While his teammates were putting themselves through Barry Trotz’s grueling fitness skate at Friday’s first day of training camp, center Nicklas Backstrom (offseason hip surgery) and defenseman Bro
One grueling stride at a time, Nicklas Backstrom is answering the biggest question hanging over the Capitals as they prepare to begin training camp on Friday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
Derek Roy says he could have signed a professional tryout contract with another NHL team, but chose the Washington Capitals as his potential employer for one shiny reason.
With center Nicklas Backstrom questionable for the start of the season following offseason hip surgery, the Capitals have invited veteran center Derek Roy to attend training camp.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom was flattered by the words he heard from Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock.