Friday, September 26, 2008
Back to the Bears...
After another exciting pre-season victory over the Carolina Hurricanes, the Caps have released more rookies, sending them back to the land of the chocolate kiss to rejoin their AHL mates on the Hershey Bears.
The Capital's new roster updates reflect the reassignments of Greg Amadio, Dean Arsene, Jay Beagle, Francois Bouchard, Sean Collins, Viktor Dovgan, Michael Dubuc, Alexandre Giroux, Bryan Helmer, Maxime Lacroix, Tommy Maxwell, Patrick McNeill, Graham Mink, Travis Morin, Michal Neuvirth, Oskar Osala, Steve Pinizzotto, Sasha Pokulok, Darren Reid and Kyle Wilson back to the Bears. Even though the Caps are so stacked with talent on the bench, I can guess that not making the roster is still never an easy pill to swallow. But judging from what I saw at Training Camp, these guys all have bright futures ahead and Caps fans haven't seen the last of them.
HM needs to get up to a Hershey game this season (between my own kids' games, Caps games, practices and the rest of the craziness that is my life). I've heard they are a blast and of course they take place at the "sweetest place on earth." Hockey and chocolate - two of my favorite things. Add a nice bottle of pinot noir and a paper cup and life is good!