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Capitals Insider: August 12, 2007 - August 18, 2007

Caps Hire New VP of Ticket Sales

Selling the local NHL team to Washingtonians has been a challenge in recent seasons, but it sounds like Jim Van Stone knows a thing or two about bringing folks into the building, which can only be good news for the Caps, who ranked 27th in attendance last year. And he's...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  August 17, 2007; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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Tocchet Sentenced

It's not nearly as juicy as the scandals that have rocked the NBA and NFL, but it's definitely still worth mentioning. Former NHL player and Coyotes associate coach Rick Tocchet was convicted this morning on third degree conspiracy to promote gambling and third degree promoting gambling. From TSN: Tocchet, who...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  August 17, 2007; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
 
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National TV Schedule Released

Four Caps games will be televised on Versus, the first on Nov. 26, when they host Buffalo. The other games are: at Detroit on Dec. 17, at Pittsburgh on Jan. 21 and home against Boston on March 3. Sidney Crosby and the Pens, in case you are wondering (and I...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  August 15, 2007; 2:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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Bobby Carpenter to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

Bobby Carpenter, who played in Washington from 1981-1986 and again during the 1992-93 season, will be enshrined into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in October. Joining Carpenter in the 2007 class is Aaron Broten, John MacInnes and John Vanbiesbrouck, USA Hockey announced a short while ago. Carpenter played for...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  August 15, 2007; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Report: Toronto's Bell Expected to Serve Six Months

From Sportsnet.ca: Newly acquired Toronto Maple Leaf Mark Bell is headed to jail, Sportsnet has learned. Bell pleaded guilty in a San Jose courtroom Tuesday to charges of drunk driving causing injury and hit and run. The Leaf forward, picked up in the Vesa Toskala trade with San Jose in...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  August 15, 2007; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Heward (and Lots of Others) Head to Russia

I just returned from the beach and I'm slowly catching up this morning. One item that caught my eye was an entry over at the Fanhouse that says former Capitals defenseman Jamie Heward, and lots of other NHL free agents, are heading to the Russian Super League. I can't blame...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  August 15, 2007; 9:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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