Ladies and Gentlemen, your new Capitals goaltender, Mike Ribeiro. (Photo credit: Lisa Gasparott)
Unbeknownst to most Capitals fans, a handful of players have been participating in informal workouts at Kettler Capitals IcePlex these last few weeks, skating and preparing themselves for the upcoming season (whenever that might be). Russians Stanislav Galiev and Dmitry Orlov (who we last saw playing shirtless soccer with Ovechkin) have been the most dedicated, skating at Kettler nearly every day for a few weeks. Michal Neuvirth, John Carlson, Mike Green, and goalie prospect Sergey Kostenko have also made appearances.
On Friday, an estimated fifty onlookers at Kettler were given a special treat when the Capitals’ new second line center, Mike Ribeiro, made an appearance and participated in a 3-on-3 scrimmage, though — uh — not in his normal gear. He also brought two smallish guests, who we’re told showed the most fire of any players on the ice that day.