Philadelphia Flyers


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.


Hours before Robert Griffin III and the Redskins open the NFL season on Sept.


Now that Vinny Lecavalier has flown to Philadelphia to begin the final five years of his NHL career …


Adam Oates tried to get Vinny Lecavalier in a Capitals jersey, but in the end, money and length of contract swayed him to go to the division rival Philadelphia Flyers.


If they cannot come to terms with Mike Ribeiro before July 5 the Capitals may  be in the market for a second-line center who can complement top-line pivot Nicklas Backstrom.