Saturday, September 29, 2007

Preseason Game #7 Washington Capitals vs. Ottawa Senators








Where: Verizon Center, Washington, DC

When: September 30, 2007, 5:00 PM

History:
All-Time vs. OTT: 24-26-5-0
Last Season vs. OTT: 2-2-0
Last Meeting: 1/30/07, WAS 2 OTT 3

This Preseason:
WAS Record: 3-2-1
OTT Record: 5-0-0

Probable Line-Ups:
Washington
Forward Line 1: 8 Ovechkin, 25 Kozlov, 43 Fleischmann
Forward Line 2: 28 Semin, 92 Nylander, 19 Backstrom
Forward Line 3: 18 Pettinger, 15 B.Gordon, 17 Clark
Forward Line 4: 87 Brashear, 16 Sutherby, 10 Bradley
Defense Pair 1: 3 Poti, 23 Jurcina
Defense Pair 2: 2 Pothier, 26 Morrisonn
Defense Pair 3: 4 Erskine, 44 Eminger
Goalie: 37 Kolzig
Back-up Goalie: 1 Johnson
Other Forwards: 21 Laich, 27 Clymer, 38 Klepis, 39 Steckel, 50 Motzko, 56 Bourque
Other Defensemen: 9 Pollock, 52 Green, 55 Schultz, 78 Boumedienne

Ottawa
Forward Line 1: 15 Heatley, 19 Spezza, 11 Alfredsson
Forward Line 2: 20 Vermette, 12 Fisher, 44 Eaves
Forward Line 3: 22 Kelly, 36 Hennessy, 25 Neil
Forward Line 4: 71 Foligno, 41 Nikulin, 10 Donovan
Defense Pair 1: 4 Phillips, 24 Volchenkov
Defense Pair 2: 6 Redden, 14 Meszaros
Defense Pair 3: 7 Corvo, 5 Schubert
Goalie: 1 Emery
Back-up Goalie: 29 Gerber
Other Forwards:43 Dimitrakos, 17 Hamel, 49 Johnson, 16 McGrattan, 63 McKenzie, 53 Zubov
Other Defensemen: 52 Amadio, 39 Carkner, 55 Lee, 3 Nycholat, 2 Richardson

Injuries:
Washington – 14 Fehr (hip)
Ottawa – 37 McAmmond (concussion)

Preview: In the final preseason game the Caps face the Ottawa Senators. The Caps seem to be improving with each game. They took 41 shots on goal vs the Flyers on Friday scoring 7 goals. Lets hope the trend continues and they are able to carry it into the regular season.

Capitals 7 Flyers 5

Note to the rest of the NHL: Don't get #8 mad at you! Ovechkin recorded a 4 point night against the Flyers on Friday.

Recap

The NHL, once again, absolutely made a mess of the stats for this game. For what they are worth here they are:

Summary
Super Stats

The Caps play their final preseason game tomorrow vs. Ottawa.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Training Camp Cut


Per Capitals Insider, the Capital sent LW Chris Bourque to Hershey this morning. This was not an unexpected move. He had a very good camp but is not among the Capital top talent, yet. He has been impressing the coaches with his heart and determination but needs to sharpen his skills a little more to make up for his lack of size, he's only 5'-7'' tall and 170 pounds. He does have the benefit of a entry level contract that will allow him to transfer between Washington and Hershey without having to go through the waiver process. More than likely, we will see him make his NHL debut for the Capitals this season.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Preseason Game #6 Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Where: Verizon Center, Washington, DC

When: September 28, 2007, 7:00 PM

History:
All-Time vs. PHI: 62-90-19-0
Last Season vs. PHI: 4-0-0
Last Meeting: 1/9/07, WAS 6 PHI 2

This Preseason:
WAS Record: 2-2-1
PHI Record: 3-3-0

Probable Line-Ups:
Washington

Forward Line 1: 8 Ovechkin, 25 Kozlov, 43 Fleischmann
Forward Line 2: 28 Semin, 92 Nylander, 19 Backstrom
Forward Line 3: 18 Pettinger, 15 B.Gordon, 17 Clark
Forward Line 4: 87 Brashear, 16 Sutherby, 10 Bradley
Defense Pair 1: 3 Poti, 23 Jurcina
Defense Pair 2: 2 Pothier, 26 Morrisonn
Defense Pair 3: 4 Erskine, 44 Eminger
Goalie: 37 Kolzig
Back-up Goalie: 1 Johnson
Other Forwards: 21 Laich , 27 Clymer, 38 Klepis, 39 Steckel, , 50 Motzko, 56 Bourque
Other Defensemen: 9 Pollock, 52 Green, 55 Schultz, 78 Boumedienne

Philadelphia
Forward Line 1: 12 Gagne, 48 Briere, 22 Knuble
Forward Line 2: 19 Hartnell, 17 Carter, 36 Boulerice
Forward Line 3: 34 Kane, 18 Richards, 24 Kapanen
Forward Line 4: 55 Eager, 11 Potulny, 32 Cote
Defense Pair 1: 44 K. Timonen, 21 Smith
Defense Pair 2: 2 Hatcher, 5 Coburn
Defense Pair 3: 23 Gauthier, 45 Picard
Goalie: 43 Biron
Back-up Goalie: 30 Nittymaki
Other Forwards: 14 Ruzicka, 27 Downie
Other Defensemen: 28 Kukkonen, 29 Guenin
Other Goalies: 33 Boucher, 35 Houle

Injuries:
Washington
– 14 Fehr (hip)
Philadelphia
– 20 Umberger (broken finger), 9 Upshaw (broken wrist), 6 Jones (hip), 15 Lupul (wrist)

Preview:

In a rematch of Wednesday’s game the Flyers travel to DC to take on the Caps. The Caps played a much watered down lineup in the 2-1 loss Wednesday without the likes of Alex Ovechkin, Chris Clark, Michal Nylander, Victor Kozlov, Tom Poti, Brian Pothier, Matt Pettinger, and Alexander Semin. Expect a much deeper lineup this time around. Four Flyers were injured in their game Tuesday vs. Ottawa so watch for some of their younger players trying to step up. Also, Coach Hanlon will be looking to see who the final cuts are going to be for the Caps. On the hot seat: Forwards - Matt Bradley, Brian Sutherby, Brooks Laich, Ben Clymer, Jakub Klepis, David Steckel, Joe Motzko, and Chris Bourque Defensemen - Jame Pollock, John Erskine, Steve Eminger, Mike Green, Jeff Shultz, and Josef Bomedienne.

