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Capitals Insider: September 2, 2007 - September 8, 2007

Ovechkin: "I want to be best player in league"

Alex was quoted as saying that in this short article in today's Montreal Gazette. The star winger was in Montreal yesterday to ink a new endorsement deal, which means he ought to be showing up at Kettler Capitals Iceplex any day now. Ovechkin wants to be the best player in...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  September 8, 2007; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Varlamov and Dovgan Not Coming To Rookie Camp

I just received word that defenseman Viktor Dovgan has decided not to come over for rookie camp, and will instead remain in Russia, where his Super League season has already started. Goaltender Simeon Varlamov also has decided to stay in Russia and join his Super League team. I'm told that...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  September 7, 2007; 7:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Yet Another Update on Tomas and Jakub

I just got off the phone with General Manager George McPhee. One of the things I asked him about was the status of restricted free agent forwards Tomas Fleischmann and Jakub Klepis. They remain unsigned, but are expected to attend camp anyway. Here's what GMGM had to say about the...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  September 6, 2007; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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Caps Announce Training Camp Roster

Here's the link. And while you're over there, also check out Mike Vogel's obit on former Caps GM Max McNab, who passed away over the weekend. He was 83....

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  September 4, 2007; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Boys are Back in Town

Well, many of them anyway. According to a team official, Donald Brashear, John Erskine, Brent Johnson, Olie Kolzig, Boyd Gordon, Nicklas Backstrom, Michael Nylander, Chris Clark, Shaone Morrisonn and Brian Sutherby are among the guys who are on the ice this morning at KCI for an informal skate. Former Cap...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  September 4, 2007; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
 
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