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Mike Green was still limping around Wednesday. Even worse was that he was limping around after not taking part in the Washington Capitals' practice at Rexall Place.
It's the dream of owner Ted Leonsis, who said he'd "cry like a baby" if it happened. It's the dream of public address announcer Wes Johnson, who said he wouldn't be able to hear himself if it happened. It's the dream of every kid who wants to play in the NHL.
With just two preseason games left, coach Bruce Boudreau said it was time for the Washington Capitals to "get our act in gear and start playing better."
Defensive-zone coverage was one of the Capitals' paramount changes last season as they turned into one of the more reliable teams in their own end of the rink.
In dollars and common sense, Jason Chimera's two-year extension worth $3.5 million that the Washington Capitals announced Thursday isn't on par with deals signed by Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom or even Brooks Laich.
It's all coming unraveled for the Washington Capitals. Eight years in the assembling, Southeast Division champs for the past four, they're the pot that never boils, the firecracker that never goes off.
The clock started ticking late in April 2010 when the Capitals started packing up their lockers after the first-round exit to the Montreal Canadiens.