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Backstrom's Ankle Improving (Updated)

Nicklas Backstrom, who has been nursing a sprained right ankle since last Thursday, skated on his own for about 10 minutes this afternoon and looked pretty good to me.

I also noticed Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin joking around before Backstrom went onto the ice. At one point, the two of them jumped up in the air for a chest bump. Something tells me Backstrom wouldn't have done that if he was still hurting.

Update:Speaking of injuries, 2008 first round draft pick Anton Gustafsson didn't skate today. In fact, he hasn 't been on the ice since aggravating a herniated disc in his back during Sunday's suicides.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  September 17, 2008; 1:13 PM ET
 
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Comments

1stttttt - boom

Posted by: bigatrop | September 17, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Good stuff Tarik. I'll be down there one of these days this week!

Posted by: 828 | September 17, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Tarik,

Can you tell about Ovie's b-day? Did he get a cake in the face or something? :)

Posted by: Dave King | September 17, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

828,

You getting down there over the weekend?

Posted by: Steve R | September 17, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

What day? Depends on the time - pretty packed weekend.

Posted by: 828 | September 17, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

ovechkin backstrom clark

Semin Nylander Laich

Fehr/Kozlov Federov Flash?

Brads Gordo/stecks ??????????

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

They should work that into their goal celebration.

Posted by: Jordan | September 17, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

--Retread of a few threads ago that didn't make it before this one--

@ All
Thanks for the jersey advice, I'll make use of it soon.

In regard to the game, though, that's not really what I need. I'm 5th in league scoring overall with 38 points, but Hershey has 20 points in 35-40 games, which is good for last place by about 10 points. Whenever I'm not on the ice (and even sometimes when I am), the team completely gives up trying to forecheck or shoot on their own, and gives up the puck time and time again. And, actually, I've discovered that if you do a traditional one-timer (pass and right control stick to shoot, instead of the right bumper), they shoot a lot more quickly than by using the RB button -- but they can't hit the net!

I'm guessing, then, that everyone else is coasting in their Be A Pros? What difficulties are you all? I'm playing All-Star at the moment.

Relevant Comment:
Backstrom sounds like he's fine. I think Tarik's right in that he probably wouldn't have done that if he were really still in pain. Maybe he's playing hoo(c)k(e)y (only one 'o').

Posted by: DrinkingPartner | September 17, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

when did the vets practice today?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

(from a previous thread)

oo7:
No worries - seriously. I didn't think you were directing it at me and, even if you were, oh well! I agree that some people have blinders when it comes to Kolzig, but I also think that a lot of people (still) don't show him the respect that he deserves. (I think I have a pretty balanced perspective of him.) Not that I want to start that debate again ...

Dave:
Yes, JSchon's "bearded lady" is still worse, as is 94's "mother" comment ... ;-)

austinsteve:
The 10/25 game is in Dallas, right? I guess I don't understand your question ...


Posted by: Boo! | September 17, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

: )


Posted by: oo7 | September 17, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

so noone saw the vets practice today?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Pretty good day at the Ket!

Kugryshev is somebody I really like!

Alzner does everything well and gets it done without alot of hot sauce....:)

Posted by: caphcky | September 17, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

I love how noone answers questions

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Um, the fact that nobody is answering probably means nobody saw them practice.

Would you like every poster here to respond "No"?

OK, I'll start.

NO.

Posted by: Jeff | September 17, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

well that would help...as im sure they did practice and someone will eventually answer.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

@DrinkingPartner

I put myself in the Kings organization so I can play with Dustin Brown and Anze eventually. haha. I'm still on the Monarchs, and the team sucks pretty bad. I had a career game last night with 2 goals and 4 assists, but the team usually ends up giving up goals like crazy when my dude isn't on the ice, and losing by one goal or in the shootout. You should be able to aim the one timers that you feed to your teammates, too. That's how I got most of the 4 assists.

Posted by: Jordan | September 17, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

828,
no idea at this point. I'm trying to figure out if I can get down there for a bit, have to look at the practice schedule and see.

Posted by: Steve R | September 17, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

I guess I would be more inclined to answer a real person rather than "anonymous" if I had any info.

