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Posted at 4:47 PM ET, 01/31/2011

Semin, Poti and Fehr skating before Capitals practice

By Katie Carrera

The Capitals injured contingent of Alexander Semin (groin), Eric Fehr (shoulder) and Tom Poti (lower-body) are all skating at KCI prior to the rest of the team. Semin is expected to return sometime this week after missing the past nine games with a groin muscle injury but he and Fehr are both wearing yellow, no-contact jerseys.

More to come.

By Katie Carrera  | January 31, 2011; 4:47 PM ET
Categories:  Alexander Semin, Eric Fehr, Injuries, Tom Poti  
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Can we trade all three of them including MP, BGordon, and Laich

Posted by: pkme | January 31, 2011 4:57 PM | Report abuse

...wearing yellow, no-contact jerseys

maybe the caps could change their team colors to include yellow - and if the rest of the league would respect the yellow no-contact jerseys - the caps could get 82 games from all of their skaters.

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | January 31, 2011 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Trade BB for a bag of pucks and some hockey sticks. Trade Mcphee for some sanitary wipes at a public restroom. the guy could not do a real trade to save his life. He can draft pretty well but he does not know how to trade for the right pieces. He did take Fehr over Mike Richards, Getzlaf, Perry and Kesler.

Posted by: pkme | January 31, 2011 5:02 PM | Report abuse

You can't trade BGordo. He has the best hockey smarts on the team.

Posted by: LloydChristmas | January 31, 2011 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Trade BB for a bag of pucks and some hockey sticks. Trade Mcphee for some sanitary wipes at a public restroom. the guy could not do a real trade to save his life. He can draft pretty well but he does not know how to trade for the right pieces. He did take Fehr over Mike Richards, Getzlaf, Perry and Kesler.

Posted by: pkme | January 31, 2011 5:02 PM |
*******

Really - GMGM on the trade deadline of 2008 got us Cristobal Huet for a draft pick that came from anaheim for Brian Wilsie (who we now have back).....he sent a drafted prospect Ted Ruth (or somebody) to Columbus for Sergei Fedorov and got Matt Cooke for Matt Pettinger and the Caps ran the table to win the division!

I think in this league GMs take chances and win sometimes - this team would be one year behind where we are today - maybe have kept Kolzig too long and not made the leap without his bold trades....

Last year it didnt work so great - so what he has a team that wins most of its games and is in the discussion to contend - the rest is up to the players.

Posted by: yesisaiditfirst | January 31, 2011 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: yesisaiditfirst | January 31, 2011 5:22 PM | Report abuse


You are somewhat right. I am being ironic and somewhat humourous. Here is the deal I question Mcphee for keeping BB and putting too much stock in some of his players. The fact is some of the players will never deliver in the playoffs. The Caps as a unit seem to lack determination. Not so much different than past Caps teams. I would be really surprised if this team wins a Cup with BB at the helm. BB should have been terminated last year. Oh the hot goalie arguement. How many year have the Caps heard this?

Posted by: pkme | January 31, 2011 6:50 PM | Report abuse

re: pkme You said life time Capsfan. But your posts doesn't sound that way more like troll. You cannot be same time as Caps fan and arch enemy walking bird Cindie fan.

Amazing you never says any positive even caps wins.

Posted by: dugza | January 31, 2011 8:34 PM | Report abuse

re: pkme You said life time Capsfan. But your posts doesn't sound that way more like troll. You cannot be same time as Caps fan and arch enemy walking bird Cindie fan.

Amazing you never says any positive even caps wins.

Posted by: dugza | January 31, 2011 8:34 PM | Report abuse

Not a troll at all. Have been Caps fan since I could barely walk in 1974-1975. My father had season tickets from 75-90. Had season tickets until my buisness went down the drain in real estate. probably been to over 600 caps games although most were at The Capital center. I love the Caps but every year a hot goaltender beats. It is the same excuse every year. The Caps never seem to have the right ingredients in place. I think The Caps are very poorly coached. BB is like the Marty Schottenheimer of hockey. I respect great hockey players and Crosby is a great hockey player who makes everyone around him better. I also liked Messier, Bossy, Potvin, Kerr, Tochett, Trottier, Bourque, Lemiux, Franics, Jagr, Kevin Stevens, Recchi
and a whole host of other players. I respect and enjoyed even the players who made The Caps look follish. Did the Caps take Gregg Jolly over Mike Bossy? Lets get real. I would not waste my time on here just to get on others nerves. I have watched enough hockey to see that The Capitals are not living up to their potential and maybe missing a few pieces. Just sharing an opinion. I just hate all this Crosby bashing. Crosby is not the enemy of the Caps it is BB and Mcphee for not doing enough to put counter other teams. Where is the Chemistry?

Posted by: pkme | January 31, 2011 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Trade pkme for someone who knows at least something about hockey, you would think that after 600 games, you would
understand the game better

Posted by: boomer44 | January 31, 2011 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Hey I been following this team since 1981 - and really there have been so many good players through here but I have never considered that before 2008 that we were ever in the top echelon of the league...would like to stay there. (some good teams but there was always somebody vastly better)

Its easy to crap on GMGM and BB but really the current day Caps have been the only serious contending caps teams ever - on paper, in the forecasts, in the minds of hockey experts and sometimes on the ice.

I know we all second guess these guys...especially BB...but its hard to really be critical of anything as much as the 4 x 7 game series ...this team should not be playing 7 game series - it should have been winning some of them in 5 games...otherwise regular season performances as a whole since January 2008 have been pretty dominant...

So maybe these are the guys that got us here to be improved but the debate is whether this mgmt/coaching team have the insight to push them the extra mile in the playoffs.

Posted by: yesisaiditfirst | January 31, 2011 9:59 PM | Report abuse

boomer44

What part of the game should I understand better? You mean like losing to the 16th seed in the playoffs. Or choking for the better part of the last thirty years in the playoffs. I mean really. It is total frustration on my part. We used to hear the same nonesense about a hot goalie back in the 1980's. Or the you never know what will happen in the playoff like BB just said. I am pretty sure that is something that a Scotty Bowman would not ever say to his team. Do you realize this is the only team in Washington sports to never win a title in the last 36 years. I am not including The Nationals. Most of us used to follow the O's and they won also in that time period. Wholesale changes are needed. The chemisty is not working at this point. On another note do not read my opinions if you do not like them.

Posted by: pkme | January 31, 2011 10:40 PM | Report abuse

@pkme

I still follow the O's...haha the Caps are less frustrating

Posted by: yesisaiditfirst | February 1, 2011 6:45 AM | Report abuse

last year they were healthy going into the playoffs. you know the rest of the story...

Posted by: alling | February 1, 2011 7:40 AM | Report abuse

Yesaidit.

I disagree. The Caps are a more frustrating team because the expectations for The O's is so low that any win is a great day. Part of the problem is TEd has pumped the team as "America's Hockey Capital" or "Stay Angry" or that The Caps are a definate in The Cup. Of course it is designed to fill seats and sell advertising. As a great owner he has done his part. Unfortunately for us this team has never won a title and the hype does not meet expectations. The O's have been a dominant team in The Playoffs and has won a World Series. The O's went from one of the best franschise in baseball to the most disappointing. That being said The O's and The Nationals in three years are going to be very good teams. GO Caps and lets match the hype with results. Last note if The Capitals actually win The Cup that would give them some credibility.

Posted by: pkme | February 1, 2011 8:46 AM | Report abuse

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