Capitals 1 Flyers 2

The Capitals lost to the Flyers 2-1 last night. Unfortunately, The NHL has absolutely no stats on the game. I heard most of the first two periods but missed the third. My 2 year old decided she didn't want to go to bed. The Caps were a bit unlucky in the second with Matt Bradley hitting the cross bar and two other shots hitting the post. The Caps Brian Sutherby was credited his first goal of the preseason. He redirected Steve Eminger's point shot and caught Flyers goalie Martin Biron out of position. For the first time this preseason, the Caps did not score the opening goal. Former Capital, Boyd Kane scored the only Flyers goal in the first period. Ben Eager scored the game winning goal late in the second. The two teams rematch at Verizon Center tomorrow and you can expect a much different lineup for the Capitals. Almost all the Capitals' big guns did not play in this game, including Alex Ovechkin, Chris Clark, Michal Nylander, Viktor Kozlov, Tom Poti, Brian Pothier, Matt Pettinger, and Alexander Semin.

You can get a little more info on the game from Mike Vogel at Dump and Chase

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Preseason Game #5 Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers

Where: Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA

When: September 26, 2007, 7:00 PM

History:
All-Time vs. PHI: 62-90-19-0
Last Season vs. PHI: 4-0-0
Last Meeting: 1/9/07, WAS 6 PHI 2

This Preseason:
WAS Record: 2-1-1
PHI Record: 2-3-0

Probable Line-Ups:
Washington

Forward Line 1: 8 Ovechkin, 25 Kozlov, 43 Fleischmann
Forward Line 2: 28 Semin, 92 Nylander, 19 Backstrom
Forward Line 3: 18 Pettinger, 15 B.Gordon, 17 Clark
Forward Line 4: 87 Brashear, 16 Sutherby, 10 Bradley
Defense Pair 1: 3 Poti, 23 Jurcina
Defense Pair 2: 2 Pothier, 26 Morrisonn
Defense Pair 3: 4 Erskine, 44 Eminger
Goalie: 37 Kolzig
Back-up Goalie: 1 Johnson
Other Forwards: 21 Laich , 27 Clymer, 38 Klepis, 39 Steckel, , 50 Motzko, 56 Bourque
Other Defensemen: 9 Pollock, 52 Green, 55 Schultz, 78 Boumedienne

Philadelphia
Forward Line 1: 12 Gagne, 48 Briere, 22 Knuble
Forward Line 2: 19 Hartnell, 17 Carter, 15 Lupul
Forward Line 3: 9 Upshall, 18 Richards, 24 Kapanen
Forward Line 4: 55 Eager, 20 Umberger, 27 Downie
Defense Pair 1: 44 K. Timonen, 21 Smith
Defense Pair 2: 2 Hatcher, 5 Coburn
Defense Pair 3: 23 Gauthier, 45 Picard
Goalie: 43 Biron
Back-up Goalie: 30 Nittymaki
Other Forwards: 11 Potulny, 14 Ruzicka, 36 Boulerice, 26 Reid, 33 Cote, 34 Kane, 52 Grant, Laliberte, Pisellini, Cabana, Beaulieu, Matsunoto, Tolpeko, Greentree
Other Defensemen: 6 Jones, 28 Kukkonen, 29 Guenin, 38 Jonsson, 32 Grenier, 46 J. Timonen, 77 Parent, Bartulis
Other Goalies: 33 Boucher, 35 Houle, 67 Munroe, Beauchemin, Duchesne

Injuries:
Washington
– 14 Fehr (hip)
Philadelphia
– N/A

Preview:
The Caps won an overtime thriller against Carolina last night at the same time the Flyers lost to Ottawa 4-2. The Caps have 30 active players still in training camp; 2 goalies, 10 defensemen, and 18 forwards. Head Coach Glen Hanlon has made the games the main focus of evaluation this preseason. The Caps have been very competitive with each of the four preseason games being decided by one goal. Between now and September 30, will be crucial for the players on the bubble. The Coach still needs to make at least 7 cuts. It’s getting down to crunch time but all and all the team appears to be much more competitive this season.

Update: See Dump and Chase for the Caps lineup in tonight's game.




Capitals 3 Hurricanes 2 (OT)

The Washington Capitals pulled an overtime win out last evening. After allowing Carolina to pull even in the third period, the Caps killed off an early Carolina power play in overtime to set the stage for Mike Green and Nicklas Backstrom. (For Eli) According to the Canadian Press, Green went on an end to end rush through the Carolina defense and found Backstrom for the game winning goal with 1:24 left. The Caps, now winners of two straight games, have scored first in each preseason game and seem to be growing in confidence. They will need it as they head to Philadelphia tonight to face the Flyers.

Of Note:
  • Mike Green had his second multi-point game of the preseason and has 2 goals and 4 assists in 4 games.
  • Nicklas Backstrom scored his second goal of the preseason, both against Carolina.
  • David Steckel was a monster in the face off dot. He won 12 of 17 (71%) and won 10 of 15 draws against face off stud Rod Brind'Amour.
  • The power play scored again, as Victor Kozlov redirected an Alex Ovechkin shot for a goal in the second period. Tom Poti also assisted on the play.
  • The penalty killers did not allow a goal in 6 attempts and the team did not allow any 5 on 3 penalties.
  • Each game in the preseason has been decided by 1 goal.
Links to Scoresheets: Boxscore, Super Stats

The Caps are still a young team but it seems like Mike Green is taking some steps this preseason to show everyone he belongs in the NHL. The Caps have 10 defensemen vying for seven spots in camp right now. The Caps have three preseason games left and having to make tough calls on personnel shows me that talent level has risen and we should have a much more competitive defense this year.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Preseason Game #4 Washington Capitals vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Where: Verizon Center, Washington, DC

When: September 25, 2007, 7:00 PM

History:

All-Time vs. CAR: 26-15-7-3

Last Season vs. CAR: 3-5-0

Last Meeting: 3/22/07, WAS 3 CAR 4

This Preseason:

WAS Record: 1-1-1

CAR Record: 2-1-0

Probable Line-Ups:

