I feel really confident with [Backstrom and Ovechkin]. I played with Nickie a little 4-on-4. Ovie, you know what you’re getting. I know how to get the puck over to him. — Eric Fehr
I thought on the back end, real strong game, Brooks Orpik, you saw why he was such an important signing for us. He was…it’s a pleasure to watch him back there, how he plays. So firm, so strong. Guys like Alzner and Carlson, still young in their careers, I think if you watch Brooks real closely, night in and night out, he plays a pretty mature game, a pretty firm game. We get Karl and everyone on the back end playing a firm game, it’s sort of contagious. — Barry Trotz on the penalty kill
[Brooks Laich] is a guy who’s a student of the game. The more I can use him on left wing, right wing, center, it’ll give us more flexibility in the roster at center ice. We’ve still got Burakovsky, I thought had a real strong game in the middle of the ice. We’ve got Kuzy as well, who’s a talent. We’ve got some youth in our lineup and they did a good job. — Barry Trotz on second-line center.
[Mike Green] is taking away time and space from opponents. He’s always relied so much on his skating, but stick detail wasn’t a huge one for him and he’s already seen the benefits of his stick. I showed him three instances from a recent game where he was able to cause turnovers and start a transition the other way. — Barry Trotz
You are going to see a guy like Mike Green get back to some of the numbers that he had in the past. John Carlson on the back end will have a breakout season. Up front, I probably say that I am looking for Marcus Johansson to have a breakout season. He is at that age where he needs to get to the next level as a player, and he has the ability to do that. — Barry Trotz
Is this the Capitals’ Logo for the 2015 Winter Classic?
#TBT Training Camp 2002, Piney Orchard Ice Rink, Odenton, Maryland. A couple of loudmouths.
Goat and the Horn Guy! Old school!
PK goes full figure skater to avoid the ref. That is freaking graceful.