(That being said, I have no info since I'm stuck in an office building in Chevy Chase and nowhere near KCI)

Posted by: RobMonroe | September 17, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Vets skated around 1:30 today, had to get back to work, could not stay and watch

Posted by: emmy'sgrl | September 17, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Why'd we draft this guy? Ok his father played for the caps but come on injury problems arent what we need

Posted by: jeff | September 17, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Gustafsson is still 2 years away from playing in the NHL. I think he has plenty of time to recover.

Posted by: Tim | September 17, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Come on, that mom comment was sooooooooo long ago, are we really going to revisit that one?

I will see everyone tomorrow. Super and I will be there drankin some brew ha's so come up and say hi and grab a brew with us.


Rock the Red, Kill the Orange!!!!!

Posted by: #94 | September 17, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

@ Jordan

Well, I have all night now to practice my one-timer with Graham Mink (the cpu GMGM traded Chris Bourque for Todd White and Fehr went up) and Flash -- how's that for a first line in Hershey? God help my sanity tonight as I lose the next 4 of 6.

Ugh.

Posted by: DrinkingPartner | September 17, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Steve R | September 17, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

We're less than a month away from Saturday, October 11. ... and a wee bit over a month away from Thursday, October 16.

Posted by: Texas Caps Fan | September 17, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

@Boo!

I hope you didn't take offense to the much ballyhooed "bearded lady" reference... Everyone needed a job at the WaPo circus.

Jordan was a clapping sea lion.

I'm going to be at the kids game tomorrow...

Posted by: JSchon | September 17, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

great story on Glen Metopolit referenced from
Frhttp://www.philly.com/inquirer/sports/28360904.html?viewAll=yozen Blog

Posted by: billd | September 17, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

I'll be the tall, lanky, young white guy at Kettler tomorrow. I may wear my Ovie jersey, haven't decided yet. An easier way to recognize me would be, I'll most likey have a pair of HUGE aviator glasses hanging from whatever shirt I'm wearing. Come up and say hi if you recognize me at the scrim.

GO YOUNG CAPS!

Posted by: CapsCorndog | September 17, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

@Drinkingpartner

I am playing on Pro, or whatever the default level was, so that might explain my team's success. I have only played 6 games but am 5-1 so far. My team has only scored 3 goals with me off the ice so I understand your frustration.

Oh and something funny, in my friend's be a pro league the CPU traded Ovechkin straight up for Hossa. He wasn't too happy.

Posted by: Sombrero Guy | September 17, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

I think you guys are just mean! It was and easy question! I don't ask stuff all the time, its not right to pick on me because I don't sign my name! I wanna know all about the vets practice!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

94/JSchon:
LOL!! :-) Don't worry - I'll get over it ... eventually ... and you've got ALL season to make up for it!! ;-)

Posted by: Boo! | September 17, 2008 6:07 PM | Report abuse

i dont believe noone saw the vets practice, pleeeese tell me about it!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Does anybody know that Ovie was named DC Sportsman of the year yesterday?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

does anybody no what happened at vets practice today?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

@Gustafsson

What do you think now?

Anaheim Ducks defenceman Mathieu Schneider cleared waivers Wednesday and soon could be bought out by the NHL club at two-thirds of his remaining salary, over two years.

Posted by: Dave King | September 17, 2008 6:44 PM | Report abuse

i really dont care about schneider, i want to know about vets practice!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Dave king,

That is still 5.28 million. We are over the cap already. We are fine. We don't need anything else.

Posted by: Leeguru | September 17, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Guys,

I'm a regular reader of the blog, and I know you all post discussions of tickets and so forth... I have 4 great seats in 104, row H (behind where the Caps shoot twice) and I have about 6 weeknight games that I need to get rid of. I only want my season-holder price, $62, down from 80 face, but these sections where the Caps shoot twice are sold out for the season anyway... really great seats, you really the speed...

Anyway, I have weeknight games for 2 Lightning games, 2 Thrashers, and the Kings, Oilers, and Panthers...

Didn't know if it was appropriate to post this sort of thing here... sorry if its not...

Just want to give them to Caps fans


Posted by: capsfan | September 17, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Seriously Lee...

We don't need Schnieder...
We don't need Sykora...
We don't need Sundin...
We don't need Afinogenov...

