Friday, September 26, 2008

It's Not You, It's Me (Updated)

The Capitals make more cuts as Hershey starts their training camp today. The latest include: Greg Amadio, Dean Arsene, Jay Beagle, Francois Bouchard, Sean Collins, Viktor Dovgan, Michael Dubuc, Alexandre Giroux, Bryan Helmer, Maxime Lacroix, Tommy Maxwell, Patrick McNeill, Graham Mink, Travis Morin, Michal Neuvirth, Oskar Osala, Steve Pinizzotto, Sasha Pokulok, Darren Reid and Kyle Wilson.

Some surprises and thoughts:

Osala gets sent down after what I thought had a good development camp/rookie camp. It seems though he is getting lost amongst the veterans. I really thought he would last much longer.

Mathieu Perrault stays but Bouchard is sent down.

The forward's list gets tighter going down to 20 players, but there are still 14 defensemen at camp. The competition must be getting pretty stiff for a job on D.

The goaltender list goes down to fourth and surprisingly, it's Neuvirth that was the low goaltender on the todem pole. Daren Machesney, Simeon Varlamov, Brent Johnson and Jose Theodore remain.

UPDATE: Per Caps PR Dept., Josh Godfrey was also sent down to Hershey. Now the defensemen are down to 13 players. 6 more to cut before October seventh.

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