Del Zotto's waiver status is a concern. What happens if he struggles again? I'm expecting a bounce back and a solid season (35-40 points) as he earns the top PP gig. An interesting read, though.
A good read on Nick Backstrom's summer training. These are the types of pieces we usually hear about each summer (so and so is in the best shape of their career), but with Backstrom I think any off ice improvements will go a long way in helping him erase his miserable 2010-11 season.
Music to the ears of Caps fans:
"In addition to conditioning, Backstrom went further when asked about the tone of the 2011-12 season and the expectations for a team that isn’t so young anymore.
“I think it’s time for us to grow up,” Backstrom said. “I can speak for myself and it’s time for me to make sure I take better responsibilities out there the way the coaches want me to and with my own performance. It started this summer.”"
More big words from another Caps star who had a below average 2010-11 season.
A very interesting read here on failed prospect Jason Bonsignore.
I was too young to really remember Bonsignore asides from hearing the name. How many poolies missed the boat and drafted him early, like the Oilers?
Haven't seen Paul Kariya videos up here in a while... one of my favorites growing up: