Arlington, Va.: Okay, short and sweet. [Scott] Gomez or Datsyuk?
Tarik El-Bashir: I'd be shocked if the Caps didn't target Datsyuk. After all, he's played with Ovechkin in Russia, and they "think" the game the same way. That said, I love Gomez's game. I'm pretty sure both are going to be hearing from the Caps the moment free agency begins.
Rockville, Md.: "The NHL prohibits managers from discussing players who are the property of other teams, so I'm not at liberty to mention specific names, but we track the status of every player the in league as well as where each team stands in relation to the salary cap." Is that code for "I want to go after [Daniel] Briere"?
Tarik El-Bashir: No, it's code for: "I want to go after Datsyuk."