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Stanely Cup Finals Are Set

The finals begin Saturday when the Wings host the Pens at 8 p.m. Here's the entire schedule:

Sat., May 24, 8 p.m. at Detroit (VERSUS)
Mon., May 26 8:00 p.m. at Detroit (VERSUS)
Wed., May 28 8:00 pm. at Pittsburgh (NBC)
Sat., May 31 8:00 p.m. at Pittsburgh (NBC)
(If necessary)
Mon., June 2 8:00 p.m. at Detroit (NBC)
Wed., June 4 8:00 p.m. at Pittsburgh (NBC)
Sat., June 7 8:00 p.m. at Detroit (NBC)

I'm looking forward to this matchup. Figures to be good for ratings, too. I just hope my hotel in Indianapolis carries Versus so I can watch Game 1.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 19, 2008; 11:21 PM ET
 
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First European Captain to possibly hoist the Cup. Write a story.

Posted by: Chief | May 19, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse

what a horrible matchup for true hockey fans. detwa the yankees of hockey and the penguins and cindy crosby, the nadir of traditional hard nose hockey. i cant stand how the announcers will slurp up crosby, the "best player in hockey". no chance. ovie is better in every aspect of the game besides maybe passing vision. and he isnt a 9 year old girl. go game 7 overtime...thats about all i could look forward too, because whoever is playing, stanley cup game 7 overtime is the greatest thing in sports

Posted by: love | May 20, 2008 12:21 AM | Report abuse

why would you want to watch it? its going to be a crosby suck fest Thanks to DOC!

Posted by: chad | May 20, 2008 12:27 AM | Report abuse

Jealousy for Sid the Kid is oozing.

OV can't come close to the total package Crosby brings each and every shift to the "team".
Crosby has developed far better than OV.
Crosby is 3-5 years AHEAD of OV when you look at leading a team to a Cup.

BIG thanks to Shero & Mario for taking this team to the promised land

Posted by: Reality Bites. | May 20, 2008 12:53 AM | Report abuse

At least Ovie has stronger ankles.

Posted by: Matt | May 20, 2008 1:04 AM | Report abuse

2006 Jordan Staal 2nd overall, Team finished 29th of 30 in 06'
2005 Sidney Crosby 1st overall, Lockout Yr so I assume 30th for draft
2004 Evgeni Malkin 2nd overall,Team finished 30th in 04'
2003 Marc Andre Fleury 1st overall, Team finished 29th in 03'
2002 Colby Armstrong 5th overall,Team finished 26th

TANK, TANK, TANK, TANK, TANK, FACE BANCRUPCY, RELOCATION, Make a SC run, Say goodbye to star players, TANK, TANK, TANK...rinse and repeat.

Posted by: SlavaKM | May 20, 2008 1:35 AM | Report abuse

I'd take OV over Cindy Crysbaby any day. I'd take Malkin (OV light) over Cindy Crysbaby any day.

Posted by: AnyDay | May 20, 2008 7:26 AM | Report abuse

Crosby's the best player in the League? He's not even the best player on his team!

Posted by: Gino71 | May 20, 2008 7:28 AM | Report abuse

wings in four.

Posted by: PENS SUCK | May 20, 2008 8:17 AM | Report abuse

It is time to get back to the year in review, we left off with #4, last week, so no #5, #6, #7, gee that gets us to #8...any body got any comments on this guy...

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 8:53 AM | Report abuse

anyone else shocked that all the games are at 8pm. That means NBC actually cares about it. They didnt relegate it to a 2pm game. interesting...


And I'll say it GO WINGS!

Posted by: Go Skins Go | May 20, 2008 9:11 AM | Report abuse

I really hope the Red Wings unleash the fury on the Pens. I'm betting Bettman got a chub when he saw the Cindy was in the Finals.

F Cindy and F Bettman.

Caps take it all next year!

Posted by: Jake K | May 20, 2008 9:17 AM | Report abuse

Ovechkin predicted that Pens will win the Cup and he is rooting for Malkin.

