Found January 11, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
Dynamic (when healthy) Duo The return of Alex Ovechkin to Washington earned plenty of headlines and attention, yet that of Nicklas Backstrom was far more subdued. With Backstrom seeing a specialist about a neck injury suffered in the KHL, worry began to spread that the young Swede was once again dealing with concussion-related problems. So, instead of focused columns on just how much o...

Alex Ovechkin’s new Gillette commercial chock-full of Ovie goodness (video)

It’s been awhile since Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin has graced the pages here at SoB. The lengthy lockout had a lot to do with that, obviously, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that a man we have affectionately referred to in the past as “Unfrozen Caveman Hockey Player” has been a longtime favorite of this here site (this might be my favorite —...

Alex Ovechkin stars in bizarre new Gillette commercial

This new commercial from Gillette starring Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin is completely bizarre.  Now maybe if I understood Russian or there were some subtitles, it would seem less strange, but I highly doubt it.Ovechkin got a new deal with Gillette in late 2012 that runs until 2014 and is virtually the same as his old one.  The only update is that he can now have...

Can Sergei Fedorov Still Play?

from The Voice of Russia, Ice hockey legend Sergey Fedorov is mulling over a return to competitive hockey at the age of 43, says CSKA Moscow’s interim head coach Vyacheslav Butsaev. Fedorov, who has not played a game since leaving Metallurg Magnitogorsk at the end of last season, is currently plying his trade as CSKA’s general manager. “We’ve talked to him about...

Alex Ovechkin Has a New Commercial

New Russian add for Gillette shows up the many looks of AO

Steven Hindle: Center Strong

Depth Down the Middle Among the many issues that may cause the Washington Capitals some trouble this season, depth down the middle will finally not be on that list. Thanks to a draft day acquisition by George McPhee, the burden of carrying the load at center will no longer fall on Nicklas Backstrom's shoulders but will be shared by newcomer (and regular point producer...

Capitals Opener Slated For January 19th

Although we are still awaiting for the players to ratify the CBA recently reached between the NHL and the NHLPA for official word, the Tampa Bay Lightning have made mention it will open the 48-game season against the Washington Capitals. The Caps were 3-2-1 against the Southeast Division opponent last season, including a 0-2-1 record at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Formerly a...

Washington’s Backstrom Visiting Doctor For Neck Issue

from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider, Nicklas Backstrom is visiting a specialist in Michigan after suffering a neck injury while playing in the Kontinental Hockey League during the lockout, a Capitals spokesman confirmed. Backstrom has not played since suffering the injury on Dec. 26 in a game for Dynamo Moscow. The Swedish center returned to North America on Sunday and...

Khan: Mike Knuble’s been invited to the Red Wings’ abbreviated training camp

MLive's Ansar Khan reports that the Red Wings have decided to give 40-year-old Mike Knuble a thank-you for helping out the Grand Rapids Griffins...and they're giving him a chance to finish his career with the team he wanted to finish his career playing for: Veteran forward Mike Knuble, 40, will be attending Detroit Red Wings training camp on a tryout. The 6-foot...

Steven Hindle: A New Cold War

Ovechkin Returns, but will he stay? The captain has returned to DC. But for how long? Given comments made yesterday, namely his concern in finding out what exactly "the deal" is, fans can't be pleased with the uneasy return of Alex Ovechkin. Pointing out how it's not a hard thought for him to entertain the concept of returning home to play in front of...

NHL schedule released, Lightning open against Caps

The 2013 abbreviated schedule has finally been released by the NHL after the new collective bargaining agreement was officially ratified by the NHLPA. The Lightning open at home on January 19th against the Washington Capitals. The rest of their schedule is posted below.  (Click to enlarge.) Here are some NHL schedule notes and openers for all teams: SCHEDULE NOTES Opening Day: Saturday...
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