Thursday, March 02, 2006

Thursday Roundup/Gamenight: Caps @ Sens

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The Caps stay north of the border for tonight's game against the Senators in Kanata and while one hopes the players are focused on the task at hand, Caps fans have been anxiously anticipating the impending trades of a couple of veterans, namely Brendan Witt and perhaps Jeff Friesen. Then comes word today via the WTimes' Dave Fay that the captain - Potomac's own Jeff Halpern - is also a candidate to be dealt, as is backup goaltender Brent Johnson. Personally, I'd be shocked if the team traded Halpern, especially now that he is finally healthy for the first time this year, but I guess time will tell. Fay suggests that the Caps might go after an enforcer/pest-type in trade, but is pessimistic (as usual) that the team will be able to get anything more than draft picks for their most prized trade bait, Witt. Again, time will tell.

In obscure Caps coverage news, thanks to Kukla's Korner I saw this article in the Falls Church News-Press (whatever that is) on the Caps' rebuild.

Thread of the Day: Avery Rumor (Admittedly, I started this thread, but was surprised at the decidedly mixed - and voluminous - reaction to the rumor)

Elsewhere 'round the rinks:
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Garrett said...

I wouldn't mind to see Halpern go, he has done little this season. As much as I would like to see him stay in his hometown, his play of late is seriously lacking.

Anonymous said...

Glad I'm not the only one who's noticed Muir's semi-original content. Over the past few weeks, it seems like he's been continually cribbing from hockey blogs.