Sidney is not European, so European Captain curse is still in force. :-) Waiting to be broken by Washington Caps future Captain. :-)

Posted by: King Huet | May 20, 2008 9:24 AM | Report abuse

Tarik,

Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Indy both have Versus. But you are probably staying at the swankier Conrad. Check the side of the building and you'll see the holes from last year's attempted drive by shooting of Indiana Pacers Jamaal Tinsley.

Posted by: Stormblue | May 20, 2008 9:24 AM | Report abuse

Pens gave up a ton to get Hossa for the run.

How can they resign him with Malkin's ton of money right around the corner? With Fleury and Malone due for $ too end of this year? With all the other ufa and rfa's they have?

http://www.nhlscap.com/salarynumbers/pittsburgh.htm

Posted by: Steve R | May 20, 2008 9:36 AM | Report abuse

How is the for a senario..series goes to 7 games and Wings win on a late power play goal with Cindy in the box for diving.....

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 9:40 AM | Report abuse

I see someone mentioned my name above.

All I know is I am happy the Flyers are not in the playoffs. Not that I like the Pens, just have a little bit of extra hate to pass the Flyers way this year.

Pulling for the Wings to win the Cup though. I think it has the potential to be a good series. If it is anything like some of the really fast skating games that went on in the West playoffs, it may be exciting hockey to watch.

Posted by: nadir | May 20, 2008 10:03 AM | Report abuse

@RealityBites

Enjoy it well it lasts. You will have a good team, but you are stacked right now, and your lineup is due for a shake. The Cap wont hold all that you have.

The Caps have plenty of Cap room, and from Thanksgiving on, we were almost as good as the Pens. The score is going to be settled. Malkin wont even be a Pen in 2 years.

Posted by: SA-Town | May 20, 2008 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Rhetorical Question:

Tarik, how mad are you that you're not covering the Stanley Cup Finals for the Post?

Posted by: dave | May 20, 2008 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Yawn. Sour grapes maybe but I think the Caps would have had an excellent chance to go to the Finals if Pittsburgh hadn't tanked their last game and if Koharski didn't bone us in game 7.

Funny how the same teams keep getting deep and the same teams keep getting screwed.

Posted by: Sapper | May 20, 2008 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Sapper, I agree 100%. Throwin' that final game to avoid the Flyers was weak. Wimps.

And at least the Rangers aren't in the finals. I wonder where Jagr will play next year? How about Columbus...

Posted by: tokyo fan | May 20, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse


Which scenario is more likely?

The Pens youth and skill overwhelm the older Redwings and sweep them for the Cup

or

The Wings experience and solid D overwhelm the youthful Pens and sweep them for the Cup

Posted by: dave | May 20, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Tarik,
Forget the Indy 500 and the SC Finals. I want to know what's going on with our UFAs and RFAs. Are you looking into it? Oh by the way, Wings in six.

Posted by: b.orr4 | May 20, 2008 11:10 AM | Report abuse

LETS GO RED WINGS.

Posted by: Pothier's Thumb | May 20, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Dave,

Neither. I agree with b.orr4, Wings in 6.

Posted by: Steve R | May 20, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Doesn't the fact that the Post is sending their only hockey reporter to the Indy 500 instead of the SC Finals really prove how little respect that paper has for hockey? Next time their editor says how much they love the sport, remember this.

Posted by: b.orr4 | May 20, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

I say Osgood cracks: he will see a lot more quality shots. Pens in 6

If the Penguins win it would hand Crotchbee the crown to the throne the NHL's been trying to sit him in for 3 years. SI covers, commercials of him raising the Cup, shaving cream, diapers...

But does he really annoy me as much as the Red Wings and their long distinguished history of winning games by Almost committing penalties all game long?

I think I'll just enjoy watching some quality hockey.

Posted by: austinsteve | May 20, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Does anyone know why Bettman and the rest of the NHL braintrust waits almost a week before they start the NHL finals? This kills almost all the momentum they have generated for fan interest, etc... This proves again that hockey is the best sport with the worst management...

Posted by: sj9096 | May 20, 2008 11:47 AM | Report abuse

About the only thing that would make the Pens winning the cup less painful is if Malkin takes home MVP instead of Cindy.