Washington

Forward Line 1: 8 Ovechkin, 92 Nylander, 17 Clark

Forward Line 2: 28 Semin, 19 Backstrom, 25 Kozlov

Forward Line 3: 18 Pettinger, 15 B.Gordon, 10 Bradley

Forward Line 4: 87 Brashear, 16 Sutherby, 21 Laich

Defense Pair 1: 3 Poti, 23 Jurcina

Defense Pair 2: 2 Pothier, 26 Morrisonn

Defense Pair 3: 4 Erskine, 44 Eminger

Goalie: 37 Kolzig

Back-up Goalie: 1 Johnson

Other Forwards: 27 Clymer, 38 Klepis, 39 Steckel, 43 Fleischmann, 50 Motzko, 56 Bourque

Other Defensemen: 9 Pollock, 52 Green, 55 Schultz, 78 Boumedienne

Carolina

Forward Line 1: 13 Whitney, 17 Brind’Amour, 11 Williams

Forward Line 2: 61 Stillman, 12 Staal, 26 Cole

Forward Line 3: 16 Ladd, 8 Cullen, 24 Walker

Forward Line 4: 18 Bayda, 51 Hamilton, 27 Adams

Defense Pair 1: 5 Kaberle, 6 Hedican

Defense Pair 2: 7 Wallin, 42 Gleason

Defense Pair 3: 22 Commodore, 2 Wesley

Goalie: 30 C. Ward

Back-up Goalie: 47 Grahme

Other Forwards: 14 Sutter, 19 Letowski, 32 Gillies

Other Defensemen: 4 Seidenberg, 33 Carson, 53 Borer

Other Goalies: 49 Leighton

Injuries:

Washington – 14 Fehr (hip)

Carolina – 59 LaRose (knee)

Preview:

The Caps first home preseason game is against the Carolina Hurricanes. This game should be much different from the first game these two teams played. Carolina won that game 4-3 in overtime. There will be much more NHL caliber talent on ice as the teams have paired down there rosters. The Caps have been trying several top six forward line combinations in the preseason. Nicklas Backstrom has played all three forward positions. Alex Ovechkin has been working with Viktor Kozlov and Alexander Semin has been working with Michal Nylander. Head Coach Glen Hanlon is trying to find one of the young prospects to step up into a top six forward role. Tomas Fleischmann and Jakub Klepis have been battling for the spot. If one of them can’t crack the line up, the spot may revert back to Captain Chris Clark, who scored 30 goals last season. Only one of the top 2 lines has played in each preseason game. The Caps have scored a goal in every regulation period except one in the preseason, so far. It will be interesting to see if coach Hanlon puts both lines in action against Carolina. I am anxious to see how they do with all their weapons in the lineup.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

More Training Camp Cuts


Today the Capitals announced that G Frederic Cassivi, G Darren Machensey, and C Kyle Wilson have been sent to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League. Also, G Michal Neuvirth was sent back to his junior team, Plymouth, in the Ontario Hockey League.

Capitals 2 Lightning 1

The Caps prevailed against the Lightning 2-1 last night. Alexander Semin scored the game winning goal on the power play in the second minute of the second period. The Caps penalty killers may be a bit tired today, but they found a way to kill off 5 3rd period penalties; including another 5 on 3 that lasted over a minute. While taking penalties in the 3rd period with a 1 goal lead is concerning, the ability to kill them off is very encouraging. It appears the young Capitals are beginning to learn how to win games.

Of note:
  • Alexander Semin was a shooting machine. He recorded 3 shots on goal, had 4 shots blocked by the defense, and miss the mark on 4 other attempts. Semin earned the games #1 Star. This was Semin's first action of the preseason.
  • David Steckel, who is battling for a roster spot, scored the Caps first goal on a redirect, had 2 hits, 1 takeaway, and won 14 of 21 face offs.
  • Nicklas Backstrom led all skaters in ice time with 23:46, played all three forward positions, had the primary assist on Semin's game winning goal.
  • Donald Brashear had only 7:48 of ice time on 12 shifts, but managed 1 assist, 2 missed shots, 2 hits, and, of course, 2 minutes in the penalty box. I love watching him play, real rough and tumble hockey!
  • The Caps continued to be much improved in the puck handling department with only 2 giveaways and 8 takeaways. Unfortunately, Kyle Wilson's power play giveaway led to a shorthanded goal by Tampa' Martin St. Louis.
  • The Caps were much improved in the face off dot this game, as they won 33 of 62. And more importantly winning 14 of 22 in their own end.
  • Brent Johnson played the entire game giving up 1 goal on 19 shots and earned the games #3 Star.
Editorial Note: The NHL has come out with new scoring sheets for the games this year. In my opinion they are absolutely awful. As one who is very much into statistics I find these sheets hard to read and some of the most basic information has been removed. For instance, the Game Summary sheet does not give the shots on goal for each team per period, no power play totals, and no goalie information. They have added a lot of different information with the types of power plays and face offs but it is presented in a convoluted manner. This is nice information but maybe a separate game breakdown sheet should have been introduced. Also, the accuracy of the information leaves a lot to be desired. The rosters have been incorrect and as can be seen in Mike Vogel's game post some of the numbers just don't add up. Just my two cents.

Game Summary
Super Stats

Friday, September 21, 2007

Preseason Game #3 Washingtonn Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning


Where: St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL

When: September 22, 2007, 7:30 PM

History:
All-Time vs. TAM: 42-24-6-4
Last Season vs. TAM: 2-4-2
Last Meeting: 3/31/07, WAS 2 Tam 5

This Preseason:
WAS Record: 0-1-1
TAM Record: 1-0-0

Probable Line-Ups:
Washington

Forward Line 1: 8 Ovechkin, 92 Nylander, 17 Clark
Forward Line 2: 28 Semin, 19 Backstrom, 25 Kozlov
Forward Line 3: 18 Pettinger, 15 B.Gordon, 10 Bradley
Forward Line 4: 87 Brashear, 16 Sutherby, 21 Laich
Defense Pair 1: 3 Poti, 23 Jurcina
Defense Pair 2: 2 Pothier, 26 Morrisonn
Defense Pair 3: 4 Erskine, 44 Eminger
Goalie: 37 Kolzig
Back-up Goalie: 1 Johnson

Other Forwards: 27 Clymer, 38 Klepis, 39 Steckel, 43 Fleischmann, 50 Motzko, 56 Bourque, 57 Wilson
Other Defensemen: 9 Pollock, 34 Pokulok, 52 Green, 55 Schultz, 78 Boumedienne, 89 Sloan
Other Goalies: 30 Neuvirth, 31 Machesney, 35 Cassivi

