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Beagle Recalled

Forward Jay Beagle has been recalled from Hershey and will join the Caps for the morning skate at MSG. He will play tonight against the Rangers if Alexander Semin, who is nursing an injury, can't.

I'll have more later.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  February 11, 2009; 10:34 AM ET
 
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interesting.... poor cbourque

Posted by: goskinsgo | February 11, 2009 10:45 AM | Report abuse

I'll be the FIRST one to say ... I'm surprised it's not Giroux.

Posted by: Cerealman | February 11, 2009 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Here's the link from the Patriot News. Jay Beagle is an interesting choice; he's been out for a fair amount of the season with a concussion... I expected we'd see him at some point this season, though, since he looked pretty good in the pre-season. I'd rather see Bourque or Giroux called up for this one, though...

Posted by: irockthered | February 11, 2009 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Caps have not really had a chance to look at Beagle like they have everyone else that would be my guess why it is Beagle. Since his concussions he has been staedy just not scoring. has had 3 fights winning 1 and I believe 2 goals in 25 games. He however has not been afraid to go in the corners to fight for the puck. that is all just what I have seen from him.

Posted by: cocorules | February 11, 2009 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Hope Jay plays tonight.
I watched him help win the ECHL championship after he left U.of Alaska, and saw a lot I liked about him.

Posted by: OldFan | February 11, 2009 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Btw, I'll be watching USA-Mexico tonight.

And DVR-ing the Caps-NYR to watch right afterwards ... minus the annoying commercials and the intermission. :)

Posted by: Cerealman | February 11, 2009 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Well we certainly aren't just going for cheaper replacements. I know Chris Bourque's cap number is $633,333 and Beagle's is $875,000.

Posted by: SombreroGuy | February 11, 2009 10:52 AM | Report abuse

I've liked what I saw about Beagle too... just thought he was an interesting choice to replace Semin, assuming Semin isn't playing... especially in a game that is this important.

Who would he be skating with?

Guess we'll find out soon enough...

Posted by: irockthered | February 11, 2009 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Wow, I really though Bourque would get the call-up. I don't know much about Beagle, but I wonder if he'll be on the third line with Steckel and Fehr and Flash moves up to the 2nd if Semin can't go.

Ultimately, I want Semin to play if he can and wont injure himself for the long-term. But I would like to see what Beagle brings to the table.

Posted by: dcox50 | February 11, 2009 10:54 AM | Report abuse

J Beagle!

Awesome. Put him on Professor Bradley's line and we'll have the best energy line ever!

Posted by: _jordan | February 11, 2009 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Bears have a home game tonight, so we'll miss having Beags there, but good for him. Hope he gets a chance to play tonight.

Posted by: tess2201 | February 11, 2009 10:57 AM | Report abuse

This may have already been addressed in a previous thread, but did anyone else notice the tidbit in the Malkin interview where it said that Ovechkin wouldn't be participating in the skills challenge, anymore?

Has anyone else heard any more about this?

Posted by: DrinkingPartner | February 11, 2009 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Why no Bourque? I've been wanting him to get a call up every time we need a forward. I guess we have to trust BB.

Posted by: capsfansince74 | February 11, 2009 11:07 AM | Report abuse

@Cereal

A few of us may head to Baileys in Ballston to catch the US/Mexico game and throw on the Caps game as well.

Posted by: Fro_ | February 11, 2009 11:08 AM | Report abuse

@drinkingpartner - yeah I saw that too, didn't see it anywhere else. But in all honesty who cares. Its like when jordan decided he didn't want to participate in the dunk contest. he's already one it (2x)... move on so someone else can compete.

Posted by: goskinsgo | February 11, 2009 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Beagle is 6'3 207.

Tell me that big load will plant his butt in the crease. I love it!

Posted by: SA-Town | February 11, 2009 11:09 AM | Report abuse

how the hell would you watch soccer over a caps game?

Posted by: _stevo | February 11, 2009 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Beagle? AWESOME. I thought it would be Chris Bourque, but it's definitely true that this is the first opportunity they've had to really look at him. Shame it's not Bourque - I've got a fondness for him and am hoping to see him in the org full-time sometime soon - but it's Beagle's turn.

Jay Beagle's more of a grit and sandpaper kind of guy, right? Haven't we been saying we'd like to see more of that?

Posted by: kittypawz | February 11, 2009 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Btw, I'll be watching USA-Mexico tonight.

Posted by: Cerealman | February 11, 2009 10:51 AM

Seconded.

