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Afternoon Line

via Sabres Edge,

Asked how the Sabres would defend Ovechkin, coach Lindy Ruff couldn’t resist cracking off a couple one-liners and getting another shot in at the whiners in Philadelphia griping about Derek Roy’s goal last night.

“We’re going to put three guys on [Ovechkin],” Ruff said. “Then we’re going to watch [Alexander] Semin and then we’re going to watch [Mike] Green on defense. So obviously we’re going to have too many men on the ice again.”

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OvechKam

Bethesda, MD (March 5, 2008) – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, the leader in local sports television, will unveil its latest innovation, the “OvechKam,” when the Capitals host the Calgary Flames on Wednesday, March 12.

This unique broadcast, which will be available on CSN+ and replayed on Comcast On Demand, will feature a dedicated view that follows Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin throughout the entire game, providing viewers with an unprecedented look at the most prolific player in the NHL

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Alex Ovechkin Conference Call

The NHL hosted a press conference call this afternoon with Washington Capitals star, Alex Ovechkin.  Ovechkin reached the 50-goal mark for the second time in his three NHL seasons Monday, scoring a hat trick [video] and adding two assists in Washington’s 10-2 victory over the Boston Bruins. Ovechkin reached the milestone in his team’s 67th game of the season, the fastest since the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Jaromir Jagr and Mario Lemieux (59th game) and the Buffalo Sabres’ Alexander Mogilny (63rd game) in 1995-96.

The player below provides the audio of that conference call.  A written transcript will be made available shortly.


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Update 6:28pm ET: Transcript now available below.

 

 

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  Tags: alex+ovechkin, media, press+conference

Ovechkin Reaches 50 Again

AO celebrates his 50th goal after scoring early in the first period against Boston.  AO scores again, even before I can post this…

added 7:39pm, How about three for Alex, with more than 5 minutes to go in the first.  Caps up 5-0.

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video added 3/4/08...

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Question Has To Be Asked

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

OK, we’ve never been asked to coach an NHL team. But it was a bit mystifying to see Olaf Kolzig in net Saturday for Washington a day after newcomer Cristobal Huet shut out the New Jersey Devils 4-0 in his inaugural start for the Caps. It’s not like Huet was too worn out. He faced just 18 shots against New Jersey and his last start was Feb. 21. But this may be function of coach Bruce Boudreau trying to appease too many folks now that he has three netminders following the Huet trade.

much more NHL talk…

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The Future of the Hockey Blogger


Ted Leonsis, owner of the Washington Capitals, was interviewed today on XM Radio discussing the world of hockey blogging.



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*Our thanks to Hockey This Morning on NHL Home Ice XM 204, for the providing the audio for KK readers.

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  Tags: blogging, interview, media, ted+leonsis, xm+radio

The Rumor Talk Never Ends

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Part of the reason Washington GM George McPhee was active at the trade deadline might be the heat he’s feeling. However, getting G Cristobal Huet (Montreal) and C Sergei Fedorov (Columbus) won’t stop the talk McPhee will be replaced by former Dallas GM Doug Armstrong this summer.

more what could have happened at the trade deadline and what may happen this summer…

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Too Many Goalies

from the AP via Sports Illustrated,

The Washington Capitals demonstrated three goaltenders do not fit in front of two nets.

Newly acquired Cristobal Huet presided at one end of the rink Thursday during his first practice with the team. Longtime face-of-the-franchise Olie Kolzig was at the other end.

As for reliable backup Brent Johnson? All he could do was watch from the bench.

“I think everybody realizes how weird it is in here right now,” Kolzig said.

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added 7:37pm, Kolzig’s agent talks about this move at Capitals Insider...

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Leonsis Breaks Down His Trades

from Ted’s Takes,

I think we helped ourselves without hurting our team’s future. We entered the sessions with a list of “must NOT do’s”:

1. Do not trade any young players in the lineup that we count as core.

2. Do not trade any first round picks.

3. Do not pick up any major salary requirements in the out years that make us NOT re-sign our young players. If we could add to the team without “blowing our brains out”, we would do so and we did.

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Thashers Trade Giroux to Capitals

Via a Sportsnet SMS alert and noted on TSN, Alexandre Giroux goes to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Joe Motzko.

Update 4:13pm ET: TSN link

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