Fans aren’t the only ones who (begrudgingly) think that this might finally be the Caps’ year – almost a third of NHL coaches think so too.
Hockey Hall of Fame journalist Bob McKenzie released his annual midseason coaches poll on Monday. Of the 25 bench bosses who responded, 15 of the coaches believe the Caps will play in the Stanley Cup final, and 10 believe that the Caps will hoist Lord Stanley.
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If there’s one person who truly is an insider of the NHL, it’s TSN’s Bob McKenzie. While speaking on Montreal’s TSN 690 Monday, McKenzie spoke about the future of Capitals defenseman Mike Green. He believes the UFA will dealt by GM Brian MacLellan before the NHL’s trade deadline March 2nd.
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11:46 PM Update: NHL.com reports that both Ovechkin and Michalek will meet with the Department of Player Safety on Monday.
Bob McKenzie of The Sports Network is hockey’s version of a public intellectual; his thoughts matter concretely to the game. On Sunday night he took to Twitter to address Alex Ovechkin’s hit on Zbynek Michalek and possible discipline that may follow from it. We won’t call it “supplemental” discipline, because there was no primary discipline– although there certainly should have been.
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