Check out our post-game interviews from Washington Capitals John Carlson, Jay Beagle, Braden Holtby, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Karl Alzner, Troy Brouwer and Dale Hunter following the team’s 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers. Read the rest of this entry »
Check out interviews from Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Braden Holtby and Dale Hunter following the team’s 5-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres. Read the rest of this entry »
Below are interviews from Washington Capitals Jeff Halpern, Braden Holtby, Alex Ovechkin, Troy Brouwer, and Dale Hunter following the team’s 2-1 shootout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Read the rest of this entry »
Below are interviews from Washington Capitals Brooks Laich, Karl Alzner, Alex Ovechkin, Troy Brouwer, and Dale Hunter following the team’s 3-2 overtime win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Below are interviews from Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, Michal Neuvirth, Troy Brouwer, Mike Knuble, Marcus Johansson, and Dale Hunter following the team’s 4-1 win over the Nashville Predators.
Tonight marks the beginning of a new era for the Washington Capitals as legendary center Dale Hunter makes his return to Washington behind the bench as the franchise’s 15th head coach.
Hunter made his mark in the NHL as a talented offensive player with the Quebec Nordiques and with the Capitals after being involved in a 1987 trade to D.C. that began a 12-year career in Washington. He evolved into one of the most feared players in the league, racking up 3,565 career penalty minutes, which is second most in NHL history.
For the past 11 seasons, he has owned and coached the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League and in the process, turned a struggling franchise into one of the most respected teams in the OHL for the past decade. Among his notable achievements in London, Hunter became the fastest coach in OHL history to reach 300 and 400 wins. Read the rest of this entry »
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John Carlson, the 27th overall pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, made his professional debut on Saturday night at Giant Center, taking a regular shift in the Bears’ opening win against the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins in the Eastern Conference Division Finals, the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs.
The 6’3” 210 pound native of Natick, Massachusetts, who recently joined the Bears after ending his junior career under the tutelage of Capitals’ legend, Dale Hunter, with the London Knights of the OHL, took a regular shift in his debut, skating alongside his defensive partner, veteran, Dean Arsene.
Assessing his own performance, Carlson, while giving himself high marks, admitted that it was a collective effort among all of the Hershey rearguards that made his first appearance a successful one.
“It was good; I really enjoyed it,” said the 19-year-old. “It was a tough game, back and forth a little bit, but I thought everyone else played really well. All of the defensemen were being really talkative, and that always helps when you are a young guy coming in.”
Carlson, who looked like a seasoned veteran in the outing, slightly changed his routine in anticipation of the event, but kept the same simple mindset that paved the way to the beginning of his professional career.
“Obviously, it’s more important, so you have to prepare yourself a little differently, but you have to look at it as more or less like any other game. You have to try to stick to your game, because if you start trying to be someone else, usually you get caught out of position.”