We are perfectly fine with our roster as is. Bringing another "expensive" veteran with little upside isnt going to a damn thing for us.

I'm actually in the camp that rather than bring another veteran we should unload a veteran to allow the youngsters more of an opportunity to play on the big team.

@Boo! I had no idea you were upset. My bad. These crazy blogs. It wasn't my intention to start bad blood with anyone in here.

Posted by: JSchon | September 17, 2008 8:21 PM | Report abuse

For anyone who is interested, I have 3 spots open on my Fantasy Hockey League. It is on Yahoo, and I am doing a CPU run draft, so I don't have the hassle of scheduling a draft and having everyone there to do it. If you are interested in joining, email me at g0aliesnitemare@aol.com Hope some of you guys wanna play.

Posted by: Matt | September 17, 2008 8:29 PM | Report abuse

what about vets practice!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 8:32 PM | Report abuse

@ capsfan

I would be interested in some of your tickets you have for sale. Email me at g0aliesnitemare@aol.com with details. Thanks!

Posted by: Matt | September 17, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

you dont need tickets for vets practice!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

JSchon:
I was not upset - really. I'm just playin' ... it's all good! :-) (I blame Dave for stirrin' up trouble! ;-))

Posted by: Boo! | September 17, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Just a reminder - tsn.ca is doing '30 teams in 30 days' (the Caps are scheduled for 9/27):
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/feature/?id=11636
.

Roy's son pleads not guilty to assault after attacking player during game:
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3591542

Posted by: Boo! | September 17, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Gustafsson was such a joke of a draft pick.

He will never play a game for the Capitals.

Posted by: Villainaire | September 17, 2008 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Way to blame the guy that's all the way across the Atlantic, Boo!. :-D

Quick TV question: Besides Center Ice blackouts, has anyone had a problem with getting games on Directv? I'm thinking about switching from the local cable company down here and am trying to weigh pros and cons. Thanks!

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | September 17, 2008 9:25 PM | Report abuse

To; JMU_Capsgirl

We have the Dish Network and live in Front Royal. We have purchased Center Ice 2 years in a row and get all the games (home and away)except the games broadcast on Verses and the major networks. This ususally includes the first 2 rounds of the playoffs as well.

Posted by: LFR | September 17, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

LFR,
Thanks! I'm not sure I'm going to get Center Ice, its a bit much for a college student budget. I appreciate the info though!

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | September 17, 2008 9:45 PM | Report abuse

JMU:
Hey, Dave started it (well, actually JSchon did, but Dave re-surfaced it). Nothin' like salt in the wounds (sniff*sniff). I think I am scarred for life. Thanks, guys. ;-) (For the record, I am KIDDING!!! :-P)

Posted by: Boo! | September 17, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

i hate this blog! it is impossible to get information, you just ignore anyone who is new.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 17, 2008 10:51 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous:
Are you serious? If so, I am sure if someone could answer your question, they would. I was not there, so I cannot help. Besides, the vets are not officially practicing yet. RE: the comment about your name, I would suggest picking a name, any name, even if it is not your real name; at least people will be able to identify you (several people post with anonymous). In the meantime, relax, take a deep breath and be patient - there will surely be a lot of posts about the rookie game tomorrow and the vets start camp shortly after that.

Posted by: Boo! | September 17, 2008 11:04 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous = Pit Bull with lipstick.

Posted by: Bubba | September 17, 2008 11:04 PM | Report abuse

random question: Is '05 first round pick Sasha Pokulok still with the organization and if so how's he look?

Posted by: Snackcake | September 17, 2008 11:11 PM | Report abuse

Pokulok was definitely at development camp. He wasn't one of the top five there, but he may have cracked top ten. I only saw the final scrimmage. He's on the roster for vet camp next week. He's been playing in Hershey with stints in SC if I'm not mistaken.

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | September 17, 2008 11:26 PM | Report abuse

k, thanks for the info capsgirl

Posted by: Snackcake | September 17, 2008 11:29 PM | Report abuse

jmu_caps girl: I've had DirecTV and the Center Ice package for about 10 years. Hockey Night in Canada is the best reason to switch -- Don Cherry and Canadian Commercials (much less PC that US-based marketing).

