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Training camp officially under way

Washington Capitals training camp has begun at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, with players skating on both ice surfaces. Right now Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Knuble, all in red jerseys, are among those skating with Group A on the main sheet under the watchful eye of Coach Bruce Boudreau.

Starting goalie Semyon Varlamov also is on the ice after warming up approximately half an hour before other players. Goalie Brandon Anderson joined Varlamov earlier this morning to loosen up. Both those goalies are part of Group A.

The veterans mostly will be skating on the main sheet closest to the locker room, where fans waited for Ovechkin, among others, to emerge. As Ovechkin made his way to the ice, fans began shouting "Ovie" in hopes of getting his attention and perhaps an autograph.

Roughly several hundred Capitals enthusiasts are watching the start of training camp on the main surface, although there are two additional sessions today, and more fans are expected to attend those as the day progresses.

By Gene Wang  |  September 18, 2010; 10:11 AM ET
Categories:  Alex Ovechkin , Semyon Varlamov  
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Comments

it's about time. i can almost smell october now

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | September 18, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Capt: That's not October you smell. Wind must be blowing from LA to Phoenix. mrstominsocal1 has me digging up half the yard to plant things and the soil down under doesn't have the greatest aroma.

Posted by: tominsocal1 | September 18, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

This morning on Japers' Rink Radio we had as our guests owner of the Caps Ted Leonsis for a nearly 40 minute long interview where we get into last seasons playoff disappointment, expectations for this season, the Winter Classic, Damien Cox and Gare Joyce's book on Alex Ovechkin, the Eric Belanger contract situation and much much more. We also had on Greg Wyshynski editor of the Yahoo! blog Puck Daddy to get his take on Cox, Belanger the Caps and the league. A power packed hour we are really proud of available on itunes and at www.blogtalkradio.com/japersrinkradio

Posted by: freakinandpeakin | September 18, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

freakinandpeakin:
do you have (or will there be) printed transcripts from the show?

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | September 18, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Capt: That's not October you smell. Wind must be blowing from LA to Phoenix. mrstominsocal1 has me digging up half the yard to plant things and the soil down under doesn't have the greatest aroma.

Posted by: tominsocal1 | September 18, 2010 11:31 AM

my eyesight is poor, hearing is getting worse - i coulda swore i smelled hockey and now i find out it's just your yard

i can't wait for feb when the caps get here. it is so far away i can't get any of my 'non hockey fan' friends to commit to going to the game.

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | September 18, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

No, there are no printed transcripts of the show. Sorry.

Posted by: freakinandpeakin | September 19, 2010 8:39 AM | Report abuse

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