Posted by: Steve R | May 20, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

I have a soft spot for the Wings. Maybe its because my dad is from Flint and that's why I am a fan. Or maybe its because its an original six team and its hard to deny the history of a great franchise. Or, maybe its because I feel sorry for all the people who have to live in Detroit where there is no jobs, no economy, nothing do, etc.

Of course, that goes double for Pittsburgh, so scratch that last one.

Wings in 6.

Also, I realllllllly hate NBC's coverage. The PXP guy screams at every pass like its a goal. And, they'll probably cut away from the cup presentation (which is more like a religious experience) in order to run some stock video summarizing the playoffs or interview Stevie Y's wife or something.

Posted by: old time hockey | May 20, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

@sj9096,

If you ask Chief about the delay, I'm guessing that the MIDGET is to blame. The design flaw in the Pinto was his fault too. Bad ice at VC, no WMD found in Iraq, mad cow disease, the potato famine, the Bermuda Triangle, high taxes in MD. Yup, you guessed it, all signs point to the MIDGET.

Posted by: Steve R | May 20, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Interesting that NBC did not take this Saturday's game. Maybe it is part of the deal with Versus.

Posted by: Larry The Goon | May 20, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

I found it interesting that the Pens brought in air conditioners to cool down the arena for the last game. Its amazes me that Verizon center does so little to ensure a good ice surface. I think we can all agree that if something were amiss with the hard wood for Wizards games, the issue would be corrected promptly. THere is no good reason why the team with arguably the best player in the NHL should have such dismal ice quality.

I dont think there will be a sweep either way. I do think that Detroit will win. THe pens haven't had to face anyone yet. Detroit is there first real test in the playoffs. Its a test they are sure to fail.

Oh, and maybe some here should refrain from telling Tarik how to do his job.

Posted by: oo7 | May 20, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

It's fitting that Pittsburgh and Detroit play each other. Two cities that have nothing to look forward to in life other then this series.

Posted by: Awful U.S Cities | May 20, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

@oo7

We need A/C units next year!!!

Maybe the free giveaway should be a hand held cooling unit!!

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

So when do I get a team?

Posted by: Cleveland | May 20, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

"It's fitting that Pittsburgh and Detroit play each other. Two cities that have nothing to look forward to in life other then this series."

The NHL should rename this the "Unemployment Cup" or the "Last One Left in the City Turn Out the Lights Cup" or the "Least Livable Cities Cup". I mean, could you pick two less economically viable cities to play for the Stanley Cup?

Posted by: b.orr4 | May 20, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Tarik,

Will you be covering any of the finals for the Post?

Posted by: Eric | May 20, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

How do these people in Pitt and Detroit afford going to the hockey games? Didn't their houses get foreclosed and shouldn't they be waiting in the unemployment lines?

Posted by: Danny | May 20, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Go Wings !

Posted by: DetCup08 | May 20, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Go Wings !

Posted by: DetCup08 | May 20, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Here's to Detroit smashing Fittsburgh. Sid the Kid simply cannot win a Cup before Ovechkin, I won't have it.

Posted by: Kk | May 20, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

I am actually rooting for the Pens, as much as I hate to say it. Not with standing style of play (Detroit drives me nuts with the slower possession game), I am saying with the CAPS best interests at heart.

1. SC winners are notorious for tanking the next year. So either the Pens don't make the playoffs or go out early.

2. SC winners see the price of their RFAs and UFAs go up, making them harder to sign.

3. Decreased draft position means that, coupled with #2 above, the Pens will be back where they belong sooner rather than later.

Look at Tampa if you want an example of this.

GO PENS!!

Posted by: kenwood | May 20, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

kenwood:

"GO PENS!!"

really kenwood, really?

I now officially hate your guts and wish only bad things for you

Posted by: unbelievable | May 20, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Finally, the two best teams are in.
No worries over a sweep and boring finals like Caps in 98, or Philly in 97.

Posted by: Chief | May 20, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

There is never a valid reason to route for Pittsburgh. Ever. Ever. EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER. I would rather teh Pens NOT tank next season and NOT win the cup this season, if those two are in fact connected (they're not).

I want Crosby to get layed out. Malkin too. In fact, I want every player on the Penguins team to be taken off on a stretcher. No permanent damage mind you, but definitely s trip to the infirmary.