Posted by: Section117 | February 11, 2009 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Fear the Eagle..Fear the Beagle.

Posted by: SA-Town | February 11, 2009 11:15 AM | Report abuse

i kinda wanted to see oskar back up, but i am eager to see what beagle brings to the table

Posted by: _stevo | February 11, 2009 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Class interferes with hockey yet again, but I can't wait to see what Beagle's got. All hail DVR!

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | February 11, 2009 11:16 AM | Report abuse

I dont want to speculate, but Beagle may be a possible trade interest from other teams, and McPhee wants to get some NHL game tape on him.

Posted by: SA-Town | February 11, 2009 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Hmm. Beagley-Beagley is a center... he'll be wearing #83 tonight if he plays. I'm betting he's up for Kozlov, though, given A) the position, and B) relative size (although Kozzy is heavier by about 20 pounds...) Kozlov was listed as "very questionable" yesterday, and Semin was only "questionable," so...

Posted by: irockthered | February 11, 2009 11:21 AM | Report abuse

SA-Town, Or it could be he's the only guy they haven't seen yet since he's been out with a concussion. And we're trying to break the "highest # of players dressed in a single season" record.

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | February 11, 2009 11:22 AM | Report abuse

I dont want to speculate, but Beagle may be a possible trade interest from other teams, and McPhee wants to get some NHL game tape on him.

Posted by: SA-Town | February 11, 2009 11:17 AM

The last time the Caps played the Rangers it was a very chippy game, so I think Bruce wanted to add a player to tonights lineup who would be a willing combatant if any opposing player decides to take liberties. Remember, Gomez v Nyls (near fight)... Staal v Semin...... Redden v Clark etc.

Posted by: thegr8one | February 11, 2009 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Stevo

I could not agree more! Soccer??? What the heck? Our girls will beat Mexico's girls, just TIVO that and watch it at double speed in case something happens, besides some sissy rolling on the grass grabbing his shin!

Posted by: majiksea | February 11, 2009 11:23 AM | Report abuse

@majiksea

couldn't agree more...a short list of things I would rather do than watch a soccer game

do my taxes
clean my house
punch myself in the head
say jeff schultz is a fast skater
sit in traffic
listen to dick vitale
be at work
watch curling
watch the WNBA

Posted by: _stevo | February 11, 2009 11:29 AM | Report abuse

@_stevo

Whoah...the WNBA...taxes!! That's saying something!

Posted by: dcox50 | February 11, 2009 11:33 AM | Report abuse

wtf! Why not Osala, Bourque, Giroux, Bouchard or Mink? Nothing like losing Semin and replacing him with Beagle.

Posted by: CapsFanSince1979 | February 11, 2009 11:33 AM | Report abuse

@thegr8one - You may be right; Beagle's willing to drop the gloves... between him, Bradley and Brashear, we should be able to keep the Rags in line and keep them from running our stars.

I still think he's up for Kozlov rather than Semin, though; bringing a center up to replace a left wing doesn't make much sense... Tarik?

Posted by: irockthered | February 11, 2009 11:34 AM | Report abuse

running our stars? tough? keep them in line?

are we talking about the same rags team? I see Orr and that's it.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 11:37 AM | Report abuse

@thegr8one - You may be right; Beagle's willing to drop the gloves... between him, Bradley and Brashear, we should be able to keep the Rags in line and keep them from running our stars.

I still think he's up for Kozlov rather than Semin, though; bringing a center up to replace a left wing doesn't make much sense... Tarik?

Posted by: irockthered | February 11, 2009 11:34 AM

Im predicting a Colton Orr, Donald Brashear showdown tonight. I cannot imagine that they could play 4 times within a season and not drop the gloves once.

Posted by: thegr8one | February 11, 2009 11:37 AM | Report abuse

i could predict orr not dropping them with brashear....donald beat him down pretty good like 3 or 4 times last season

Posted by: _stevo | February 11, 2009 11:41 AM | Report abuse

@richmondphil: Don't forget the last Rags game, where Staal and Nylander almost got into it and then Semin got stripped. The Rags are a chippy bunch this year; I wonder if Beagle's role is to keep Staal away from the Nylanders and Semins of the world.

Posted by: kittypawz | February 11, 2009 11:42 AM | Report abuse

naw, the rags are a bunch of pansies this year.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 11:44 AM | Report abuse

@richmondphil: You're not differentiating between fighters and pests. My bet would be that Boudreau is looking to keep Semin from getting stripped again - and I wonder if the entire time is going to get told that fight straps are mandatory for this game? :)

Posted by: kittypawz | February 11, 2009 11:47 AM | Report abuse

I will definetly be flipping between the soccer game and Caps. USA-Mexico - one of the biggest rivalries and WC qualifier also! Big games all around - good to be a sports fan. Duke-UNC too!

