Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Backie's Back!

Apparently Capital's forward Nicklas Backstrom's sprained ankle is healing nicely as he contributed to another pre-season win by the Caps over the New Jersey Devils (3-2). Michael Nylander had a stellar evening, making several sweet passes that helped light up the scoreboard. But according to Kukla's Korner, those predatory Chicago Blackhawks are trying to swoop up another Capitals player and they may have our Michael Nylander in their sights. The Caps are still very deep on the bench with Backstrom and Sergei Fedorov, but Nylander would definitely be missed if he is traded.

Speaking of Blackhawks, former Capital Christobal Huet had an ugly night with his new team in a pre-season 7 - 1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Ouch...

You know how Hockey Mom is all fascinated by the whole siblings in the NHL thing. Sergei Fedorov's brother Fedor dressed last night for the New Jersey Devils game against big brother's Caps. Big brother had the night off but I'm sure he was following kid brother's actions on the ice. Yikes, that's a tough act to follow for sure! So cheers to another successful pre-season outing for the Capitals. Hockey Mom is busy getting ready for our first road trip tournament this weekend. Gotta run and make sure the jocks are packed...chat with you all later!

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