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Fedorov Lawsuit Update

I talked to Scott Norton, the lawyer for Citizens State Bank, this morning to see if there have been any developments in the bank's July 14 lawsuit against Sergei Fedorov for defaulting on more than $2.1 million on two separate loans.

Norton said that after recent meetings with Fedorov's attorney, he expects the loans - one for $1.75 million that was made in December 2004 and another for $500,000, which was in April 2005 -- to be repaid in full in the coming days and that he isn't anticipating any complications.

Here's the initial story Tarik had a few weeks ago with specific details of the lawsuit.

Update: Thanks to Kukla's Korner for the heads up that Bruce Boudreau will be a guest host on Fan590's The Morning Show in Toronto from 6 -9a.m. Here's a link to listen live.

By Katie Carrera  |  July 30, 2008; 12:49 PM ET
 
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firstity first

Posted by: yall are morons | July 30, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Who cares if you are first. Do you get a prize? Monetary reward? No.

You just look like a fool.

Posted by: Who the f cares? | July 30, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

I'm surprised the lawyer would comment to the press about a current lawsuit.

Posted by: Jill | July 30, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Well at least this lawsuit won't break up the team like the limo incident.

Posted by: geauxcaps | July 30, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Whoopsy I left a million bucks on the train yesterday. That's ok, I have plenty more in my bathroom at home on a spindle next to the toilet.

Posted by: Capies | July 30, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

I'm not terribly surprised. The bank went public to force Fedorov's hand knowing that he didn't want any bad PR. Fedorov can just chalk it up to a "misunderstanding" pay the bill and move on.

Posted by: Sombrero Guy | July 30, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Judging by the amount of discussion now, when training camp starts, it will be tough to keep up with posts. As far as Alzner goes, I would much rather see him start the season in Hershey, getting quality minutes and seeing the next level of speed in the game. Having him start the season up here as #5-7 D-man, doesn't bring him along as well as time with the Bears. That helps with the cap as well.

Posted by: Mark | July 30, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

the limo incident when Fedorov got ATM from Mike Green

Posted by: gaycaps | July 30, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Yes, let's get all of these loose ends tide up so they can concentrate on the season. After the finish they had, we as fans need it to carry over into this season (c:

Posted by: CantMissKid | July 30, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

I'd say because it's a relatively minor affair (for someone like Feds) and because it seems like it was a clerical error by one of Fed's accountants or something there's not really anything to lose by commenting, if Feds was refusing to pay and there was going to be a contentious fight that would be different, but this isn't going to trial or even any real staged of litigation. I would assume both the bank's and Feds' lawyers would rather people know there's nothing there rather than speculate.

Posted by: 8b4Ovie | July 30, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

@Mark

I agree. no need to throw him into the fire right away.

Posted by: CantMissKid | July 30, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

About the points crap..

2 for a win
2 for a win in OT
2 for a win in shootout

0 for loss
0 for loss in OT
1 for loss in shootout

That is all.

Posted by: Jordan | July 30, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Well, that's good, I guess. Go money.

Posted by: DrinkingPartner | July 30, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

@ Jordan

Wait, no points for the OT, but points for the shootout? Why?

That simply reintroduces the 3-point system in a different way.

Posted by: DrinkingPartner | July 30, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

I blew it all on tranny strippers and Columbian all nude oil wrestling!

Posted by: Sergei | July 30, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

3 for Regulation W

2 for OT/Shootout W

1 for OT/Shootout loss

eh?

Posted by: DrinkingPartner | July 30, 2008 12:50 PM | Report abuse

No points for OT loss because it's an extension of regular team play, albeit with less players on the ice to increase the likelihood of a goal getting scored.

One point for shootout loss because, hell, they couldn't beat you by playing team hockey! Gotta be worth something.

I like my way, it's awesome.

Posted by: Jordan | July 30, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

I dont think they will ever change the points system but I like DrinkingPartners layout.

