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Capitals Insider: June 1, 2008 - June 7, 2008

Item No. 3097412 (Updated)

It's an Ovechkin wins the Hart Trophy T-shirt, and it can be yours for $19.99 plus shipping. Check this out before the NHL takes it down. Is the blue T-shirt with the words "Alexander Ovechkin, 2007-08 Hart Trophy Winner" a sign of things to come next week in Toronto? I'll...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 6, 2008; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ratings for Game 6

This just in from NBC: Last night's deciding Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on NBC earned a 4.4 overnight rating and a 7 share (8-11 p.m. ET), the best overnight rating for a Stanley Cup Final Game 6 in eight years (2000 - New Jersey-Dallas, 5.2/11), a 100...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 5, 2008; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
 
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Steeltown Bound

That's right, I'm headed to Pittsburgh to see if Marc-Andre Fleury and the Pens can force a Game 7, or whether Nicklas Lidstrom and the Winged Wheel will bounce back and roll to another Stanley Cup. If the series returns to Detroit on Saturday, I'll be there, too. Anyway, I've...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 4, 2008; 9:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (197)
 
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Tortorella Out In Tampa Bay

Rumors about John Tortorella's firing had been swirling for weeks. Now it's official. From TSN.ca: The Tampa Bay Lightning announced Tuesday John Tortorella will not return next season as the team's head coach. The decision comes after the Lightning finished last in the Southeast Division at 31-42-9, missing the postseason...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 3, 2008; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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GMs Discuss Injury Disclosure Policy

The biggest topic at the GM meetings in Detroit was how much information teams should be required to release to the media about injured players, according to this report. For years, the customary disclosure of injuries -- especially around playoff time -- was either upper or lower-body injury. The thinking...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 3, 2008; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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'Capitals Week' Starts June 9

No interest in a finals matchup that doesn't feature the Caps? Need your Ovechkin fix pronto? Well, CSN is there for you. Tomorrow's Washington Post Live will feature Coach Bruce Boudreau (and me) in studio, then beginning Monday you'll get to relive some of last season's biggest moments. Here are...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 3, 2008; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ovechkin In His Own Words ...

Just in case you missed this in today's 50-cent edition, I spoke to Alex last week about what it meant to him to win gold at the IIHF world championships. It's for all of Russia, everywhere, we all share this gold medal. It was also special to beat Canada in...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 2, 2008; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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