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GMGM on his team

"We feel, today, that if we can ever get everybody in at once, it’s a pretty good hockey team. That’s what’s been unfortunate; we just can’t get a healthy team. . . . But if we can get it together, we like this group. It’s a pretty good group. And if it makes the playoffs, there are going to be teams that don’t want to play us." - George McPhee

Via the Washington Post

GMGM on going all-in

"If you’ve got a chance to do something, you’re all in and you get what you need. What you pay for it is secondary. You get what you need," McPhee said. "We had some real good clubs here for a number of years. And we paid a lot over the years to add to the club at the deadline. You owe that to your team and your fanbase."

Via ESPN ($)

From the "Cutting Off Your Nose to Spite Your Face" file

Malkin believed coaches catered to players who were members of his country's Kontinental Hockey League. He sensed a point was being made at the expense of star Russians — specifically, he and Washington's Alex Ovechkin — who have chosen to remain in the NHL.

Via TribLIVE, where there's much more.

Is Anyone Going to Ask McPhee A Tough Question?

"I don't think it's too much to ask that when the GM of one of the most disappointing teams in the league--and one that has been in a steady decline for the last three years--speaks to you for the first time since Thanksgiving, he should at least spend that half hour on somewhat of a hot seat. And yet after watching that press conference, it appears McPhee didn't even really need to break a sweat."

Interesting thoughts via The Fingerman

Well, that sure sums is up succinctly...

New Nike ad featuring Alex Ovechkin

"I think that most of the people on this planet are not as crazy as Russians."

Kuzzy "Update"

Slava Malamud: Capitals prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov to Sport-Express: "I will not stay in KHL even for $10 million. I gave my word to #Caps and will keep it"

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