Found January 16, 2013 on
Rock the Red:
The Washington Capitals were back on ice Wednesday morning of another day of training camp as they continue to work towards Saturday night's opener in Tampa Bay. Some notes from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:
Following the practice in the morning, forward Tom Wilson was sent home to Plymouth of the OHL to continue his development this season. Though Wilson was impressive in camp by all accounts, there never really was a chance that he would make the team, and Otherwise, the Caps' forward lines remained the same: Ovechkin-Backstrom-Johansson, Wolski-Ribeiro-Brouwer, Chimera-Beagle-Ward, and Hendricks-Perreault-Crabb/Fehr. This is how you have to expect the opening night lineup to look, especially as the injured Brooks Laich did not skate.
In other roster-related news, coach Adam Oates annoucned when asked that he would "absolutely" contemplate playing Alex Ovechkin on the penalty kill this year. At once terrifying and a bit exciting, it brings to mind the cha...
BEST OF MAXIM
When the NHL lost an entire season to a labor dispute nearly a decade ago, the Washington Capitals were spared many months of on-ice misery. Had they played, they no doubt would have started their streak of last-place finishes a year early.
''I was in no rush to get back last time,'' General Manager George McPhee said with a laugh. ''It wasn't going to...
Washington Capitals Season Preview
Record Last Year: 42-32-8
Goal Differential: -8
Team 5v5 Fenwick: 49.71% (16th in NHL)
5v5 Sh%: 8.6%
5v5 Sv%: .920
PP SF/60: 47.5 (18th in NHL)
PK SA/60: 49.4 (14th in NHL)
The Washington Capitals fall from grace last season was fascinating to watch. Many projected this team to win the Southeast Division for the fifth...
A Different Look
Is Adam Oates going to be different?
How does he view the Caps?
Can he really pull off anything that hasn't been tried before?
The answers to all of these questions are starting to emerge as Washington enters Day 4 of training camp.
Pairing Marcus Johansson with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom on the first line, Oates is already demonstrating...
from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider at the Washington Post,
The Capitals will allow Alex Ovechkin to take part in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, regardless of whether the NHL permits all of its players to participate in the games, owner Ted Leonsis said Thursday.
Ovechkin, who on Wednesday was named a torchbearer for the Sochi games, has said multiple times that he intends...
Last Sunday, General Manager George McPhee announced that the Washington Capitals signed right-wing Eric Fehr to a one-year, $600,000 contract.
During the lockout, Fehr played with HPK of the SM-liiga in Finland and recorded 25 points (13 goals, 12 assists). In the 2011-2012 NHL season, Fehr had two goals and one assist in 35 games with the Winnipeg Jets, missing much of the...