Posted by: Tim | July 30, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, you can't have 0 points for an OT loss and 1 point for a shootout loss. That will make the overtime into a 5-minute icing competition.

Posted by: katzistan | July 30, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Nah, I think it would motivate you to score and keep your opponents from getting any points at all, especially with all the divisional games the teams play.

Posted by: Jordan | July 30, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

With that said, I do prefer the idea of going down to 3-on-3 instead of shootout after 4-on-4. The more you can keep the team aspect involved, the better.

Posted by: Jordan | July 30, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

As I posted late in the prior discussion:

I don't like any idea that results in some games awarding more total points than other games, including the current system which awards two total points for a 60 minute game and three total points for an OT or SO game. So I would go for a three point regulation win which makes all games worth three points.

I believe the reason behind OT points was that the NHL played so many years without regular season OT games, so a team was used to receiving a point for a tie after 60 minutes. When the NHL instituted OT, no team wanted to "give up" the point they had earned for a tie in regulation.

Posted by: Joe B | July 30, 2008 12:38 PM

Posted by: Joe B | July 30, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

3 on 3 would be interesting to watch. Would you have 2 forwards and a D-man, or would you go with 3 forwards?

Posted by: Tim | July 30, 2008 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Or just 1 forward and 2 D-men.

Posted by: Tim | July 30, 2008 1:06 PM | Report abuse

I'm also all for automatic icing and getting rid of the instigator, as the original post that got this started had to do with rule changes, not point system changes.

Posted by: DrinkingPartner | July 30, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

That girl in the limo was crazy!! She gave me a shower... a GOLDEN one!!!

Posted by: Scott Stevens | July 30, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

2 forwards and a D, I would think. Any combo of Alex, Alex, Backstrom, Green, and SAMI would be awesome.

Posted by: Jordan | July 30, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

3-3, Offensive: Green as D, then one of the more d-minded forwards like Feds/Laich or even Gordo, then Ovie or Semin.
Defensive: Mo or Poti as D, Backs, either Feds or Laich.

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | July 30, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

I personally am not a fan of 4-on-4 in OT. 3-on-3 is something that i think should only be reserved for extremely rare, bench-clearing brawl games where there are literally only a handful of players who couldn't be accused of some form of assault.

At that point, though, You'd have to expect an Ovechkin, Backstrom, Gordon line, wouldn't you? You've got speed and scoring ability in the first two, and you've got the best defensive forward on the team not named Fedorov with 24 year-old legs.

Posted by: DrinkingPartner | July 30, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

After Mo's arbitration hearing, the Caps are currently over the salary cap by almost 1 million dollars, if you go by the players currently signed. Any word on if they are going to move anyone to get under the cap, or will it be resolved by sending a player to Hershey? The whole salary cap thing confuses me a bit, with how it regards to players under contract with an NHL team, and how the contract is honored when that player is in the AHL either due to a send down or a rehab assignment.

Posted by: Matt | July 30, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Ha ha ha, he said "first"

Posted by: name withheld | July 30, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Eh, not a huge fan of the shootout. Maybe I am jaded by our lack of success with it. I like the thought of team action more, so 4-4 then 3-3 would be better to watch in my opinion.

Posted by: Mark | July 30, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Points for LOSING is a bad thing, whether it be in OT or shootout. In theory (albeit a reach), a team can lose every game in OT or SO and STILL make the playoffs.

2 points for a regulation/OT win
1 point for a shootout win
0 pints for ALL Losses

Posted by: CantMissKid | July 30, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

They cut me. Sign Philly. Make under cap. Hail Kruschev!

Posted by: A. Ovechkin | July 30, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

3 on 3???? yuck
4 on 4 is bad enough, and I am SO glad they don't use 4 on 4 in the playoffs

Posted by: CantMissKid | July 30, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

I think it should be 0 points for a win, and two points for a lose! The losers already feel bad enough, we should give them something to cheer them up hehe! Yay!

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | July 30, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

caps girl, you are an idiot! what kind of stupid system is that?

