Photos by Chris Gordon
Caps training camp may not be officially underway yet, but almost all the players are now taking part in self-led practices at Kettler Capitals Iceplex (the team can’t hold formal workouts until the CBA terms are finalized). Without coaches leading the drills, these sessions haven’t been particularly riveting. Still, hundreds of fans filed into the rooftop rink to get a glimpse of world-class NHL hockey for the first time in months.
Speaking of world-class NHL hockey, the highlight of the day came when Mike Green got too close to Michal Neuvirth before bulling over the young netminder. Green then got lodged in the net upside down. Man, it’s good to be back.
“I had Lasik eye surgery yesterday so my vision’s a little off,” Green told reporters after the practice. “I didn’t realize he was that close to me. I apologize though.”
Take a look at some pictures of the incident after the jump.
New Cap Jack Hillen rendering assistance.
Green and his fancy new hand tattoo come out unscathed.
MG52 talks to the media after his run in.
Bonus beard pictures!
Hey, Green can now play both parts in those Geico caveman ads.
Apparently he didn’t get the “don’t fall” memo.