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The Washington Capitals have claimed bruiser Aaron Volpatti off waivers from the Vancouver Canucks.
The Capitals on Thursday added the 27-year-old left wing, who had one goal and 28 penalty minutes in 16 games with Vancouver this season.
Volpatti has three goals, one assist and 81 penalty minutes in 54 career NHL games.
The Capitals also assigned goaltender Philipp Grubauer and forward Casey Wellman to Hershey of the AHL.
Grubauer made his made his NHL debut Wednesday night in a loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, playing in relief of Braden Holtby because Michal Neuvirth was ill.
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NBC Sports Network NHL analyst Mike Milbury completely trashed Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin for his lack of effort during Wednesday night's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. During the second intermission, Milbury said that Oveckin "should be ashamed of himself" for his "awful display of hockey" during the first two periods. Among the lowlights...
Has the absence of Kevin Bieksa exposed Vancouver’s blue line imbalance?
Mike Gillis has always been a big believer in acquiring a wealth of defensive talent. Since his start with the Vancouver Canucks, Gillis has preached a dogma of depth and foresight, accounting for injuries and other bad luck as a season grinds on. The off-season acquisition of Jason Garrison...
Mike Milbury ripping on Alex Ovechkin isn't exactly a new thing. The NBC commentator seems to love calling out Ovechkin whenever he's given the opportunity. The second intermission between Washington and Philadelphia was no exception, as Milbury went on quite the rant about the struggling star.
Maybe aside from the unnecessary "act like a man" comment,...
It’s no secret that Alex Ovechkin’s effort and output this season have been hit-or-miss. But to say he’s a “disgusting” “baby” with “no fight” who should be “embarrassed” might be going a bit far. That didn’t stop NBC’s Mike Milbury during intermission in last night’s loss:
As any hockey fan should know, Mike Milbury is certainly not one to keep his opinions to himself. He’s made Tommy Salo cry, beaten up a fan with a shoe, allegedly assaulted a 12-year old, and once even referred the entire country of Russia as “Eurotrash.” His latest target was Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, who according to Milbury “should be ashamed of himself...
From the replay, it does look like the Flyers forward Harry Zolnierczyk catches Capitals forward Mathieu Perreault with a "dirty" knee check, just like Taylor Hall hit Cal Clutterbuck. It's a bit of a different angle so it's not as cut an dry in my opinion. If I was a betting man, and I am, I think a suspension is coming for Zolnierczyk
I would imagine that ...
Alex Ovechkin makes $9,538,462 a year to play hockey for the Washington Capitals and I think Mike Milbury is right to call him out on National television, he played like a bag of ass tonight. If I was the owner of the Washington Capitals I would be upset. If I was a team mate of Ovechkin I would be upset.
AV: Kesler had a CT scan this morning. He has a fractured foot.
— Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) February 27, 2013
The Vancouver Canucks look as if they will be missing their all-American diver/fraud Ryan Kesler who has a fractured foot.
#canucks Kesler has a fractured foot. He'll likely be out for a little while according to AV. Maybe 4-6 weeks.
— Dan Murphy...
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Another game, and another lackadaisical effort by the Canucks as they were downed 4-2 by the Coyotes. The game came pretty much as expected, the Canucks usual regular season compete level Vs the trap of the Coyotes.
The game wasn't much to talk about other than Dale Weise getting beat...
Not all of the Washington Capitals' top six roles are filled.