Q&A with Washington Capitals Karl Alzner and John Carlson

Oct 07, 2011

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

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. 

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

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

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

From @RedArmyLine on Twitter:

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

From @RFCapsMoustache on Twitter:

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

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

What shows do you guys watch other than Jersey Shore?

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

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

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

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?

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

In This Chat
Karl Alzner
Karl Alzner is a defenseman for the Washington Capitals.
John Carlson
John Carlson is a defenseman for the Washington Capitals.
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