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Washington’s Evgeny Kuznetsov has Russian intelligence on Barry…

Washington’s Evgeny Kuznetsov has Russian intelligence on Barry Trotz

thehockeynews.com Updated 23 hours ago
There was a very distinct Russian clique at the NHLPA Rookie Showcase in Toronto this weekend, with Washington’s Evgeny Kuznetsov, Boston’s Alexander Khoklachev and the Tampa Bay duo of Vlad Namestnikov and Andrei Vasilevskiy. They hung out during media…
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  • The top 10 players to watch in the Champions League

    The top 10 players to watch in the Champions League

    thehockeynews.com Aug 25 (yesterday)
    If you can’t wait for the NHL season to start, maybe turn your attention to Europe, where the Champions League is off and running. The super-sized tournament for club teams features squads from all over the continent and it’s more than just a place to f…
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  • Charles Wang selling New York Islanders; new owners to take ove…

    Charles Wang selling New York Islanders; new owners to take over in 2016

    After owning the New York Islanders since 2000, Charles Wang is ready for the franchise to change hands. According to Arthur Staple of Newsday, Wang has agreed to sell the team to former Washington Capitals co-owner Jonathan Ledecky and investor Scott M…
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  • Alex Ovechkin takes Ice Bucket Challenge and challenges Eminem

    Alex Ovechkin takes Ice Bucket Challenge and challenges Eminem

    Unlike potential future teammate Paul Bissonnette, Capitals star Alex Ovechkin’s Ice Bucket Challenge did not involve a helicopter and glacier water. Standing in a shower and wearing tight black shorts, Ovi dumped water on himself to raise awareness for…
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  • Bruce Boudreau runs drills at Craig Laughlin’s hockey camp in L…

    Bruce Boudreau runs drills at Craig Laughlin’s hockey camp in Laurel

    There’s never a dull moment at Craig Laughlin’s Network Hockey camp at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel. On Tuesday, none other than former Capitals coach and current Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau stopped by to run drills with students, decked out i…
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  • What burning questions remain this NHL off-season?

    What burning questions remain this NHL off-season?

    These truly are the dog days of summer. Players, GMs and coaches get their brief time off between the free agency boom and training camps. Media have time to do fun stuff like rank every logo in the NHL. With no hockey, we spend our nights watching Bach…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Mike Green’s future with Caps still cloudy

    Rumor Roundup: Mike Green’s future with Caps still cloudy

    Earlier this summer there was speculation the Washington Capitals would trade defenseman Mike Green. They enter this season with only a little more than $1 million in salary cap space and have been linked to abrasive checking-line forwards Paul Bissonne…
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  • Alex Ovechkin is a big fan of #TweetLikeOviDay

    Alex Ovechkin is a big fan of #TweetLikeOviDay

    Friday was #TweetLikeOviDay, a silly holiday created by the funny folks at Russian Machine Never Breaks to celebrate Capitals star Alex Ovechkin’s silly style of tweeting. Why Friday? Because Friday was August 8th (8/8), Ovechkin wears No. 8 and #TweetL…
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  • Leafs, Penguins among the NHL’s five most pressure-packed marke…

    Leafs, Penguins among the NHL’s five most pressure-packed markets in 2014-15

    The NHL has always been a pressure-packed league, but from year-to-year, some teams face more pressure than others. Which franchises are going to be dealing with an especially hot seat once the 2014-15 season begins? These five: 5. Washington Capitals. …
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  • Jets sign defenceman Julien Brouillette to one-year, two-way co…

    Jets sign defenceman Julien Brouillette to one-year, two-way contract

    NHL.com Aug 8
    WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Julien Brouillette to a one-year, two-way contract worth US$600,000 at the NHL level. Brouillette, 27, made his NHL debut this past season for the Washington Capitals, recording a goal and a...
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  • Puck Daddy's Most Disappointing Summer Series: Washington Capit…

    Puck Daddy's Most Disappointing Summer Series: Washington Capitals

    yahoo.com Aug 8
    (Ed. Note: There’s entirely too much sunshine in the summer. So your friends at Puck Daddy are offering a month of thrown shade and perpetual gloom. Behold, our Summer of Disappointment series, in which we ask fans of all 30 teams to recall the biggest …
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  • Craig Laughlin hosts annual Network Hockey coaches vs. students…

