Capitals Fortifying Blue Line?

Capitals Fortifying Blue Line?
May 24, 2010, 2:01 pm
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Monday, May 24, 2010,10:01 a.m.CSNwashington.comHelping The Blue Line
Their loss to Montreal showed the Capitals need to improve their defense with a shut down rear guard who isnt afraid to block shots.Enter Ottawas Anton Volchenkov. The Toronto Sun reported this weekend that the Capitals are planning to offer the free agent-to-be a huge contract.Talk is the Capitals are prepared to offer Volchenkov a salary in the 5 million-range, which would be a 1.8-million raise from his 2009-10 stipend, The Toronto Sun reports. There is also the belief that the Caps will have star winger Alex Ovechkin call his comrade and sell him on moving to the D.C. area. Governor Weighs In
Count Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has the first person to pick the Redskins to reach the playoffs.Talking to Politico this weekend, Rendell was asked about the upcoming NFL season and the Redskins and Eagles.Theyre going to be in it, and were not, Rendell told Politico, according to this Philadelphia Inquirer report.Wall Comparisons
Most of the comparisons about John Caliparis latest great point guard, John Wall, have been to Chicagos Derrick Rose.But Rick Bozich of the Louisiville Courier-Journal maintains that Wall is more like fellow Kentucky alum Rajon Rondo.Like Rondo, Wall is lean, swift and relentless, a defender (when motivated) capable of transforming lazy passes into an instant basket, Bozich writes.Ovechkins O-For
Alex Ovechkins hockey season ended Sunday with another disappointing defeat, this time for Russia at the World Championships.Russias 24-game winning streak in the event was snapped in a 2-1 Czech Republic victory.Down 2-0 with two minutes remaining, the Russians had a 6-on-3 advantage and scored with 36 seconds left. The Czechs held on.Ovechkin finishes the year without an Olympic gold, Stanley Cup or World title.Bryces Big Day
Assumed Nationals top pick Bryce Harper had games for the ages this weekend the College of South Nevada.Friday: Hit for the cycle.Saturday: A 6-for-6 day with four home runs, triple, double and 10 runs batted in.Harpers team is now headed for the Junior College World Series.