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09-18-2011, 08:24 PM
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Good for Alex Semin to finally interview in English. Really well done.
Congratulations. Now that wasn't so bad was it?
That's awesome. Non native languages are easier for some guys than others.

That interview certainly seems to support the idea that while he understands English, he is a little shy speaking it. He just needs to practice and the nerves will go away.

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09-18-2011, 10:03 PM
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remember the first caps v rangers series. when the caps fell behind 3-1 boudreau moved fedorov to ovechkin and dropped backstrom to semin. semin goals in each win, iirc, in that three game comeback.
Yeah I remember that, was a great series. What I'm getting at is that aside from those early times I've never seen them work off of each other, and their success together seemed as more a result of individual brilliance and the intensity generally was low. Maybe I'm wrong and Backstrom's fat year is tainting my judgment but that's just what I saw on the ice. However I do agree that Ovechkin and Johansson should be given a long look this year as an item. It would be nice to have one blazing fast line that pushes the pace on everybody. If only we got Upshall instead of Ward, but I digress.

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09-18-2011, 10:18 PM
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Good for Alex Semin to finally interview in English. Really well done.
Congratulations. Now that wasn't so bad was it?
I agree. I am hoping he puts his words into actions this year. I hope the Tampa series taught him some things and he has a break out year for us in the regular season and hopefully post season.

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09-18-2011, 10:55 PM
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Props to Semin for biting the bullet and doing an interview. Hopefully he feels safe enough to learn from his mistakes in the past and listen to his teammates and coaches' advice.

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09-19-2011, 01:23 AM
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Way to grow up a little kid. Mega props for testing yourself outside your comfort zone.

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09-19-2011, 03:49 AM
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Not a lot of charisma lol, but all I can say is FINALLY. It's almost weird hearing his voice...wonder who was off camera there to translate just in case...

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There's the Caps' PR team at work.

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09-19-2011, 09:58 AM
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Since some people have asked:

The rookie camp additions by group:
Group A: Henley, Eakin, Galiev, Grubauer, Mitchell, Flemming, Paquette
Group B: Carrier, Stevenson, Frazee, Ross, Lockhart, Tabisz
Group C: Sjogren, Elliot, de Kastrozza, Orlov, Ludwig, Stefishen, Edmondson, Anderson

Group A: (not as confident about group a combos as the other 2)
Ovechkin Johansson Backstrom Knuble (red)
Greentree Laich Semin Beagle (gray)
Galiev Eakin Henley (green)
Mitchell Paquette King (white)

D: Erskine (no contact), Alzner , Wellar, McNeill, Green, Collins, Flemming

G Neuvirth and Grubauer

Group B:
Bourque Ward Perreault (red)
Hendricks Halpern Ford (gray)
Bouchard Hanson Mink (green)
Frazee Ross Lockhart (white)

D: Wideman, Schultz, Baier, Stevenson, Oreskovic, Carrier and Tabisz (Carrera reports last 2 not skating with group on Monday)

G: Holtby and Sabourin

Group C:
Chimera Sjogren MicFlikier (red)
Brouwer Aucoin Potulny (gray)
Carroll Stefishen Kane Edmondson (green)
de Kastrozza Lacroix Rechlicz Elliot (white)

D: Hamrlik, Carlson, Orlov, Miskovic, Ludwig,Brouillette, Richmond

G: Vokoun and Anderson

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09-19-2011, 01:04 PM
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Huh:


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...XgfK_blog.html
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Boudreau said there’s a “good chance” most of Group A — which includes Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Alexander Semin, Brooks Laich, Mike Green, Karl Alzner and Michal Neuvirth — will make the trip to Charm City....

--Chris Bourque pulled double duty in practice this morning participating with both Group B and then Group A. That’s because Bourque could be added to the roster in Baltimore, Boudreau said.

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09-19-2011, 01:07 PM
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It's a good PR move to play most of the big guns in the Baltimore game, considering the entire point of the game is to solidify the Baltimore market.

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09-19-2011, 02:18 PM
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At least Katie is still in front. But that pic is just creepy.

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09-19-2011, 02:19 PM
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I think really the only reason Tarik left the beat was just the grind of going on the road and having a family. Katie is still pretty 'green' but is younger and can deal with the road better at this point. Multiple WaPo guys on the skins insider so the more the better.

