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Capitals Insider: June 8, 2008 - June 14, 2008

Ovechkin Gets Key To Washington

Sorry for not blogging about yesterday's ceremony for A.O. in downtown until now. Anyway, be sure to check out my brief write-up here. There's also a really nice video of the ceremony....

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 14, 2008; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
 
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A.O. Snags Hart, Pearson; Boudreau Wins Adams

Alex Ovechkin captured the Hart Trophy and the Lester B. Pearson Award, beating out Calgary's Jarome Iginla and Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin for both honors tonight at the NHL Awards Show in Toronto. He's the first Capital to win either award. The voting for the Hart Trophy wasn't even close. Ovechkin...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 12, 2008; 8:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (135)
 
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Ovechkin's New Duds

After filing my story for the paper last night, I attended the unveiling of Alex Ovechkin's new 'Street Wear' clothing line at Spice Route, a trendy restaurant and bar in downtown Toronto. I didn't bring a camera. But lucky for you TSN did. So what do you think? I'm not...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 12, 2008; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (79)
 
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City to Honor Ovechkin -- If He Wins

If Alex Ovechkin wins the Hart Trophy tomorrow in Toronto, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty will present the all-star with a key to the city during a fan celebration in Washington on Friday. The celebration will be open to the public and will begin at 4 p.m. on the steps of...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 11, 2008; 6:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Quote of the Day

Earlier today I asked majority owner Ted Leonsis about A.O.'s new clothing line, which will be introduced tonight in Toronto. Without any hesitation, Leonsis dropped this gem of a quote: "I've asked Alex to save for me one pair of bright red pants, which I'm sure will have holes in...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 11, 2008; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
 
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NHL Trophies on Display at KCI on Friday

The Caps are inviting fans to Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Friday for a free public skating session and an opportunity to view -- and pose for pictures with -- select major NHL trophies from the Hockey Hall of Fame. The skating session will be from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 10, 2008; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Caps Announce Development Camp Schedule

The Caps will host their annual development camp July 7-12 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the team announced this morning. The camp, which will be run by Coach Bruce Boudreau and his staff, will feature several of the organization's top prospects, including 2007-first rounder Karl Alzner, who could start next season...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 9, 2008; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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