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from Katie Carerra of Capitals Insider, Mike Green’s return to the blueline should provide a boost of energy to the Capitals as they look to extend their winning streak to four games tonight when they host the Calgary Flames.
While Washington is excited to have its top puck-moving defenseman back in the fold, don’t expect his time on ice to be too high. The Capitals’ roster tonight will feature seven defensemen, which will allow Coach Dale Hunter to better manage Green’s ice time and not rush him into a heavy workload.
“We’ve got a plan but we don’t want to overplay him, either,” Hunter said….
“I don’t think throwing me in for 25 minutes would be a great idea but if that’s the way it goes, that’s the way it goes,” Green said. “This will be a great day for me but very unsure of how it will go.”
I am a bit concerned about the last remark from Green.
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There's been some talk around the league lately that the old Alex Ovechkin may be back and as we all remember, that Ovie played with an edge that fans haven't seen much of lately. This past weekend, Ovechkin may have pushed a little too far past that edge into the realm of dirty play. Derek Dorsett, the Columbus Blue Jackets agitator, accused Ovechkin of spitting in his face...
Defenseman Mike Green returns to the Washington Capitals' lineup on Tuesday night against the Calgary Flames, playing for the first time since straining his groin on Nov. 11.
Said Green on Monday after practice, regarding this game against this hometown team:
"I would love to. I've got to get back in to games," Green said, but acknowledged that the decision will...
Calgary Native Finally Gets Green Light
The Washington Capitals are set to kick off the New Year by welcoming the Calgary Flames to the Verizon Center this evening and they could not have gotten better news as it was announced that long-absent superstar blue-liner, Mike Green, will be returning to the Caps lineup tonight.
You know what that means; no more excuses for these...
#8Full Name: Александр Михайлович ОвечкинA.K.A. "The Great 8", "Ovi", "Russian Machine"Team CaptainPosition: Left WingerHeight: 6' 2" Weight: 225 Shoots: RightBorn: 9/17/85, Moscow, Russia Drafted: 2004, 1st Round, 1st Overall (Washington) Player Pages CapGeek - NHL - TSN - LOH - HR - HF - RP
With only 11 goals scored in 32 games this season, the former Rocket Richard and Art Ross Trophy winner is far from meeting the expectations set by Washington Capitals’ fans, management, and Alexander Ovechkin himself. With the NHL’s most lucrative contract in his pocket, a staggering $124 million dollar agreement signed just three years prior, you would...
from Katie Carerra of Capitals Insider, Near the midway point of the third period of Washington’s 3-1 win over the Flames on Tuesday, Nicklas Backstrom skated through the neutral zone, passed the puck to a teammate and then was elbowed in the head by Calgary’s Rene Bourque.
After Bourque struck Backstrom on the left side of his jaw, Backstrom skated toward the boards and leaned...
#4A.K.A. "Big John"Position: DefensemanHeight: 6' 4" Weight: 220 Shoots: LeftBorn: 6/26/80, Kingston, Ontario Drafted: 1998, 2nd Round, 39th Overall (Dallas)Acquired: 9/14/06, Signed as an Unrestricted Free AgentPlayer Pages CapGeek - NHL - TSN - LOH - HR - HF
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The Washington Capitals were on ice Wednesday for an optional skate as they prepare to travel West on Thursday and take on the Sharks Saturday. Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:
The big story of the day was leading scorer Nicklas Backstrom, who suffered a head injury last night when he was elbowed the in the head by Rene Bourque. Backstrom's brother, Kristoffer...
The Washington Capitals will keep a close eye on Nicklas Backstrom for the next few days after the center took an elbow to the head against the Calgary Flames.
There's a certain instinct needed to make the perfect pass. Nicklas Backstrom has it. On Tuesday night, the Washington Capitals' star center showed he can turn that instinct on at a moment's notice, making a couple transcendent plays that had immediate impact in the 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames ...
Capitals' Nation held its collective breath last night after watching Calgary Flames forward Rene Bourque deliver a flagrant elbow to the head of Capitals' #1 center Nicklas Backstrom. In an environment where even the mention of the word concussion can keep a player out of a game, a blow to the head on a player with a history of migraines was enough to give us pause. ...
Dale Hunter was the owner of the longest NHL suspension at the time when he laid out Pierre Turgeon well after a goal was scored in the 1993 Stanley Cup Playoffs. That wasn't his decision, and on Wednesday as coach of the Washington Capitals he didn't want to insert his ...
HERSHEY, Pa. – The HERSHEY BEARS, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, announced today that forwards Keith Aucoin and Chris Bourque will join captain Boyd Kane as the club’s representatives at the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic, ...
PHILADELPHIA — The indelible image of Mike Rupp at the Winter Classic was not a favorable one. His decisive loss in a fight with Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine in last year's event while with the Pittsburgh Penguins was a pivotal moment, and not in a good way. Monday, Rupp ...