Monthly Archives: February 2008

Backstrom’s Team 4 / Backstrom’s Team 1 – Wild Night for Laich

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McPhee and Boudreau Speak

Both George McPhee and Bruce Boudreau met the Washington media prior to the Caps/Wild game. The Capitals have since released the audio from the press conferences. George McPhee: http://downloads.capitals.nhl.com/audio/02262008_GeorgeMcPhee.mp3 Bruce Boudreau: http://downloads.capitals.nhl.com/audio/02262008_BruceBoudreau.mp3

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First Impressions: Huet and Cooke

The Capitals hosted a conference call this afternoon with Cristobal Huet and Matt Cooke. First things first: when are the new additions arriving in Washington? Huet comes in tonight during the game, Sergei Federov arrives tomorrow morning and will be … Continue reading

Posted in NHL Trades | 8 Comments

Motzko Moved

TSN is now reporting that RW Joe Motzko has been traded by the Capitals. Details to follow. [Update] TSN reports Joe Motzko was traded to Atlanta for Alexandre Giroux. [4:33pm Update] From the Washington Capitals press release: ARLINGTON, Va. – … Continue reading

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Pettinger Pitched, Matt Cooke Coming to D.C.

So much for standing pat. [2:00pm Update] From the Washington Capitals press release: ARLINGTON, Va. –The Washington Capitals have acquired left wing Matt Cooke from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for left wing Matt Pettinger, vice president and general manager … Continue reading

Posted in National Hockey League, NHL Trades | 7 Comments

TSN: More Russians to Washington

TSN is reporting on air that the Capitals have acquired C Sergei Fedorov. Early reports are for draft picks. Details to follow. [1:20 p.m. Update] TSN: Blue Jackets trade Fedorov to Capitals [1:30 p.m. Update] TSN: The Caps have parted … Continue reading

Posted in Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL Trades | 14 Comments

TSN: Habs Netminder Huet is a Cap

For a second-round pick. Details to follow. [12:12pm Update] TSN: Habs trade goaltender Huet to Capitals [12:22pm Update] Here is the official press release from the Washington Capitals: ARLINGTON — The Washington Capitals have acquired goaltender Cristobal Huet from the … Continue reading

Posted in NHL Trades | 17 Comments

The Case for Standing Pat

Do the Caps really need to acquire “a top six forward” — i.e., a center (to replace Michael Nylander) — and “a physical, top 4 defenseman” before today’s 3:00 trade deadline? Such acquisitions indisputably would help the team in the … Continue reading

Posted in Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL Trades | 5 Comments

“Cold-Cocked” Is a Hot Read

When I first saw Lorna Jackson’s book, “Cold-Cocked: On Hockey,” I knew it was going to be an interesting read, judging by the use of the F-bomb on the back cover. And I was not disappointed by the actual content … Continue reading

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NBC Selects Caps/Pens as Game of the Week

Check your calendar and your watches! Implementing their “flexible scheduling policy”, NBC has selected the March 9th visit by the Penguins to Verizon Center as it’s Game of the Week — in HD no less. Because of the broadcast change, … Continue reading

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