Category Archives: Entry Draft

Remembering an Entry Draft Hose Job

The NHL’s Edmonton Oilers won Tuesday night’s entry draft lottery, meaning they will select no. 1 overall this June for the third consecutive year. In a very real sense, the Oil has earned this lottery (mis)fortune with dismal showings the … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Entry Draft, Gary Bettman, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, Washington Capitals | 7 Comments

Boxed in, with but Hope and Wishful Thinking the Only Guide Ahead

Monitoring the NHL trade deadline Monday afternoon was a lot like riding the Red Line in early rush hour Monday morning: there was very little movement. The more I thought about where the Caps stood at 3:00 yesterday afternoon the … Continue reading

Posted in Dmitri Orlov, Eastern Conference, Entry Draft, Evgeny Kuznetsov, George McPhee, Morning cup-a-joe, NHL trade deadline, playoff hockey, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

Mining for Gems Deep in a Draft’s Bedrock

SI.com’s Allan Muir has offered a glowing assessment¬†of the Capitals’ draft work in L.A. this past weekend.¬†George McPhee bolstered his status as a procurer of top-end talent deep in round one, Muir claimed, and the team added skill guys of … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Atlanta Thrashers, Dmitry Chesnokov, Entry Draft, Florida Panthers, Gary Bettman, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Southeast Division, Tampa Bay Lightning, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals | 3 Comments

Say Hello to Semin 2.0

Dynamic skill level. Exceptional hands. Controls the puck as if he’s got it on a string. Natural sniper. Elite one-on-one talent. Can manufacture his own offense. Great acceleration and finishing ability. Looks to score each shift. Oh, and he’s Russian. … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Dmitry Kugryshev, Entry Draft, Prospects, Washington Capitals | 11 Comments

One Entry Draft Order of Mayhem To Go, Please

“The Undertaker.” Sound like the nickname of a D-man you wouldn’t mind seeing in a Caps’ sweater in the seasons ahead? Get in line wearing the foil behind us. That nickname was coined by an NHL scout this past season … Continue reading

Posted in DraftGeek, Entry Draft, National Hockey League, Prospects, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

A Winter Tuesday Night for Washington Hockey Heroes

This has a nice ring to it: John Carlson, Canada-killer. The atmosphere in Verizon Center Tuesday night was stupendous and surreal. And that was only partly because of the sudden announcement of Alexander Ovechkin as the Capitals’ 14th captain in … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Entry Draft, Hershey Bears, Hockey Heroes, John Carlson, USA Hockey, Washington Capitals | 14 Comments

An Instant Classic at the WJC

As if the Federal Aviation Administration didn’t have enough on its plate these days, last night nearly two dozen American jets collided with a fleet of Air Canada 747s in Canadian air space. No wait, those were American teenagers wearing … Continue reading

Posted in Entry Draft, John Carlson, Lisa Hillary, USA Hockey | 1 Comment