Russian Machine Never Breaks
I was really happy with Mike [Green]. Not only was he contributing offensively, but he was really making good plays, good decisions. Defensively, he was really strong. For a debut, I didn’t know how he would be just coming off a little bit of an injury. He was real strong. I’m glad he got through that. I think he’s looking forward to a good season now.
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capskat26:

WHO’S READY FOR HOCKEY SEASON?
((I AM. IT’S ME.))
LET’S DO THIS. 
yes i did quote kiryuin satsuki IDGAF

capskat26:

WHO’S READY FOR HOCKEY SEASON?

((I AM. IT’S ME.))

LET’S DO THIS. 

yes i did quote kiryuin satsuki IDGAF

I know in Washington it’s been a very stats-driven organization for the last handful of years, but you gotta throw that out the window. You can’t worry about who scores the goals, who’s getting the success, because at the end of the day, the team that wins the Stanley Cup is a team.
Offensively [Nate Schmidt] was able to transition the puck really well, defensively he was doing a really good job in terms of his reads and his coverage in our zone, as well as around the net…He put on some good weight and it’s translated into a pretty good training camp.
We’ve sold every ticket, we built this beautiful training facility, we keep investing in infrastructure, we have the best partner in our AHL franchise. There’s not much more we can do organizationally. We have to leave it to the players and the staff and we enter this season in just that position. It’s all up to the players now.
We’re not going to do well if we don’t.
There is no definitive timetable at this point. [Tom Wilson] is going to be a few weeks though given he still hasn’t been able to do a full team practice.
[Ovechkin]’s minus-35 rating gets overblown because it’s also telling of the players he was playing with.
Dan Rosen for NHL.com, signaling a smartening of national hockey press
[…] Aaron Volpatti, whom general manager Brian MacLellan recently said underwent a “neck fusion,” a procedure most commonly used to treat a herniated disc in the spine.
Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post on Aaron Volpatti’s injuries. Volpatti went on to say he was just at “around 75%” of his best last season.