Posted by: oo7 | May 20, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

I want Ovechkin to suffer a season ending injury, first game in October.
Nothing permanent mind you, just a year off.

Posted by: Tuxedo Suit | May 20, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

We should all be a little civil towards Penguins fans.

After all, we should thank them for embarassing the Flyers - who are the real @ssholes.

Posted by: Danny | May 20, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

I must agree that any true Caps fan would rather see the Red Wings take flyless Penguins any day. And most likely, whether the Pens win the cup or not (I really really reallllly hope they DONT) their RFA's and UFA's are still going to be valued alot higher. Especially since they made it to the finals.

We'll face the facts. Unless players like Hossa and Malkin (next year) and Fluery and even 19 yr. old Staal would rather take a pay cut and play for a (hurts to say this) but good team then Pitt will end up losing key guys really quick. I really don't see Hossa being resigned, and I possibly see Malkin leaving Pitt next summer if the cap does not support his market value. Pitt will be back in the slumps in just a couple years.

Here's to the Pens SUCKING over the next few years!

LETS GO CAPS!!!!!!

Posted by: SoMDcapsfan | May 20, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

@ Reality Bites.

And not to be biased.. But I really do not think there is another OVECHKIN type of player in the league. No one is as explosive in the feet who can also score with that deadly shot of his. Malkin is good (and I would def. take him over Crosby any day) but he's more of a passer than sniper. As for Crosby... Well the only thing he's good at besides passing is diving...

Posted by: SoMDcapsfan | May 20, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Wake me when the playoffs are over.

Posted by: Jill | May 20, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

@sj9096 - I believe the schedules are set up beforehand. They have to plan for each series to go to a max game 7. If either stars or the flyers were still in they would have had games scheduled this week. Since they didn't, there is time to waste between.

Posted by: Grape8 | May 20, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Always been against the Red Wings, but I'll definitely be rooting for Detroit to take down Pittsburgh and Crosby.

In Mitch Albom fashion, I'll make my prediction ... Red Wings in three. :)

Posted by: Caps fan in TN | May 20, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Ovechkin: Sporting News NHL Player of the Year.

Mike Green: Sporting News All Star Team

Congrats!!!

www.sportingnews.com

Posted by: Roger #94 | May 20, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

The NBC Cindy lovefest is going to seriously suck.

Posted by: Steve R | May 20, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Pittsburgh vs. Detroit.

"The Showdown in the Smog"

What a bunch of dumps those places are.

Pittsburgh fans are the worst people to walk the earth...Detroit in 2...I hope the Pens plane crashes.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

I am upset that Red Wings ignored Fedorov at trade deadline, so I don't want them to win. On the other hand...

Ovechkin predicted Pens will win, so I should root for Pens.

I DON'T KNOW. IT'S TOO HARD. OR SHOULD I CARE? :-)

Posted by: King Huet | May 20, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

I think the thing you have to think about is that we never see Detroit in town and their fans are rarely obnoxious bc quite frankly, they don't need to be. But those F-ing Pitt fans ride Crysby's jock when he is hardly the hockey player Malkin is. They ae some of the dirtiest dirt kids I've seen and having them win the cup would be worse, bc they would have something to cheer about. Getting swept would shut them up.


DETROIT IN 4, DATSICK WINS THE CONN SMYTHE!!

Posted by: Roger # 94 | May 20, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Wake me when the playoffs are over.

Posted by: Jill | May 20, 2008 2:20 PM
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Jill: The big date to circle on your calendar is June 12th, the NHL Awards Night. Make sure you're awake for that!

Posted by: tess | May 20, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Any guesses where Hossa will end up next year?

Posted by: Steve R | May 20, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Detriot in 7. Game winning goal is a slap shot off of Cyndey's face, shattering his lower jaw, and rolling in past fluery. NBC cancels fall TV season in mourning.

Posted by: Leeguru | May 20, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Liked the Sporting News' listing of all star team.

F: Ovechkin - Malkin - Iginla
D: Lidstrom - Green
G: Brodeur

I think Brodeur is a gift. I thought it funny that Sindy Crysby wasn't listed. I think that Malkin is a better all around player than Sindy.

