Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has been invited by the Russian Hockey Federation to participate in the Olympic torch relay that will begin in Olympia, Greece on Sept. 29.
Brandon Anderson sees the Capitals’ depth chart at goaltender and recognizes his climb to the NHL is impeded by names like Braden Holtby, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer and David Leggio.
Back in the day, you could count on the first rookie game of training camp to be a hard-hitting, high-scoring, glove-dropping mess.
In a good way, of course.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
2012-13: 18-26-4, 40 points
Where they finished: 4th in the Southeast; 14th in the East; 28th in the NHL