A little more than a month ago, when the NHL lockout was in its first week, Matt Hendricks walked into Gold’s Gym in Arlington and asked the operations manager if a handful of Capitals could use t
To the players, the NHL lockout has become more about principle than about percentages.
It’s about owners honoring the contracts under which the players agreed to play.
Nicklas Backstrom’s first choice was to play for the Capitals this season.
His second choice was to play for his hometown team in Brynas of the Swedish Elite League.