Tampa
Forward Line 1: 20 Prospal, 4 Lecavalier, 26 St. Louis
Forward Line 2: 37 Hlavac, 19 Richards, 7 Michel Ouellet
Forward Line 3: 34 Craig, 77 Gratton, 16 Ward
Forward Line 4: 36 Roy, 24 Karlsson, 74 Tarnasky
Defense Pair 1: 22 Boyle, 54 Ranger
Defense Pair 2: 71 Kuba, 55 O'Brien
Defense Pair 3: 21 Lukowich, 3 Janik
Goalie: 40 Holmqvist
Back-up Goalie: 30 Denis

Other Forwards: 14 Milley, 49 Darche, 29 McDonald, 56 Wanvig, 49 Jones, 61 Stewart, Elliott, Hrdel, Keller, Kvapil, Lascek, Lawrence, Smolenak,
Other Defensemen: 33 Lampman, 38 Leach, 39 Lundin, 45 Schneider, Egener, Smallby, Rosehill, Rogers, Mihalik, Fletcher, Jancevski
Other Goalies: 31 Ramo, Boutin, Munce

Injuries:
Washington – 14 Fehr (hip), 31 Machesney (groin)
Tampa
– 27 Taylor (hip)

Preview:
The Caps are coming off a 5-4 loss to the defending Eastern Conference Champion Ottawa Senators. The Caps had the lead 3-1 midway through the hockey game. The Senators scored 4 consecutive goals but the Caps could only muster one more goal before the end of regulation. The Caps will look to work on their penalty killing as in both preseason games have been turned while the opposition was on a 5 on 3 man advantage. The power play has looked much improved with the addition of Tom Poti at the point. He recorded 2 points against Ottawa in Thursday's game with a goal and an assist. Head Coach Glen Hanlon has put an emphasis on winning in training camp and the Caps have responded with leads in each game. Against Tampa, a Southeast Division foe the Caps will face 8 times this season, he will need the Caps to start learning how to finish teams off when they get that lead.

In other team news, the Caps sent Defensemen Sasha Pokulok, and Tyler Sloan to Hearshey.


Capitals 4 Senators 5

Last night, Washington held the lead 3-1 halfway through the game. Then allowed Ottawa to score 4 straight goals and ended up with a 4-5 loss. For the second game in a row a 5 on 3 power play was a key factor. With Michal Nylander and Matt Pettinger both in the penalty box Ottawa's Danny Heatley scored to put the Senators up 4-3. Just 5 seconds after Pettinger was released from the box Chris Kelly scored giving Ottawa a 5-3 advantage. Alex Ovechkin scored with 4:20 left to bring the Caps within one but that was as close as they would get.

Of Note:

  • Tom Poti (1G-1A), Tomas Fleischmann (1G-1A), and Mike Green (2A) each had two point games.
  • The goal scorers were Chris Clark, Fleishmann, Poti, and Ovechkin.
  • The Caps power play unit of Poti, Ovechkin, Viktor Kozlov, Clark, and Green scored on two power plays. The power play was 2 of 9 for the night.
  • The penalty kill was 6 for 7 but gave up a critical 5 on 3 goal in the 3rd period.
  • Poti led the team in ice time with 23:52.
  • Milan Jurcina, Shaone Morrisonn, and Jakub Klepis each had a team high 3 hits.
  • The Cap have committed 5 and 7 giveaways in the first two preseason games. They averaged nearly 12 a game last season.
  • The Caps face off men were absolutely terrible, winning only 25 of 61 face offs (41%). They performed extremely poorly in the defensive zone winning 2 of 14 draws (14%). Boyd Gordon won 8 of 20 (40%), Kozlov won 8 of 19 (42%), Nylander won 2 of 8 (25%), and Brooks Laich won 1 of 3 (33%). On the other hand, Nicklas Backstrom won both of his draws and Brian Sutherby split his 8, winning 4 and losing 4.
  • Sutherby was involved in the only fisticuffs of the night taking on former Capital Lawrence Nycholat with Nycholat also being assessed an elbowing call on the play.
  • The Caps out shot the senators 32 to 30. Klepis led the Caps with 5 shots on goal. Ovechkin recorded only 1 official shot, his goal none the less, but 2 missed the net with 2 others and was blocked 6 times.
Here are the links for the: recap, scoresheet, and super stats

The Caps next game is Saturday, September 22, 2007 at Tampa. Game time: 7:30 pm

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Preseason Game #2 Washington Capitals at Ottawa Senators

Where: Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Ontario

When: September 20, 2007, 7:00 PM

History:
All-Time vs. OTT: 24-26-5-0
Last Season vs. OTT: 2-2-0
Last Meeting: 1/30/07, WAS 2 OTT 3

This Preseason:
WAS Record: 0-0-1
OTT Record: 1-0-0

Probable Line-Ups:
Washington
Forward Line 1: 8 Ovechkin, 92 Nylander, 17 Clark
Forward Line 2: 28 Semin, 19 Backstrom, 25 Kozlov
Forward Line 3: 18 Pettinger, 15 B.Gordon, 10 Bradley
Forward Line 4: 87 Brashear, 16 Sutherby, 21 Laich
Defense Pair 1: 3 Poti, 23 Jurcina
Defense Pair 2: 2 Pothier, 26 Morrisonn
Defense Pair 3: 4 Erskine, 44 Eminger
Goalie: 37 Kolzig
Back-up Goalie: 1 Johnson

Other Forwards: 27 Clymer, 38 Klepis, 39 Steckel, 43 Fleischmann, 50 Motzko, 56 Bourque, 57 Wilson
Other Defensemen: 9 Pollock, 34 Pokulok, 52 Green, 55 Schultz, 78 Boumedienne, 89 Sloan
Other Goalies: 30 Neuvirth, 31 Machesney, 35 Cassivi

Ottawa
Forward Line 1: 15 Heatley, 19 Spezza, 11 Alfredsson
Forward Line 2: 20 Vermette, 12 Fisher, 44 Eaves
Forward Line 3: 22 Kelly, 37 McAmmond, 25 Neil
Forward Line 4: 50 Weller, 36 Hennessy, 10 Donovan
Defense Pair 1: 4 Phillips, 24 Volchenkov
Defense Pair 2: 6 Redden, 14 Meszaros
Defense Pair 3: 7 Corvo, 5 Schubert
Goalie: 1 Emery
Back-up Goalie: 29 Gerber

