Monday, July 9, 2007

Capitals Development Camp

Between the July 4th festivities (beer, baseball, and veggie dogs), and then recovery from the July 4th festivities (beer), I forgot to post this:

The Washington Capitals will hold their annual summer development camp at their new training facility for the first time, July 11-14 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. The camp, which features recent Capitals draft picks, select rookie players and other prospects, includes on- and off-ice workouts.

The on-ice workouts, which will include multiple scrimmages, are open to the public. The off-ice workouts are closed to the public.

Capitals Summer Development Camp On Ice Schedule

Tuesday, July 10 Players arrive

Wednesday, July 11 On ice in two groups beginning at 8:30 a.m.; scrimmage from 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Thursday, July 12 On ice in two groups beginning at 8:30 a.m.; scrimmage from 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Friday, July 13 On ice in two groups beginning at 8:30 a.m.; scrimmage from 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Saturday, July 14 On ice in two groups beginning at 8:30 a.m.; scrimmage from 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Sunday, July 15 Players depart

The camp’s complete roster is yet to be finalized, but among the confirmed participants are Capitals first-round draft picks Karl Alzner (2007), Nicklas Backstrom (2006), Simeon Varlamov (2006), Sasha Pokulok (2005) and Joe Finley (2005). Michal Neuvirth (a 2006 second-round selection) and Maryland natives Luke Lynes (a 2006 Capitals draft pick) and Stephen Werner (a 2003 Capitals draft pick) will also attend.
PS: I forgot to mention that the Caps are getting some love from George Solomon (three paragraphs, but I'll take what I can get from the Post). Its nothing Caps fans didnt know but a little respect feels nice. Check it out at the Post and CapsChick has a breakdown.


Ally S said...

Love from the Post is great.

Shmee are you going to any of the scrimmages?

Rage said...

You're vegetarian too? <3

Ally S said...


Shmee said...

Ally: I dont know. My b-day is coming up so I think I might be out of town. I would love to see Karl with a K on the ice though.

Rage: Yup. I realized I was going to disappoint my mother by never marrying an Indian doctor, so I figured the least I could do was be a veggie.

Rage said...

Funny, because my mom would be disappointed if I DID marry an Indian dude.

noyb said...

Any update on Fehr?

Finny said...

awww... rookie camp! I don't think I'll be able to go see the babies on my ice this year. Too bad, too.

It's pretty fun to watch the future skate around, mostly because you see how far they actually come between training and making it up in the show.

Shmee said...

Finny: Ha! I am now going to refer to them as the babies.

I am very curious to watch Alzner, since he has been touted a the most "NHL ready" player in this year's draft.

Shmee said...

noyb: sorry, completely forgot to answer. Rage is pretty in the loop on this one but last I heard, Fehr's injury had been reclassified to a hip problem (from a back problem) and it wasnt any better or worse.

Rage said...

That's what I read as well.

I believe it was in the post recently with a quote from GMGM.