"It’s happening almost everywhere around the league," he said. The quality of ice and the new models of skates are other factors being looked at. "The new skates," Gordon said, "there’s absolutely no give to them at all."Scott Gordon, responding to Chris Botta about the team's epic injury list this season, which now includes Mark Streit again. Botta said he's heard the same from "dozens" of coaches/players/trainers. Might be of interest to visiting Caps fans, who have seen their share of injuries and bad ice.