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Capitals Insider: May 4, 2008 - May 10, 2008

Team Officials React to the Kolzig News

It's my understanding that the Caps and Olie Kolzig have not spoken, and because of that, team officials are only comfortable issuing statements about the goaltender for now. From Caps' PR: George McPhee: "Olie has been great for the Washington Capitals, and the Capitals were great for Olie. He has...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 9, 2008; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (143)
 
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End of an Era (Updated)

I'm sure you've heard by now that Olie Kolzig has decided not to return to the Caps next season after nearly two decades with the organization. If you haven't, read about it here. There's really not much more I can add to the story - all of his best quotes...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 9, 2008; 8:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (236)
 
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Caps to Consider Fedorov

Although majority owner Ted Leonsis, GM George McPhee and Team President Dick Patrick have yet to discuss next season's roster in detail, it sounds like the Caps are going to seriously consider re-signing Sergei Fedorov - for the right price, that is. The 38-year-old Russian was a major factor down...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 7, 2008; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Huet's Agent: 'We're Interested'

Earlier today I spoke to Stephen Bartlett, the agent for goaltender Cristobal Huet. He told me Huet is open to re-signing with the Caps, and would even consider doing so before hitting the open market. But he also said serious talks on an extension have not begun. What the Caps...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 6, 2008; 3:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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It's Washington Capitals Day

I just got back from the Wilson Building, where Jack Evans and the rest of the DC Council presented majority owner Ted Leonsis (and defenseman Shaone Morrisonn) with a ceremonial resolution declaring today Washington Capitals' Day. I had been under the impression that this was going to be Washington Capitals...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 6, 2008; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Jagr 'Likely" Off Caps' Books

Assuming, of course, Jaromir Jagr doesn't win the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, which seems highly unlikely since the Rangers are no longer in the playoffs. From owner Ted Leonsis's blog: Yes, we are now most likely off the hook on the Jagr payments to the New York Rangers...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 5, 2008; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (138)
 
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Eighth Longest Game Ever

Be honest. Who stayed up and watched Brenden Morrow and the Stars eliminate the Sharks in the fourth overtime last night? I love playoff hockey as much as anybody, particularly OT thrillers, but I checked out pretty early. If you did, too, check out the replay below. Marty Turco and...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 5, 2008; 9:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
 
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Boudreau's Superstitions

If you missed Amy Orndorff's story in this morning's Sunday Source, check it out, there's some funny stuff you might not know about Coach Bruce Boudreau. From the article (it features the superstitions of other local sports figures, too): For Boudreau, a room at Verizon Center where the team holds...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 4, 2008; 3:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
 
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