Russian Machine Never Breaks
Oh snap.
Alex Ovechkin wears tribute to fallen Lokomotiv players under his jersey
Brooks Laich: ‘I really, honestly don’t care about the Ovechkin-Crosby rivalry’
I have to give us a failing grade, which is rating harshly. … But we’re past now saying making the playoffs makes for a successful season, and we want to win a Stanley Cup and we haven’t done that.
Ted Leonsis on the Capitals
Alex Ovechkin stalks his prey.
See: Tom Wilson scores first NHL goal. Tom Wilson records first NHL assist. Caps beat Isles 6-2.
Do I have an issue with it? Probably not. When you’re getting slapped around like that, it’s a response from a frustrated hockey team.
Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren, who spoke to the team after they gave up 5 goals in the second period on Friday. The Flyers started a brawl after Joel Ward scored in the third.

Hearing a question to Marleau about Hertl and whether he was showboating, Thornton said:
“Shut up, have you ever played the game?”

When the press turned his way, he then added:
“I’d have my cock out if I scored four goals. I’d have my cock out, stroking it.”

We’re healthy, and my expectation is that this is the deepest team since I’ve owned the team. I don’t see any weaknesses, and I see that we’re prepared for injury.
Caps great Brendan Witt digs his RMNB t-shirt.
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Here’s our crash course to the 2013-14 season. A good catch-up if you weren’t following closely over the summer.

Puck drop imminent!