hertl over the past week, and deservedly so. The 19-year-old has scored six goals in his first three NHL games. He bypassed the hat trick on Tuesday night and scored four goals in a 9-2 win over the New York Rangers. The fourth one […]

Adam Oates Warns Tomas Hertl Not to ‘Disrespect the League,’ Calls Highlight-Reel Goal ‘Rookie Mistake’

Tomas Hertl had better watch his back. That’s the message Capitals head coach Adam Oates not-so-subtly sent to the Sharks rookie on Thursday, two days after Hertl lit the ice in San Jose on fire with four goals in just his third NHL game. The 19-year-old capped off that historic night by sliding the puck between his legs before beating Rangers goalie Martin Biron on a breakaway...
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