Photos: Capitals Prepare for the Start of Training Camp

Capitals Practice 1-12-13 (14 of 14)

Carlson signs for the people. (Photos from Chris Gordon)

The Caps have been back (though not officially) for almost a week now, with just about every player taking to the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Saturday was the biggest day yet, with 20 players skating in front a large crowd despite a lack of promotion by the team. A few players were missing, however. Tom Wilson — a 2012 first-round pick who was invited to training camp two days ago  — was not there. Brooks Laich (with his reported injury) didn’t skate either with Mike Ribeiro, Marcus Johansson, and Braden Holtby also skipping the session. Word also leaked that the team was preparing to sign former Cap and Winter Classic hero Eric Fehr to a one-year deal. Since coach-led practices can’t begin yet, there wasn’t much else to report — except, of course, for Mike Green’s eye surgery fueled hijinks.

Training camp is expected to begin in ernest Sunday morning at 10:30.

Take a look at some of my shots from the day.

Capitals Practice 1-12-13 (4 of 14)

“Best)))))))” Okay, I’m sorry. 

Capitals Practice 1-12-13 (1 of 14)

Capitals Practice 1-12-13 (2 of 14)

Capitals Practice 1-12-13 (5 of 14)

Jason Chimera’s yelling is already in midseason form.

Capitals Practice 1-12-13 (6 of 14)

Capitals Practice 1-12-13 (7 of 14)

Capitals Practice 1-12-13 (8 of 14)

Backstrom has a laugh with Hendricks and Brouwer.

Capitals Practice 1-12-13 (9 of 14)

Capitals Practice 1-12-13 (10 of 14)

Capitals Practice 1-12-13 (11 of 14)

Nicky’s happy to be back on the ice.

Capitals Practice 1-12-13 (12 of 14)

Capitals Practice 1-12-13 (13 of 14)

Tom Poti and Karl Alzner sign for the myriad of fans at Kettler on Saturday.

 
  • Emily Casto

    My boys are back in town. :)

  • Dark Stranger

    I was at practice this morning. I saw that Ovi got on the ice before the Zamboni had finished doing its thing Also, could not figure out the “significance” of who was wearing white jerseys and who was wearing the black (associated with blue liners in the past).

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Chris Gordon

    Doesn’t mean much. Dark jerseys were on the far side of the ice doing drills, the white guys on the near side.

  • gg

    I can’t help it. Yes, yes… I’m still a little annoyed, frustrated and pessimistic about this “season.” But this post gave me joy. So happy to see the guys back in action again.

  • Lindsey Wegand

    Im the girl in the first picture getting my shirt signed!