Panthers’ Radko Gudas On Facing His Former Captain, Alex Ovechkin: “We Can’t Give Him Any Repsect”

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The Washington Capitals held their first postseason practice Sunday morning. They also held their first postseason media session following the workout. Down in South Florida, it was much the same, as the Panthers held their first workout and media session. Here a few snippets from the Panthers media day.

Former Washington Capital Radko Gudas was asked about facing his former captain, Alex Ovechkin. Gudas said “we can’t give him any respect, we have to play him as hard as anyone else.”

Panthers’ head coach Andrew Brunette chose a more complimentary tack when speaking about his first round opponents.

Brunette also provided an update on defenseman Aaron Ekblad, who has been injured and is a question mark for Game 1.

Jonathan Huberdeau and Mason Marchment did not participate in the team’s first postseason practice on Sunday. Their status for Tuesday also sounds questionable.

The Capitals and Panthers open their first round series on Tuesday night in Sunrise, Florida. Puck drop is set for 7:30 PM.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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6 Responses to Panthers’ Radko Gudas On Facing His Former Captain, Alex Ovechkin: “We Can’t Give Him Any Repsect”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Fuss’s trying to talk himself into facing Ovechkin. He knows what’s coming.

  2. Anonymous says:

    More injury issues for Cats than I thought.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Visas is a dumbass.

  4. Anonymous says:

    It’s touch to say which team has the heavier game.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Are you mentally disabled?

  6. P Norman says:

    Ovechkin should play in the KHL with Putin applauding him.

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