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Latest Michael Green Items
George McPhee has sat in on the meetings as part of the NHL's committee to study concussions and the game's impact on them. He knows the numbers. He knows the scary reality.
The Bronx cheers filled the air at Verizon Center when Tomas Vokoun made a routine save. This was his Capitals debut, and he was in the middle of a nightmare performance of bad bounces and pucks winding up behind him when they shouldn't have.
Mike Green made a mistake in the Washington Capitals' season opener on Saturday that led to a power-play goal. He owned up to it.
Johan Franzen broke a tie in the second period, Ty Conklin stopped 29 shots and the Detroit Red Wings beat Colorado 3-0 on Saturday to spoil a night in which the Avalanche retired the jersey of Peter Forsberg.
Minimal fanfare surrounded opening night for the Washington Capitals. Their 2010-11 Southeast Division Champions banner was simply lowered into place, and the roster wasn't announced as happens in so many other buildings at the start of the season.
The Washington Capitals always win their home opener, don't they? Saturday night's victory over the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-3 in overtime, makes it 10 straight for them. So you don't want to draw too many conclusions, make too many sweeping statements, off 60 (or so) minutes at the rink — not when, as Bruce Boudreau reminded everybody, there are still "81 more to go."
Just when the air had been taken out of the Washington Capitals in the third period of Saturday night's season opener, coach Bruce Boudreau displayed only calm behind the bench. The message was clear.
Open up The Hockey News' NHL season preview edition and the Washington Capitals are the pick to win the Stanley Cup. The Washington Times even devoted its 10-page preview section looking ahead to the Capitals' pursuit of hockey's Holy Grail.
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.