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October 7, 2011

Q&A with Washington Capitals Karl Alzner and John Carlson

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Q&A with Washington Capitals Karl Alzner and John Carlson

Washington Capitals Karl Alzner and John Carlson answer reader questions about the upcoming season.
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About the hosts

About the host

Host: Karl Alzner

Karl Alzner

Karl Alzner is a defenseman for the Washington Capitals.
Host: John Carlson

John Carlson

John Carlson is a defenseman for the Washington Capitals.

About the topic

Washington Capitals Karl Alzner and John Carlson answer reader questions about the upcoming season.
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Introduction

Hi. We're Capitals defensemen Karl Alzner and John Carlson, and we are here to host a live video chat. We look forward to answering your questions. 

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Toughest forwards

Who was the most difficult line to defend against last season?  Why?

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Goals and penalties

Who is going to score the first goal between you two? Who is going to get the first penalty?

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Caps' mental makeup

Fans are all excited about the level of talent on the ice this year. How will you maintain focus and determination come April?  

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Karl's Beard

From @RedArmyLine on Twitter:

Karl: How do you grow that awesome beard? Is it genetic?

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Power play

From @RFCapsMoustache on Twitter:

What steps have you both taken to improve the power play?

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Dmitry Orlov

What can you say about Caps prospect young Dmitry Orlov after an entire preseason with him? Where will he be on the depth chart?

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Favorite TV shows

What shows do you guys watch other than Jersey Shore?

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Nicknames

We fans call you guys "Carlzner"- what nicknames do you have for each other?

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Your uniform numbers

Guys -- can you explain how you picked your picked your current uniform numbers (27 and 74)?

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Areas for Improvement

What key areas does the team's defense want to improve on most as you start the season?

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Fighting

Given the success of the bruising Boston Bruins defense last year, is there any chance we see either of you two -- or other defensemen --  trying to drop the mitts a little more this season?

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Conclusion

That's all for today. Thanks for the questions!

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