... And the living is easy. At least until the Capitals rookie camp starts up this Wednesday. A full roster hasn't made it out yet but players likely to appear are Nicklas Backstrom, Karl Alzner, Simeon Varlamov, Sasha Pokulok Joe Finley, Michal Neuvirth along with Maryland natives Luke Lynes and Stephen Werner. Practices and scrimmages are open to the public at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Schedule.
The chances of these rookies making the squad depends on how they do in summer camp. No word if there will be smores or singing around the campfire after practice. The Caps are looking a little more loaded up with some summer signings like Tom Poti, Viktor Kozlov and Michael Nylander now in Capital sweaters. That means this rookie camp could be a fireworks show of talent if players wish to also be in the new red, white and blue.