Posted by: lylewimbledon | February 11, 2009 11:49 AM | Report abuse

running our stars? tough? keep them in line?

are we talking about the same rags team? I see Orr and that's it.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 11:37 AM

Did you watch the last time these teams played? Because the Caps are such a skilled team, you are going to see teams counter with playing the game with a bit of an extra physical element. Thats generally how you counter a skilled/finesse team in any sport. Renney clearly told his players in the last meeting at Verizon that to win, they need to play a very rugged game (nothing wrong with that philosophy btw.)

Now, they arent the toughest teams (the Rags as you call them), but if you look past each teams enforcer, its pretty clear to me that they have the better fighters. Voros would destroy Bradley. Redden destroyed Clark and probably would emerge victorious over any other Cap forward. No one is saying that they are a team of heavies, but that an additional player who is comfortable handling himself would probably be beneficial tonight as we (they) try to sweep a desperate team.

Posted by: thegr8one | February 11, 2009 11:49 AM | Report abuse

@richmondphil:

The rags are on a 5 game losing streak and were shutout by the Devils, their most-hated rival, on Monday. Orr and another rag (name not in my head right now) both started fights and their chippiness and penalty-taking acts seemed to get worse as the game progressed. Gomez was whacking at Zubrus all game. Their coach is on the hot seat and I'm sure they remember our last game at MSG. So I'd be prepared for a very nasty, physical and dirty game tonight!

Posted by: DevilsCapsGal | February 11, 2009 11:49 AM | Report abuse

staal is from from a "pest."

but seriously, the rags are worlds apart from their usual grittiness. Who is going to stand up for avery this time if he gets with them again? No one this year. (Orr never stood up for him in the past and the people who did left the team.)

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 11:50 AM | Report abuse

all well and good @gr8one and @devilscaps, but the rags are still a bunch of pansies this year.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 11:52 AM | Report abuse

i could predict orr not dropping them with brashear....donald beat him down pretty good like 3 or 4 times last season

Posted by: _stevo | February 11, 2009 11:41 AM

I know, but you would think that a self respecting heavy like Orr would drop the gloves at least once with a conference opponent who they may have to face in the playoffs! Right?

I have to admit that I like Orr (although the cross check he delivered to Ovechkin pissed me off.) If the Caps didnt have Brash, I would love for Orr to be our enforcer!

Posted by: thegr8one | February 11, 2009 11:52 AM | Report abuse

USA vs Mexico... 2nd rate soccer game... and you call yourself a hockey fan...

Posted by: ovisgod | February 11, 2009 11:54 AM | Report abuse

self-respecting?

Orr is known as somewhat of a pansy. He likes to pick his fights. like how brashear likes to fight the rookies now instead of a team's actual brawler. i dont blame brash really, he is old.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 11:55 AM | Report abuse

It seems like a lot of you are going to the game in hope of seeing a hockey fight. Lets hope that we don't play short-handed for most of the game.

Posted by: opita1 | February 11, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

so before the end of the year we will call up every forward except Laing. Is he really the worst bear forward? protecting him from waivers makes no sense since he is ufa at the end of the year and will be gone. Did he not perform his duties in the 40 games last year to earn a recall that almost every other forward in Hershey got?

Posted by: wendel2 | February 11, 2009 12:01 PM | Report abuse

self-respecting?

Orr is known as somewhat of a pansy. He likes to pick his fights. like how brashear likes to fight the rookies now instead of a team's actual brawler. i dont blame brash really, he is old.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 11:55 AM

Ive always thought of Orr as a willing combatant. I do agree that Brash is picking his fights a little more than you would want to see. I dont go to the game to see guys get beat up (there's boxing and MMA for that if thats your cup of tea), but I would like to see him start a few fights to galvanize the team when they are having a lackluster performance a little more often. The only time that I can think of that happening this year was against San Jose.

Posted by: thegr8one | February 11, 2009 12:01 PM | Report abuse

laing is older than most

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 12:01 PM | Report abuse

It seems like a lot of you are going to the game in hope of seeing a hockey fight. Lets hope that we don't play short-handed for most of the game.

Posted by: opita1 | February 11, 2009 11:59 AM

Just to clarify, I dont want to see a fight. I only made a prediction that Brash and Orr would dance. It wouldnt bother me one bit if they didnt though.

