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, […]

Would the Capitals Trade Mike Ribero’s Rights?

Unrestricted free agent Mark Streit was recently traded from the New York Islanders to the Philadelphia Flyers, allowing the Flyers to begin negotiating with him prior to the July 5th opening of NHL Free Agency. Philadelphia promptly signed the defenseman to a four-year deal. It’s a common occurrence; the Caps traded Dennis Wideman to Calgary […]

Oveckin Wins Hart Memorial Trophy

Alex Ovechkin, captain and forward for the Washington Capitals, won his this Hart Memorial Trophy on Saturday, June 15th when the second half of the winners for the 2012-2013 National Hockey League Awards were announced. The Hart Memorial Trophy is awarded to the NHL's Most Valuable Player as determined by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. […]

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 […]

2012-13 Washington Capitals Schedule and Results

Regular Season January 2013 Date PICT Opponent Location Time Result Sat 19 @ Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Times Forum 7:00 3-6 L Tue 22   Winnipeg Jets Verizon Center 7:00 2-4 L Thu 24   Montreal Canadiens Verizon Center 7:00 1-4 L Fri 25 @ New Jersey Devils Prudential Center 7:00 2-3 OTL Sun […]

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 […]

Game 7 Preview: Rangers at Capitals

#6 New York Rangers at #3 Washington Capitals Series Tied 3-3 Location:  Verizon Center Time: 8:00 PM TV:  Local: CSN, National: NBCSN, Canada: TSN Radio: 1500AM & 820AM Previous Games: Game 1, May 2 in Washington: 3-1 W Game 2, May 4 in Washington, 1-0 W (OT) Game 3, May 6 in New York, 3-4 L Game 4, […]

Editorial Note About Officiating

As a trained hockey referee and an official and coach in other sports, I can say from experience being a referee is a very difficult job.  The National Hockey League does an excellent job selecting and training their officials and icing the best officiating crews in the world.  Almost without exception, the four officials on […]

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 […]

Capitals Recall Black Aces

The Washington Capitals announced they have recalled 5 players from the AHL Hershey Bears to serve as extra practice players for the remainder of the playoffs.  The 5 players were goaltender Philipp Grubauer and defensemen Tomas Kundratek, Dmitry Orlov, Cameron Schilling and Nate Schmidt.  All but Schmidt played at least one game for the Capitals […]

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