    Craig Laughlin hosts annual Network Hockey coaches vs. students game

    The NHL season is still months away but there was still hockey to be played in the D.C. area on Thursday, as former Washington Capitals forward and longtime TV color commentator Craig Laughlin hosted his Network Hockey coaches vs. elite players game at …
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  • Remembering the season the Capitals begged the NHL for help

    Remembering the season the Capitals begged the NHL for help

    Machismo and bravado being what they are, there’s no way you’d see this headline in today’s NHL, no matter how poorly the Buffalo Sabres or Edmonton Oilers started a season. Washington Begs For Player Help That was the main headline in The Hockey News 4…
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  • Alex Ovechkin on plus/minus being overrated, asking Putin for c…

    Alex Ovechkin on plus/minus being overrated, asking Putin for cars and Barry Trotz

    yahoo.com Aug 7
    Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals spoke with Pavel Lysenkov of SovSport recently for another wide-ranging interview, one that covered everything from his injury at the world championships to asking Vladimir Putin for cars as gifts for his teammat…
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  • Alex Ovechkin believes he can fly in Instagram video

    Alex Ovechkin believes he can fly in Instagram video

    The last time we checked in on Alex Ovechkin, the Capitals star was riding the waves with his buddies in Saint-Tropez after Maria Kirilenko ended the couple’s engagement. With the season fast approaching, it appears that Ovechkin has found some time to …
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  • Rumor Roundup: Where will Dustin Penner & Michael Del Zotto…

    Rumor Roundup: Where will Dustin Penner & Michael Del Zotto land?

    As the NHL off-season drags on, former New York Rangers and Nashville Predators defenseman Michael Del Zotto remains unsigned. Only 24, Del Zotto is just two years removed from a 41-point performance with the Rangers in 2011-12. Unfortunately, his stock…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Just because Gardiner and Reimer are signed does…

    Rumor Roundup: Just because Gardiner and Reimer are signed doesn’t take them off market

    The Toronto Maple Leafs recently avoided salary arbitration with defenseman Jake Gardiner and goaltender James Reimer. Gardiner re-signed a five-year, $20.25-million contract, while Reimer inked a two-year, $4.6-million deal. Both players were frequentl…
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  • Ward expects 'homework' to pay off for Capitals

    Ward expects 'homework' to pay off for Capitals

    NHL.com Jul 26
    Joel Ward says his Washington Capitals teammates might want to clear some study time before dinner now that Barry Trotz is their coach. "On ice, I expect us to be a lot more detailed, I think," Ward told CSN Washington on Saturday. "You'll get ...
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  • Capitals sign forward Nathan Walker, 1st Australian player to b…

    Capitals sign forward Nathan Walker, 1st Australian player to be drafted by an NHL team

    ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals have signed forward Nathan Walker, the first Australian player to be drafted by an NHL team. The 20-year-old Walker was selected in the third round of last month's draft. He signed a standard three-yea...
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  • Video - Caps To Host Blackhawks In Winter Classic 04:10

    Caps To Host Blackhawks In Winter Classic

    Jun 20
    Scott Burnside discusses the popularity of the Winter Classic, as well as which Washington venue will likely be used for the matchup between the Capitals and Blackhawks.
  • Video - Barry Trotz Era Begins In Washington 03:54

    Barry Trotz Era Begins In Washington

    May 27
    Steve Levy and Barry Melrose previews what will happen when defensive-minded Barry Trotz takes over an offensive-focused team in the Capitals.
  • Video - SportsCenter's Inside The NHL 14:20

    SportsCenter's Inside The NHL

    May 27
    Steve Levy and Barry Melrose look at the Kings trying to close out the Blackhawks, ask why its so hard to repeat as Stanley Cup champions, and preview the Barry Trotz era in Washington.
  • Video - Capitals Tap Barry Trotz As Coach 03:27

    Capitals Tap Barry Trotz As Coach

    May 26
    Pierre LeBrun breaks down why the Washington Capitals decided to hire former Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz to the same position. LeBrun also breaks down Washington's decision to promote Brian MacLellan to the position of general manager.

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