Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Well The Pre-Season Opens Tonight In Columbus ...

You heard that right folks. Tonight, the Capitals NHL Pre-season opens in Columbus, OH against the Blue Jackets. I'm still wondering if there's any way to actually watch the game - if there is someone let me know.

In the meantime, here's the Columbus Roster per the Columbus Dispatcher's Blue Jackets Extra yesterday.

The Blue Jackets tentative lineup is:

F1: Nikita Filatov, Derick Brassard, Jake Voracek
F2: R.J. Umberger, Ryan Johansen, Rick Nash
F3: Max Mayorov, Sammy Pahlsson, Chris Clark
F4: Petr Straka, Trevor Frischmon, Jared Boll

D1: Jan Hejda-David Savard
D2: John Moore-Dalton Prout
D3: Fedor Tyutin-Ted Ruth

G1: Steve Mason
G2: Daren Machesney

So interesting notes here ..

The Blue Jackets have a new coach and it looks like Nikita Filatov will get another chance to show what he can do in a new atmosphere/setting.

Chris Clark gets a chance to beat his old team, as does Daen "Cheeser" Machesney.

The Columbus lineup looks more solid then I thought it would, ggod thing its only pre-season and not playoff hockey where we'd have to worry our guys don't "play right" and might get shown up by R.J Umberger....

The Caps tentative lineup is:

Brooks Laich - Tomas Fleischmann - Alexander Semin
Jason Chimera - Mathieu Perreault - Eric Fehr
Andrew Gordon - Marcus Johansson - Matt Hendricks
Kyle Greentree - Cody Eakin - Joel Rechlicz

Defense (in no particular order)
John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Tyler Sloan, Brian Fahey, John Erskine and Sean Collins

Semyon Varlamov
Braden Holtby

Now that we have a pre-season game against another team maybe we'll get some idea who pucksandbooks was talking about in his post " " or if like I suspect it was either a) total BS, b) a misunderstanding on his part, c) total BS, or d) a parital snippet overheard and misunderstood or e) total ,,, well you get the idea, no need to dwell on the subject any further.


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