By Elaine Donnelly
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The 2004-05 NHL lockout was perhaps the worst thing to happen to hockey in the modern era. A whole season was lost, and a lot of casual fans tuned out the game.
The Washington Capitals yesterday credited a busy summer for triggering brisk sales of season tickets during July, and team officials said it's possible the team could boost its ticket base by more than 30 percent for the 2007-08 season.
It's the first week in July and the Washington Capitals already have their top six forwards in place, enough personnel to staff their third and fourth lines a few times over and their goalie rotation worked out.
Last season Alex Ovechkin lost his center and mentor at the trade deadline, days after losing his other linemate to injury.
The Washington Capitals turned to a familiar face yesterday as they continue to reshape their roster via free agency.
Nylander noted his family's familiarity with the area, his relationship with Caps general manager George McPhee and the potential to play with Ovechkin as the reasons he chose to sign with the team Monday.
"Throughout the couple years [Ovechkin has] been here they've been developing great. I see even more potential here," Nylander said. "Of course, Ovechkin is a high profile player in this league, and it is a great opportunity. ... It would be fun to play with a goal scorer like Ovechkin, but it is the coach's decision."