Posted by: Greg S. | May 20, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of slap shot off the face, I didn't get to watch the Detroit game last night but briefly saw some higlights. Did Draper score with his face? That's the type of effort we need on the Caps next year, score legally however way you can without rearranging your face.

Posted by: Moose33 | May 20, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Anybody watch the clips of Clarke flying with the Blue Angels? Seems like he had fun. Some strategic/really cheesy clips from Top Gun thrown in. Good stuff.

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | May 20, 2008 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Crosby's Playoff beard looks like a college porn stars.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

I had to laugh at an earlier post on the marketability of Sindy if he ever wins the cup. They rattled off a list of potential endorsements. One was a shaving commercial.

What's to shave? Don't you need a beard first? Even after a month of letting it grow, he has what amounts to a 5 o'clock shadow.

Posted by: Greg S. | May 20, 2008 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Good point, Greg S. My 16 year old has more facial hair than Crosby. But I can see it now, if only because its him.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 20, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

No #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, so #14...Eric Fehr is up for seasonal review, I am curious the take on Fehr, with missing more than half the season to playing well in the playoffs, but needs to put the puck in the net.

Posted by: Rich C | May 21, 2008 9:26 AM | Report abuse

I like Fehr. Maybe it's his willingness to plant himself in front of the goalie & take a beating, but I think he's a keeper.

Posted by: Steve R | May 21, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

@Rich C,

Isn't Bradley #10? I know he's a UFA, but I think he deserves a review.

Posted by: old time hockey | May 21, 2008 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Not on this subject, but could somebody do an article about the upcoming NHL Draft. I understand that the Caps are holding a bunch of early round draft choices. Which choices do they have? Who are the top prospects? Are they looking to package some picks and either move up or trade them for an established scorer? When is the draft anyhow?

Posted by: PhilPa | May 21, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Fehr will be good. He's got an enormous frame so he is tough to push around. No he isn't going to hit anything that moves, but thats not his game. He is a straight finisher. Very few goals last year, but he is a kid that just has a nose for the net. A big body with a quick release should help next year. Remember all those who criticize him, he hadn't skated for about a year before he stepped back in due to his mysterious hip/back ailment. I think it ended up being something like a herniated disk in his lower back. He will improve drastically next year.

Posted by: reekie | May 21, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Bradley indeed is 10. Like him, but he's gonna get caught in a numbers game. I guess he'll be cheaper than Cooke, so that works in his favor.

Sounds like Fehr is supposed to be a younger version of Clark. Nothing wrong with that.

Posted by: tallbear | May 21, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

#10 Bradley. Like him. Keep him if we don't keep Cooke. Great 4th line guy and locker room influence. If we keep Cooke, then he become expendable.

#14. Fehr. A younger Clark? Certainly injured as much. I'm still undecided on Fehr. On the one hand, he's been injured, so we have to grade on a curve. On the other hand, he didn't really contribute much offensively. On a third hand, he didn't really get much more than 4th line minutes while here, so not surprising that he didn't put up future-30-goal-scorer numbers while he was playing.

Tricky situtation. I beleive he's an RFA. He's a former first rounder, so he's worth keeping. But he's still only slightly morethan a prospect at this point.

Posted by: old time hockey | May 21, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Having watched Fehr extensively in Hershey, I think he definitely has the size and skills to stick in the NHL, hopefully with the Caps. Last year was an anomaly, cannot be used to judge him. Once he has a full summer to get strong and a normal training camp I think he'll fit in great in BB's system. Good hands, good hockey sense, good skater, big body in front of the net.

Posted by: tess | May 21, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Good news, guys.

Roenick is back for another season!

Posted by: Jordan | May 21, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

You people are nuts. YOu want to see Crosby hurt? Malkin hurt? Didn't anyone else enjoy the last 13 games of the Caps regular season, when games by and large were decided on the basis of hockey skill, rather than goon intimidation? Then came the playoffs, and the Flyers. I couldn't have rooted any harder for the Penguins to beat the Flyers if I lived in Pittsburgh. If anything the league should crack down more on the late hits and crosschecks, so the guys with skill (OV, Semin, Malkin, Crosby) will decide games, not guys like Hartnell.