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no question that teb bailed because of family priorities. sounds to me there are kids where their might not have been when he started as a beat writer. he certainly took a step or two back in his career and status with the paper giving that up.

it might be now that the caps are big enough in the marketplace that the post thinks they can allocate more personel to the thread.

its also a bit interesting to see two writers named carrera and el-bashir on the same beat and that beat is hockey.

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09-20-2011, 09:14 AM
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de Kastrozza Lacroix Rechlicz Elliot (white)
wow this looks promising!

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09-20-2011, 09:51 AM
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Is it just me or has the coverage from camp been pretty awful? Katie and whyno have mentioned how players look at camp maybe once or twice. I follow a lot of other teams beat writers on twitter and they always mention who's looking good or bad. Honestly would it be that hard mention who's standing out?

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09-20-2011, 10:03 AM
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Tarik has been great.
Carrera is tweeting about Baltimore right now.

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09-20-2011, 10:06 AM
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Applebaum: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...7AiK_blog.html

Here are this morning’s lines at First Mariner Arena:

FORWARDS
Ovechkin-Johansson-Knuble
Laich-Backstrom-Semin
Galiev-Eakin-Bourque
King-Beagle-Mitchell

DEFENSE
Alzner-Green
McNeill-Collins
Wellar-Flemming

GOALIES
Neuvirth
Anderson

With three posting updates, the Post is doing alright, I think.

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09-20-2011, 10:15 AM
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Tarik has been great.
Carrera is tweeting about Baltimore right now.
I've missed most of his coverage. Katie and whyno definitely know how to tweet lineups and injuries and all that. But neither of them ever say anything about how players are performing

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09-20-2011, 10:28 AM
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Most of the limited info I've read on surprising players around the league have been limited to scrimmage/rookie game performances and the Caps have just had the one rookie game and a brief scrimmage. (Looks like there's a smaller one today at KCI...) It's tough to conclude much based on D zone/neutral zone positional practices and board battles. You get an idea of strength and conditioning but I don't think they've done enough yet to highlight fringe roster candidates or surprises. I haven't really liked the local beat writing lately outside of Tarik, though. A shame Masisak couldn't have been kept around as the Philly writers both annoy me.


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09-20-2011, 10:31 AM
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I'm just glad to see Tarik back.

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09-20-2011, 11:15 AM
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I've missed most of his coverage. Katie and whyno definitely know how to tweet lineups and injuries and all that. But neither of them ever say anything about how players are performing
as a baseline, would you believe as a solid indicator the daily player evaluations of katie or even tarik? i think if boudreau or mcphee or teammates are raving about a player, its noteworthy. i katie thinks someone was particularly good or having a bad day, i am not sure it would make much impact with me.

i mean, how many of them including corey were mentioning that ovechkin and backstrom were not looking good last season?

i expect good coverage from katie and tarik and maybe some inside detail. i dont expect actual hockey analysis. if we are saying that eddie o and pierre mcquire dont know poo about who is playing well, how can we expect that from katie?

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I've missed most of his coverage. Katie and whyno definitely know how to tweet lineups and injuries and all that. But neither of them ever say anything about how players are performing
I agree. I don't have any real insight into journalism but it seems beat writers are more about reporting 'facts' and less espousing opinion.

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09-20-2011, 12:51 PM
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Hey, a player performance update from Tarik. Also:
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*On a personal note, a lot of folks have been asking why I’ve been writing about the Caps so much the past month or so. Well, my role at The Post has changed a little bit. I’m still the Hoyas beat writer (I’m not giving up that trip to Maui for anything), but I will be doing a LOT more Caps this season. Katie is the beat writer and will provide daily coverage of the team; I’ll blog/write as frequently as my schedule allows and hope to weigh in once a week with an On Hockey column.

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09-20-2011, 01:06 PM
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by the way, anyone happen to catch mcphee's nhl live interview yesterday? after what he said on a couple of subjects i expected to see residue from several head explosions around here.

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09-20-2011, 02:04 PM
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wow this looks promising!
Ha, there were 60+ players in camp, everyone has to skate somewhere, lol.


With all the FAs and unsigned draft picks cut, Caps are down to 11 players from rookie camp still at the main training camp. 10 players under contract plus de Kastrozza.

Not counting Poti, by my count, there are still 58 players skating at camp (counting Erskine in a no contact jersey). Edit: or maybe that's 58 incl. Poti, lol


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