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Summertime Series: Capitals Q&A!

The Washington Capitals probably should be playing playoff hockey right now. Let's be blunt! However, since they are on an unscheduled extended vacation, we had to come up with something to fill the time. Then I came up with a somewhat brilliant idea. What a perfect time to do Q&A's with Washington media and personalities. That will work. It will have to work.  What...
Via Puckrant.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Predators Acquire D Rissling From Capitals

The Washington Capitals have traded the rights to defenseman Jaynen Rissling to the Nashville Predators in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Green On The Trade Block?

     After the implosion that was the end of the Capitals season the rumors are starting to heat up regarding more than a few of the players. I've seen mention of Mike Green, Alex Ovechkin (repeatedly), Mikhail Grabovski, Dustin "Pancakes" Penner, and Jaroslav Halak most notably.       Everyone knows what this team needs moving forward to compete, and that...
Via Puckrant.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin under fire again

No matter how a Washington Capitals season ends, who the coach is, how the roster is constructed or which way the team is trying to play, the majority of the criticism levied upon the organization is directed toward Alex Ovechkin. Nine seasons into his NHL career, there’s no one more aware of that reality than Ovechkin himself. “It’s part of my job,” Ovechkin, 28, said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former Capitals In Playoffs -- Johnny Oduya?

Buried deep in the halls of the NHL is a little known secret. Who am I kidding? This is one that probably not many people know at all. However, at one time Johnny Oduya was a member of the Washington Capitals organization. Now he never did play for the Caps. Instead, Oduya wound up in Sweden before coming back to the U.S. to play for several teams and won a Stanley Cup in Chicago...
Via Puckrant.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Six NHLer’s Confirmed For Russia’s World Championship Roster by   Steven Ellis

With the Washington Capitals missing the playoffs for the first time since the 2006-2007 season, the Russian national team will be fortunate enough to ice the talents of Evgeni Kuznetsov and Alexander Ovechkin. Unfortunately, with Ilya Kovalchuk, Alexander Radulov and Alexander Semin missing the tournament due to injuries, the team will have a tough time trying to reach the medal [...]
Via The Hockey House
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin: I’m never going to ask for a trade

Photo: sports.ru There is a lot of finger pointing going on throughout the media in Washington with the Capitals set to miss the postseason for the first time since the 2006-07 season. There were some positives but clearly a lot more negatives to the 2013-14 season. Alexander Ovechkin led the NHL in goals, scoring 51 along with 24 power play goals and a +/- rating of a -35. Ovechkin...
Via DC Sports-Kings
6 days ago  |  Discuss

No Word for Adam Oates on His Job as Head Coach

According to Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates, to the best of his knowledge, he remains the Caps’ head coach.  Oates performed a few exit interviews today and met with the media this afternoon. The Capitals season ended yesterday without a playoff appearance for the first time since the 2006/07 season.  The jobs of General Manage George McPhee and Oates may be in question...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps' Marcus Johansson's season ends with UBI

As if barely missing out on the playoffs wasn't painful enough, the Washington Capitals now have to endure injury added to insult.Centerman Marcus Johansson left The Capitals' win over the coasting Chicago Blackhawks in the second period on Friday night, the result of taking a Nicklas Backstrom drive off of his left hand during a Caps' power play and did not return...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin would have to negotiate out of current deal to head to KHL

Ilya Kovalchuk shocked the hockey world last summer when he retired from the NHL and signed with SKA Saint Petersburg in the KHL the following week. Would Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin be next? From TSN: On Thursday’s edition of Insider Trading on the NHL on TSN, (Pierre LeBrun) reported that there were whispers out of the KHL that one of the clubs may try to approach...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The truth is Alex Ovechkin is an over-rated player

I agree with EVERYTHING  said about Alex Ovechkin. Because of his shortcomings on the other side of the puck I consider him an over-rated player–as much as that can be said of anyone who scores roughly fifty times a year besides the fact that he hits people all over the ice. But he–like Mario Lemieux back when  #66 was in his athletic prime–is indifferent (to say the least...
Via USA Sports 360
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps out of playoffs. What next?

The Washington Capitals were officially eliminated from the NHL playoffs last night.  It is the first time since the 2006/07 season that the Capitals roster will be watching the playoffs from the comfort of their own homes. Sad?  Yes.  Necessary?  Yes. Think about it.  If the Caps squeeked into the NHL playoffs, with the roster constructed as is, they would not have advanced...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaroslav Halak’s Agent ‘Bewildered’ Adam Oates Would Betray His Player’s Trust

The Washington Capitals are fighting for a playoff spot in the final days of the regular season, and if that wasn’t tough enough, the team also is dealing with an issue between head coach Adam Oates and starting goaltender Jaroslav Halak. Oates told reporters before Tuesday’s 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues that Halak “wasn’t 100 percent comfortable” playing against his...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brouwer and Johansson collide in bad way

The Washington Capitals are faced with a must win situation the rest of the season. If the team wins out, they may have an outside shot at a playoff berth. In tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues, forwards Troy Brouwer and Marcus Johansson met between the blue line and center ice during the Capitals late first period power play. Let’s just say that Brouwer has a pretty...
Via DC Sports-Kings
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Coach Throws Goalie Under Bus For Not Wanting To Face Former Team

Washington Capitals goaltender Jaroslav Halak had an opportunity to play against his former team and show it why trading him prior to the March 5 NHL trade deadline was a mistake, but instead of relishing the opportunity to make a statement, he wanted no part of starting net Tuesday night. “We know the feelings when you go into your old stomping ground and it’s not always easy...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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