Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Opening Night Roster

Per Mike Vogel, here are your 2007-08 Capitals as they stand for opening night:

Brent Johnson
Olie Kolzig

John Erskine
Mike Green
Milan Jurcina
Shaone Morrisonn
Brian Pothier
Tom Poti
Jeff Schultz

Nicklas Backstrom
Matt Bradley
Donald Brashear
Chris Clark
Tomas Fleischmann
Boyd Gordon
Viktor Kozlov
Brooks Laich
Michael Nylander
Alex Ovechkin
Matt Pettinger
Alexander Semin
Dave Steckel
Brian Sutherby

Injured Reserve: Steve Eminger, Eric Fehr

Surprises? Not really any at this point, although Eminger's appearance on the IR can be viewed either as a way to hold onto more bodies until a trade can be made or as a sign that maybe that nagging ankle injury is still bothering him. Sadly I'd put my money on the former and Eminger's days as a Cap look to be numbered...and I still can't believe that Schultz gets the call over him. We'll see what happens in the coming days, I guess.

So the Caps go with 7 defensemen and 14 forwards for opening night, Dave Steckel finally makes the team, and Ben Clymer is a Bear. For now. Strange doings around here...strange but wonderful in the long run. I'm ready, let's go already!


Victor said...


PaV said...

DC - you know me, I have some sort of smart ass remark, like 'it doesn't matter what roster they have, they are still the CAPS....didn't ya guys get beat by a rookie goaltender on Sunday.... one could say their asses were GLASSED' :-P

Please don't hurt me...

Anonymous said...

Definitely strange.
Good thing Johnny is looking up to the task. As beloved and good as he is, Olie is slowing down.
Nylander didn't impress much in the preseason.

Kirsten said...

I get confused with your Backstrom and mine. I was all "why is Nicklas Backstrom playing forward for the Caps? He plays goal for us..." Now I see, there are two of them. It has clearly been a long day.