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Last week, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin slept through practice. Barry Trotz punished the forward by scratching him for that night’s game against the San Jose Sharks.
“It was suck,” Ovechkin said to the media at the time.
According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, this isn’t the first time in recent history that a Capital has missed practice.
25. You learn something new every day: Five years ago, a Washington player slept in, missing a practice — and nothing. No discipline. It caused a problem. (It wasn’t Alexander Ovechkin. I’m told the perpetrator is long gone.) But there are enough people around the organization who remember, so, this time the Capitals kill it before it festers.
So that means it was during the 2010-11 season when Bruce Boudreau coached the team.
Here’s the roster that season via Wikipedia.
Who do you think it was?
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