Posted by: thegr8one | February 11, 2009 12:03 PM | Report abuse

richmondphil: He sure was in the last game we played with the Rags. They're desperate right now, as DavilsCapsGal said. They need this win, especially at home. They're going to play a dirty and physical game that is full of cheap shots, and they'll come at us with everything they've got. It's their only chance. I don't care if you think they're pansies or not, they're going to play nasty and having Brash and Beagle around to keep them honest can only be a benefit. If you follow that line of thought, I bet it's Mo who sits tonight, not Erskine.

Posted by: kittypawz | February 11, 2009 12:03 PM | Report abuse

@opita1: I'm not hoping to see a fight. Whether I will -- who knows? I do expect the Rags to play dirty, though.

Posted by: kittypawz | February 11, 2009 12:05 PM | Report abuse

It's not like I'm choosing either/or.

I can watch soccer while taping the Caps game. And then watch the hockey game sans commercials.

USA-Mexico is exciting.

And be careful about the curling comments. I love watching curling ... well OK, once every four years.

Posted by: Cerealman | February 11, 2009 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Didn't a Beagle win the dog show last night?

Posted by: lylewimbledon | February 11, 2009 12:05 PM | Report abuse

richmondphil, who peed in your cornflakes this morning? ;P My, you're being contrary!
Okay, so statistically, compared to the Caps: http://hockeyfights.com/teams/30/season_leaders/reg2009, the Rags: http://hockeyfights.com/teams/20/season_leaders/reg2009.

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | February 11, 2009 12:05 PM | Report abuse

How am i being contrary? (which doesn't even make sense)

I never once said the caps were a tougher team. but nice try though. and those links dont even work.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 12:07 PM | Report abuse

I have to admit that I like Orr (although the cross check he delivered to Ovechkin pissed me off.) If the Caps didnt have Brash, I would love for Orr to be our enforcer!

Posted by: thegr8one | February 11, 2009 11:52 AM

I could see how the above would make it seem like I am condoning, and even promoting violence. I do think that enforcers are important components of a team as long as the rules stand as currently constituted. So if Brash leaves, I would like to see another enforcer brought in to protect our stars. Orr would seem to be the ideal replacement (not that the logistics would work themselves out, just speaking ideally), because he seems to stick up for his fellow "Rags" upon the slightest provocation. I hate watching Semin and Backstrom taken advantage of. Anyway, just wanted to let my fillings on the matter be known.

Posted by: thegr8one | February 11, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse

My recollection is that on Monday night Orr came after one of the Devils' skill guys and Mike Rupp interceded for the fight. Orr landed a nasty punch to Rupp's eye that caused an injury that has Rupp sitting out tonight's game against the Isles. So we should definitely be wary of what a dirty and desperate team will try to do to us tonight.

Posted by: DevilsCapsGal | February 11, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse

thegr8one,
It would not bother me if they fight, I just hope that a Cap does not start something that is going to put the team down in a bad situation. I do prefer to see MMA and boxing for my fighting kicks.

Posted by: opita1 | February 11, 2009 12:09 PM | Report abuse

How am i being contrary? (which doesn't even make sense)

I never once said the caps were a tougher team. but nice try though. and those links dont even work.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 12:07 PM

would it make you feel better if she said contrarian? Focus on debating hockey and leave the semantics aside.

Posted by: thegr8one | February 11, 2009 12:11 PM | Report abuse

I think your assessment of Orr is off. Did you watch him at all last playoffs?

He picks his fights. like Brash.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 12:11 PM | Report abuse

If my rebuttal only focused on the semantic issues involved, I would not have replied with:

I never once said the caps were a tougher team. but nice try though. and those links dont even work.

but okay....

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

On a couple of slightly different topics, Tarik?

(1) Who gets the press box spot on D tonight? Kronwall isn't playing, I assume.

(2) What are the team records for most NHL debuts by one team in a season? Beagle if he plays tonight makes seven, and Neuvirth could make it eight this weekend. (Thanks to pepper for that.)

(3) What about most skaters dressed by a single team in one season? We have GOT to be coming close to a team record on that.

Posted by: kittypawz | February 11, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

If my rebuttal only focused on the semantic issues involved, I would not have replied with:

I never once said the caps were a tougher team. but nice try though. and those links dont even work.

but okay....

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 12:13 PM

I was speaking of the need to include the opening sentence in you rebuttal in the first place. "How am i being contrary? (which doesn't even make sense)." Unnecessary. We are typing on a blog. No one cares whether someone's syntax is perfect. It makes you look juvenile even engaging in that type of nonsense.