It seems about once a season there is a screw-up and a Caps game gets blacked out for reasons no one can explain but it usually gets fixed before the game gets too far along. Typically, if the Caps game is covered by the local carrier (MASN) then the DirecTV feed is blacked out and the MASN feed is available.. sometimes you have to hunt for the channel (especially last year) but I can tell you that on the whole I've been very happy -- and HD is getting much more prevelant.

Posted by: Dave in Alexandria | September 18, 2008 7:01 AM | Report abuse

i don't know why you need a name to get a simple question answered. you guys treat this blog like a club with no new members!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 7:05 AM | Report abuse

@Anonymous

Can't say for everyday, but Clark and Johnson have been running non-official practices for a week or so at around 10:00am for about an hour and a half. The Vets do not have to report until the 20th of this month.

Since the kids have the ice now and their practices start at 10am, the Vets have been practicing at 8:00am, again unofficial practice.

And there have only been a handful of people watching the practices and considering this is a blog forum, I doubt anyone there reads or participates in this blog or any other regarding the Capitals.

The practices are free to the public unless you park in the garage, then its the cost of the garage fee.

What else?

Oh...

OV/Backstrom/Kozlov
Semin/Fedorov/Clark
Laich/Nylander/Fehr
Brashear/Steckel/Bradley

Gordon/Flash in suits on/off

Green/Morrisonn
Poti/Alzner
Schultz/Jurcina/Lepisto/Erskine

Theodore/Johnson


What other right or wrong answers do you need answered correctly or incorrectly?

Posted by: JSchon | September 18, 2008 7:39 AM | Report abuse

there, was that so hard? thanks, finally!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 7:52 AM | Report abuse

JSchon to the rescue!! :-D (What's your theme song?!? ;-))

Looks like VA is finally getting a Caps license plate and MD is getting a new one. DC still does not have one (what's wrong with this picture?!?).
http://capitals.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NHLPage&id=26847

Posted by: Boo! | September 18, 2008 8:11 AM | Report abuse

Anon - it is a club - all you have to do to join is pick a name and use it everytime you post.

And "no one" is not one word...

Posted by: NJ | September 18, 2008 8:20 AM | Report abuse

i dont need english lessons from a student on a blog, thanks

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 8:30 AM | Report abuse

Got some questions about the rookie scrimmage against Flyers..
1. Do anyone know the lineup for Caps?
2. Will there be a online radio or video stream?
3. Does anyone know if there will be a stat sheet?
It's nice to hear that B├Ąckis is better and training camp is just around the corner.. Capitals hockey are here again..!

Posted by: Gavlegirl | September 18, 2008 8:47 AM | Report abuse

@Boo! My theme song would be a mashup of theme song from "Shaft" and "Kung Fu Fighting".

Who else will be at the Rookie game today?

Posted by: JSchon | September 18, 2008 8:48 AM | Report abuse

I will

Posted by: Bob | September 18, 2008 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Gavelgirl:
I think it will be on the nhl channel, but I'm not sure.

JSchon:
I can see/hear it now! :-) Does it involve an afro with karate moves?!? ;-)

If my day goes as planned, I will be at the game today - fingers crossed!

LET'S GO CAPS!!!!!

Posted by: Boo! | September 18, 2008 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Anon,

Stick around a little longer and you'll get your decoder ring and learn the secret hand shake.

Posted by: Steve R | September 18, 2008 8:56 AM | Report abuse

@Galvegirl

The lines at practice were as follows:

Pinizotto/Perrault/Bouchard
Osala/Beagle/Kugryshev
Lacroix/Leffler/Broda
Della Rovere/Dubuc/Taylor/Morin

Alzner/Carlson
Godfrey/Mcneil
Dovgan/Collins/Seabrook/Mestery/Switzer

Varlamov/Neuvirth/Holtby

I doubt the game will be on any type of televised outlet. It may be on Washington Capitals TV, at least part of it.

I will keep very inaccurate stats and post them.

Posted by: JSchon | September 18, 2008 8:57 AM | Report abuse

JSchon:

You might want to reconsider the theme song.

Who is the man

Thats fast as lightning


That is a little bit frightening.

Posted by: uncatim | September 18, 2008 8:57 AM | Report abuse

Me and Mrs. 117 will be there, either look for the Hard Rock Hotel TV and/or hat ensemble, or the woman freezing her butt off next to him.

