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Capitals Insider: August 2, 2009 - August 8, 2009

Bears' Giroux Re-Signs

Alexandre Giroux, the Hershey winger who tallied 60 goals in the AHL regular season and 15 more in the Bears' run to the Calder Cup, has re-signed with the organization, the Bears announced moments ago. Giroux, 28, was an unrestricted free agent and signed a one-year, two-way deal, meaning he...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  August 5, 2009; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (200)
 
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Catching Up With Eric Fehr

(John McDonnell - The Washington Post) When I caught up with Eric Fehr earlier this week, the Caps winger confirmed what we already suspected: There's a pretty good chance he won't be ready for the start of training camp after having surgery on both shoulders in May. "I would...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  August 5, 2009; 9:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
 
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Morning Reading List: Because We Can

Hey, it's the offseason! And there's some semblance of NHL/Caps news*! [*links below may not constitute actual news.] - Alex Ovechkin possibly makes the Caps' PR folk very nervous by candidly discussing a bevy of topics like, um, just see for yourself, because this is a family newspaper and we...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  August 4, 2009; 9:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (124)
 
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Boudreau Disputes Nylander's Comments

Coach Bruce Boudreau denies telling Michael Nylander that he "wasn't good enough" to play for the Caps as the veteran center was quoted as saying in a Swedish report earlier today. I didn't speak to Boudreau directly -- he's running his Golden Horseshoe hockey school in St. Catherines, Ontario, this...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  August 3, 2009; 6:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (103)
 
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Nylander Breaks Silence

By now, some of you may have read Michael Nylander's comments in an article published today in Sweden in which the veteran center is quoted as saying Boudreau "told me I wasn't good enough." Japers' Rink has a good translation of the interview here. I've put in calls to Nylander's...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  August 3, 2009; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
 
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Russia, Slovakia Announce Pre-Olympic Camp Rosters

Russia and Slovakia announced their pre-Olympic camp rosters today, and as expected, the Caps are well represented. Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin and Simeon Varlamov are among the hopefuls for Russia while Milan Jurcina has been invited to Slovakia's camp. Russia's four-day camp begins Aug. 29; Slovakia's starts Tuesday. Check out...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  August 3, 2009; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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