Monday, October 02, 2006

Caps Finish Preseason

Capitals 2, Hurricanes 4

Caps made a game out of it, but in the end Ray Whitney’s two goals including the clincher, broke the back of the Capitals. The ‘Canes get their first win in the preseason, while the Caps wrap up their preseason at 3-2-1.

Ok, I know this post is a little late, but between the afternoon game, the wild Redskins win, and watching The Amazing Race I just didn’t have much time. All I know is that many of the Caps were not on the roster for this game. Injuries maybe the Achilles heel for the Caps this year.

Jamie Heward and Dainius Zubrus are both slow to return after off seasons surgeries. Keeping this group healthy will be a full time job. Players in the system I would like to see come up and be in a Caps sweater all season is Shaone Morrison, Brooks Laich and Jakub Klepis (who had a great preseason). Kris Beech, Mike Green and Alex Giroux all get honorable mention and look to see them up in Capitals sweater often.

Next up is the season opener against the New York Rangers. For Puckhead, I will be doing a season preview, just as soon as I sit down and do the actual research.

Wash Post details the preseason ender and the injury woes. Caps next game will be on Comcast Sports Net. The season is nearly here. Can you feel it?

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