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Topic - Mike Knuble
Knuble has one assist in three games for Philadelphia, playing in all situations. He's expected to start Friday night's game at the Caps on the second line with Matt Read and Sean Couturier.
He got chances with the Washington Capitals, including last season, but now Aucoin isn't just a call-up. Claimed off waivers by the Islanders, he has three goals and an assist in six games this year and is starting to show the kind of offense he can provide at the NHL level if given the chance.
These were the words hockey fans were waiting to hear for the first 100-plus days of the NHL lockout. Commissioner Gary Bettman delivered them early Sunday morning.
Roman Hamrlik this past week became one of the loudest voices of the NHL lockout. "Disgusted" with the process, he questioned NHL Players' Association head Donald Fehr and called for a vote of 700-plus to get back on the ice.
For the likes of Mike Knuble, the waiting isn't the hardest part. It might be not knowing how long he has to wait.
As the NHL and its players association trade proposals and barbs back and forth in the process of negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement, John Carlson skates. The Washington Capitals defenseman is doing what hockey players often do best: Thinking about hockey.
It was obvious from the outside and even more so to Mike Knuble that he wouldn't be back with the Washington Capitals next season. Perhaps it was clear when he was a healthy scratch in the middle of the season and leading up to the trade deadline, but the veteran right wing knew long before that.
The Washington Capitals were buzzing. Alexander Semin had a back-handed chance. Mike Knuble on the doorstep. Time after time New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was there to provide the big stop.
It's very possible, even likely, that Jay Beagle misses Game 7 of the Washington Capitals' second-round series against the New York Rangers. He hasn't skated since Game 5 on Monday, where he sustained an apparent right leg injury.
Don't call the trio of Mike Knuble, Keith Aucoin and Joel Ward the Washington Capitals' fourth line.
Consider Monday night's Game 2 in a vacuum without consideration of salary, reputation or statistics, and Alex Ovechkin's numbers made him look like a clutch third-liner and power-play specialist.
Unlike that scene in "Glengarry Glen Ross," you don't get a set of steak knives — or anything else — for finishing second in a Stanley Cup playoff series, no matter how memorable it is. All you get is the hurt that comes with knowing that you fell short, that the other team advanced and you didn't.
This wasn't a historically close series by accident. The Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins like playing on the edge, making it the first time in Stanley Cup playoffs history that all seven games were decided by one goal.
Joel Ward's phone buzzed Wednesday afternoon. It was a text message from mentor, friend and former NHL goaltender Kevin Weekes.
A year ago, Mike Knuble played with pins in his broken right hand to get on the ice in the playoffs. But for stretches this season, he couldn't get into the Washington Capitals' lineup even when healthy.
"Maybe the first half it will be sunny, and the second half a storm will be coming in," Knuble said. "That will make it fun for everybody. A little bit of chaos is pretty fun."
"We know that's part of the deal here this year," right wing Mike Knuble said, "is that everybody's going to be waiting to see what happens in the playoffs, and there's not much you can do about it.