The Capitals held training camp on Sunday morning after a day off and following the loss of their fourth preseason game on Friday. Todd Reirden spoke after camp and repeatedly said he is happy with the performance of veteran players. He said we can expect to see more of them begin to play in the next few preseason games. Continue reading “Capitals Training Camp Competition Continues on Sunday”
The Washington Capitals six active defensemen are probably already decided, but questions loom on whom head coach Todd Reirden should choose as a “depth guy” for the blue line. So far this preseason, a few have plead their case on why they should be the one if they don’t sign someone off the free agent market. Continue reading “Capitals 7th Defenseman, Who should It Be?”
Washington Capitals and Hershey Bears Day one of training camp 2018.
The Washington Capitals officially returned to the ice Friday at MedStar Capitals Iceplex (MCI) where the kicked off day one of training camp. The rink was full of fans and media to capture the start of their journey to back-to-back. We will have other reports about specific players and squads; this is just a summary of the things that caught our attention – not necessarily technical analysis, just good old Capitals fun.
Missing from camp on Friday were John Carlson and Lars Eller who the Capitals reported were out for “lower body” injury. Eller left the ice on Wednesday and did not return. Not sure what happened to Carly as he looked good when last we saw him on 10 September. Additionally, the Caps report that Sergei Shumakov is working through some visa issues.
The Capitals had an extra goaltender on the ice the past few weeks for Camp Nemo. Max Cichanowicz was invited to sit in the net as a few Caps played a bit of ‘pickup hockey’ before training camp begins mid-September. Here’s his story about how the Capitals made his dream come true! Continue reading “My Time with the Washington Capitals”
Todd Reirden is all about hockey. And he has always had his eyes on the prize.
The Washington Capitals announced the first round of cuts from training camp. The roster sits at 53 now.
Included are a number of NCAA and AHL players:
Garrett Pilon – Hershey/WHL
Kristian Marthinsen – Norway
Tanner Jeannot – WHL
Damien Riat – Switzerland
Dmitri Zaitsev – WHL
Beck Malenstyn – WHL
Mark Simpson – U of New Brunswick
Adam Morrison – goalie from ECHL
Brenden Semchuk – WHL
Robbie Baillargeon – NCAA
Jimmy Devito – NCAA
No real surprises at this stage of camp. We can expect more cuts after the Friday and Saturday games.
Here is the current roster: