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Monthly Archives: June 2008

Ovechkin: "I am voting with both of my hands and legs in favor of Sergei [Fedorov] staying!"

SovetskySport’s Pavel Lysenkov spoke with Alexander Ovechkin on Monday about free agency and other hot hockey topics, including Sergei Fedorov’s status. SovetskySport’s Dmitry Chesnokov passed along the info to us just moments ago. Lysenkov: People wonder if you ever thought that you may have miscalculated signing a thirteen year $124 million contract . . . […]

Capitals Free Agency Discussions

Yeoman’s work by Corey Masisak at the Times, who has posted his discussions with the agents for Cristobal Huet and Brooks Laich with a promise to update his blog with more information/discussions as they happen. Check it out here.

Mullets Are Not Us: The Free Agent Race Out of Pittsburgh


Scuttlebutt, Conjecture, and Perhaps Wishful Thinking

The Caps are trying to deal Michael Nylander — and back to the Rags? So says Globe and Mail hockey reporter Eric Duhatschek. If the Caps were as impressed with Sergei Fedorov’s play here as we were, such a deal might make sense. Fedorov is a better fit in Bruce Boudreau’s system, and he clearly […]

Eminger Signed – by Philadelphia

Steve Eminger will be wearing black and orange next season after signing a one-year deal today. Unless he manages to find the Flyers’ doghouse as he did in Washington, I’m betting he gets more ice time in Philly this year than he did in D.C. ‚Äî UFA Jason Smith is likely departing, Mike Rathje is […]

Rush Rocks Red Rocks

This week I made a what I regarded as a sacred pilgrimage to see my favorite rock band. You could say that Rush’s Geddy Lee gave a star performance at Red Rocks this week, but as is the case with each event at the Rocks, the venue is always the evening’s first star. It was […]

When Son of Ishtar Attacks Lord Stanley

In the last six months we’ve been contacted by representatives from two different feature-length films, both including hockey in their stories. We were provided with promotional material and politely asked to assist in the marketing endeavors. We found the outreach flattering, and so we obliged. We are greatly anticipating the release of ‘Pond Hockey’ this […]

We Could Use a Few Signings, Couldn't We?

These are salad days for salaries in the NHL. Yesterday came word that the salary cap for 2008-09 would rise to $56.7 million, with a salary floor ($40.7 million) higher than the league’s cap just back three seasons ago, in the first post-lockout regular season. ¬†Stunning. As the salary cap is directly linked to the […]

Prospects, Like Fine Red Wine, Take Time

We’re in this interim between the draft and the Capitals’ July Development Camp (mercifully, a period lasting little more than two weeks), and with the arrival in town soon of so many recently drafted prospects, it seems an appropriate time to map out what I regard as a fair and accurate timetable for hockey fans […]

Numbers Game