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Fedorov Limps Off

Less than 10 minutes into this morning's practice, Sergei Fedorov left the ice with a pretty pronounced limp and headed straight for the locker room with a trainer. I hope to get a status update on him soon.

Also, Viktor Kozlov is on the ice after missing some shifts in the third period of last night's 5-4 overtime loss to the Sabres.

From what I've observed so far, Coach Bruce Boudreau doesn't seem all that happy this morning and he's putting his players through a more-strenuous-than-usual skate, particularly for a day between games.

I'll have more after the practice.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  April 4, 2009; 11:36 AM ET
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If Coach BB is not happy, I'm not happy.

Posted by: uncatim | April 4, 2009 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Good. work them until their eyes bleed! make 'em more hungry

Posted by: Leeguru | April 4, 2009 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Let's hope the Sabres can pull off a win against New Jersey tonight. If they do, I'll love them and forgive them for beating us yesterday! ok, not really. :)

Posted by: rachel216 | April 4, 2009 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Leeguru: make their eyes bleed? :0

Posted by: rachel216 | April 4, 2009 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Leeguru: make their eyes bleed? :0

Posted by: rachel216 | April 4, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, make their eyes bleed and their skates blunted. I hope Feds is ok.

Posted by: visionof75 | April 4, 2009 12:03 PM | Report abuse


"I was not impressed with the power play."

3 for 7 sucks, eh?

Posted by: Steve_R | April 4, 2009 12:03 PM | Report abuse

I'm hard core Rachel. Crusty old former Army Sergeant. You don't try your best AND succeed, you pay the price. >:)

Posted by: Leeguru | April 4, 2009 12:05 PM | Report abuse


Eyes bleeding is old school. Don Cherry and sc1907 would approve, it's the Canadian way.

Posted by: Steve_R | April 4, 2009 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Caps gotta be ready to roll tomorrow. Atlanta's just beating teams with stuff actually at stake. NJ owns the tiebreak against us -- If we want second place we need to go grab it!

Go Caps!

Posted by: Sonyask | April 4, 2009 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Oh, gotcha, Leeguru and Steve_R! BTW, sorry for the double post.

Opita is never happy with the power play. We have the #1 power play in the league! At home our power play is even better, at 28%!

Posted by: rachel216 | April 4, 2009 12:09 PM | Report abuse

not a problem. This is the ONLY time your age has come into play ;) . You can never claim old school....

Posted by: Leeguru | April 4, 2009 12:18 PM | Report abuse

New Jersey holds the tiebreaker? Why? We each have two wins against each other.

Posted by: rachel216 | April 4, 2009 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Rachel, maybe opita needs to watch other teams PP to gain some perspective. Watch the Rags and how inept they are and you'll appreciate how good the Caps PP is.

Then again, some people aren't happy unless they have something to complain about.

Posted by: Steve_R | April 4, 2009 12:20 PM | Report abuse

I usually have uncanny premonitions about teams, games, and outlooks. I think that this team peaked too early. Whatever magic that they had is gone. Look around. There have not been any routs in months. They are just getting by against the poor teams and now not winning against the good teams.

It kills me to say this but where I once had a tradition of getting ready for games now I dread the opening faceoff because I know something bad is going to happen.

I think that the Capitals will either be swept in the first round or be out 4 games to 1, possibly 2.

I fervently hope that I am wrong.

Posted by: MKadyman | April 4, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

I have 2 tickets for the Semi final on the Frozen four. If anyone is interested please email me at

Posted by: RichC3 | April 4, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Rich, just sent you an e-mail

Posted by: Steve_R | April 4, 2009 12:32 PM | Report abuse

@rachel.....they have one more win than the Caps, we have 4 more ties to get the points lead.

Posted by: RichC3 | April 4, 2009 12:32 PM | Report abuse

@mkadyman: fail

Posted by: mikebrady1 | April 4, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Rachel -- like RichC3 said.

Posted by: Sonyask | April 4, 2009 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Steve_R: Exactly. Just be glad our PP is not like the Columbus Blue Jackets', their power play works at 12.8%. Last night we were 3 for 7, that's about 43%!! It's not going to be perfect every single time!! I think our power play is the one thing that is very, very good right now. We should be thankful it's so good since lately we have stunk on 5-on-5. We seem to always need a power play to pick us up and if we don't get a power play, we struggle.

Posted by: rachel216 | April 4, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse


Can you only use your powers for good, or are you allowed to gamble and make some $?

What do you think about the O's over/under of 71.5 games?

Posted by: Steve_R | April 4, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

MKadyman: I wish we could go 82-0 as well. No team is perfect. Routing a team means nothing. Routs really are not that important. These are all professional athletes, they play for pride. Even the teams that know they are not making the playoffs are playing hard (Islanders the other night) I wouldn't read anything into the Caps just "squeaking by" bad teams.

Posted by: rachel216 | April 4, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Our PP is really good when you have traffic in front (via Laich) and the point men don't get overly cutesy with the puck and give up shorties. We must lead the league in shorthanded chances against. The only problem is we won't get as many PP chances in the playoffs unless a team is just plain stupid. So our even strength play is what will make or break this team (and our PK).

Posted by: cstanton1 | April 4, 2009 1:05 PM | Report abuse

my cuz went and saw the Stingrays play and said Della Rovere looks very good so far. He's a tough kid who can skate well and is getting good minutes down there and PP time. I think he'll be a caps regular player on this roster within 2 years. He's got all the tools and he'll provide that Sean Avery/Steve Ott presence up here that this team lacks. He has a good chance to be a 3rd liner at the NHL level. Within 2 years you'll see Boyd Gordon, Brashear and possibly Bradley exit this roster and kids like Della Rovere and Pinozotto replace them on the bottom 2 lines. And Kip Brennan may get a chance to take over for Brash next season.

Posted by: cstanton1 | April 4, 2009 1:30 PM | Report abuse


I don't even know what to say. I do agree with you though, with your premonition, we should just fire the whole team. Those of us who were foolish enough to buy a jersey to support this team, should take them and create a large bonfire in front of Verizon Center and boo the heck out of the team for possibly losing the playoffs and for not winning the Stanley Cup. I'll start a sign-up sheet for those of us who want to become Pittsburgh Penguin fans because at least over there, they don't have their expectations so high up. At least their Captain has his front teeth while Ovi doesn't.

*rolls eyes*

I fervently disagree with MKadyman. I have a lot of other unpleasant things to say but I'll hold those opinions to myself. If the Capitals were reported for celebrating after last night's loss, then I'd be upset. They weren't. They were just as bummed as the rest of us and unlike them, we don't have to pay for the loss. They do. Rough workout today? They know they deserve it and they prolly worked their tails off to make sure they got the most out of it.

MKadyman, my condolences for your negative views on the Capitals. You must be great at parties. *rolls eyes*

Posted by: LeftCoastCapsFan | April 4, 2009 11:47 PM | Report abuse

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