So apparently there's been some word-flinging going on between Caps' forward Michael Nylander and head coach Bruce Boudreau. Nyls, who spent quite a bit of noticeable time as a healthy scratch during the 2009 playoffs, supposedly told a Swedish media outlet that Gabby told him he "wasn't good enough" to play for the Caps. Boudreau has denied saying anything of the sort and many Caps fans are hoping that Nylander will just follow the unpopular Jaromir Jagr for a stint in Russia's KHL. (Stick tap to Tarik El-Bashir).
Could be that all of the hoopla was just "lost in translation." Hockey Mom is wondering if comments made by our very lovable Ovie in a Russia Today interview were also lost in translation? Ovie dishes about a certain extracurricular activity he might partake in before (and after) games as well as his preference for Russian-vs-American beauties. As Hockey Mom caters to the G-rated (okay, maybe PG-13) audience, I'll let you check it out for yourself over at Puck Daddy. HM is verklemped and at a loss for words after viewing aforementioned video so I'll just say....well, okay then.
In other hockey happenings, Buffalo Sabres' d-man (and a true "fighter" in every sense of the word after coming back from open-heart surgery), Teppo Numminen is hanging 'em up for retirement at the age of 41. HM wishes him a happy retirement and the best of luck!
Also rumored to be retiring is one of HM's personal faves, the one and only Jeremy Roenick. We can only hope to hear his colorful commentary on a cable channel near you sometime soon!