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Capitals assign seven players to Hershey

The Capitals have assigned the following players to the Hershey Bears: forwards Trevor Bruess, Boyd Kane and Joel Rechlicz and defensemen Josh Godfrey, Johann Kroll, Dustin Stevenson and Dylan Yeo.

George McPhee's take on HBO's 24/7 series will be coming up soon, so keep an eye out for that.

By Katie Carrera  | September 23, 2010; 3:42 PM ET
 
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It's gotta be tough to get sent back down. I hope everyone stays hungry though. Best of luck in Hershey (and your other respected hockey clubs) boys. Hope to see you guys back up in the NHL soon.

Posted by: j3rockstar | September 23, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

As I predicted yesterday, not a single negative thing was said here about the Neuvy deal. Proves something, doesn't it?

As it was written, so it was.

nostrathomas

Posted by: tominsocal1 | September 23, 2010 2:00 PM

i can't believe gmgm tied up two years on neuvy. i've never seen him finish a check or fight for the puck in the corners - he's soft and we need grit

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | September 23, 2010 3:41 PM

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | September 23, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

True, but none of these guys were looking to crack the line-up this year anyhow. Maybe a chance call-up later in the year.

Posted by: SeminAllOverTheIce | September 23, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

John Carlson just tweeted about how psyched he is about the HBO show...not sure he needs that distraction.

Posted by: jakopz | September 23, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

As I predicted yesterday, not a single negative thing was said here about the Neuvy deal. Proves something, doesn't it?

As it was written, so it was.

nostrathomas

Posted by: tominsocal1 | September 23, 2010 2:00 PM

i can't believe gmgm tied up two years on neuvy. i've never seen him finish a check or fight for the puck in the corners - he's soft and we need grit

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | September 23, 2010 3:41 PM
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Look guys that's all well & good but we need a goalie that knows how to clear his crease! Neuvy isn't that guy. Did you see last yr on that play against the Panthers where David Booth set up a tee pee in his crease? It was in the 2nd period at the 8:15 mark. We'll never win a Cup with him in the net. I know he's big & all but he doesn't use his size to create space in his crease. He's way too soft. Did you see him get into any scrums last yr? NO! He wouldn't even stick up for OV in Tampa. The guys a bum and just the latest illustration of the kind of player GMGM drafts.

Posted by: pokerfaceI208 | September 23, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

I doubt that any of the 7 guys thought realistically that they were going to crack the Caps roster this year. I would hope that they enjoyed the opportunity to compete against the big boys in camp.

I will be very interested to see how the season goes in Hershey this year. A lot of veteran leadership is gone. But the cupboard is not bare, and maybe Kuznetsov and Orlov join the team late in the year. Maybe they make another run in the playoffs.

Posted by: zmega | September 23, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

pokerface: I agree. Neuvy is a prime example of Euro Trash hockey.

Posted by: tominsocal1 | September 23, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Oh yeah, and we don't need no stick checkin goalie! Many teams have failed before with that kind of goalie. We need a big physical tender that can take the body when people are in his crease, make the nice outlet pass and score on occasion (oh did I mention stop the puck). Don't worry about that kind of tender being here in Washington though, GMGM won't draft him or trade for him because he's too gritty. He only like the more skilled faster tenders who can't score and aren't physical.

Posted by: pokerfaceI208 | September 23, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

zmega-
Have you already forgotten about the magic that is Boyd Kane?? That guy was a lock to start in the opening game last season. :)

Posted by: j3rockstar | September 23, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

18 more cuts to make sans any trades for picks/waivings.

Posted by: SeminAllOverTheIce | September 23, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

As I predicted yesterday, not a single negative thing was said here about the Neuvy deal. Proves something, doesn't it?

As it was written, so it was.

nostrathomas

Posted by: tominsocal1 | September 23, 2010 2:00 PM

i can't believe gmgm tied up two years on neuvy. i've never seen him finish a check or fight for the puck in the corners - he's soft and we need grit

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | September 23, 2010 3:41 PM
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Look guys that's all well & good but we need a goalie that knows how to clear his crease! Neuvy isn't that guy. Did you see last yr on that play against the Panthers where David Booth set up a tee pee in his crease? It was in the 2nd period at the 8:15 mark. We'll never win a Cup with him in the net. I know he's big & all but he doesn't use his size to create space in his crease. He's way too soft. Did you see him get into any scrums last yr? NO! He wouldn't even stick up for OV in Tampa. The guys a bum and just the latest illustration of the kind of player GMGM drafts.

Posted by: pokerfaceI208 | September 23, 2010 4:07 PM

Great! Now we have all of that money tied up for two years. There goes our salary cap flexibility, we'll never be able to keep the core together with GMGM throwing money around like this!

Posted by: FunkyGloveFacewash | September 23, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

This thread was pretty funny. Good work.

Posted by: sgm3 | September 23, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

As I predicted yesterday, not a single negative thing was said here about the Neuvy deal. Proves something, doesn't it?

As it was written, so it was.

nostrathomas

Posted by: tominsocal1

I also don't like the pace at which Neuvy's English speaking has progressed.
It tells me he's not committed.

Posted by: FunkyGloveFacewash | September 23, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

you'd think somebody from the check republic would know how to finish a czech

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | September 23, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

@everyone:

I really, really hope y'all were just kidding about Neuvy being "soft"...

Maybe it's time to re-introduce the "Sarcasmé": a symbol used at the beginning and end of a sentence to convey sarcasm in the written word, indpendent of context. It looks like this:

Ø


...and is created by typing [Alt]+0216 in the Windows environment.

Here are some usage examples:

"Ø Gee, Mr. Cherry, that suit of yours sure is swell! Ø"

"Ø Mike, you take everything too seriously--you need to get out more and have some fun...And you need to get a nicer car, too: that one you've been driving is a piece of junk! Ø"


Have fun with it folks!


Das Rhino

Posted by: Rhino40 | September 23, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Rhino40:
"Ø you'll just have to guess - i'm not telling Ø"

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | September 23, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Me, too, Rhino. I refuse to admit when I'm being sarcastic or just plain silly. That takes away from the fun as it gives readers "advanced notice." Tongue-in-cheek is most effective (as opposed to tongue on cheek, also known as the hind-lick maneuver) when the reader believes for a split-second the literal word and then has that instant-later "Oh, wow!" moment.

As for me, I'll begin to believe Neuvy can be an NHL goalie when he starts taking a few 5-minute majors ala Billy Smith.

Posted by: tominsocal1 | September 23, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

If we could get Ron Hextall to come out of retirement we would have a better upside to scoring in the nets. Also he would be a little more agressive in clearing forwards from the front of the crease. Down side......a few more penalties.

Posted by: Capsfannmiss | September 23, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

If we could get Ron Hextall to come out of retirement we would have a better upside to scoring in the nets. Also he would be a little more agressive in clearing forwards from the front of the crease. Down side......a few more penalties.

Posted by: Capsfannmiss | September 23, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse
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Heck I'll take it. At least they're showing some passion! I saw a video of passion once, it looked kinda cool. Skill & talent is soooooo overrated! Speed is a useless asset. I want passion out of a goalie. You know passion like he goes and kicks the pooh out of one of our Dman after he makes a clearing mistake in a preseason game. You know the soft Euro Trash clear where you just shoot it up the boards. Yeah that one. :)

Posted by: pokerfaceI208 | September 23, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Hershey will be fine. South Carolina will be strong again too. The Caps' system is very deep.

Posted by: GAU8A | September 24, 2010 8:59 AM | Report abuse

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