Posted by: Section 117 | September 18, 2008 8:58 AM | Report abuse

Oh my goodness ... the sillies are out this morning! Must be the hockey in the air that everyone is breathing!! :-) Folks are downright giddy!! ;-)

Posted by: Boo! | September 18, 2008 9:01 AM | Report abuse

@uncatim

Well I've never been fast as lightning or as fast as Squirts the wonder cow (Johnny Carson reference).

Posted by: JSchon | September 18, 2008 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Anonymous's pledge name is "Pinto"

Posted by: NJ | September 18, 2008 9:08 AM | Report abuse

I'll be the guy who that with a soul patch, two earrings and a severe OCD issue could pass for Howie Mandel.

Posted by: JSchon | September 18, 2008 9:11 AM | Report abuse

I know the caps are streaming it live on their site ..

I can't believe how excitied I am for a pre-season rookie game!?! ---
C-A-P-S --caps caps caps

Posted by: capsgary | September 18, 2008 9:11 AM | Report abuse

@JSchon/Boo/&JMU_Capsgirl - You have to be my eyes for the rookie game since SC is too far of a trek for me (I expect a report tomorrow and I know you all are as tough on the players as I, so I want brutal honesty). Wish I could be there, how about this.....I still can't get Canes vs. Caps tickets yet - they haven't been released - urghhhhhhhhh! Plus they want to release them to the NC Season Ticket holders first anyways!!!

Posted by: Greenie | September 18, 2008 9:14 AM | Report abuse

@Gavlegirl - The game will stream live on caps site at 3 pm.

@ anonymous - You are being too confrontational to get any sort of respect (or info) from the regulars on here.

@ everyone - Since jmu_capsgirl is such a consistently good member of this blog, and a poor college student, I think we should take up a collection for her to get center ice. I'll chip in $20.

Posted by: kenwood | September 18, 2008 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Who ever asked about Sasha Pokulok. He spent most of last season in SC because he was bad. I am thinking it was he lacked confidence. He would give away the puck right in front of the net. He was afraid to go into the corners. He looked lost and scared out there. He went down to SC and did pretty well from what I have read so I would have to think he has gotten a little of them confidence issues worked out.

Posted by: Chad | September 18, 2008 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Boo!
I'm sorry I mentioned the bearded lady thing now!! :) thanks for sticking up for me JMU!

JSchon,
You know I wasn't causing trouble really.

Anonymous,
Surely its easier to type a short "anonymous" nickname. No one knows who I am as there is more than one Dave in the UK. Although, how many are Caps fans I couldn't say! People would start to recognise you and maybe more forthcoming. Plus if you were less aggro it might help.

Does the rookie game face off at 3pm your time? (8pm mine)


Posted by: Dave UK Caps Fan | September 18, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Off topic,

Any golf fans in here? Anyone looking forward to the Ryder Cup this weekend? I'm finishing work early tomorrow to race home for the start. I'll be glued to it all weekend.

Normally I'm a fan of the US, its culture and its people. I suspend this for 3 days every two years for the Ryder Cup.

C'mon Europe!!!

:)

Posted by: Dave UK caps Fan | September 18, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Kenwood,

I was going to suggest the same thing. But since I'm married with kids I was going to offer up uh, 2 bucks....

Posted by: Leeguru | September 18, 2008 10:10 AM | Report abuse

I'm a golf fan and i hope we kick European Butt this weekend! We don't need no Tiger!

Posted by: Leeguru | September 18, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse

i expected this! everyone is now going to give me crap after not being willing to answer a simple question. i guess that should be every one!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Anonymous,
Actually it's "everyone"

Lee,
Bring it! :) I thought Americans had given up on the Ryder Cup after losing the last 3 and being spanked in the last 2. I hope Leonard doesn't win a single point. I still haven't forgiven him for Brookline.

Posted by: Dave UK Caps Fan | September 18, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

@Anonymous: Yes.

Posted by: Section 117 | September 18, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

I actually think we'll do better this year without Tiger. He hasn't done to well in the Ryder cup.