Posted by: DrinkingPartner | July 30, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Hey dude, leave her alone, she's just kidding. No wonder you can never get any chicks laser face

Posted by: Joe | July 30, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Only a Sith deals in absolutes.

Posted by: Obi-Wan Kenobi | July 30, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

actually, that wasn't me. yet again.

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | July 30, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

3 points for a win, 2 points for an overtime/shootout win, 1 point for an overtime/shootout loss sounds good. I still dont like the loser getting points though

Posted by: Tim | July 30, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

i think any system that rewards for reg win over ot/so is the way to go. if they insist on giving away pts for losing in ot/so then a reg win needs to be worth 3 pts and an ot win is worth 2. teams that really want to win will go for a reg/ot win. a so win gets you only 1 pt while a loss gets you 0. that way you should never see a team just sitting back waiting for their 1 pt

Posted by: CaptKirk | July 30, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

I'd date you drinking partner..you have great ideas and I doubt you have a laser face

Posted by: DCgirl08 | July 30, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

If the comment seems totally off the wall, chances are good that it's a troll. They have the IP address of the offending parties, but because it's coming from one building, they don't want to cut off someone in the building who might be a legit poster. Registration is coming, fear not!

I like no points for losing, 3 for regulation win, 2 for OT, 1 for shootout. That way, you gotta play to win.

Posted by: Leeguru | July 30, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

does anyone else see the irony in feds salary? i think most would agree that 4 mil is a little steep - i think feds believes he's worth about 2mil and held out for 4mil so the caps would payoff his loans - and he still gets the 2mil he deserves

Posted by: CaptKirk | July 30, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

@ CantMissKid

I hear you. It's just that the shootout is not that exciting. I would rather the team sport remained a team sport longer in determining the winner. Heck leave it 5 on 5 for longer in the OT would suit me just fine.

Posted by: Mark | July 30, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

DCgirl08: a\s\l\atm?

Posted by: DrinkingPartner | July 30, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Well, apparently either the word 1diot or the word g0lf is banned now, because it wouldn't post the last thing I typed. And it was really witty too. Darn. Point being, I'm not that dumb and the phrase "hehe" sets my teeth on edge. I also try to at least check over my grammar and spelling before I post.
Although my own personal troll could have a point and we could use golf scoring, closest to 0 gets the President's. Or maybe they can just stop being a troll. That would work too.

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | July 30, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Yes, I'm sure that's exactly what Fedorov had in mind going into negotiations..

Posted by: Jordan | July 30, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

DCgirl08: a\s\l\atm?

Posted by: DrinkingPartner | July 30, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

DCgirl08: a\s\l\atm?

Posted by: DrinkingPartner | July 30, 2008 1:58 PM | Report abuse

That wasn't me either! Stop it you jerks!!!

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | July 30, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

@CaptKirk

The question you need to ask is how much is Fedorov worth? If the answer is less than $4M, then you have at least a question, if you think that Feds is worth $4M... then no need to ask it.

Personally, I think Feds is worth about $3M a year... But I dont think this debt had anything to do with his current pay.

Posted by: JSchon | July 30, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

They should just give the Capitals 5 points for gracing the league with their presence every game. It's not fair that we have to play those mean teams that hit our players. We are special!

Posted by: Mike Wise | July 30, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

@ jmu_capsgirl -- don't give the troll any attention. He's clearly try to bait people for his loser jollies. The guy probably has had a date for a few years now, what with living in his mother's basement and the size 44 pants, so he attacks women (you and Katie) anonymously. I kinda feel sorry for the creep. Not that it excuses his knuckle-walking behavior.

Posted by: JIM | July 30, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

@JSchon
it was a half joke - but one never really knows. i thought he was was pretty hard on 4mil during negotiations
i still think alzner should start in hershey - 1.6 is a steep cap hit for someone who's never played an ahl/nhl game. i like the team the way it is with everyone from last year having more experience. even jurcina should be better this year than last.

