Monthly Archives: June 2008

Ovechkin: “I am voting with both of my hands and legs in favor of Sergei [Fedorov] staying!”

SovetskySport’s Pavel Lysenkov spoke with Alexander Ovechkin on Monday about free agency and other hot hockey topics, including Sergei Fedorov’s status. SovetskySport’s Dmitry Chesnokov passed along the info to us just moments ago. Lysenkov: People wonder if you ever thought … Continue reading

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Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Dmitry Chesnokov, Media, Print, Sergei Fedorov, Sovetsky Sport, Washington Capitals | 5 Comments

Capitals Free Agency Discussions

Yeoman’s work by Corey Masisak at the Times, who has posted his discussions with the agents for Cristobal Huet and Brooks Laich with a promise to update his blog with more information/discussions as they happen. Check it out here.

Posted in Corey Masisak, Washington Capitals, Washington Times | 6 Comments

Mullets Are Not Us: The Free Agent Race Out of Pittsburgh

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Posted in Atlantic Division, Eastern Conference, OFB Polls, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sergei Fedorov | 13 Comments

Scuttlebutt, Conjecture, and Perhaps Wishful Thinking

The Caps are trying to deal Michael Nylander — and back to the Rags? So says Globe and Mail hockey reporter Eric Duhatschek. If the Caps were as impressed with Sergei Fedorov’s play here as we were, such a deal … Continue reading

Posted in Anton Gustafsson, Michael Nylander, Mike Green, Prospects, Sergei Fedorov, Washington Capitals | 11 Comments

Eminger Signed – by Philadelphia

Steve Eminger will be wearing black and orange next season after signing a one-year deal today. Unless he manages to find the Flyers’ doghouse as he did in Washington, I’m betting he gets more ice time in Philly this year … Continue reading

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Rush Rocks Red Rocks

This week I made a what I regarded as a sacred pilgrimage to see my favorite rock band. You could say that Rush’s Geddy Lee gave a star performance at Red Rocks this week, but as is the case with … Continue reading

Posted in Puck Sodas, Rush | 6 Comments

When Son of Ishtar Attacks Lord Stanley

In the last six months we’ve been contacted by representatives from two different feature-length films, both including hockey in their stories. We were provided with promotional material and politely asked to assist in the marketing endeavors. We found the outreach … Continue reading

Posted in OFB, Video Clips | 3 Comments

We Could Use a Few Signings, Couldn’t We?

These are salad days for salaries in the NHL. Yesterday came word that the salary cap for 2008-09 would rise to $56.7 million, with a salary floor ($40.7 million) higher than the league’s cap just back three seasons ago, in … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Semin, Boyd Gordon, Brooks Laich, Eric Fehr, Front Office, Matt Cooke, Mike Green, National Hockey League, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sergei Fedorov, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals | 35 Comments

Prospects, Like Fine Red Wine, Take Time

We’re in this interim between the draft and the Capitals’ July Development Camp (mercifully, a period lasting little more than two weeks), and with the arrival in town soon of so many recently drafted prospects, it seems an appropriate time … Continue reading

Posted in Brooks Laich, DraftGeek, Entry Draft, Eric Fehr, Joe Finley, Karl Alzner, Morning cup-a-joe, Prospects, Washington Capitals | 10 Comments

Numbers Game

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Posted in Bengt Gustafsson, Sweaters, Washington Capitals | 13 Comments