Posted by: thegr8one | February 11, 2009 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Another day, another chance to be a Richardhead by Phil...shocking

Posted by: gtydings | February 11, 2009 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Those URLs work fine if you figure out to take the comma and period off the end of them. Or use these:
Caps: http://hockeyfights.com/teams/30/season_leaders/reg2009
Rangers: http://hockeyfights.com/teams/20/season_leaders/reg2009

Posted by: yosemite_sam | February 11, 2009 12:18 PM | Report abuse

I'm usually not the grammar police online, but that word probably just stuck out because I am a philosophy major and deal with the semantics of that word every day. most of the time, i actually type like an idiot on here compared to others.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 12:19 PM | Report abuse

No Semin? Now who is going to be the backup bruser behind Brashear?

Posted by: jlhhockey | February 11, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

richmondphil, I was joking. I was referring to the links to point out that the Rags have guys that will drop the gloves besides Orr. And I didn't say anything about the Caps being "tougher", just insinuated our guys were less likely to "cause problems". They're 10th in the league in 5s, we're 29th.
http://hockeyfights.com/teams/30/season_leaders/reg2009
http://hockeyfights.com/teams/20/season_leaders/reg2009
They should work now, it added my punctuation earlier.

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | February 11, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

I think your assessment of Orr is off. Did you watch him at all last playoffs?

He picks his fights. like Brash.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 12:11 PM

Also, enforcers dont do a lot of fighting in the playoffs. Laraque, Orr, Brashear, Cote. I dont think any of them had a single fight in last years playoffs. Most fights in the playoffs are usually ones of passion, not premeditated encounters.

Posted by: thegr8one | February 11, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

the link really doesn't matter because I am well aware the Caps are perhaps one of the weakest (read; opposed to toughest) teams in the league. The rags are worlds apart from their usual grittiness and toughness. Hell, it's so much different from even last year. Does that not mean they are going to look like a desperate team? No, that could for well be true especially coming off 5 losses. But the rags look nothing like their usual form, and really nothing like even last year's.
I saw that NJ/Rags game too. I chalk that one up to that pure evil rivalry. Those games are always intense.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 12:24 PM | Report abuse

I'm usually not the grammar police online, but that word probably just stuck out because I am a philosophy major and deal with the semantics of that word every day. most of the time, i actually type like an idiot on here compared to others.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 12:19 PM

No prob! JMU is my girl (in the platonic sense of course), so I had to say something in her defense.

Posted by: thegr8one | February 11, 2009 12:24 PM | Report abuse

@gr8one

Yea, usually You're right. but like I said, did you watch them at all in the playoffs?

something a little exemplary happened...during a series between them and another east team...

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

@gr8one

Yea, usually You're right. but like I said, did you watch them at all in the playoffs?

something a little exemplary happened...during a series between them and another east team...

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 12:25 PM

The Avery-Brodeur situation? Or the man-handling they received at the hands of the Pens?

Posted by: thegr8one | February 11, 2009 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Hey gtydings!!!! Not all Phil's are Richardheads!!!

Posted by: PhilR | February 11, 2009 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, thegr8one! I'd have defended myself faster, but paper writing interfered. I'm glad you knew what I meant.
richmondphil, sorry about misusing the word. My grandmother frequently tells me I'm being contrary. I guess she's not right about everything. :-P

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | February 11, 2009 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Washington dressed 51 different players in the 03-04 meltdown.

Posted by: Varly | February 11, 2009 12:30 PM | Report abuse

haha, not so much the pens series as the nj/rags series. Lots of guys (who aren't there anymore) were sticking up for avery, none of them Orr.

Orr used to be a real bruiser, but it seems recently he has faded a little in the background. Honestly, I'd rather have a guy more of the parros/boll/mcleod type than the orr/brash build. they can actually do something with the puck sometimes, haha.

also, orr only has 11 majors this year. not too shabby, but a little less than his usual.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse

@PhilR

Correct. But this guy from Richmond makes a point every day here to be a Ginormous Richardhead. It gets quite old, now lets start hearing about his hockey days

Posted by: gtydings | February 11, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Varly, I take it that means our 37 players is child's play? Oh well. Frankly, a record I'm glad we're not beating.

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | February 11, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse

new post...

