Category Archives: Sergei Fedorov

McPhee’s Moment

Is this the most important day in the NHL executive career of Capitals’ General Manager George McPhee? You could make a compelling case that it is. Publicly, McPhee is standing solidly behind his 33-20-10, second-place-in-the-Southeast squad. (The team’s 20 regulation … Continue reading

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The State of the Capitals’ Union, January 2010

Red Army, fellow Washington puckheads, late January again finds the Washington Capitals in an enviable competitive position: in first place — by a Grand Canyon chasm — in the Southeast division, but also first overall in the Eastern conference. And … Continue reading

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Case Studies in Development Patience: Eric Fehr, Tomas Fleischmann, and Jeff Schultz

A quick lesson in hockey prospect development: be patient. Last May, as Capitals’ players packed up their gear after succumbing to the Penguins in seven games and headed home for the offseason, an awful lot of Caps’ fans rightly wondered … Continue reading

Posted in Brendan Morrison, Eric Fehr, Jeff Schultz, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Prospects, Sergei Fedorov, Tomas Fleischmann, Washington Capitals | 17 Comments

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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Postgame Gab with Gabby

Washington Capitals Coach Bruce Boudreau and Sergei Fedorov talk about the Capitals’ Game 7 come from behind win. Continue reading

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Off-Ice Training Partners

This week we learned of yet another NHL player aligning himself with a Tier I trainer partner — Ottawa’s Mike Fischer with country music performer Carrie Underwood. Naturally, this leads us to our latest OFB Poll: Continue reading

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Fedorov: “You can feel the spirit of togetherness with this team”

After Friday night’s victory over the Ottawa Senators, Dmitry Chesnokov and Dmitry Shumin spoke to Segrei Fedorov. The interview in the original Russian is available a Sovetsky Sport. Continue reading

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“You with the pretzels, get in there.”

The way injuries and recall travel logistics have been, this commercial from the 90’s seems rather appropriate.  Note the snazzy sweaters of the team in white.  No official word if the team in red had anyone with the last name … Continue reading

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Hockey’s Enduring Code of Silence on Player Injuries

I learned this week of the holiday season arrival of a comprehensive (and expensive) collection of ‘Sopranos’ episodes on DVD. All six seasons, packaged lavishly and impressively, and weighing in at an upwards of ten pounds. I was and remain … Continue reading

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Now That’s Vanquishing a Hated Foe

Musings from an unexpectedly madhouse rink in Chinatown: A season-altering triumph? It sure had that feeling in the immediate aftermath of a cardiac comeback against the ‘Canes. The Caps were three minutes shy of starting off an important homestand with … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Brent Johnson, Carolina Hurricanes, IIHF, Jose Theodore, Morning cup-a-joe, Sergei Fedorov, Southeast Division, Verizon Center, Washington Capitals, World Championships | 18 Comments