It has become a popular notion that whenever a coach of the Washington Capitals is removed, his dismissal is covered with Alex Ovechkins finger prints.
One month ago Mike Knuble saw the writing on the wall. His 15-year NHL career would end as a healthy scratch on a team that barely clawed its way into the playoffs.
Jay Beagle did not practice with the Capitals on Friday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, further darkening his chances of playing in Game 7 Saturday night in New Yorks Madison Square Garden.
This may seem hard to believe, but when the Capitals visit the New York Rangers Saturday night for the seventh and decisive game of the Eastern Conference Semifinals 7:30, NBC Sports Network, it wi