Thursday, 20 September 2012

#Lockout2012 - NHL Players in the British Leagues - Could It Happen?

With the NHL preseason having been cancelled today, it looks more and more likely that the regular season will start late. Last time that happened, the whole season was cancelled (2004-05). Whilst this was terrible for NHL fans worldwide, British fans got to see a rare spectacle - NHL quality players in our country.

Bali'more Hockey Classic Cancelled, Hon

Joey Crabb's Baltimore Hockey Classic and All You Can Eat Crabb Leggs has officially been cancelled.  As any hockey fan knows, the ongoing dispute between the NHL owners and the NHLPA means that games are going to be cancelled, and the Baltimore Hockey Classic is among the first to go.  It's just like the Colts leaving Baltimore all over again, but worse I imagine--I'm not really sure how bad that was for you guys considering that I'm not a Baltimore football fan.  In any case I imagine that this is probably just as bad.

I've heard that Joey is taking it pretty hard.

But look at it this way Joey, at least you now have more time to focus on the O's playoff push.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

KHL Rules on Signing NHL Players Matter for 2012-2013

Now that the NHL is in yet another lockout, the rules of the KHL (Kontinental Hockey League) that apply to singing NHL Players during a lockout, matter. Since the lockout will ultimately lead to my excessive boredom and, at times, depression, I have diligently put together a list of the rules that the KHL has in place on signing NHL players when a lockout occurs!

Disclaimer: I do realize that not all NHL players and stars are going to sign in the KHL but as far as I could tell through research, the other European leagues do not have rules on signing NHL players during lockouts.

Happy Birthday, Alex Ovechkin

Just because we're locked out, and have nothing better to do...

Happy 27th Birthday, Alex Ovechkin!

Here's to the next 27!

Also, perhaps more importantly, everybody's favourite Russian goalie turns 20 today. So a very happy birthday to you too, Seryozha Kostenko!

Oh, how we love them.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Doomsday - NHL CBA Expires - Cam's Thoughts.

At 11:59 PM on September 15th 2012, the unthinkable happened. Just eight years after the locked out 2004-05 season, the owner's ridiculous demands have caused yet another work stoppage. Whilst there are no regular season games cancelled yet, it's a pretty good bet that there will be cancelled games. 

Friday, 14 September 2012

#Caps Re-Sign John Carlson

June 20, 2008. He has not changed.
The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman John Carlson to a six-year, $23.8-million contract that will see the blueliner be paid an average of $3.97 million a year.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

State of the Capitals: Brouwer Re-Signed, European Prospects Kick-Off Season, CATP Merchandise

(We'll steer well away from any lockout-related news in this particular post)

With September dragging on, news is slow on the Washington Capitals front. It's warm, there's too much NFL on TV, and for the hockey-loving, there's not much to do. But some significant news #Caps came through today, as the team announced that RW Troy Brouwer has been re-signed to a three-year, $11-million contract.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Christian Djoos Shines at Four Nations Tournament

When the Washington Capitals' European prospects do well, the Europeans among us here at Caps Across the Pond are happy.

And with the doom of the Collective Bargaining Agreement talks leaving us all distraught, a certain Caps' 2012 7th-rounder thought he might do us all a favo(u)r and cheer us up.