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Jeff Blashill first, Robby Fabbri is below.

added 2pm, below find an interviews with Lucas Raymond the folks at the Word on Woodward did.





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from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Fabbri, Dylan Larkin and Michael Rasmussen had dinner Tuesday night with former teammate Anthony Mantha, now a Capital.

Mantha was dealt at the April trade deadline for Jakub Vrana (currently out after shoulder surgery) and draft picks.

Mantha had a good relationship with many of the Wings. Now they are opponents.

“It’ll be different for sure, first one against him,” Fabbri said. “But it was nice to have some dinner and be able to do stuff on the road again, to see him.

“It’ll definitely be fun there, will be some laughs for sure.”

Defenseman Filip Hronek was expected to return to the Wings’ lineup after being a healthy scratch the last two games.

“When Fil plays at his best, he’s doing a real good job of moving the puck. He manages it well, takes what’s given and passes it to people when they’re open,” Blashill said. “He’s always been and has been all year, highly competitive. His decision making defensively is real good. He can be a real good all-around defenseman who can contribute on the power play and penalty kill.”

... The Washington power play consistently ranks among the most dangerous. Opponents know the puck is likely going to be funneled to forward Alex Ovechkin, who is inching closer to being the all-time NHL goal-scoring leader.

What makes the Capitals’ power play so successful?

“They have really good pieces, and that’s not to discredit from a plan or anything like that. But they have very good players that excel at the positions they’re at,” Blashill said. “They have a lot of good pieces and everybody knows what they’re doing.  But so do they and they have a good plan and they maximize their pieces.”

more, talking about the pandemic year…

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/27/21 at 01:09 PM ET

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