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Topic - Calder Cup
The Norfolk Admirals just returned home from Toronto on Monday after capturing the American Hockey League's Calder Cup, and more celebrations are set for Wednesday. So coach Jon Cooper has been a little busy.
Michal Neuvirth turned aside shots in practice and looked to be showing few ill-effects from a lower-body injury suffered in the final week of the regular season. What's not obvious is how the Washington Capitals goaltender is feeling.
An excerpt from Ted Starkey's "Transition Game: The Story of the 2010-11 Washington Capitals."
Jay Beagle's work is never done.
Chris Bourque admits that when he was overseas last year playing in Russia and Switzerland that he read box scores from around the NHL, with obvious emphasis on the Capitals. Washington drafted Bourque in the second round of the 2004 draft, and he was part of the organization for almost his entire time in North America, save for a short time with the Penguins after being claimed off waivers.
Boyd Gordon fit the definition of "role player" with the Washington Capitals. He took big faceoffs, killed penalties and worked in the corners to free up the puck. Call him a "glue guy" if you want to harvest another hockey cliché.
Ask anyone in the Capitals' locker room about the goaltending situation all season, and they'll tell you pretty much the same thing: that they feel confident whether Michal Neuvirth, Semyon Varlamov or even Braden Holtby is in net.
With an eye to the future and Capitals general manager George McPhee in attendance, three of the Washington's top prospects helped the Hershey Bears win their American Hockey League-record 11th Calder Cup title, closing out the series with a 4-0 win over the Texas Stars Monday night at Giant Center.