Other Forwards: 71 Foligno, 58 Bass, 48 Bois, 56 Daugavins, 43 Dimitrakos, 47 Donati, 17 Hamel, 49 Johnson, 45 Mapletoft, 60 Mauldin, 16 McGrattan, 63 McKenzie, 41 Nikulin, 42 O’Brien, 61 Yablonski, 53 Zubov
Other Defensemen: 52 Amadio, 39 Carkner, 46 Kinch, 59 Kudelka, 55 Lee, 3 Nycholat, 2 Richardson, 51 Smith, 54 Waugh
Other Goalies: 35 Daniels, 30 Elliott, 40 Glass

Injuries:
Washington – Fehr (hip), Machesney (groin)
Ottawa – N/A

Preview:
The Caps are likely to see most of the Ottawa regulars in this contest as most of them did not play in Tuesday’s 4-0 victory over Philadelphia. The Caps will be looking to see what line combinations will work for the top 6 forwards. Coach Hanlon has already stated that Nylander, and Kozlov will be the top centers and youngster Nicklas Backstrom will start out on the wing. Now he’s got to determine which Alex to put with which center. For now, I see Clark as the #1 RW followed by Backstrom. There is quite a battle going on for the bottom 6 forward positions. Pettinger, Brashear and Gordon seem like a lock. Others trying to win spots include Sutherby, Clymer, Bradley, Laich, Fleischmann, Klepis, Motzko, Bourque, and Wilson. The Goalie situation in pretty much decided with Kolzig as starter backed up by Johnson. Cassivi and Machesny seem destined for Hershey. The question is Neuvirth. The 19-year old has said he wants to play pro this year but still has the option to play one more year of juniors. And there is the possibility of South Carolina. The defense is another battle ground where Poti, Pothier, Morrisonn, and Jucina look to be the top 4. The final 2 spots are being contested by Eminger, Erskine, Boumedienne, Green, Shultz, Pokulok, Pollock, and Sloan. Ottawa should be a good test to see who will step up.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Headed To Hershey










According to Tarik the following players were sent to the Hershey Bears Training Camp:

Dean Arsene, Scott Barney, Jay Beagle, Sean Collins, Andrew Gordon, Marty Guerin, Jamie Hunt, Andrew Joudrey, Quintin Laing, Sami Lepisto, Tommy Maxwell, Chris McAllister, Grant McNeill, Patrick McNeill, Jason Morgan, Travis Morin, Steve Pinizzotto, Grant Potulny, Steve Werner

Also, Dan Kronick was released.

Follow this link for the most up to date Caps System Roster

Monday, September 17, 2007

Returned to Juniors

It was announced today the Capitals have returned Karl Alzner (Calgary Hitmen), Josh Godfrey (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds), and Francois Bouchard (Baie-Comeau Drakkar) to their junior teams.

Read Capitals Insider for more details

Caps 3 Carolina 4 (OT)

The Capitals sent a young contingent of players to face the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday and they were stunned with 47.2 seconds left in overtime. The Canes Erik Cole deflected a shot that got by Caps netminder Michal Neuvirth. The Canes were on a two-man power play at the time and David Steckel of the Caps had broken his stick. Over all the Caps played well but didn't get the win.

Of Note:
  • Mike Green scored unassisted in the first period , led the team in ice time with 25:03, had a plus-1 rating, 4 shots on goal, 2 hits and a blocked shot.
  • Nicklas Backstrom scored a second period power play goal from Tomas Fleischmann and Chris Bourque, had 2 shots on goal, 1 hit and won 4 of 9 face offs.
  • Ben Clymer scored a goal from Jame Pollock and Josef Boumedienne at 17:57 of the third period to give the Caps a 3-2 advantage and was involved in the only fight of the game, taking on the Cane's Nicolas Blanchard.
  • Brent Johnson played two periods with out giving up a goal, he faced 12 shots in 40 minutes of action.
  • Boyd Gordon did well in the face off dot, winning 16 of 30 draws. As did David Steckel winning 9 of 16.
  • John Erskine was his usual self delivering 3 hits, blocking 3 shots, with a plus-1 rating.
  • The big hitters for the Caps were Matt Pettinger and Chris Bourque, each recording 4 hits apiece.
Here are the links to the Official game summaries. However, you'll need the following translator as the names don't match who actually played.

Washington:
36 Steven Warner is actually Francois Bouchard
43 Andrew Joudrey is Tomas Fleischmann
47 Dean Arsene is Karl Alzner
73 Sami Lepisto is Josh Godfrey
Carolina:
14 Chad Larose is Brandon Sutter
41 Bobby Hughes is Harrison Reed
57 Jakub Petruzalek is Dryson Bowman

Game Recap
Game Summary
Super Stats

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Returned to Juniors



After today's practice C Mathieu Perreault was returned to his junior club, Acadie-Bathurst of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. For the Titan last season, Perreault recorded 41 goals, 78 assists for 119 points in 67 games.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Preseason Game #1 Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes


Where: RBC Center, Raleigh, NC

When: September 16, 2007, 3:00 PM

History:

All-Time vs. CAR: 26-15-7-3

Last Season vs. CAR: 3-5-0

Last Meeting: 3/22/07, WAS 3 CAR 4

This Preseason:

WAS Record: 0-0-0

CAR Record: 0-0-0

Probable Line-Ups:

Washington

Forward Line 1: 8 Ovechkin, 92 Nylander, 17 Clark

Forward Line 2: 28 Semin, 19 Backstrom, 25 Kozlov

Forward Line 3: 18 Pettinger, 15 B.Gordon, 10 Bradley

Forward Line 4: 87 Brashear, 16 Sutherby, 21 Laich

Defense Pair 1: 3 Poti, 23 Jurcina

Defense Pair 2: 2 Pothier, 26 Morrisonn

Defense Pair 3: 4 Erskine, 44 Eminger

Goalie: 37 Kolzig

Back-up Goalie: 1 Johnson

Other Forwards: 22 Morgan, 24 Barney, 27 Clymer, 36 Bouchard, 38 Klepis, 39 Steckel, 43 Fleischmann, 45 Werner, 50 Motzko, 53 Laing, 54 Potulny, 56 Bourque, 57 Wilson, 61 Joudrey, 63 A. Gordon, 64 Kronick, 65 Guerin, 71 Morin, 74 Maxwell, 83 Beagle, 85 Perreault, 90 Pinizzotto

