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The Reality of the Capitals’ Offseason

"We like our team." (Sportsnet) With the draft and unrestricted free agency approaching rapidly, the NHL is about to explode with activity.  The salary cap is coming down, older players with big contracts are being compliance buyouts and will soon be unrestricted free agents, and trade rumors are swirling across the National Hockey League.  And, […]

Offseason Evaluation: Jack Hillen

When Hillen's regression comes, how bad will it be? (AP) As the Washington Capitals’ 2013 season has come to a close, and many words have been written about the team as a whole, it’s now time to look at this club at an individual level.  As such, we will be taking a look at each […]

Offseason Evaluation: Joey Crabb

Can Crabb fight off a poor year to land in the NHL again? (Zimbio) As the Washington Capitals’ 2013 season has come to a close, and many words have been written about the team as a whole, it’s now time to look at this club at an individual level.  As such, we will be taking […]

Offseason Evaluation: Tomas Kundratek

Can Kundratek continue to develop with older, declining defensemen in front of him? (Clydeorama) As the Washington Capitals’ 2013 season has come to a close, and many words have been written about the team as a whole, it’s now time to look at this club at an individual level.  As such, we will be taking […]

Offseason Evaluation: Jeff Schultz

Ah, Sarge. A moment of glory. (WaPo) As the Washington Capitals’ 2013 season has come to a close, and many words have been written about the team as a whole, it’s now time to look at this club at an individual level.  As such, we will be taking a look at each player who played […]

Offseason Evaluation: Aaron Volpatti

Hopefully, Volpatti's role will continue to shrink. (Faceoff) As the Washington Capitals’ 2013 season has come to a close, and many words have been written about the team as a whole, it’s now time to look at this club at an individual level.  As such, we will be taking a look at each player who […]

Something’s Gotta Give

George McPhee is here for the long haul. (AP) Another season has come and gone with similar results for the Washington Capitals, to the point where what was going to happen eventually was very predictable.  After an awful start, the Capitals rode a tremendous stretch of play by Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Green, and […]

Rapid Rewind: Game Over. Capitals 0, Rangers 5

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals fell in another game seven on home ice Monday evening, losing to the New York Rangers in the final game of their 2013 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series by a final score of 5-0.  Henrik Lundqvist was stellar once again in net for New York, posting […]

Rapid Rewind: Seven Again. Capitals 0, Rangers 1

It's almost too predictable at this point. (Photo by Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images) The Washington Capitals lost game six of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the New York Rangers on Sunday at Madison Square Garden, falling 1-0 in a had-fought, defensive affair.  Derick Brassard scored the lone goal of the game for New […]

Rapid Rewind: Ribs for Dinner. Capitals 2, Rangers 1 (OT)

Dogpile! (AP) The Washington Capitals took a 3-2 series lead in the 2013 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the New York Rangers on Friday night inside Verizon Center, winning 2-1 in overtime on a goal from Mike Ribeiro.  Down early following a goal from Brian Boyle after less than a minute, the Capitals killed off […]

Rapid Rewind: Penalty Parade. Capitals 3, Rangers 4

The Rangers used the momentum from early power plays to cut the series lead to 2-1. (MSG) The Washington Capitals dropped a game in their 2013 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the New York Rangers on Monday night, falling 4-3 to the Rangers inside the World’s Most Famous Arena.  After taking an early lead on […]

Rapid Rewind: Game Over Green. Capitals 1, Rangers 0 (OT)

Green fiiiiires….SCAAAR! (Greg Fiume, Getty) The Washington Capitals won game two of their 2013 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the New York Rangers on Saturday afternoon, prevailing 1-0 in overtime on a Mike Green power play goal.  Both teams generated chances constantly during the game and the only reason that the contest remained scoreless as […]

Rapid Rewind: A Great Start. Capitals 3, Rangers 1

Alex Ovechkin found twine for a franchise-record 31st time in the playoffs on Thursday night. (WP) The Washington Capitals won game one of their 2013 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the New York Rangers on Thursday night by a 3-1 score inside a trembling Verizon Center.  Despite a start that saw them dominate play but […]

Playoff Predictions: Andy vs Harry, 2013

It's playoff time!  Let's dive in to those predictions from Staff Writers Andy Green and Harry Hawkings: Eastern Conference Harry says: Pittsburgh over NY Islanders in 6 The Islanders are a great story and have earned their playoff spot with excellent play from John Tavares and the rest of their young roster.  They have a […]

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Déjà vu All Over Again: Caps/Rangers Playoff Preview

Empire State of Mind. (NBCW) With the regular season now closed, we know that the Washington Capitals will face the New York Rangers in the playoffs for the fourth time in the last five postseasons.  The Capitals took a crazy route to get here, getting off to a terrible start before closing out the year […]

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