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Caps Announce Camp Rosters and Times

Per the team's release:

A total of 71 players will be on the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in the upcoming weeks for the 2009 Washington Capitals rookie camp and training camp, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Twenty-three players will participate in rookie camp, which begins Monday, Sept. 6, with a 10:30 a.m. practice and runs through Friday, Sept. 11, when the rookies visit Vorhees, N.J., for a scrimmage against the Flyers' rookies at Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone.
Training camp begins Sunday, Sept. 13, when 48 veterans - 32 of whom saw action for the Capitals last season - will join the rookies to prepare for the upcoming 2009-10 NHL season. In between practices and off-ice workout sessions, the Capitals will play seven preseason games in preparation for the regular-season opener Oct. 1 at Boston.
The public is welcome to attend every practice, free of charge, beginning Sunday, Sept. 13.

Click here for the rosters.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  September 5, 2009; 8:30 PM ET
 
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Comments

FIRST!!! THATS WHERE THE CAPS WILL BE IN THE END.GO CAPS!!!

Posted by: gratefuldid | September 5, 2009 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Just hope Finley (who's listed as a forward in the roster, by the way) and Della Rovere stick around long enough for us to see a Finley-Beagle-Della Rovere line in training camp.

Posted by: KurtNYC | September 5, 2009 9:24 PM | Report abuse

@KurtNYC

I see you're certainly looking forward to a tough line for the Caps.

Posted by: CapsFan75 | September 5, 2009 9:58 PM | Report abuse

"The public is welcome to attend every practice, free of charge, beginning Sunday, Sept. 13."

Does that mean the rookie camp practices aren't open to the public?

Posted by: slustbader | September 5, 2009 10:22 PM | Report abuse

& it's the most wonderful time of the year!!!!& The pieces are coming into place! Knuble, Clark and Laich who know how to crash the net along with plenty of skilled forwards. Carlson will make the team this year, Pothiers back, Jurcina seems to be getting better. I can't wait til October!!!!!!

Posted by: Puckthepens | September 5, 2009 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Not just a tough line, but a line that will draw some penalties and make things happen - let's face it, with his game Della Rovere is going to have a target on his back pretty much all the time, but having Finley on his line means that guys are more likely to go after him during the play with stick fouls instead of trying to mix it up after the whistle, lest they end up scattered across Finley's lawn like so many lawnmower parts.

Posted by: KurtNYC | September 5, 2009 11:57 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone know when the guys that are in town take their informal workouts? Is it around 9:30 or 10 when they usually have practice? Just curious because I might stop by on Monday. Thanks

Posted by: whsqb10 | September 6, 2009 12:06 AM | Report abuse

"The public is welcome to attend every practice, free of charge, beginning Sunday, Sept. 13."

Does that mean the rookie camp practices aren't open to the public?

Posted by: slustbader | September 5, 2009 10:22 PM | Report abuse

No, the Caps put out a more thorough press release. Everything on the ice is open to the public.

http://capitals.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=497793

Posted by: Arlington09 | September 6, 2009 12:30 AM | Report abuse

HELL YEAH!

Brandon Sugar Sugden!!

Posted by: ButterSchultz | September 6, 2009 7:04 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: KurtNYC | September 6, 2009 7:13 AM | Report abuse

@whsqb 10-- the schedule in the link listed by Arlington09 mentions that the veterans will have informal practices beginning about 1 pm starting on Monday after the rookies finish their on ice practices. On Frozen Blog had listed the time for veterans informal practice today as 10:30 am.

Posted by: NovaCath | September 6, 2009 7:28 AM | Report abuse

Not to put too fine a point on it, September 6 is Sunday, not Monday. It is also my birthday! So, Happy Birthday to me for the start of rookie camp! That's a pretty good gift I'd say.

Posted by: aybee27 | September 6, 2009 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Are all of these players Caps property, or are some unsigned free agents and/or undrafted rookies? Or are those types only invited to the summer development camp that already took place?

Posted by: hockeyweasel | September 6, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Realistically, what do we expect to begin to learn from the camps? Some ideas -
1. Green's health.
2. Theodore vs. Varlamov.
3. Knuble's chemistry with Ovie/Backstom.
4. Clark's health.
5. Alzner/Carlson NHL ready?. I think Alzner's a definite, Carlson goes to Hershey even if he's the best player in camp.
6.Can any of the Hershey forwards force their way onto the Caps roster?
7. Nylander - nuff said.
8. Schultz improved physical and all-around play.

Posted by: zmega | September 6, 2009 2:14 PM | Report abuse

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