Getting to Know Mitch Korn

#181799533 / gettyimages.com Over the offseason the Capitals have made a series of front office changes. With the new coaching staff, Barry Trotz sees a friend join him in the organization. Mitch Korn spent 16 seasons with the Nashville Predators that was lead by Mr. Trotz.  Mr.Korn is headed to the nations capital to help coach the net minders. Mr.Korn sees a lot of potential...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

What Will Washington’s Front Office Look Like?

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, ... the larger, unanswered question is whether the Caps will stick with a traditional NHL front-office model – McPhee was vice-president and GM for the past 17 years – or switch gears like the Vancouver Canucks and the Toronto Maple Leafs and hire someone as the head of hockey operations to select the new general manager and coach...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Contextualizing Hank’s place in history

CBS Sports With his win over Ottawa on Tuesday night, Henrik Lundqvist passed Mike Richter for the Rangers’ all-time wins record.  His 302nd career victory came on the heels of back-to-back disappointing losses, so this achievement was somewhat marginalized.  It’s very difficult to take stock of history while you are in the middle of a somewhat frustrating playoff race. Aside...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kolzig on Goalies, Godzilla, and Life as a Coach

Capitals goaltending coach and legend Olaf Kolzig came to visit the Caps Fan Club last month. Here's what he spoke to them about.
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet Olaf Kolzig!

Capitals goaltending coach and former Vezina Trophy winner Olaf Kolzig will be the honorary speaker at the Caps Fan Club's February Membership meeting before the Caps/Devils game on Saturday. The meeting will be held in the Monumental Theatre on the fourth floor of Verizon Center. The Kolzig Show starts at 6 p.m.
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Olaf Kolzig Wasn’t the Backup Goaltender

The Caps couldn't turn to former Vezina Trophy winner Olaf Kolzig as a back-up last Friday.
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins, Capitals Engage in All-Out Line Brawl, Goalie Fight on Throwback Thursday (Video)

On Nov. 21, 1998, the Bruins outlasted the Capitals 5-4, but the win over their conference rivals was completely overshadowed by the 12 ejections and 270 minutes in penalties that were doled out on the night. With the B’s taking an early 2-0 lead, a fight broke out halfway through the first period as Boston’s Don Sweeney and Washington’s Craig Berube dropped the gloves. Members...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

DMV: Maryland And Under Armour Raise The Uniform Bar Yet Again

Maryland’s new pride unis are awesome. (Helmet flag ripples!) [Terps Insider] Nats beat Miami on Bryce’s 20th HR. Clinch winning season. 5 back. [NI] Roark and Jordan give Nats starting pitching depth in 2014. [Nats Journal] O’s, no-hit through six, lose to Boston. Two back. [USA TODAY Sports] Skins very nearly gave up the most yards ever through two weeks. [Insider] Good video...
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September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

DMV: Ovechkin Has Gone Grey

I knew there was salt in Ovi’s pepper, but that’s some grey hair for a 27-year-old. Looks good on the Grey 8, though. [Russian Machine Never Breaks] Olaf Kolzig is the Caps’ new goaltending coach. Olie the Goalie! [RMNB] Nats win 3-2 in Philly. Are 6.5 games back. Get day off. [Nats Insider] Denard Span has turned his season around. Thank God. [Nats Journal] Bryce Harper thought...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Capitals Goalie Visits Fenway for First Time, Says Win Over Bruins Would Give Caps Confidence (Video)

The Bruins take on the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center in DC on Saturday night, but former Caps goalie Olaf Kolzig made his way to Fenway Park to chat with Tom Caron on Red Sox First Pitch. Kolzig is the associate goalie coach for the Capitals, and is in town with Washington’s affiliate AHL team, the Hershey Bears,  as they take on the Providence Bruins. The Bruins...
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April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Kolzig Bobblehead Shines – Literally

Caps goaltender Olaf Kolzig's bobblehead as if he's ready to suit up and play again.
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

