Capitals Insider: preseason


Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 09/29/2013

Washington Capitals trim roster to 24 players

A series of moves Sunday leaves the Capitals with just one more cut to make before 5 p.m. Monday.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:44 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  connor carrick, Dmitry Orlov, Joel Rechlicz, Michael Latta, Preseason, Roster moves, Tom Wilson

Posted at 12:17 AM ET, 09/29/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals' 4-3 overtime loss to the Blackhawks

Notes on the preseason finale.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:17 AM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five thoughts, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 09/28/2013

Capitals place defenseman Tyson Strachan on waivers

Where does the defense stand now?

By Katie Carrera  |  04:48 PM ET, 09/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Preseason, Roster moves, Training Camp, Tyson Strachan

Posted at 12:23 AM ET, 09/28/2013

Five thoughts from the Capitals' 6-3 win over the Flyers

Notes on Zac Rinaldo's hit on Mikhail Grabovski, Tom Wilson and more.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:23 AM ET, 09/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Five thoughts, Mikhail Grabovski, Preseason, Tom Wilson, Training Camp

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Capitals projected lineup against Flyers

Notes from the Capitals' morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:12 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Brooks Laich misses practice, Tomas Kundratek clears waivers, Joel Ward ill (updated)

Quick notes from Thursday’s practice

By Katie Carrera  |  11:44 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Joel Ward, Philipp Grubauer, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Capitals place Tomas Kundratek on waivers

What does waiving Tomas Kundratek mean for the Capitals’ defensive roster decisions?

By Katie Carrera  |  12:11 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Preseason, Tomas Kundratek, Training Camp

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Capitals roster notes from George McPhee, Adam Oates as team enters final three preseason games

General Manager George McPhee and Coach Adam Oates discuss a number of subjects that offer a window into how they’ll shape the opening night roster.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:31 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps roster, George McPhee, Preseason, Tom Wilson, Training Camp, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Martin Erat to take a turn at center

Coach Adam Oates’s preseason of experimentation continues with Martin Erat taking a turn at center.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:57 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, George McPhee, Martin Erat, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Capitals want to see all-around game from Dmitry Orlov

Can defensive prospect Dmitry Orlov make his way back to the NHL full time?

By Katie Carrera  |  12:15 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Calle Johansson, Dmitry Orlov, Hershey Bears, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Brooks Laich leaves practice early, Joel Ward misses skate (updated)

Brooks Laich, who made his preseason debut Monday, experienced some tightness in his hip Tuesday morning.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:48 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Joel Ward, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ preseason loss in Boston

Mikhail Grabovski makes his preseason debut, Connor Carrick scores and penalty minutes pile up.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:05 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Brooks Laich, connor carrick, Five thoughts, Mikhail Grabovski, NHL rules, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Capitals defenseman John Erskine prepares for top-four workload once again

Coach Adam Oates on John Erskine: “He’s not losing his job. He’s not. It’s not even up for grabs. He’s top four on our team.”

By Katie Carrera  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Calle Johansson, John Erskine, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Brooks Laich focused on being ready for Capitals season opener

Versatile forward says he has learned the value of patience, but the Capitals are still taking a cautious approach.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:30 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Injuries, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Brooks Laich takes part in Capitals practice

Brooks Laich is back on the ice with his teammates after sitting out full practices for the first week of training camp with a left hip flexor injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:33 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Mikhail Grabovski, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Adam Oates on Tom Wilson: ‘I would like to keep him around us’

Coach believes that bringing Tom Wilson to the NHL this year would address a need for grit and size.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:26 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, George McPhee, Preseason, Tom Wilson, Training Camp

Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Bruins

Thoughts on the ice, glass, Tom Wilson and more from the Capitals’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Bruins.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:05 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Baltimore Hockey Classic, Five thoughts, Nathan Walker, Preseason, Tom Wilson

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Mike Green: Ice in Baltimore ‘wasn’t very good’ during morning skate

How will the ice conditions hold up in Baltimore?

By Katie Carrera  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Hockey Classic, Braden Holtby, Brooks Laich, Injuries, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski, Nicklas Backstrom, Preseason

Posted at 11:55 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout win in Philadelphia

Joel Rechlicz scores the game-winner, John Erskine’s place in the lineup and more.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:55 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Joel Rechlicz, John Erskine, Michal Neuvirth, Preseason

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Garrett Mitchell eager to learn from Oates; projected roster for preseason tilt at Flyers

Mitchell hopes to extend his learning curve

By Katie Carrera  |  12:33 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Garrett Mitchell, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Alex Ovechkin no worse for wear after high-stick scare

Alex Ovechkin grateful to avoid any serious harm from a high stick in the preseason opener.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:38 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Eric Fehr giving center a shot this preseason

A career winger, Eric Fehr didn’t see any downside to trying his hand as a centerman during training camp and the preseason.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:31 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Eric Fehr, Preseason, Training Camp

Posted at 11:47 PM ET, 09/14/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 preseason win over Winnipeg

Notes and observations from the preseason opener, including Ovechkin’s high-stick scare and the new nets.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:47 PM ET, 09/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Five thoughts, Mike Green, Preseason

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 09/14/2013

Philipp Grubauer excited to play in Belleville again

The Capitals’ top goaltending prospect is glad to visit his former Ontario Hockey League home for the preseason opener.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:54 PM ET, 09/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Philipp Gruabuer, Preseason

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 09/14/2013

Mikhail Grabovski skates with Capitals: ‘I’m just excited to see the guys’

Mikhail Grabovski is still waiting for his visa situation to be resolved, but that didn’t stop him from skating with some of his new teammates Saturday morning in Belleville, Ontario.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:06 PM ET, 09/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Mikhail Grabovski, Preseason, Winnipeg Jets

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 06/27/2013

Capitals announce 2013-14 preseason schedule

Check out the full preseason schedule.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:28 AM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Preseason, Schedule

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Joey Crabb looks to forge role with Caps

After long road trips in the ECHL during the lockout, Joey Crabb is ready to find his place with the Capitals.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:47 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps roster, Caps' preseason, Caps' training camp, Joey Crabb, Training Camp, Washington Capitals

Posted at 11:16 PM ET, 09/28/2010

Ovechkin records pair of assists in preseason debut: Capitals 3, Bruins 2

Alex Ovechkin's sheer presence on the Verizon Center ice was enough to elicit cheers from the crowd Wednesday night. On his second shift though, Ovechkin recorded a big hit on Boston's Johnny Boychuk in the Capitals' defensive zone, kicking off what became a physical game and an eventual 3-2 Washington...

By Katie Carrera  |  11:16 PM ET, 09/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alex Ovechkin, Alex Ovechkin, Alex Ovechkin, Alex Ovechkin | Tags:  Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, preseason

Posted at 10:38 PM ET, 09/22/2010

Matt Hendricks's hat trick leads Capitals to 6-2 win over Columbus in preseason opener

Matt Hendricks's hat trick leads Capitals to 6-2 win over Columbus in preseason opener

By Katie Carrera  |  10:38 PM ET, 09/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Hendricks, Matt Hendricks, Matt Hendricks, Matt Hendricks, Matt Hendricks, Matt Hendricks, Matt Hendricks, Matt Hendricks | Tags:  Capitals preseason