washcaps: Ovi, Green, Bradley, Boudreau, Eakin, Perreault all speak after morning sk8 about playing at VC tonight
Who could've believe it? :-) Paul Kukla got tricked by Life.ru via Pravda.ru!
By Michelle Scalise, CSNwashington.com:
The Pravda Newspaper out of Russia must have their facts wrong. The paper reported that Alex Ovechkin will be recording a hip hop track with international sensation Eminem.
"It would be such an honor for me, because I am a big fan of Eminem. I always have his CDs in my car, and I would be very glad to meet him. By the way, Eminem's 8 Mile film is just great," Alexander told Life Sports, according to the article.
Nate Ewell, the Capitals VP of Communication confirmed the reports are just not right.
"Not to ruin everyone's fun, but all signs I have point to the Ovechkin/Eminem story being false."
Mike Vogel, Dump'n'Chase:
With Fleischmann out, Mathieu perreault gets the top center slot tonight, skating between alex Ovechkin and mike Knuble. Those two big rig wingers are used to skating with Nicklas Backstrom, who has a tendency to slow the game down somewhat. That’s not Perreault’s style; he’s more “go, go, go.”
I asked Boudreau how he thought Perreault’s style would mesh with his new linemates.
“I think they’ll be able to adjust,” says Boudreau. “Knuble doesn’t go, go, go very fast. I don’t think [Perreault] will be in awe of those guys. That’s why I’m putting him up there. Sometimes, you put guys in that position and they go, ‘Oh my God, I’ve got to get the puck to Ovi.’ And that was the greatest thing about Nicky. He didn’t give a crap. He was playing his game and if [Ovi] was open, he’d get him the puck.
“I think Matty should do pretty well.”