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Capitals Insider: April 27, 2008 - May 3, 2008

Update on Varlamov

Here's the latest on goaltending prospect Simeon Varlamov: he's been diagnosed with a small tear in an ankle ligament and has been ruled out for the world championships. He'll have to wear a cast for a little while and won't be able to skate for at least three weeks, reports...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 3, 2008; 3:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
 
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Varlamov Injured; Russia Rolls

Goaltending prospect Simeon Varlamov has suffered an ankle injury and might be sidelined for the world championships, according to Sport-Express sports writer Slava Malamud. Details are kind of sketchy as to the severity of the injury and exactly how it occurred, but Malamud said in an email that Varlamov has...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 2, 2008; 12:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (147)
 
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Another Accolade for Alex

Moments ago Alex Ovechkin was named - surprise, surprise - a finalist for the Lester B. Pearson Award, which is given to the most outstanding player as voted by his NHLPA peers. The other finalists are Calgary's Jarome Iginla and Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin. This is the second time Ovechkin has...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 1, 2008; 2:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (178)
 
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Bruce Boudreau Among Jack Adams Finalists

Boudreau, the man who turned a last place team into Southeast Division champs, was named one of the finalists for the Jack Adams Award moments ago. The other finalists are Detroit's Mike Babcock and Montreal's Guy Carbonneau. I really don't see how Boudreau isn't the coach of the year honors...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  April 30, 2008; 7:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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And the Jack Adams Finalists Are ...

Well, we're going to have to wait to find out if Bruce Boudreau is among them. Don Cherry will make the announcement tonight on Coach's Corner during the first intermission of the Canadiens-Flyers game. So about 8 p.m. Update 6:15:Today at the world championships, Alex Ovechkin practiced on Team Russia's...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  April 30, 2008; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ovechkin Named Hart Finalist (Updated)

Not that there was ever much doubt, but it's now official: Alex Ovechkin, the NHL's leading scorer, is one of the three Hart Trophy finalists. Jarome Iginla (Calgary) and Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh) are his competition for the league's MVP award. If Ovechkin wins, he'll be the first Capitals player to...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  April 29, 2008; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Several Caps Head to Worlds

When the World Championships begin this week in Quebec City and Halifax, there could be as many as eight Capitals playing. According to the IIHF's preliminary rosters, Mike Green (Canada), Cristobal Huet (France), Tomas Fleischmann (Czech Republic), Nicklas Backstrom (Sweden), Alex Ovechkin, Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Semin and Semen Varlamov (Russia)...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  April 28, 2008; 10:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (172)
 
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