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When Sergei Fedorov was hired as CSKA Moscow's general manager last summer as part of a Vladimir Putin's impetus to rejuvenate Moscow's professional hockey teams, and coming with Fedorov's hiring was an infusion of cash via a sponsorship deal with Russia's second-largest oil and natural gas giant, Rosneft (the largest oil and natural gas company, Gazprom, is a sponsor of both the KHL and SKA St. Petersburg, whose GM and KHL commissioner Alex Medvedev happens to sit on Gazprom's board of directors).
Fedorov made it very clear at the time that he was not necessarily retiring at the age of 42 (he's now 43) and the intonation from the Russian press was that Fedorov would make a curtain call with CSKA at some point during the 2012-13 season as he'd "turned pro" with the one-time powerhouse of Russian hockey as a 16-year-old. Continue reading "Sergei Fedorov likely to take a bow with CSKA Moscow"
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During last night’s home game against the Maple Leafs (another loss), the Washington Capitals handed out Nicklas Backstrom Gnome’s to the first 18,000 fans in attendance. This prompted twitter to explode with fans taking all kinds of pictures with the Backstrom Gnome doing different things like watching the game, drinking a beer, or otherwise just having a good old gnome time...
The talk of the NHL these days is the fall of the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin in particular. This is a pretty telling table in regards to Ovechkin’s fall in offensive production. Stats are Ovechkin’s 5v5 stats over the past 6 seasons. Season TOI G A Pts Shots Sh% TOI/G TOI/Shot 2012-13 149:14 0 [...]The post The fall of Alex Ovechkin appeared first on HockeyAnalysis.com.
To good news for Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin: Capitals coach Adam Oates in playing with offensive players again, Wojtek Wolski and Mike Ribeiro.The bad news: Oates really wants to see what he can do at right wing, where Ovechkin isn’t as comfortable. Alex has yet to score an even-strength goal this season.At least he got busy offensively during Washington’s grim...
It was Nicklas Backstrom Garden Gnome Giveaway Night on Tuesday at the Verizon Center in D.C. as the Washington Capitals hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs. And by the looks of all the photos uploaded to the interwebs, a grand time was had by one and all. Especially those who were fortunate enough to get their hands on one of the adorable little Garden Gnomes, not to mention the many...
“I’ve never experienced a start to a season like this,” Karl Alzner said after the Capitals’ 3-2 loss Tuesday to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Capitals, however briefly, have the worst record in hockey right now, although they’ve played three more games than the Calgary Flames, who are second to last.
The regression has been across the board. The offense does not produce...
"HEEEEE shoots and scores. Make me a milkshake!" Heard too often. (Video screenshot)
The Washington Capitals were humiliated by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night for the second time in less than a week, falling 5-2 at the CONSOL Energy Center. After Mike Ribeiro scored a goal in the first period to give Washington a rare first-intermission lead, the Penguins...
If you are shocked and dismayed by where we are with hockey in Washington these days, you weren’t reading here last July. The Unexpected Rebuild, I called it. The Washington Capitals today on the ice are receiving their just due: they aren’t merely what their record says they are, they are what the composition of their roster suggests they ought to be.
My blogger buddy Ed Frankovic...
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
In the Caps' locker room, the players were suitably chastened, as you would expect from a team that is now 2-8-1.
Troy Brouwer suggested the team wasn't mentally prepared to play.
"I agree," offered captain Alex Ovechkin.
"Yeah, no emotions. Nothing."
Before Thursday's game, rookie head coach Adam...
I really enjoyed watching this commercial for a Michigan-area high school hockey game between schools Clarkston and Lake Orion, but I can’t settle on a reason why. What I have so far includes:1. As a Washington Capitals fan, the NHL is basically the saddest thing to me ever right now, and I have to remember that I like the sport whether or not it’s crushing my will to live.2...
Washington Capitals (2-7-1) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (7-3-0)
ROOT, NHLN-US. CSN-DC - 7:00 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
This feels almost exactly like the kind of game that the Penguins overlook, doesn't it? The struggling Capitals visit Pittsburgh. The Penguins have won four-in-a-row. The Pens have a big home-and-home with the Devils coming up...