Posted by: Bill T | May 21, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Bill

Posted by: AP | May 21, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

I don't want to see Cindy hurt, I just want to see him cry when Detroit hoists the cup.

Posted by: Steve R | May 21, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Did Draper score with his face?

Posted by: Moose33 | May 20, 2008 5:45 PM
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If his face was above his shoulders, the goal shouldn't have counted. :)

Posted by: Joe B | May 21, 2008 1:54 PM | Report abuse

My Fault on Brads....I did miss him....sorry about that.

Posted by: richj C | May 21, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

'Caps Insider', eh? The lack of Caps coverage by the Post is truly embarrassing. "The Caps' trio of Semin, Alex Ovechkin and Sergei Fedorov were on the ice for Kovalchuk's 4 on 3 winner at 2:42 of the extra session." Bravo. Enjoy your summer Tarik.

Posted by: Hockey Town | May 21, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

@hockey town

Yes, my first opinion as well was that someone was a bit eager to drop this ball and go join another game. How long does it take to at least link to the links Ted is providing, if not write a few sentences? Ted only has 17 jobs to do and he still manages.

But then I thought, on the otherhand, I would say Tarik's focus is more talking with the Caps organization directly and he doesn't really do a lot of surfing of distant Russian news sources for tidbits about what our players are doing far and away. People have been good about posting such links here for us and personally really like that. But I could be wrong...

Posted by: austinsteve | May 21, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

@ austinsteve

Yeah, not sure why I even check this blog anymore. I guess I got spoiled by Nats Journal which has been great (though Svrluga is off that beat now). Just can't tell whether it's the Post that doesn't care or Tarik. His signature "I'd write more but.." is getting comical.

Guess we'll have to become a hockey town *despite* them. Sad, but I guess Ted figured that out a long time ago.

Posted by: Hockey Town | May 21, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Hockey Town

Check back in season or at July 1 and draft day. Even the Skins pages are pretty blank in the off-season.

Posted by: Greg S. | May 21, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Ward is out. Boston signed him to a Long Term deal. He would have been a good D-man for us.

Posted by: Greg S. | May 21, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

When is the Caps management gonna get off their behinds and start signing people?

Posted by: Danny | May 21, 2008 8:12 PM | Report abuse

I will never ever root for Pittsburgh...period...end of sentence!

I do not wish them bodily harm, in fact I hope it is a great series and fun to watch, but without the Pens hoisting the Cup.

I work in NY City at the Time Warner Center and outside my office yesterday was the Stanley Cup on tour. I so wish I had my camera, but honestly, who thinks something like that would be around in the middle of a work day. Don't have a camera phone either. I think I may need to get one.

Posted by: CT Caps Fan | May 21, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Danny:
I don't think they will sign anyone who is not currently on the team until after the playoffs are over. However, they should get movin' on our guys ...

Steve/Old Time:
I like the grit that Cooke brings - I think we need more of that. Frankly, I think he played better when he first got here than he did during the post-season, so I definitely think there is a place for him on this team. The stats support it, his ability to stir things up supports it, and his attitude during his time here supports it. But don't ask me to pick between him and Bradley - I like him, too.

Loved the video of the Russian team - so happy for them!! Interesting that Huet was at the game - do you think he wanted to see his "new" team mates in action?!? Oh, and Ovie was ALL over that cup - I think he is ready for Lord Stanley's.

Posted by: Boo! | May 22, 2008 8:51 AM | Report abuse

If Pittsburgh was playing Al Queda, I wpuld probably root for Al Queda.

Go Wings.

Posted by: Sombrero Guy | May 22, 2008 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Also, congrats to OV and Green for making the Sportin News All Star Team. That being said, I firmly believe Phaneuf or Charra deserved a spot over Green.

Posted by: Sombrero Guy | May 22, 2008 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Sombrero,

It would not even be difficult for me to sheer for Al Quada over the Pens. ANd they already have their playoff beards. OH! ANd it would be easier to find Osama then!

Posted by: Leeguru | May 22, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

last.

Posted by: King Huet | May 22, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

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