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Top 3 Players Drafted by the Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals entered the 2014 NHL Draft needing to make up for some deficiencies on the team. In an effort to do so, the Capitals traded picks at various times to move up in the draft and made some interesting decisions. Here’s a review of the team’s first three picks.   3. Nathan Walker In the third round of the draft, the Capitals selected Walker, the first Australian...
Via Beyond The Benches
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brooks Laich, Julianne Hough’s Twitter interactions nearly sickeningly saccharine (pics)

As the NHL world reels as it attempts to come to terms with the news that Alexander Ovechkin and tennis star Maria Kirilenko have broken off their engagement, at least some solace can be achieved by knowing that the relationship between Brooks Laich, Ovi’s Washington Capitals teammate, and actress Julianne Hough is still going strong. […] The post Brooks Laich, Julianne Hough’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Kirilenko dumped Alex Ovechkin over Instagram photo?

Women’s tennis player Maria Kirilenko released a statement earlier this week announcing that she has called off her engagement with Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin. Was an Instagram photo one of the reasons she decided to move on? Over the weekend, Ovechkin’s friend Vitaly Fridzon — a Russian basketball player — shared a photo of Ovechkin […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Ovechkin's fiancée break up with him over Instagram pic?

I would imagine there is more to it than this, but it isn’t uncommon for social media to be the straw that broke the camel’s back in a relationship. According to SI, Ovechkin’s lady tennis player Maria Kirilenko didn’t take too kindly to this Instagram photo of Ovechkin and Russian basketball pro Vitaly Fridzon in Helicopter (you can see the photo below).  The sad part is...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Kirilenko breaks off engagement with Alex Ovechkin

Alexander Ovechkin and women’s tennis star Maria Kirilenko got engaged over a year ago. The two had been dating for three years and seemed very happy together, but the relationship apparently did not work out. On Monday, Kirilenko released a statement through the Russian Tennis Federation announcing that she has called off the engagement. “I […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin, Tennis Star Maria Kirilenko Break Off Engagement Plans

You can cross one power couple off of the list in the sports world today. Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin and his girlfriend, tennis star Maria Kirilenko, have broken off their engagement, R-Sports reported Monday morning. Kirilenko would not say why the two ended things, but did wish Ovechkin the best in his hockey career. “I have made a decision to break up our...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Kirilenko Ends Engagement To Alexander Ovechkin

Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko and Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin had been dating for three years and were engaged in December 2012, but it appears that engagement is now over. Kirilenko issued this statement: “I have decided to terminate the engagement, – said Maria. – There are many reasons, but do not want to […] The post Maria Kirilenko Ends Engagement...
Via Diehardsport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Capitals Reloaded

#490969317 / gettyimages.com The Washington Capitals spent more money in free agency than any other team in hockey this year in hopes that a bevy of new players, when added to team stalwarts like Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Bäckström, can help them find their way back into the playoffs after missing out last season. In addition to new players, the Capitals made major changes to...
Via Beyond The Benches
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Mike Green still fit in Capitals puzzle?

Just as Barry Trotz has visions of multiple forward line combinations dancing in his head, Capitals assistant coach Todd Reirden has a variety of defensive pairings he’d like to see once training camp rolls around in September. “It’s going to be a competitive situation,” Reirden said last week as the Capitals’ development camp drew to a close. “We have to see what pairs...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

One Capitals columnist believes a Mike Green trade would yield Gustav Nyquist in return from Wings

The Mike Green trade talk has almost entirely originated from Detroit-area sportswriters (though NBC Washington's Adam Vignan poured some cold water on the theory that Green's going to be traded at all), so Comcast Sportsnet Washington's Chuck Gormley's examination of a possible Green-to-the-Red-Wings scenario merits mentioning... Especially given that Gormley believes...
Via Kukla's Korner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What Exactly Is The ‘Capitals Way’?

from Alex Prewitt of Capitals Insider, ... since Trotz and his staff assembled in Washington, the idea of the “Capitals Way” has entered their lexicon, another one of the intangible concepts – think “culture change” or “Brooks Orpik’s leadership” – being preached so much. So what does this mean, exactly? What is the “Washington Capitals Way” Trotz wants...
Via Kukla's Korner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

First-round pick Jakub Vrana signs with Capitals

First-rounder Jakub Vrana, drafted No. 13 overall last month, has signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the Washington Capitals. His NHL cap hit would be $832,500 for all three seasons and $70,000 per season in the AHL, according to the Capitals. The Czech Republic native joins his fellow countryman Vitek Vanecek, a goalie and second-round pick by the Capitals last month,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps first rounder Jakub Vrana signs entry deal

It didn’t take long for the Washington Capitals first rounder to make an impact. He did it first at Development Camp last week, impressing Caps coaches and front office brass. He did it again today, by agreeing to terms with the Caps on a three year entry deal. That comes just a few weeks after being selected in the 13th round of the NHL Draft. Per Capgeek, Vrana’s three-year...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals sign second-round pick Vitek Vanecek to three-year deal

Goaltender Vitek Vanecek, picked this June in the second round of the 2014 NHL draft, has signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the Washington Capitals, the team announced Tuesday. With a desire to secure a netminder after drafting winger Jakub Vrana 13th overall, the Capitals traded up to nab Vanecek, responding a an early run of goaltenders — three were taken between No...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Newest Capital Niskanen is pleased with team’s new direction

Newest Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen is pleased with the direction that Barry Trotz is taking the team (Courtesy of CBS Sports)   When the smoke cleared on July 1st, the biggest name in the  NHL Free Agency Class of 2014 had made his decision to spend the next seven years of his life in a red uniform, a move that he has since stated was one that he hasn’t regretted. After...
Via DC Sports-Kings
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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