Posted by: BlondeCapsFan | February 11, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

I've ignored your comments for a while now, and you are still riding my nutsack? What's the definition of a troll...

you never answered my question though. I played a half season in the sejhl before being diagnosed with what I have. Not saying much, but like I said, I doubt you played in a higher tiered amateur league.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 12:39 PM | Report abuse

haha, not so much the pens series as the nj/rags series. Lots of guys (who aren't there anymore) were sticking up for avery, none of them Orr.

Orr used to be a real bruiser, but it seems recently he has faded a little in the background. Honestly, I'd rather have a guy more of the parros/boll/mcleod type than the orr/brash build. they can actually do something with the puck sometimes, haha.

also, orr only has 11 majors this year. not too shabby, but a little less than his usual.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 12:33 PM


I would love Parros on this team! A Princeton grad turned enforcer! It would be awesome to hear a detailed explanation about why he had to kick some tail! "It was an egregious offense that could not be brushed off so easily. I dismissed one transgression, but upon seeing the second, I deemed a round of bloodletting in order." :)!

Posted by: thegr8one | February 11, 2009 12:42 PM | Report abuse

The SEJHL is worse than most 8th grade teams from where I'm from.

Posted by: gtydings | February 11, 2009 12:47 PM | Report abuse

I'm guessing the reason they pulled Beagle than Bourque is just by looking at how we've been playing.

We don't need more finesse guys right now, we need some hitters that'll get the dirty goals and clean up our crease. Theo's been run over enough the past few games, time to make them pay their rent

Posted by: remain | February 11, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

you did not answer my question.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

BCHL tough guy

Posted by: gtydings | February 11, 2009 12:52 PM | Report abuse

where I'm from most high schools didn't have a hockey club, let alone a local rink somewhere for people to go too.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Yeah well you criticize other people here for not mnowing hockey, spelling, just about anything that makes you feel superior...and now I know why. look up: Inferiority complex

Posted by: gtydings | February 11, 2009 12:58 PM | Report abuse

oh wow, I do what everyone does on the internet???? holy hell, you have a breakthrough right there.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 1:02 PM | Report abuse

It's funny how, first you insinuated that you were from around here. Meaning a dissolute hockey area. After I expressed my medical conditions as well as my age, what the hell did you expect me to play in? the AHL?

I never once called some one out for their spelling. go find it for me and show me.
Guys were trying to say ovechkin's hit on heward was malicious and that ovechkin took a dive into the boards. I said that they never played full contact hockey. Which is probably true for someone to make those assertions about those incidents. ive got a good memory, deal with it.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 11, 2009 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Being a jerk isn't a medical condition, it's a way of life you have chosen.

Posted by: gtydings | February 11, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

The Rags play a physical game. Their d-men actually hit people. This is the reason that Snoopy was recalled. I wouldn't mind seeing Girardi in a Caps sweater.

Posted by: chuckatcws | February 11, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

@thegr8one - I can agree with Orr v. Brashear for tonight - I can see that.

@richmondphil - The last game with the Rangers did get rather chippy. We had:

* Redden vs. Clark
* Staal vs. Semin

and a bunch of other penalties. And I'm fairly sure that the Staal-Semin fight was a result of Semin saying he'd had enough of people going for him. He *was* freshly back from that most-recent injury, after all...

Colton Orr and Aaron Voros are their badguys...

Posted by: irockthered | February 11, 2009 2:20 PM | Report abuse

@thegr8one - "It was an egregious offense that could not be brushed off so easily. I dismissed one transgression, but upon seeing the second, I deemed a round of bloodletting in order."

ROFL! "Accordingly, I removed my excess equipment, namely the gauntlets and helmet, and set to upon the vile offender, whom, I am certain, has learned his lesson and shall not commit that particular offense again. Should he do so, I will stand ready to pummel him once more into submission!"

Posted by: irockthered | February 11, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Re: Contrary - Actually, speaking colloquially, there's nothing whatsoever wrong with saying someone's being "contrary". It's a regionalism, and I've heard it used that way myself, in an informal setting, particularly by folks of an earlier generation. So nyaah! :-p

Posted by: irockthered | February 11, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

i think the caps are confused. the westminster dog show was at MSG yesterday. no need to bring your beagle...

Posted by: dcsportsfan1 | February 11, 2009 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Beagles are nice. Ask Snoopy.

Comments are borderline mind-numbing as I have to settle for highlights from NHL Network tonight on the Caps game against the Rangers, is it? Boo. I miss the Verizon Center already. *recovering from leaving DC and the Caps last two exciting games at the phone booth*

Posted by: LeftCoastCapsFan | February 11, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

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