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Capitals Insider: August 16, 2009 - August 22, 2009

Bruce Boudreau at the Ballgame

Caps Coach Bruce Boudreau shook off some extreme nerves and threw out the first pitch at Nationals Park last night (the Nats lost, by the way). Pre-pitch thoughts: "I just [stink] so bad, that's what I'm so worried about. You have no idea. I'd be less nervous coaching in the...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  August 21, 2009; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
 
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Caps Confirm Theodore's Tragic Loss

The two-month old son of Washington Capitals goaltender Jose Theodore has died, the team confirmed Thursday. "We are aware of the heartbreaking news," GM George McPhee said in a statement issued by the team moments ago. "At this time we ask that everyone respects the privacy of Jose and his...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  August 20, 2009; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
 
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Report: Theodore's Infant Son Dies

According to a report on Montreal's French-language Corussports.com, the infant son of Capitals goaltender Jose Theodore died last week. Text below translated by Google: The second child of Jose Theodore and Stéphanie Cloutier lost his life at the age of two months last Friday. The cause of death of the...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  August 20, 2009; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
 
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Video: Boudreau on WPL (Updated)

Caps Coach Bruce Boudreau was a guest on Washington Post Live yesterday to discuss the No. 1 goaltending job and his concerns about wear and tear on players in Olympic years. Boudreau also revealed a built-in excuse in case he messes up the first pitch at Nationals Park tonight. Check...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  August 20, 2009; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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National TV Schedule Announced

Versus announced today that it will show seven Caps games this season, and NBC, which will operate under a flexible schedule for eight of the network's regular-season dates, has five Washington games to choose from: - On Sunday, Jan. 17 at 12:30 p.m., NBC will broadcast Chicago at Detroit or...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  August 19, 2009; 4:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
 
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Caps on Versus

Versus just announced its schedule for the upcoming season, and the Caps will be featured seven times. Oct. 1 at Boston Oct. 6 at Philly Oct. 27 Philly Nov. 17 at NYR Mar. 8 Dallas Apr. 5 Boston Apr. 6 at Pittsburgh Because I know many of you are wondering...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  August 19, 2009; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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Catching Up With Boyd Gordon

Some players leave tough losses behind at the rink. Others let tough losses linger for a few days. Then there's Boyd Gordon. After the Caps' stunning collapse in Game 7 against Pittsburgh, Gordon said he couldn't bring himself to watch another second of the NHL postseason until the Stanley Cup-deciding...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  August 17, 2009; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (254)
 
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