Looks like a few are being cut from training camp. Joel Broda, Stefan Della Rovere, Dmitry Kugryshev, Brett Leffler, Eric Mestery and Justin Taylor were all sent back to their junior teams for more seasoning.
Kugryshev and Della Rovere had a good rookie camp, but proved that playing with the big boys is a little more than they could handle. Not that they were horrible, more that they sort of got lost in the shuffle.
In other news, Group B won the very first Geaten Duschene Cup by shootout. Sergei Fedorov lifted the Cup and then shared it with his teammates. They even took pictures in front of it. Pretty fun to watch those guys get a kick out of it.
Tarik has released the roster for the preseason game in Carolina. Some of the big names are not on the roster like Backstrom, Green, Ovechkin, Semin or Clark. Which is to be expected. While a win isn't that important, the Caps still want to do well and the players I will be watching closely will be John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Oskar Osala, and Mathieu Perreault.
And I heard that Alex Ovechkin's nickname has changed from Ovie, to Ovi. At least to the boys (and girl) at OFB. I guess Ovie was too close to Olie. Makes sense.