Found August 21, 2012 on
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Once the bridesmaid, never the bride. That should be something that Washington Capitals goaltender Michal Neuvirth should be happy to shed this season. He's not exactly the #1 goaltender for sure yet, but to hear him talk he should have no problem capturing that spot now that Tomas Vokoun left the Washington Capitals to join the Pittsburgh Penguins... per Neuvirth's own advice.
Candor's a great thing for an athlete to have, and it's something we hockey fans often harp on players for not having enough of. "Show your personality!" we say. Maybe we need to amend it to "Show your personality but try not to come across like an idiot/pompous jerk/whatever." Neuvirth's candor while talking to iSport.cz might've gotten him in some hot water with Capitals fans and his co-goaltender and playoff hero Braden Holtby. From Russian Machine Never Breaks, who broke this story:
It’s true that until now, I have never been an official...
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from Peter Hassett of Russian Machine Never Breaks, When we last left Caps goalie Michal Neuvirth, he was calling Braden Holtby his weakest competition and patting himself on the back for convincing Tomas Vokoun to go to Pittsburgh. That was just the warm-up.
In the remainder of Neuvirth’s interview with František Suchan of iSportz.Cz, the Czech goalie shares his honest opinion...
Goalie of the past/future Michal Neuvirth calls Braden Holtby his “weakest competition” yet as a Caps goalie. He also “advised Tomas Vokoun to go to Pittsburgh.” Oh, and he slammed Alex Semin, said Alex Ovechkin “isn’t what he used to be,” and is glad Dale Hunter left. [RMNB, RMNB]
Nats beat Braves in 13, push NL East lead to six. [WaPo]
Nats bonus baby Lucas Giolito...
from Szymon Szemberg of IIHF.com, IIHF.com met Fyodorov in the picturesque Swiss town of Sursee where he was accompanying CSKA Moscow to their training camp which included four games in five days against Swiss league clubs.
Sergei, you look in great shape. Could you still play?
I’d like to play. Could I? That’s the question. Fortunately I got an offer to become General...