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Capitals Insider: October 8, 2006 - October 14, 2006

Clymer Sets Unofficial Record

Sixty-eight guest passes have been issued on behalf of Capitals defenseman Ben Clymer for tonight's game against the Wild. Clymer, who grew up in nearby Bloomington, is playing in Minnesota for the first time since December 2002, when he was a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning. "It could be...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  October 12, 2006; 3:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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What Happened to Ovechkin's Mirrored Visor?

I'm talking about the one-of-a-kind visor the star winger (sometimes) sported last season, the one fans loved and opposing goaltenders hated. I do know a handful of goalies complained the visor gave Ovechkin a competitive advantage because they could not see his eyes. I've also heard the NHL's marketing gurus...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  October 12, 2006; 3:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Clymer at home on road vs. Wild

Any professional athlete will tell you that playing in front of thousands of fans is a thrill, and that the feeling is magnified when the game is in their hometown. Capitals defenseman Ben Clymer, a native of Edina, Minn., is about to go through that emotionally-charged experience Thursday at Xcel...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  October 10, 2006; 4:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Good News/Bad News Kind of Day in Ashburn

The good news first: Gritty wingers Matt Pettinger and Matt Bradley returned to practice this morning. Pettinger has missed both games with an "upper body" injury; Bradley's been out with an equally mysterious "lower body" injury. More good news: Bradley said he feels close to being able to go, and...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  October 9, 2006; 2:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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