Four current Caps’ veterans – Joel Ward, Brooks Laich, Troy Brouwer and Karl Alzner – were asked about rookie hazing in hockey. Here are their responses, regarding the “traditions” involving rookies that take place within the Capitals locker room.
Joel Ward of the Capitals talked about the culture of hazing as it relates to hockey, maintaining it’s just small stuff like picking up pucks, and paying for one dinner bill a year, which serves as a team-building thing. And gave an anecdote about the hefty tab he had to pick up his rookie season.
Andrew Shaw knocked in a rebound at 1:47 of overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night in the teams’ preseason finale.
A tweet from Washington Wizards shooting guard Martell Webster to Jason Collins hammers home a point the heads of all major sports in America want to make: the games will go on.
Defenseman Karl Alzner joined “The Sports Junkies” Wednesday to preview the crucial Game 6 matchup with the Caps and Rangers and also reflect to the demoralizing overtime loss in Madison Square Garden where Washington squandered a one goal lead with only 6.6 seconds remaining in the third peroid.
Arlington, VA-Alex Ovechkin called tonight’s game a “do or die” as the Washington Capitals lives are on the line in a must-win game against the New York Rangers at Verizon Center.
Should Joel Ward be held solely responsible for the Washington Capitals’ Game 5 collapse?
Comcast SportsNet Capitals’ play-by-play voice Joe Beninati joined the Junkies on Tuesday to help pick up the pieces after a devastating and shocking Game 5 loss to the New York Rangers.
The Capitals were 6.6 seconds away from leading the series and having the opportunity to close out the Rangers at home in a game 6 scenario, but it didn’t work out that way. Brad Richards flipped the puck by Holtby to force overtime and eventually the win, also flipping his team’s probability of winning in the meantime.