Other Defensemen: 9 Pollock, 29 Hunt, 34 Pokulok, 42 Lepisto, 46 P. McNeil, 47 Alzner, 52 Green, 55 Schultz, 62 Collins, 63 Godfrey, 76 McAllister, 78 Boumedienne, 79 G. McNeill, 89 Sloan

Other Goalies: 30 Neuvirth, 31 Machesney, 35 Cassivi

Carolina

Forward Line 1: 26 Cole, 12 Staal, 13 Whitney

Forward Line 2: 61 Stillman, 17 Brind’Amour, 11 Williams

Forward Line 3: 16 Ladd, 8 Cullen, 24 Walker

Forward Line 4: 59 LaRose, 51 Hamilton, 27 Adams

Defense Pair 1: 5 Kaberle, 6 Hedican

Defense Pair 2: 7 Wallin, 42 Gleason

Defense Pair 3: 22 Commodore, 2 Wesley

Goalie: 30 C. Ward

Back-up Goalie: 47 Grahme

Other Forwards: 14 Sutter, 18 Bayda, 19 Letowski, 31 MacDonald, 32 Gillies, 34 Gove, 36 Nolan, 37 Aucoin, 39 Dwyer, 41 Reed, 44 Hughes, 52 Angelidis, 54 Chaput, 56 Petruzalek, 57 Bowman, 58 Terry, 64 McCrae, 67 Samson, 72 Blanchard

Other Defensemen: 4 Seidenberg, 28 Brookbank, 29 Mormina, 33 Carson, 38 Conboy, 43 Babin, 46 Flood, 53 Borer, 63 S. Ward, 71 Forrest

Other Goalies: 35 Nastiuk, 49 Leighton, 50 Manzato, 60 Peters

Injuries:

Washington – Fehr, Arsene, Machesney (groin)

Carolina – N/A

Preview:

The Caps first preseason game is just two days after the beginning of training camp. We’ll see how the boys perform. I’m not sure how Coach Hanlon is going to play this one. With only two days of practice, I would assume he is going to continue to evaluate the younger talent under game situations. I don’t see him putting the big guns out there without developing a little more chemistry between the players. With Eric Fehr not passing his physical, he will also be looking for a winger to step up in a goal producing capacity. Fleischmann, Klepis and Bouchard seem to be the leading candidates. Backstrom will most likely play to allow him to get more comfortable with the speed of the game and the smaller North American rink size. He’ll also be looking at the development of the younger defenders. In particular, where are Green and Shultz going to fit in this year.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Returning to Juniors

Following Caps rookie camp, these 4 players are returning to their junior clubs:

C Luke Lynes (Brampton Battalion)
C Justin Taylor (London Knights)
R Brett Leffler (Regina Pats)
L Maxime Lacroix (Quebec Remparts)

The Caps will start training camp with a roster of 61 players.

Flyers Rookies 5 - Caps Rookies 3

The Caps rookies concluded their camp yesterday with a scrimmage against the Flyers rookies. The final score was a 5-3 Flyers advantage. Here are some tidbits from Mike Vogal's coverage from Dump and Chase followed by a bit of my commentary:

"Seven of the rookie camp skaters did not make the trip: defensemen Jamie Hunt and Tyler Sloan and forwards Steve Werner, Andrew Joudrey, Justin Taylor, Tommy Maxwell and Kyle Wilson."

Most of these guys had stints with Hersey last year and I suppose the coaches feel they have enough knowledge on how they perform in game situations.

"It’s 3-2 Philly after two periods. Michal Neuvirth replaced Daren Machesney in goal for Washington at the start of the middle frame. The Capitals dominated the period, particularly in the first half. Washington outshot Philadelphia 16-9 in the second and leads 28-19 overall."

Its good to see the offense actually out shooting the opponent. It only happened in 20 of 82 games last season. Hopefully this is part of the Hanlon system and is a preview for the big club because the more shots we take is that many less taken at our goalie.

"The Caps played much of the third period with just four defensemen. Sean Collins left the game early in the third with was was termed a minor injury. Josh Godfrey went off a few minutes later with a broken skate blade."

More adversity for the Caps, even so they only gave up one even strength goal. Patrick McNeil, Nicklas Backstrom, and Mathieu Perreault scored goals for the Capitals. Its good to see our top rookie get on the scoring sheet.

For the rookies, now is the tough part. They will wait to hear who will get an invite to train with the big boys and who will not.

CapsChick has a gallery of pics from the scrimmage

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Rookies Collide - Washington Vs. Philly


Where: Voorhees, NJ

When: September 12, 2007

History:

All-Time vs. PHI: 62-90-19-0

Last Season vs. PHI: 4-0-0

Last Meeting: 1/9/07, WAS 6 PHI 2


This Preseason:

WAS Record: 0-0-0


PHI Record: 0-0-0

Probable Line-Ups:

Washington
Forwards: 19 Nicklas Backstrom, 36 Francois Bouchard, 45 Steven Werner, 57 Kyle Wilson, 58 Maxime Lacroix, 61 Andrew Joudrey, 63 Andrew Gordon, 64 Dan Kronick, 65 Marty Guerin, 67 Justin Taylor, 71 Travis Morin, 74 Tommy Maxwell, 81 Brett Leffler, 83 Jay Beagle, 85 Mathieu Perreault, 86 Luke Lynes, 90 Steve Pinizzotto

Defense: 29 Jameson Hunt, 34 Sasha Pokulok, 42 Sami Lepisto, 46 Patrick McNeil, 47 Karl Alzner, 62 Sean Collins, 73 Josh Godfrey, 89 Tyler Sloan

Goalies: 30 Michal Neuvirth, 31 Daren Machesney

Philadelphia
Forwards: Josh Beaulieu, Claude Giroux, Frederik Cabana, Steve Downie, Triston Grant, Kyle Greentree, Adam Henrich, Mario Kempe, Garrett Klotz, David Laliberte, Patric Maroon, Jon Matsumoto, Gino Pisellini, Darroll Powe, Jared Ross, Matt Stefanishion, Denis Tolpeko, Pete Zingoni