Posted by: CaptKirk | July 30, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Since someone started a points system discussion I'll throw my 2c in.

Make OT a 20 min 5 on 5, 2 pts for a win 0 for a loss. If after this its still tied, give out 3 points.

This is how international does it for their TOURNAMENTS, so I think it'd be more than fair for NHL regular season. If you try to survive 20 min to just get the free point, you're going to lose.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

I think the players would probably end up dropping dead at the end of the season if we had 20 minute overtimes all the time.

Posted by: Jordan | July 30, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Anyone up for playoff predictions?

I'll go first

East 1. Montreal 2. Washington 3. Flyers 4. Pens 5. NJ 6. Sabres 7. Rangers 8. Boston

West 1. Wings 2. Stars 3. flames 4. Sharks 5. Chicago 6. Nashville 7 Wild 8 Edmonton

Posted by: Tim | July 30, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

@2:12

the difference between a tournament and an NHL season is about 72 games (or more). Anything more than 5 minute OT for a regular season game is too much. Ok maybe 10...

Posted by: Sombrero Guy | July 30, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

@ Tim I almost agree except it will be like this

(even though I hate crosby, the refs love him)

East 1. Montreal 2.Pens 3. Flyers 4. caps 5. NJ 6. Sabres 7. Rangers 8. Boston

Posted by: DCgirl08 | July 30, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Caps have to be in the top three there, DCgirl08.. the three division winners go to the top three spots.

Posted by: Jordan | July 30, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

@DCgirl08
i think that will be real close to the final standings - even though i hate the flyers/pens almost as much as i hate the cowboys/yankees

Posted by: CaptKirk | July 30, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

I just think that I need to see the team come together. I need to see how our new goalie plays.

Posted by: DCgirl08 | July 30, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

I'm not knocking our team I love OVIE ....but the pens are crybabies and the flyers are bullies.....

Posted by: DCgirl08 | July 30, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Has any one looked up the salary numbers for the Lightning? These guys are absolutely loaded. How are they not over the cap limit??

Tampa Bay will be the biggest challenge for us in the upcoming season.

Posted by: Danny | July 30, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

uh.. is it possible to finish 35th in the league? Because that's where I see Tampa headed.

Posted by: Jordan | July 30, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Jordan,

Why did you say that?

Posted by: Danny | July 30, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Tampa has no defence

Posted by: Tim | July 30, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

JIM, thanks. I'm not worried or even mad. Its just stupidity. I grew up around boys. I've heard much worse. (and it was more creative at that)

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | July 30, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Tampa has no defense, an unproven starting goalie, a shaky backup goalie, and a loser coach.

Posted by: Jordan | July 30, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Random points on the above:

1. Fedorov is usuing the Barkley defense. "I thought this taken care of, sorry for the errors which I don't admit, just a series of missed connections..."

2. Giving 1 point in a SO loss and zero in OT loss will ensure that OTs will go back to being non-events with lots of tight checking and not much scoring. 4-4 alone can't fix that.

3. Why have OT at all? How about 3 points for a win, 1 point each for a tie and zero for a loss. If you can't settle it in 60, we don't need 5 plus the skills competition for any reason. I know that will never happen, but if we are going to have a 3 point system, then any version of it is in someway flawed. The curernt system has problems. The ones above have problems, mine has problems. So, either go back to 2 points or ditch OT altogether.

Posted by: old time hockey | July 30, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Katie....can you fix the typo on your post please.


I talked ***TO*****Scott Norton, the lawyer for Citizens State Bank, this morning to see if there have been any developments in the bank's July 14 lawsuit against Sergei Fedorov for defaulting on more than $2.1 million on two separate loans.

Posted by: capitalists | July 30, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Ahhhhhhhh.....I am absolutely baffled, again, why people are asking "what are the Caps going to do to get under the cap?". The numbers everyone are running are with Alzner, Clark, etc playing the entire year.

