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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dennis Wideman!

Today, March 20, is Capitals defenseman Dennis Wideman's 28th birthday.  A very happy birthday to Wides. The defender has been a brilliant addition to the Capitals roster since his acquisition on trade deadline Monday from the Florida panthers, well worth the price of a third round pick and Jake Hauswirth.  In his ten games with the Caps, Washington is 9-1 and he has racked up six assists and a plus-seven rating, which is one of the best offensive stretches from any Capitals defenseman all season.  Despite the occasional adventure with the puck in his own zone, he has also been a stalwart on the back end, blocking shots with his face (just like Dale Hunter said he would) and his midsection as well as the traditional shinpad and skate variety.  And, the Capitals get him next year, too.  Thanks, GMGM.
The Capitals have today off and will return to the ice Monday morning at 10:30 for a practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.  The Capitals will then fly to Philadelphia for their game with the Flyers Tuesday night.  Make sure to check up on all your news from yesterday in the world of Caps hockey: practice updatesthe Caps sign a new prospect, and your daily scoreboard watching.
Lastly, check out this amazing goal off the stick of Toronto defenseman Luke Schenn last night that began the Leafs' 5-2 rout of the Bruins.  The kid has got skill.

1 comment:

  1. We actually made him a cake, too. A vanilla one. :) We hope he enjoyed it.