Defense: Chad Anderson, Oskars Bartulis, Adam Bourque-LeBlanc, Tyson Dowzak, Kevien Marshall, Max Desjardins-Ouimet, Ryan Parent, Ryan Wilson

Goalies: Rejean Beauchemin, Jeremy Duchesne, Martin Houle, Scott Munroe

Injuries:

Washington – None
Philadelphia - None

Preview:

The Caps finish their rookie camp with a scrimmage against the Flyers rookies at the Flyers training facility in Voorhees, NJ. While Nicklas Backstrom has a spot on the big clubs training camp roster, the rest of the rookies will be looking to give the coaching staff a reason to keep them as well. From reports Sasha Pokulok has been playing well and seems to be recovered from the concussion issues he had last year. Michal Nuevirth has said he wants to turn pro and not return to his junior club in Plymouth. Karl Alzner and Josh Godfrey have both returned to the Caps following their participation in the Canada vs. Russia Super Series. The Flyers don’t expect any of their rookies to compete for roster spots this year, although Ryan Parent has been a standout in camp. Of note on the Flyers roster is former Caps prospect Matt Stefanishion who was let go following last season.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Washington Capitals Preseason Schedule

For those of you who haven't seen it the following is the preseason schedule for the Caps. Rookie camp started last Saturday. The Caps Rookies will scrimmage the Flyers Rookies tommorrow and regular training camp begins on Friday. The first preseason game for the big club is on Sunday.


Date:

Visitor

Home

Time

September 12, 2007*

Washington

Philadelphia

4:00 PM

September 16, 2007

Washington

Carolina

3:00 PM

September 20, 2007

Washington

Ottawa

7:00 PM

September 22, 2007

Washington

Tampa

7:30 PM

September 25, 2007

Carolina

Washington

7:00 PM

September 26, 2007

Washington

Philadelphia

7:00 PM

September 28, 2007

Philadelphia

Washington

7:00 PM

September 30, 2007

Ottawa

Washington

5:00 PM

*Rookies Only in Voorhees, NJ




Sunday, September 9, 2007

Vote Alex for Richard

While I was scanning the interweb for hockey news, I stumbled across a poll on the Canadian website Slam Sports. The poll asked who would win the Richard Trophy this season. Being the trophy for most goals in a season, I naturally thought to myself Alex Ovechkin or possibly Danny Heatly. The choices were Ovechkin, Heatly, Jarome Iginla, Sidney Crosby, Vincent Lecavalier (last seasons winner), and Ilya Kovalchuk. I plugged in my Alex Ovechkin vote and the results popped up. I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw the results:

Sidney Crosby
30%
Alex Ovechkin
28%
Dany Heatley
22%
Vincent Lecavalier
8%
Jarome Iginla
8%
Ilya Kovalchuk
4%


Are the voters in this poll watching the same NHL as the rest of us? In Crosby's two seasons he has failed to break the 40 goal mark in both. Scoring fewer goals last season then he did in his rookie season. The rest of the players on the list have had at least one 50 goal season with Heatly going for his third straight. I know the NHL is really pushing Crosby as the best player in the league and the next great one but lets have a little reality check here. Like the Caulder Trophy in 05-06 the Richard Trophy is not one he is destined to win. So I ask you the readers of this humble Blog, vote for Alex Ovechkin and put some reality back into the hockey world. Here's the link:

Slam Sports

The poll is in the middle of the page about halfway down, and Thanks for your support.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Rookie Camp Begins

The Washington Capitals started their rookie camp this morning. I wasn't able to attend but here are a couple of links if you want to see how the boys performed:

Jaspers' Rink
On Frozen Blog
The Peerless Prognosticator
Dump and Chase
DCSportsChick.com

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Capitals Camp to Open Saturday


Yesterday the Washington Capitals released the Training Camp and Rookie Camp rosters. The rookie camp will run from September 8th to the 12th. The camp concludes with a game against the Philadelphia Flyers rookies. The main training camp begins September 14th and concludes September 30th. The Caps will play 7 preseason games. The current roster has 47 signed players with two spots being held for unsigned, restricted free agents Tomas Fleischmann and Jakub Klepis. This leaves 1 open roster spot on the big club. The camp should be ultra competitive this year with a number of roster spots to be determined, especially on the defense.

CAPITALS TRAINING CAMP ROSTER













Caps
# Pos Name Age Height Weight Birthplace Birthday Notes Contract
1 G JOHNSON, BRENT 30 6'-3'' 196 Farmington, MI 3/12/1977
Yes
30 G NEUVIRTH, MICHAL 19 6'-1'' 197 Usti Labern, Czech Republic 3/23/1988 Rookie Camp Yes
31 G MACHESNEY, DAREN 20 6'-0'' 177 Hamilton, Ontario 12/13/1986 Rookie Camp Yes
35 G CASSIVI, FREDERIC 32 6'-4'' 220 Sorel, Quebec 6/12/1975
Yes
37 G KOLZIG, OLAF 37 6'-3'' 225 Johannesburg, South Africa 4/6/1970
Yes
40 G VARLAMOV, SIMEON 19 6'-1'' 183 Samara, Russia 4/27/1988 Rookie Camp Yes
2 D POTHIER, BRIAN 30 6'-0'' 200 New Bedford, MA 4/15/1977
Yes
3 D POTI, TOM 30 6'-3'' 210 Worcester, MA 3/22/1977
Yes
4 D ERSKINE, JOHN 27 6'-4'' 216 Kingston, Ontario 6/26/1980
Yes
8 L OVECHKIN, ALEXANDER 22 6'-2'' 216 Moscow, Russia 9/17/1985
Yes
9 D POLLOCK, JAME 28 6'-3'' 208 Quebec City, Quebec 6/16/1979
Yes
10 R BRADLEY, MATT 29 6'-3'' 205 Stittsville, Ontario 6/13/1978
Yes
14 R FEHR, ERIC 22 6'-4'' 204 Winkler, Manitoba 9/7/1985
Yes
15 C GORDON, BOYD 23 6'-1'' 201 Unity, Saskatchewan 10/19/1983
Yes
16 C SUTHERBY, BRIAN 25 6'-3'' 205 Edmonton, Alberta 3/1/1982
Yes
17 R CLARK, CHRIS 31 6'-0'' 200 South Windsor, CT 3/8/1976
Yes
18 L PETTINGER, MATT 26 6'-1'' 210 Victoria, British Columbia 10/22/1980
Yes
19 C BACKSTROM, NICKLAS 19 6'-0'' 183 Gavle, Sweden 11/23/1987 Rookie Camp Yes
21 C LAICH, BROOKS 24 6'-2'' 208 Wawota, Saskatchewan 6/23/1983
Yes
22 C MORGAN, JASON 30 6'-1'' 194 St. John's, Newfoundland 10/9/1976
Yes
23 D JURCINA, MILAN 24 6'-4'' 233 Liptovsky, Slovakia 7/6/1983
Yes
24 R BARNEY, SCOTT 27 6'-4'' 225 Oshawa, Ontario 11/27/1979

