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Capitals Insider: March 23, 2008 - March 29, 2008

The Goaltending (Non) Rotation

A lot of people have asked about the goaltending situation in recent days, and whether Olie Kolzig will get another start in the regular season. So the question was posed to Coach Bruce Boudreau yesterday. "Huet has won five in a row," Boudreau said, shrugging. "He hasn't played a bad...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 29, 2008; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Caps Sign Prospect Perreault

The Caps have signed prospect 2006 draft choice Mathieu Perreault to a three-year-entry level deal. A sixth-round choice (177th overall), Perreault, a 5 foot 9, 166-pound center, led the QMJHL in scoring this season, notching 114 points (34 goals, 80 assists) in 65 games for Acadie-Bathurst, and was the league...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 28, 2008; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (260)
 
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Steckel Is Close; Clark Not So Much

Bruce Boudreau had some encouraging news this morning regarding center David Steckel, who has been out since March 8 with a broken finger. He is set to have the pins removed on Monday and could return in time for Thursday's game vs. Tampa Bay in Washington. Steckel has only five...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 27, 2008; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (442)
 
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Wednesday Morning Update

After oversleeping this morning in Raleigh (my wake up call never happened, I swear), I'm finally in Tampa, where it's absolutely beautiful. Mid-60's and sunny. Just perfect. Anyway, I'm planning to attend the Lightning's practice this afternoon so I can catch up with former Caps' favorite Jeff Halpern. The Potomac-native...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 26, 2008; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (267)
 
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'Super Tuesday'

Before we get to one of Bruce Boudreau's best quotes of the season -- and there have been plenty of good ones -- here's a post-morning skate update to get you ready for tonight's critical matchup at Carolina. Cristobal Huet will start in goal and will oppose Cam Ward, who...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 25, 2008; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (412)
 
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Brashear Back, Erskine Close, A.O. is First Star

Practice just started here at KCI and enforcer Donald Brashear and John Erskine are back on the ice. Both seem to moving fine and I would be surprised if they do not make the trip, which begins tomorrow at Carolina. Brashear was sidelined for Friday's game in Atlanta with a...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 24, 2008; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (193)
 
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