For those that wonder why golf is being spoken on a hockey blog, golf is the second sport of choice for most hockey players. Especially from Pittsburgh!

and to the person who is whining because no one would answer his question about vets yesterday: if you paid attention, you would have known that the vets camp hasn't started yet, so there could be no information from that which has not happened. So go away!

Posted by: Leeguru | September 18, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Lee,

I agree. This year it will be very close with only a few points in it. I think Mickelson is the weak link though, Tiger was pretty strong in Ireland in 2006. Will be fun to watch.

Posted by: Dave UK Caps Fan | September 18, 2008 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Oh, and if Steve R offers to play golf with anyone and he claims he sucks, don't listen! he lies! Friecken ringer....

Posted by: Leeguru | September 18, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Lee,

Come on man, it wasn't like we were betting or anything.

Plus I got lucky, I normally don't hit that many fairways. Really.

Posted by: Steve R | September 18, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Dude, i think the only fairway you missed was the one you were trying to drive the green on!

Posted by: Leeguru | September 18, 2008 11:05 AM | Report abuse

@Anonymous

I usually find it much better to ask politely and wait patiently for the response. Then thank them with sincerity. The results are that people will gladly give you what you need. If no one knows the answer, you won't get a response.

Bashing people usually causes irritation and a reluctance to help - ever.

Posted by: Greg S. | September 18, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Ha! Steve R "The Bandit"

Posted by: Dave UK Caps Fan | September 18, 2008 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Dave in UK

The game does start at 3 pm.

Anyone know if it's streamed?

Posted by: Greg S. | September 18, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Sounds like Woodsie will be coaching and not Coach B. It'll be interesting to see his style on the ice.

Posted by: Greg S. | September 18, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

i usually find that gruops of people like this are closed to new people joining in and resent any one who is not a member asking even simple questions. i got the message i wont ask any more

Posted by: Anonymous | September 18, 2008 11:30 AM | Report abuse

@ anonymous

Actually I find the opposite to be true. I joined in about a year ago and I was welcomed nicely. As long as you are polite, respectful and are willing to offer up good dialogue, everyone is on board. There is a lull at this time of year so not everyone is on the board every moment of the day. If someone had the knowledge, maybe they just weren't on the board when you were.

@ Everyone else

How is everyone? Long summer. I can tell by the blog entries. I have been reading all summer but not writing because I would just get aggrevated. Let's get this show on the road. I am ready for some hockey.

By the way, when did we get rid of Olie? Just kidding!!!

Posted by: CT Caps Fan | September 18, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Greenie, you dont want an update from me? I am chopped liver? I am not hard on players?

I am on my way now..Gonna grab some brews at Rock Bottom and the Mexican place. Jschon, call me when you get there. I have a new phone so I don't know your number anymore.

Posted by: 94 | September 18, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Hey folks. Does any one know what time I should show up to the game this afternoon? I know it starts at 3, but someone said I should be there early...? Thanks!

Posted by: Anonymous2 | September 18, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Anon,

Questions are welcome and people will answer if they know the answer. If everyone answered "no idea" to every general question thrown out there we'd all be wading through a bunch of meaningless posts to get to something of substance.

Lee,

Yea, I did miss that fairway. 5 yards left would have been perfect.

Dave,

Nah, I don't play enough to get a cool handle like "the bandit". Playing soccer a couple of times a week limits me being able to sneak out for golf too.

Posted by: Steve R | September 18, 2008 11:47 AM | Report abuse

being a distinguished alumni of JMU class of 06' and know how bad caps coverage is down there. I would be willing to pitch in $5 for jmu_capsgirl to get center ice.

Go Erskine!!!!

Posted by: stevo | September 18, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

does anyone know if the rookies game between the flyers will air NHL network and when?

Posted by: mlk | September 18, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

They said they would start checking in people with tickets at 1 o'clock and said they had a list if you had lost the email. Get there early for a seat, if you are still at work like me, get there asap and perhaps you stand.

Posted by: Bob | September 18, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

"No hard feelings 94"!!! Please any report would be nice..... Wasn't excluding anyone in particular, didn't know you were going.

Posted by: Greenie | September 18, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

@ capsfan:
I am also interested in tix,please e-mail me at;darkdarcus@hotmail.com.....Thanks

Posted by: mark marcus | September 18, 2008 8:12 PM | Report abuse

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