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Curtis Glencross wishes he didn’t take a hometown discount with…

Curtis Glencross wishes he didn’t take a hometown discount with Flames

thehockeynews.com Updated Aug 31 (yesterday)
After scoring 13 goals and 35 points, Curtis Glencross remains without a deal for the 2015-16 season. And with the speedy winger still looking for a contract, he’s having some regrets about his prior four-year deal with the Calgary Flames. In May 2011, …
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  • Can Joel Ward finally find Stanley Cup glory with the Sharks?

    Can Joel Ward finally find Stanley Cup glory with the Sharks?

    thehockeynews.com Aug 30 (3 days ago)
    By Carter Brooks Joel Ward is looking for a fresh start. Between sets in the gym, mini scrimmages and off ice strength and speed conditioning, he has a lot on his mind. With a new team, city, house and coach to get used to, he knows this season will be …
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  • Puck Daddy's Summer Series: The Washington Capitals from A to Z

    Puck Daddy's Summer Series: The Washington Capitals from A to Z

    yahoo.com Aug 29 (4 days ago)
    (Ed. Note: August is known to be a very quiet month in the hockey world. As we wait for September to arrive and training camps to begin, let’s learn a little history about all 30 teams. Behold, our summer A-Z series, in which we ask fans of all 30 teams…
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  • Capitals’ Backstrom says hip surgery could keep him sidelined t…

    Capitals’ Backstrom says hip surgery could keep him sidelined to start season

    There isn’t any reason for Washington Capitals fans to panic quite yet, but star center Nicklas Backstrom told Swedish media Tuesday that he may be forced to miss the beginning of the 2015-16 season following off-season hip surgery. Backstrom, 27, is cu…
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  • Alex Ovechkin says he will ‘definitely’ play in 2018 Olympics

    Alex Ovechkin says he will ‘definitely’ play in 2018 Olympics

    NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has yet to announce whether NHL players will be permitted to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin intends to be there to avenge Russia’s medal-less showing …
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  • Rumor Roundup: Voynov could be brought back by Kings

    Rumor Roundup: Voynov could be brought back by Kings

    The status of defenseman Slava Voynov remains an issue for the Los Angeles Kings in the coming season. The 25-year-old is currently serving a 90-day jail sentence on a misdemeanour domestic violence charge. NBC Sports’ Jason Brough reports there’s local…
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  • Capitals’ John Carlson is pretty pumped about the Pope’s visit …

    Capitals’ John Carlson is pretty pumped about the Pope’s visit to D.C.

    Pardon me for not knowing that #walkwithfrancis is a thing, but for Washington Capitals and USA Hockey defenseman John Carlson, the Pontiff coming to town is a big deal. The new father is very much looking forward to Pope Francis’s appearance Sept. 22-2…
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  • 2-time 'Dancing with the Stars' champ Hough, Capitals forward L…

    2-time 'Dancing with the Stars' champ Hough, Capitals forward Laich engaged

    NHL.com Aug 18
    Two-time "Dancing With the Stars" champion Julianne Hough and Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich say they are planning to get married. Laich and Hough each tweeted a link to a photo of the couple with the same message Tuesday: "We are o...
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  • It’s official: Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough are engaged

    It’s official: Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough are engaged

    Look at the happy couple. Early Tuesday, Julianne Hough shared the news that she and Washington Capitals center Brooks Laich are engaged. No real word on who took this photo, however. The caption reads: “We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement to sha…
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  • Capitals continue to embrace technology, set to use virtual rea…

    Capitals continue to embrace technology, set to use virtual reality for development, game-day experience

    Washington Capitals players are going to be able to study more than the same old game film this upcoming season. The Capitals announced they have officially partnered with STRIVR Labs Inc., a company that specializes in virtual reality technology, to ch…
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  • How the Capitals’ Tom Wilson became the NHL’s top villain

    How the Capitals’ Tom Wilson became the NHL’s top villain

    We can pinpoint the moment Tom Wilson went from background grinder to bona fide shift disturber. You can probably guess it: Game 4 of the first round in the 2015 playoffs, with his Washington Capitals visiting the New York Islanders. The full-speed angl…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Senators still shopping Greening

    Rumor Roundup: Senators still shopping Greening

    Following the recent completion of the NHL’s 2015 salary-arbitration period, Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston observed the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators and Minnesota Wild had a second buyout window open for a 48-hour period commencing on Aug. 5. None …
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  • Capitals donate Verizon Center dasherboards to D.C.'s only publ…

    Capitals donate Verizon Center dasherboards to D.C.'s only public ice rink

    yahoo.com Aug 6
    When the Washington Capitals open up their 2015-16 home preseason schedule next month against the Carolina Hurricanes, the Verizon Center will have new boards and glass. The change comes after head coach Barry Trotz expressed his displeasure with the se…
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  • Capitals prospect Nathan Walker soaks in some tennis at Citi Op…

    Capitals prospect Nathan Walker soaks in some tennis at Citi Open

    Wearing a nondescript T-shirt and baseball cap, Washington Capitals prospect Nathan Walker explored Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in relative anonymity Tuesday afternoon. For the day, Walker, who became the first Australian to be selected in the NHL Dra…
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  • Capitals' Backstrom expected back for training camp

    Capitals' Backstrom expected back for training camp

    NHL.com Aug 3
    Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom is progressing well from arthroscopic hip surgery, general manager Brian MacLellan said Monday. Backstrom had the surgery performed May 28. He is expected to be back in time for the opening of traini...
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  • Capitals forward Marcus Johansson gets $3.75 million, 1-year co…

    Capitals forward Marcus Johansson gets $3.75 million, 1-year contract

    NHL.com Aug 2
    ARLINGTON, Va. - Forward Marcus Johansson has re-signed with the Washington Capitals, getting a $3.75 million, one-year contract based on an arbitrator's decision Friday. The 24-year-old Swede had a career-high 20 goals and 27 assists while a...
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  • Marcus Johansson gets one-year, $3.75 million deal with Capital…

    Marcus Johansson gets one-year, $3.75 million deal with Capitals through arbitration

    It took an arbitrator to determine the terms, but Marcus Johansson has officially re-signed with the Washington Capitals to a one-year, $3.75 million contract. Johansson, 24, produced the best offensive season of his young career in 2014-15, scoring 20 …
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  • The five least effective trade deadline deals of 2014-15

    The five least effective trade deadline deals of 2014-15

    For the past week, the Toronto Blue Jays have owned the sports news cycle thanks to the club’s big time acquisitions of Troy Tulowitzki and David Price ahead of the MLB trade deadline. There’s one problem, though: there’s a possibility that neither trad…
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  • Video - Ovechkin Extends League Lead In Goals 00:23

    Ovechkin Extends League Lead In Goals

    Mar 19
    Alexander Ovechkin scored his 46th and 47th goals of the season in the Capitals' 3-2 win over the Wild to extend his league lead in goals.
  • Video - Capitals Edge Sabres In Shootout 01:00

    Capitals Edge Sabres In Shootout

    Mar 16
    Evgeny Kuznetsov's shootout goal lifted the Capitals to a 4-3 win over the Sabres.
  • Video - Caps Stop Bruins' Hot Streak 00:48

    Caps Stop Bruins' Hot Streak

    Mar 15
    Braden Holtby had 32 saves in Washington's 2-0 win over Boston, which ended the Bruins' five-game winning streak.
  • Video - Elevated Plays Of The Week 01:57

    Elevated Plays Of The Week

    Mar 13
    Check out some of the best goals, hits and saves from this week in the NHL, including Hurricanes Alexander Semin's diving goal.

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