2013: The Year of Two Kolzig Bobbleheads

Caps legend and current associate goaltending coach Olaf Kolzig hasn't played in an NHL game since the 2008-9 season, when he suited up for the Tampa Bay Lightning. But this year, two different Kolzig bobbleheads became available. One was given out at the Portland Pirates game on Jan. 19 (limited to 1,000), while the other will be given out at the Inova Blood Drive on March 23rd...
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February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Fireside Chat with goalie coach Mitch Korn

Nashville Predators goalie coach Mitch Korn will be hosting a "Fireside Chat" Monday, November 19. The event will start at 6:15 PM and end at 8:15 PM, located at 501 Broadway, also known as Bridgestone Arena.  This free off ice event will go over instructional videos, stories, tips, education, humor and even a Q & A session with Mitch, for local goaltenders. Anyone...
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November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Have the Capitals figured out Lundqvist?

The old book on Henrik Lundqvist was always to shoot high glove side. It was Hank’s biggest weakness, and was exploited a few years ago by Sergei Fedorov when the Capitals completed their comeback in the playoffs after being down 3-1 in the series. Fedorov’s goal was high glove side from a decent angle, and was a shot that a lot of people would have liked to see stopped. It seems...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Random Athlete of the Day: Olaf Kolzig

Olaf Kolzig, better known as Olie the Goalie, spent his career defending the net for the Washington Capitals. Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa (yes, I’m surprised he’s African too), Kolzig moved to Canada in his teens and excelled as a goaltender. He was drafted 19th overall in the 1989 draft by the Caps and served as their net minder for 20 years. Although Kolzig...
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April 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Flames 1, Kings 0

Miikka Kiprusoff made 28 saves for his 44th NHL shutout and fourth this season, Michael Cammalleri scored early in the third period against his former team, and the Calgary Flames beat the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 on Saturday night. The Kings are tied with Calgary for eighth place in the Western Conference, but the Flames have one more win. Both teams have played 59 games. Kiprusoff...
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February 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin trades slashes with Wideman, responds to Olaf Kolzig comments

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February 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Kolzig: Ovechkin needs to shed 'rock star status'

Former teammate Olaf Kolzig believes he knows what is ailing Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin. "He just has to get back to being the way he was in his younger days and maybe not get wrapped up too much in the rock star status that comes with being Alex Ovechkin," Kolzig told the Washington Post. Ovechkin is currently mired in a relatively down season. The former...
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February 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Ex-Caps star calls out Ovechkin

Former longtime Washington Capitals goaltender and fan favorite Olaf Kolzig Wednesday criticized current captain Alex Ovechkin's work ethic and suggested he needed to get away from his "rock star status." Ovechkin, who became the only player to be named to the NHL First All-Star Team in each of his first five seasons, is posting numbers well below his career averages...
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February 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Ex-Cap: Ovechkin must shed 'rock star status'

Washington superstar Alex Ovechkin is in the midst of a down year, and former Capitals goaltender Olaf Kolzig suggests the captain is too wrapped up in his "rock star status."
February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Olaf Kolzig on Bruce Boudreau and the Caps

In recent days, Olie Kolzig has been a popular quote in his role as a former teammate of Dale Hunter. But Kolzig is also an associate goaltending coach with these Caps, and his thoughts on the team’s play over the past few weeks were a bit less ha-ha than his Hunter memories. “It’s a little bit frustrating,” Kolzig told Toronto’s 590 The Fan on Tuesday. “When the team...
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November 30, 2011  |  Discuss

I like Nashville

They're sort of like the anti-Caps - consistent - hardworking - overachieving - battlers.  They leave it all out there on the ice every time I watch them play.  I watched many of their games during last season's playoffs and enjoyed seeing them overcome the Anaheim Ducks and push the Stanley Cup Champion finalist Vancouver Canucks to six games in round two.  All but one...
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November 16, 2011  |  Discuss
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