Mike Vogel has a nice interview with Steve "I heart hair gel" Eminger over at the Caps site. Eminger was made a qualifying offer by the Caps this summer, which makes me plenty happy. Vogel touches on what a lot of us think about Eminger -- he is young (23) and still learning but the talent is there. And for the record, Eminger is a native of Onatario. With such an impressive amount of hair gel use (the likes of which I have not seen since "Growing up Gotti") I had assumed Emmy was a New Jerseyan. Not so. An interview highlight:
The circumstances were somewhat out of your control, but think back to the end of February when they sat you out for that handful of games. That had to hurt you, I know you’re a proud guy and that had to hurt you sitting upstairs. Where was your head at then and where was it after you came back from that?
“It was definitely a tough time. For any player sitting out is an awful feeling. I couldn’t wait to get back in the lineup. I didn’t know when, and I didn’t know what to do because you’re [still] practicing. Your mindset is that you practice hard and you’re going to support the team and when you get the call you have to be ready to go back into the lineup. And when you get back into the lineup and you just never want to be back in that position. I had some thinking to do while I was out. I guess one of the lessons they were teaching me was that you never want to take anything for granted. You want to stay in this lineup and you want to earn this spot.”