There are so many senerios in which the Caps can make it under the cap its not even funny. What if Alzner doesn't make the big team, Clark is still hurt, someone heaven forbid goes down with a Long Term Injury and then has to rehab in the A.

You people need to stop worrying about the cap so much. We are fine and GMGM is right where he wants to be. A LITTLE over the cap isn't bad. When you have 13 million dollars tied up in 2 aging goaltenders and no one wants the other one then you are screwed. We are fine, everything is fine.

Posted by: #94 | July 30, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, tired of hearing about the cap situation too.

Posted by: Jordan | July 30, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Danny,

Tampa has 22 forwards, questionable goaltending and no D.

Posted by: Steve R | July 30, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

But without the talking about the cap situation what's left, at least we know something will happen with that problem, unlike the 3-point system, which I don't think anyone expects to change.

Posted by: 8b4Ovie | July 30, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Detroit just signed Filppula to a 5yr $15M contract... geez...

Posted by: JSchon | July 30, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Do you think alex will have another great season?

Posted by: DCgirl08 | July 30, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Old time,

I was just about to suggest that system and you beat me to it.

3 points for a win, 1 for a tie, nothing for a loss. No overtime after 60 minutes. The incentive is there towards the end of a tied game to go for the win and get all three points.

Plus OT would only been seen in the playoffs making playoff hockey even more special.

Posted by: Dave UK Caps Fan | July 30, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Here is what is listed on the roster for Tampa's D thus far. Granted there are a few AHL'ers on the list but it doesnt look good for them.

The amount of NHL Reg season games are listed next to their name along with where they got their experience.

Matt Carle 151 games San Jose
Andrew Hutchinson 95 games NSH/CAR
Filip Kuba 531 games FLA/MINN/TB
Mike Lundin 81 games TB
Janne Niskala 0 Games NSH ORG
Shane O'Brien 157 games ANA/TB
Alex Picard 92 games PHI/TB
Paul Ranger 220 games TB
Matt Smaby 14 games TB
Ty Wishart 0 games


Paul Ranger and Filip Kuba are the 2 most veteran D men they have...thats bad

Posted by: Tampa's D | July 30, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Smaby they will trade some of their forwards for a half-decent defender.

Posted by: Jordan | July 30, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

1341 Total regular season games of experience

Posted by: Tampa's D | July 30, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

i liked the OT marathons... keep going until teams are too worn out to move... it was very suspensful.

i don't mind a point for an OT loser in so far as that team may be going into a road game the next day, more worn out. also, we have seen teams be dominated in terms of shots on goal, time in the offensive zone, hits, etc. only to preserve a tie and maybe come out w. an OT win.

are all the advocates of O points for an OT loss comfortable with giving up those points in caps OT losses?

Posted by: jim* | July 30, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

@jschon

Whats up my friend, lacking on the posts today. You in for tonight? We can laugh at Super together if you know how to skate, if not, then I will be the one laughing at both of you.

I am not really sure what to talk about after this. I gues lets wait and see rook and training camp. I am anxious to see who attends rook camp and how many of the rooks will go on to the big camp.


On another note, I got my Home Jersey last night and it looks like I am the Captain of Section 400 (what what). With my A sitting to my right.

How many people on here are STH or PTHs and how many people just go to games when managable?


Also, How about we start a fundraiser to fly Dave from UK over to watch a couple weekend games?

Posted by: #94 | July 30, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Re Tampa D.

I watched a very young (19 I think) Janne Niskala play for my team, the Manchester Storm in the old British Superleague in about 1999/2000.

He was a class act and I remember him laying a huge open ice hit on an opposing goon. Laid him out.

I hope he gets the chance to play at least one game in the show. I remember think he was NHL calibre at the time.

Posted by: Dave UK Caps Fan | July 30, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

I'd love to bring the old Chap across the Pond....

Posted by: #94 | July 30, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

#94,

Very thoughtful. Even getting over to get together this weekend sounds good!