25 C KOZLOV, VICTOR 32 6'-4'' 232 Togliatti, Russia 2/14/1975
Yes
26 D MORRISONN, SHAONE 24 6'-4'' 210 Vancouver, British Columbia 12/23/1982
Yes
27 D CLYMER, BEN 29 6'-1'' 201 Bloomington, MN 4/11/1978
Yes
28 L SEMIN, ALEXANDER 23 6'-2'' 200 Krasnoyarsk, Russia 3/3/1984
Yes
29 D HUNT, JAMESON 21 6'-2'' 195 Calgary, Alberta 10/12/1985 Rookie Camp Yes
34 D POKULOK, SASHA 21 6'-5'' 220 Montreal, Quebec 5/25/1986 Rookie Camp Yes
36 R BOUCHARD, FRANCOIS 19 6'-1'' 187 Sherbrooke, Quebec 4/26/1988 Rookie Camp
38 R KLEPIS, JAKUB 22 6'-0'' 200 Prague, Czech Republic 6/5/1985

39 C STECKEL, DAVID 25 6'-5'' 215 Westbend, WI 3/15/1982
Yes
41 D ARSENE, DEAN 27 6'-2'' 200 Abbotsford, British Columbia 7/20/1980
Yes
42 D LEPISTO, SAMI 22 5'-11'' 176 Espoo, Finland 10/17/1984 Rookie Camp Yes
43 L FLEISCHMANN, TOMAS 23 6'-1'' 188 Koprivinive, Czech Republic 5/16/1984

44 D EMINGER, STEVE 23 6'-2'' 217 Toronto, Ontario 10/31/1983
Yes
45 R WERNER, STEPHEN 23 6'-0'' 197 Washington, DC 8/8/1984 Rookie Camp Yes
46 D MCNEIL, PATRICK 20 6'-0'' 195 Strathroy, Ontario 3/17/1987 Rookie Camp Yes
47 D ALZNER, KARL 19 6'-2'' 206 Burnaby, British Columbia 9/24/1988 Rookie Camp
49 D DOVGAN, VIKTOR 19 6'-1'' 205 Moscow, Russia 12/29/1987 Rookie Camp Yes
50 R MOTZKO, JOE 27 6'-0'' 196 Bemidji, MN 3/14/1980
Yes
52 D GREEN, MIKE 21 6'-1'' 200 Calgary, Alberta 12/10/1985
Yes
53 L LAING, QUINTIN 28 6'-2'' 200 Harris, Saskatchewan 6/8/1979

54 C POTULNY, GRANT 27 6'-3'' 204 Grand Forks, ND 3/4/1980

55 D SCHULTZ, JEFF 21 6'-6'' 215 Calgary, Alberta 2/25/1986
Yes
56 L BOURQUE, CHRIS 21 5'-7'' 170 Boston, MA 1/29/1986
Yes
57 C WILSON, KYLE 22 6'-0'' 200 Oakville, Ontario 12/15/1984 Rookie Camp Yes
58 L LACROIX, MAXIME 20 6'-0'' 180 Quebec City, Quebec 6/5/1987 Rookie Camp
61 C JOUDREY, ANDREW 23 5'-11'' 191 Halifax, Nova Scotia 7/15/1984 Rookie Camp Yes
62 D COLLINS, SEAN 23 6'-1'' 212 Troy, MI 10/30/1983 Rookie Camp Yes
63 R GORDON, ANDREW 21 5'-11'' 180 Halifax, Nova Scotia 12/13/1985 Rookie Camp Yes
64 F KRONICK, DAN 23 6'-4'' 215 Inner Grove Heights, MN 7/16/1984 Rookie Camp
65 F GUERIN, MARTY 24 6'-0'' 180 Lansing, MI 5/25/1983 Rookie Camp
67 C TAYLOR, JUSTIN 18 5'-11'' 180 London, Ontario 2/8/1989 Rookie Camp
71 C MORIN, TRAVIS 23 6'-2'' 195 Minneapolis, MN 1/9/1984 Rookie Camp Yes
73 D GODFREY, JOSH 19 6'-0'' 197 Collingwood, Ontario 1/15/1988 Rookie Camp
74 R MAXWELL, TOMMY 21 6'-2'' 200 Spokane, WA 11/19/1985 Rookie Camp
75 D SEABROOK, KEITH 19 6'-0'' 198 Delta, British Columbia 8/2/1988 Rookie Camp
76 D MCALLISTER, CHRIS 32 6'-7'' 240 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 8/16/1975

78 D BOUMEDIENNE, JOSEF 29 6'-1'' 200 Stockholm, Sweden 1/12/1978
Yes
79 D MCNEILL, GRANT 24 6'-2'' 215 Vermillion, Alberta 5/8/1983

81 R LEFFLER, BRETT 18 6'-0'' 198 Wynyard, Saskatchewan 5/19/1989 Rookie Camp
82 R PINIZZOTTO, STEVE 23 6'-1'' 195 Mississauga, Ontario 4/26/1984 Rookie Camp Yes
83 F BEAGLE, JAY 21 6'-3'' 201 Calgary, Alberta 10/16/1985 Rookie Camp
85 C PERREAULT, MATHIEU 19 5'-8'' 151 Drummondville, Quebec 1/5/1988 Rookie Camp
86 C LYNES, LUKE 19 6'-1'' 195 Rochester Hills, MI 11/28/1987 Rookie Camp
87 L BRASHEAR, DONALD 35 6'-2'' 235 Bedford, IN 1/7/1972
Yes
89 D SLOAN, TYLER 26 6'-3'' 205 Calgary, Alberta 3/15/1981 Rookie Camp
92 C NYLANDER, MICHAEL 34 6'-1'' 195 Stockholm, Sweden 10/3/1972
Yes

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