Category Archives: Michael Nylander

Looks like Nylander is an American

Per Kevin Oklobzija of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: The Florida Panthers have found their replacement in Rochester for injured center Mark Cullen, thanks to the Washington Capitals. Center Michael Nylander has been loaned to the Panthers/Amerks. It’s a significant … Continue reading

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Sometimes Irreconciliable Differences Necessitate Divorce

Signing Michael Nylander in the summer of 2007 was wise and savvy and, you might recall, somewhat controversial. The previous season in New York with the Rangers, all Nylander achieved was 83 points in 79 games — his best NHL … Continue reading

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It’s Official: Nylander to Grand Rapids

Capitals Assign Center Michael Nylander to Grand Rapids
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have assigned center Michael Nylander to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Continue reading

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A Turning Point for Semyon Varlamov?

Semyon Varlamov’s struggles this season have struck me as often being of the mental as opposed to the physical variety. So consider the mental fortitude he displayed in last night’s 11-round shootout victory over the New York Islanders. Beginning with Robbie … Continue reading

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Nylander to Russia, Pending Final Approval

Per TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Washington Capitals center Michael Nylander is headed to Russia Continue reading

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Nylander Put on Waivers

Michael Nylander has been put on waivers, Capitals Insider reports. This means the veteran Swede has agreed to waive his no-movement clause. Any team can claim him until noon Monday, but if no GM picks him off the wire it’s … Continue reading

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Nylander Assists the Griffins

Michael Nylander played in his first game of the season … as a member of the Grand Rapids Griffins. The Griffins beat the Abbotsford Heat 5 to 3. Nylander assisted on 3 of the Griffins’ goals and taking the 2nd star of the game. He was also on the ice for all 3 of the Heat’s goals, too. Continue reading

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“Washington is, indeed, asking around about goalies”

During The Hotstove on last night’s Hockey Night in Canada’s broadcast, another rumour surfaced concerning the Washington Capitals. Per Al Strachan, “Washington is, indeed, asking around about goalies”. Adding more fuel to the fire was Scott Morrison who said that earlier in the year the Caps had a deal in place with Chicago. The particulars? Nylander and a pick for … Continue reading

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Three-Game Themes After an Opening Weekend of Play

Three games in an 82-game season plus weeks or months of postseason amount to little more than a single frame in a two-hour drama reel, and yet I looked to Columbus weekend 2008 as an opportunity to survey for some … Continue reading

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Opening Night Roster Set

The Washington Capitals announced that Karl Alzner and Chris Bourque have been assigned to the Hershey Bears. Quintin Laing was placed on waivers and, if cleared, will report to Hershey. 2008 Washington Capitals Opening Night Roster FORWARDS   #   Player Ht. … Continue reading

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