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Capitals Insider: January 28, 2007 - February 3, 2007

Crosby Should Get Special Treatment

So says Pittsburgh Coach Michel Therrien. On Friday, one day after Sidney Crosby was butt-ended by Montreal's Maxim Lapierre on the opening face off, Therrien lashed out at the increasing number of cheap shots Crosby has received. "More and more Sidney [is] receiving shots during games," Therrien said at Mellon...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  February 3, 2007; 8:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
 
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What Did You Expect?

I spent the past hour taking the temperature of the fan base by browsing the message boards over at www.washingtoncaps.com, just as I often do following a bad loss. I found the following threads: "Fire Hanlon", "Fire GMGM!" and "Bye-Bye Playoff Hopes". I've got to say, I'm shocked by the...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  February 2, 2007; 5:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (98)
 
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Caps Make a Trade

The Capitals have just acquired defenseman Milan Jurcina from the Boston Bruins for a conditional fourth round draft pick. Jurcina, 23-year-old native of Slovakia, has two goals, one assist, 20 penalty minutes and a plus-minus rating of minus-5 in 40 games with the Bruins this season. He's scheduled to meet...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  February 1, 2007; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Semin: International Man of Mystery

Capitals Coach Glen Hanlon started a (really) minor controversy after this morning's pregame skate at Scotiabank Place when he said this about Alexander Semin: "He has no trouble ordering a steak dinner in English, but when it comes to coaches and reporters he doesn't seem to know any English. He...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  January 30, 2007; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Injury News and a Bold Playoff Prediction

Right wing Richard Zednik, out since Dec. 2 with a sports hernia, has received clearance from his doctor and the team's medical staff, so you can count on the veteran getting back into the lineup on this road trip. That's the good news. Meantime, defenseman Brian Pothier, the team's ice...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  January 29, 2007; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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