Capitals Insider: Brian Pothier


Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 03/03/2010

Caps GM George McPhee on today's moves

Caps GM George McPhee just spoke from Kettler Capitals Iceplex about an extremely busy trade deadline day. Here are some (hastily transcribed) quotes: On how busy the day was "They're always busy. ... nothing happens and then around noon it starts to happen." "I like what we did. We got...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  05:46 PM ET, 03/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Pothier, Eric Belanger, George McPhee, Joe Corvo, Milan Jurcina, Oskar Osala, Scott Walker

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 01/27/2010

Semyon Varlamov works out, Ducks on a mission

The big news today at Kettler was the the reappearance of goalie Semyon Varlamov on the ice. It was so big that, as Varlamov finished his workout and went over to sign some autographs, a UPS delivery driver who had just finished dropping a package off at Kettler started asking...

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:34 PM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Anaheim Ducks, Brian Pothier, Jose Theodore, Quintin Laing, Semyon Varlamov, Tyler Sloan

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 01/25/2010

Boudreau likes his lines' chemistry

After spending a day away from the rink, the Caps returned to KCI this morning for an uptempo, systems-heavy practice. Everyone was in attendance with one notable exception: Semyon Varlamov. Varlamov, who's been sidelined since Dec. 7 with knee and groin muscle injuries, said Saturday morning that he planned on...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  01:28 PM ET, 01/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Pothier, Brooks Laich, Bruce Boudreau, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 01/07/2010

Boudreau: Karl Alzner could be back soon

One day after Karl Alzner was sent down, Coach Bruce Boudreau said the young defenseman's demotion to the Bears might only be temporary. "We're healthy with eight defensemen and we wanted that right-hand guy in there [Brian Pothier], so if [Alzner] was going to sit out a couple games, why...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  12:19 PM ET, 01/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boyd Gordon, Brian Pothier, Jose Theodore, Karl Alzner, Ottawa Senators, Quintin Laing, Tomas Fleischmann

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 01/06/2010

Notebook: Pothier ready to play again

Tarik's latest Caps notebook focuses on defenseman Brian Pothier, who looks to return tomorrow night against the Senators after missing 11 games with a cracked rib. "Sleeping, breathing, coughing, sneezing, laughing, twisting, anything with your rib cage, it all hurt," he said of the ailment that landed him on injured...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  06:44 PM ET, 01/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Pothier

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 01/05/2010

Neuvirth in net, Fleischmann moves to center

Michal Neuvirth will make his third consecutive start in goal tonight against Montreal and the Canadiens' top-ranked power-play unit. The most interesting tidbit this morning at KCI, however, was Tomas Fleischmann shifting from left wing to center. Fleischmann hasn't played the position since his days as a junior in Moose...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  12:38 PM ET, 01/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Pothier, Semyon Varlamov, Tomas Fleischmann