Posted by: Dave UK Caps Fan | July 30, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Im sure he will be an NHL D man soon, but right now Tampa needs a legitimate veteran D man to anchor them

Posted by: Tampa's D | July 30, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Hey - less of the old! Well I'm 35 next week, does that make me nearer 40 than 30?

Posted by: Dave UK Caps Fan | July 30, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

#94,
I'm "when manageable". Too far of a drive for a plan. 46 days til rookie camp opens.

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | July 30, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Dave - age doesnt matter for us guys...

Remember the half your age + 4 rule...

@94

I forgot I have National/Phillies tickets tonight... No can do...

Posted by: JSchon | July 30, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

With an 82 game schedule, I don't see any reason to make OT more than the 5 minutes of 4-4. Ties suck. I actually like the way it ends. Someone wins the game, and if you tied in regulation and the 4-4 OT, at least you get a point out of it.

As for "theoretically" getting into the playoffs never winning a game... well.. yes. That is true. And the irony is that if a team never lost in regulation the entire year, and they still make the playoffs with 82 points (which means that 7 teams didn't even get 82). Then YES, they deserve to be in the playoffs. That being said, I wouldn't want to face a team in the playoffs that had not lost a game in regulation in 82 straight games!!! Statistically give that team a 50% chance of winning the Stanley Cup!

Posted by: fricknoutstandin | July 30, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

@JSchon
half your age + 4 rule
wow - i'm that makes me 28
but maturity is half your age + 4 / 2. i think that is just about right for me

Posted by: CaptKirk | July 30, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

I think he meant you can date girls that are 1/2 your age plus 4.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

that doesn't apply to me - my wife won't let me date anyway

Posted by: CaptKirk | July 30, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, I thought the "Old Chap" is what everyone calls eachother over there.

Well come on over. I am sure everyone would like to hang with our UK Caps fanclub. I have an extra ticket so come on over.

That sucks Jschon but have a good one. I will try to take pics and let everyone see how many bruises he has but the kid is determined so I think he will be fine.

@JMU

Arent you almost done with that place!!! And not to be a creepy 27 yr old but I have two tickets so just hit me up on here and we can hang with Super and a couple other bloggers (damn I am a dork). Its always cool to hang out with a person that you don't have to explain every little thing going on to.

Just to tell you both, I am what you call an "extreme celebrator". This guy that sits to the right of me has to watch himself because I yank his neck bad when I am in celebration mode. I almost killed him against Boston when we scored all those goals.

I am out to teach Super how to play hockey........Ya'll have a good one.

"Rock the Red son!!!!"

Its so much better when this place is organized!!!!

Posted by: #94 | July 30, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Haha, perfectly understandable. Does the maturity formula apply to everyone, or just guys? That puts my maturity level somewhere between 7 & 8, which can't be right.

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | July 30, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

so i can date 24 year olds, but have to ask my wife first. (She always ruins the fun).

As for getting Dave over, he should pay. with the exchange rate the way it is, he would spend less than us.

Posted by: Leeguru | July 30, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

#94,
Yep, this is my last year. Not creepy--most of my friends are older than I am anyways. Thanks for the offer! I'll make sure I wear a neck brace if I take you up on it. I always have questions, but I try to make them intelligent and non-basics related.

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | July 30, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

@ 94

I've got season tickets in 400, too, but I'm comfortable being the lovable MVP winger of the section -- need a new jersey, though...

I'm also excited to see that I'm now popular enough to be trolled along with everyone else!

Posted by: DrinkingPartner | July 30, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

I forgot the big rule is that you have to be in your thirties... for the rule to work...

@94

I am definitely in for saturday...

Posted by: JSchon | July 30, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

@Dave UK,

Of course, the points system you and I seem to favor looks a whole lot like soc-, er, "football", which means its doomed to failure. "Cause here in 'merica, we like our fights and we like our goals and we don't like no Euro sport where they can't use their hands ..."

Or, that's what I imagine Gary Bettman would sound like if someone proposed our plan to him.

Posted by: old time hockey | July 30, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

@ old time hockey


Rugby is a great sport~!

Posted by: DCgirl08 | July 30, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Alright everyone, per 94's comments, this is going to be my attempt at skating and playing hockey because the season can't get here soon enough... but in my own defense I am athletic and somewhat coordinated (although polish) so I think I should do O.K.

Posted by: Super | July 30, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

@jmu_capsgirl

that formula should only apply to guys - or if you ask my wife - probably just me

Posted by: CaptKirk | July 30, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Leeguru:
Interesting spin on points ... I could live with that, but I still like 3 for a regulation win, 2 for an OT win and 1 for an OT loss (that way each game is worth 3 points total). Regardless, either would be better than the current system.

Posted by: Boo! | July 30, 2008 6:47 PM | Report abuse

We can leave Alzner in Bear land to solve the cap problem, but I expect a trade is in the works. Personally I would be happy to see Poti head to another team. I think we get less in terms of performance per $ for Poti. I would even argue that erskine is better value (not a better player). The hockey writers are predicting a trade to solve the problem. we have a couple of months to take care of it and if Clark does not heal, we have no problem!

Posted by: Bob | July 30, 2008 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Jordan said
"Tampa has no defense, an unproven starting goalie, a shaky backup goalie, and a loser coach."

Seems a lot like the Caps who have meager defense, a starting goalie coming off a good contract year who has been terrible in the past, a decent backup goalie who cannot possibly step up to the #1 position, and a coach who was brilliant in his FIRST year.

Should be an interesting year in the Southeast and in the East in general. Looking forward to getting my season tickets in the mail and getting the hockey started.

Posted by: Bob | July 30, 2008 7:23 PM | Report abuse

What would you want in return for Poti?

the biggest knock against the D is that there is no veteran stay at home D man to solidify the lineup.

Poti is the most experienced guy on the blue line. Moving him would take over 600 games of experience out of the lineup.

What would you replace him with?

Posted by: Caps D | July 30, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Bob,

Great point. We shouldn't be afraid to talk about OUR own weaknesses. We got some pretty big chinks in the armor ourselves.

Only time will tell.

Posted by: Danny | July 30, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

if we can just keep the puck in the offensive zone for about 45 min a game - we'll be in great shape - d or no d. if that can happen - then i predict 72-5-5

Posted by: CaptKirk | July 30, 2008 8:01 PM | Report abuse

CaptKirk:
72-5-5?!? You're kidding, right? Even Detroit didn't touch that record last season.

Posted by: Boo! | July 30, 2008 8:15 PM | Report abuse

ok ok yes i was kidding - they have to control the puck 55 min a game to get that kink of results or i should just change my prediction to something more reasonable - say 46-28-8

Posted by: CaptKirk | July 30, 2008 8:27 PM | Report abuse

CaptKirk:
Well if it is 55 minutes, then that makes more sense ... ;-)

Posted by: Boo! | July 30, 2008 9:42 PM | Report abuse

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/columns/story?columnist=burnside_scott&id=3504426


Burnside has the Rangers over the Caps next year..... yeah right.

Posted by: pch49 | July 30, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Why are there so many comments to El-Bashir's blogs? It seems the shut-ins are in full force. It's summer, sparky.

Posted by: caphcky | July 30, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

new thread :-)

Posted by: woo hoo! | July 30, 2008 10:13 PM | Report abuse

I haven't found an archived podcast of Bruce Boudreau's appearance on FAN590's morning show, and I'm not sure if it was posted before, but on Tuesday he was on ANOTHER Toronto sportstalk station, AM 640.
Listen to the Leafs Lunch for July 29. BB comes on maybe 3/4 of the way through the hour-long show.

Posted by: Chris in SS | July 31, 2008 12:40 AM | Report abuse

yeah why cant federov just pay it? a hockey player of his caliber over the years didnt make enough money to pay it off?

Posted by: capsfan11 | August 16, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

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