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Mike Knuble described his team as ‘outclassed’ in the third period after their 5-2 loss to Dallas Tuesday. Bruce Boudreau, in his post-game press conference, talked about how the team lost a lot of battles in the third—which they entered tied at 2. In fact, the team lost those battles for the pucks throughout the game.
And Boudreau said accountability for those who took penalties when the score was tight would be held through limited ice time, observing that Alexander Semin, despite a power play goal in the first, was held to only two shifts after he cost the team two penalties in the game. As Boudreau’s comments suggested, Semin doesn’t move his legs, and chooses the penalty rather than the hard work.
The behavior by Semin really isn’t shocking or anything new—it’s been status quo in Washington for several years for 28. The observation isn’t meant to rekindle any “Semin has to go” conversations. But comparing that style of game game Tuesday to that of two of his teammates is a s...
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The web features the Washington Capitals produce are pretty revealing, and this week we learn which player has the worst car.
The overwhelming opinion was that Brooks Laich needs a new ride, but it seems that there’s some confusion as to just how old his current wheels are.
John Erskine: “Brooks Laich, because he still driving, I think, a 1982 Cadillac Escalade.”
On the ice, Tuesday night’s Caps game against Dallas was a fiasco in which the team dropped its fourth game in six outings, prompting Mike Knuble to say they’re playing like losers and clowns.
Off the ice, though, it was sweet perfection, at least judging by the game entertainment folks’s opening video riffing off the intro to Dallas.
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The injury-plagued Rangers acquired minor league forward Francois Bouchard from the Washington Capitals for minor league defenseman Tomas Kundratek.
New York has been playing without forwards Mike Rupp (knee) and Wojtek Wolski (groin), who are both scheduled for surgery this week.
The 23-year-old Bouchard, chosen by Washington in the second round of the 2006 draft, has yet to make...
This season, when the Washington Capitals have had rough games, some fans have been quick to point to the enigmatic Russian winger with minimal production as someone who should be held accountable. But Alexander Semin largely hasn't been bad, according to coach Bruce Boudreau, who has cited his hard work. ...
The Washington Capitals completed a swap of minor-leaguers today, sending RW Francois Bouchard to the New York Rangers for D Tomas Kundratek. Bouchard was the Capitals' 2nd round pick in 2006 and is the younger brother of Minnesota Wild playmaker Pierre-Marc Bouchard. He never lived up to his billing as an offensive playmaker, regressing last season with the AHL Hershey Bears...
The New York Rangers traded defenseman Tomas Kundratek to the Washington Capitals for right wing Francois Bouchard.
Neither player has appeared in an NHL game.
The 21-year-old Kundratek, a third-round pick in the 2008 draft, has two goals and 12 assists in 77 games with Connecticut of the American Hockey League.
Bouchard, 23, has appeared in 227 games with Hershey since he was...
ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals will host a launch event at Verizon Center on Dec. 1 for the release of HBO’s “24/7 Penguins/Capitals: The Road to the NHL Winter Classic” DVD. The Verizon Center Team Store will be the fi...
The Washington Capitals were on ice for an intense practice bag skate Wednesday following their pathetic showing against the Dallas Stars Tuesday night. Some notes from Arlington:
The team participated in about 90 minutes worth of suicides, one-on-one battle drills, group conditioning, and overall Miracle-ish drills that left the entire team, shall we say, gassed. Think Bruce...
… not to sure about who Bouchard is but I see the Rangers have finally given up on Kundratek. During the 2006-07 QMJHL season, Bouchard led the league in points with 125.
The Capitals have made a couple roster moves over the past couple of days that probably deserve more attention than they've gotten.
The first move was D.J. King's assignment to Hershey. Not all of us were in agreement that it would be a good thing for the Bears because it meant possibly less ice time for an NHL prospect, never mind a guy with a bigger contract than the...
We know a lot about our favorite athletes on the field. Their stats and bios are easily googled and we read about their on-field accomplishments often. But how much do we really know about them personally?
Since we’re curious, we’ve asked our favorite athletes to tell us 10 things that we don’t know about them.
Today we check in with the Capitals’ Karl Alzner (@KarlAlzner...
The injury-plagued Rangers acquired minor league forward Francois Bouchard from the Washington Capitals for minor league defenseman Tomas Kundratek. New York has been playing without forwards Mike Rupp (knee) and Wojtek Wolski (groin), who are both scheduled for surgery this week. The 23-year-old Bouchard, chosen by Washington in the second round of the 2006 draft, has yet to make his NHL debut.