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Backstrom On WPL Today

I was just informed by the Caps media dept. that Nicklas Backstrom is scheduled to appear on Washington Post Live today around 5:15. So for you hockey fans who haven't tuned into our new show yet, here's your chance. It's on Comcast SportsNet.

Also, Backstrom has informed team officials that he will definitely attend development camp, which runs July 11-14 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. The sessions will be free and open the public.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 22, 2007; 2:39 PM ET
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I wonder if the non-hockey Postie guest will do something stupid like ask if he didn't like it in Minnesota. That might be Youtube worthy.

Posted by: tallbear | May 22, 2007 3:35 PM | Report abuse

The show is required viewing in prisons of neighboring states. But only if you're in solitary confinement.

Posted by: Joe Bob | May 22, 2007 4:51 PM | Report abuse

What, you guys are going to criticize the fact that on the day Backstrom signed the show spent the first 15 minutes yapping about Mike Vick?! Or that they constantly have people on who only know about baseball and football trying and failing miserably to sound intelligent about hockey?

Posted by: Eric(Baltimore) | May 22, 2007 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Tallbear, you're giving them too much credit for even knowing there is NHL hockey in Minnesota. Guarrantee they couldn't pull the name of the team much less a player.

Posted by: slappy | May 22, 2007 5:40 PM | Report abuse

hockey snobs are fun!

Posted by: littles | May 22, 2007 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Okay, so that was last night, any clips of his appearance?

Posted by: Graham | May 23, 2007 10:35 AM | Report abuse

The kid did well during the interview. Very poised and he said all the right things (they asked him what he was looking forward to most about coming to America and living in DC and, like AO, his response was that he's just coming to play hockey and that's his only focus).

His English was surpisingly good I thought. He struggled to find the right words to express himself on a few occasions, but he definitely understood all of the questions.

As for the WPL show. I think it's a good thing for hockey in this area. With the 90 minute format, rotating topics and guests, they actually have time to give hockey some much needed attention.

Posted by: Capdude | May 23, 2007 3:37 PM | Report abuse

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