Earlier this week, we took a look at all the Caps’ prospects that didn’t make the top 10. Today, we’re diving into the bottom half of the top 10. Here’s a look at prospects 10 through six.
Evgeny Kuznetsov was demoted from first-line center to a fourth-line winger ahead of Russia’s final World Cup of Hockey pre-tournament game against Canada, Wednesday.
“That’s because he went to Oleg Valerievich [Znarok] and said he doesn’t want to play on the line with Ovechkin and Kucherov anymore,” Ovechkin deadpanned while speaking with Pavel Lysenkov after practice. “I am still in shock.”
“And they moved me to the 4th line!,” a laughing Kuznetsov replied.
I recommend unfollowing Michael Latta on Twitter immediately if you don’t want to cry yourself to sleep every night.
Tuesday, the former Capitals forward tweeted this:
— Michael Latta (@Latta17) September 13, 2016
Latta meant no harm with the simple hashtag, but Caps fans’ hearts broke all over again when reminded of his move to California to play for the Los Angeles Kings.
Alex Ovechkin just scored in Pittsburgh. The Team Russia captain blasted a classic one-timer from his office past Canadian goaltender Carey Price. The power play goal came on a two-man advantage and tied the game up at one at the 3:40 mark of the third period. The goal was Ovechkin’s first point in three pre-tournament games for Russia.
Yes, he was heavily booed.
Wednesday night, Verizon Center was host to the World Cup of Hockey pre-tournament game between Team Sweden and Team Europe. During the first intermission, local youth hockey players participated in their normal mites on ice game. After the game ended, one of the tiny players was named the Mite of the Night and interviewed over the PA System.
That’s where things went very wrong.
Wednesday afternoon, the NHL’s online shop updated the pre-filled text on their customized jersey pages and Twitter is going to love this.
I’ll let reader Sam C. explain.
Despite the regular season looming, Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov is still not re-signed. Alex Ovechkin spoke to CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Tarik El-Bashir about Orlov’s ongoing contract talks, stating, “I hope [Orlov’s] going to stay.”
If you didn’t know already, locker room logos are sacred. You don’t step on the logo, it’s considered disrespectful and you probably want the team that the logo belongs to, to lose forever if you do commit said act. I’m not much of a superstitious gal, but it’s getting to the point in my fandom with this team that I think we should probably try everything and anything. Even if that means we won when I ate a kale salad and now I need to eat kale salad for lunch every single game day.
Alex Ovechkin did the hot stick celebration in 2009. Seven years later it has finally ended up in an EA Sports video game.
NHL 17, which was released Tuesday, features Ovechkin’s signature celly as an unlockable celebration.
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