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Capitals Insider: April 22, 2007 - April 28, 2007

Clark Scores in USA Win

Chris Clark scored a goal today to help Team USA secure a 6-2 victory over Austria in the World Championships opener. Here's a link to a game report. Here's the release from USA Hockey, which mentions that Clark has been named captain of the team....

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  April 27, 2007; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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About the Draft (Not That One)

With the NHL entry draft two months away and the NFL draft at the center of attention this week, I was pleasantly surprised to find a well-written NHL mock draft on NHL.com yesterday. Here's author Shawn P. Roarke's take on what the Caps might do: The Capitals' love of offensive...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  April 27, 2007; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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Mirrored Visor Not Banned in Russia

Yes, it's another slow news day in Capsland. I did, however, stumble across this interesting story in the Moscow Times about the challenges and pressures Team Russia faces entering this month's World Championship tournament, which, of course, is being staged on its home turf. More interesting to me, though, is...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  April 26, 2007; 9:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
 
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Ovechkin Gets New iPod

Remember when Alex Ovechkin smashed his iPod and headphones after the Caps' 5-2 loss in Tampa on March 31? Well, Apple heard about his tantrum and got him a new one, according to this story. Earlier this month, Ovechkin was named the top Russian NHLer by Sovetsky Sport (he was...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  April 25, 2007; 7:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Second Round Predictions

Okay, so a couple of my first-round predictions were wrong. Dead wrong in the case of the Rangers-Thrashers series. (But in my own defense, who saw that coming?) Anyway, my bad. I promise to be better. As always, post your predictions below. EAST Sabres (1) vs. Rangers (6) Prediction: Sabres...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  April 24, 2007; 11:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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New Unis to be Unveiled

Recently, I confirmed that the Caps will be returning to their former red, white and blue color scheme next season. Now, we know when we're going to see the new duds. The team plans to unveil the new uniform during its draft party at KCI on June 22, the first...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  April 23, 2007; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
 
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