Monthly Archives: June 2007

GMGM press meeting after the draft

General Manager George McPhee met with the media briefly at the end of the draft, and the Caps are ‘very happy’ with how the draft turned out. They were able to get the guys they wanted and add picks, a … Continue reading

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Draft Day 2, noon

By unofficial count, the Caps have added 2 2nd round picks in 08 and a 4th in 08 to make up for the pick they sent to Boston for a certain Milan Jurcina. Lunch: Turkey and provo. Not bad. Didn’t … Continue reading

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Day 2, continued

The Caps clearly like next year’s draft better than this year’s, which follows conventional wisdom. Caps are up next — and they are taking their time. Another trade? Nope, they pick Ted Ruth, a defenseman form the USDP. Called a … Continue reading

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Quick hit with Josh Godfrey

Worked on his overall game this year after not being drafted last year. Describes himself as an offensive defenseman, and says he’s hit 99+ mph on the radar gun with his shot. He knew the Caps were interested, but didn’t … Continue reading

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Draft Weekend, part 2

The one where Turbo breaks his leg. Sorry, some weak humor to start things off this morning. Much smaller crowd today, both in the stands and in press row, though it’s still early. The front offices, however, are in full … Continue reading

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Olie Modeling, and Slapshot’s New Tailfeathers

Just a few quick photos for now… more to come later this weekend. For now, enjoy continuing OFB coverage of the draft courtesy of Empty Maybe!

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The Home Stretch

The crowd is beginning to thin out, and the boos are earnest but fainter. That may change with Detroit with the next pick. Yep. After a hearty chant of “Red Wings suck”, the Caps are now on the clock. McPhee … Continue reading

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Back to the Draft

Carolina takes Sutter. Montreal’s been rumored to want Esposito, we’ll see. No floor buzz that I can tell right now. Montreal picks Ryan McDonagh. St. Louis picks Lars Eller. In a change from previous drafts, Bob McKenzie’s list isn’t holding … Continue reading

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Karl Alzner, Outgoing Guy

Just left the press conference with Karl Alzner in the ready-room. He seemed very happy, but not overwhelmed. He answered each question with a lot of personality. He’d love to play for the Caps next year “if they want to … Continue reading

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And We’re Off

Lots of talk regarding the 1st overall pick and Phoenix. Bob McK apparently puts the kibosh on it, and says the ‘Hawks may take Kane. Word that the Preds are no longer for sale makes it’s way around the building. … Continue reading

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