Down Goes Brown: Five teams that have had a quiet offseason, and what it means for 2016-17
thehockeynews.com Updated Aug 24 (yesterday)
An NHL offseason can be a funny thing. For some teams, it represents an opportunity to blow everything up real good, hitting the reset button entirely or at the very least radically changing direction. For others, it’s a chance to double down on what’s …Share Tweet
Tom Wilson’s mentors have both taught him and fought himthehockeynews.com Aug 23 (3 days ago)Summertime in the hockey world means foes become friends again. For Washington’s Tom Wilson, it means getting reacquainted with Wayne Simmonds, his on-ice rival from Philadelphia, but also a player who means a lot to the Capitals youngster. “He’s actual…Share Tweet
Watch early save of the year contender from Champions League actionthehockeynews.com Aug 22 (4 days ago)The KHL season begins Monday and the NHL campaign is nearly two months away from its opening puck drop, but Vienna Capitals goaltender J-P Lamoureux wasn’t about to wait to turn in a potential save of the year candidate. Lamoureux was making his debut f…Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 20 (6 days ago)(Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images) Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz has a good understanding of Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber. The two were together with the Nashville Predators from Weber’s draft day in June of 2003 through T…Share Tweet
Las Vegas hires long-time New Jersey Devils builder David Contethehockeynews.com Aug 18Las Vegas’ NHL team has its first Stanley Cup winner. Owner Bill Foley announced the hiring of David Conte yesterday, bestowing upon him the title of special advisor to hockey operations. I first reported the Vegas-Conte connection last week and now it’…Share Tweet
Report: Ovechkin hurt while training, but he denies injury, says he’s ready for World Cupthehockeynews.com Aug 9Training camps for the World Cup of Hockey are set to being in less than a month, and according to two Russian news outlets, Alex Ovechkin’s status for the tournament could be up in the air. However, the ‘Great 8’ says there’s no reason to worry. Russia…Share Tweet
So why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?thehockeynews.com Aug 3August marks hockey’s “silly season.” Very little happens. And idle hands are the devils’ playthings, right? Countless blog commenters and Twitter trolls dust off the “Slow news day?” insult whenever we find something to talk about. During the month bef…Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jul 22The Washington Capitals and Marcus Johansson avoided arbitration Tuesday by making a compromise. Johansson wanted $5.25 million per season, the Capitals wanted to pay $3.85 million and the two sides met almost exactly in the middle — $4.583 million — to…Share TweetThe Capitals and Marcus Johansson were literally minutes away from arbitration, but the two sides have reached a deal that sees the versatile Swedish forward back in Washington on a three-year, $13.75-million deal. Johansson, 25, was set to become the f…Share Tweetyahoo.com Jul 19PITTSBURGH, PA – MAY 10: Brooks Orpik #44 of the Washington Capitals looks at Zubat Pokémon Go has spread across North America with an almost terrifying speed, getting everyone from children to the elderly out of their houses in search of a Snorlax. The…Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jul 12The Las Vegas expansion franchise will name the first GM in its history Wednesday, and while it appears that owner Bill Foley has scanned the hockey world interviewing candidates, things keep circling back to two prominent hockey names – Montreal Canadi…Share Tweet
Red Wings will take Mrazek to arbitration, close to a deal for DeKeyserthehockeynews.com Jul 6The most notable exclusion from the 24 players who filed for salary arbitration Tuesday was Petr Mrazek, but that doesn’t mean the Detroit Red Wings goaltender won’t be included in the process. Sources have told thn.com that the Red Wings will take Mraz…Share Tweet
Here are the top 10 candidates for salary arbitration this summerthehockeynews.com Jul 4It’s early July, so obviously there’s another important day coming up on the hockey calendar. Coming up next: the deadline for restricted free agents to file for arbitration, which is on the docket for Tuesday. This will likely be a procedural day for m…Share TweetNHL.com Jun 30ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals have signed right wing Tom Wilson to a $4 million, two-year contract. Wilson will count $2 million against the salary cap over the length of the deal. He will earn $1.75 million next season and $2.25 m...Share Tweet
Eller craves stability after trade to CapitalsNHL.com Jun 27ARLINGTON, Va. - When Lars Eller was playing for the Montreal Canadiens, he was a man without a position whose name was constantly bandied about in trade talks. He wasn't comfortable. Following a trade to the Washington Capitals, Eller kno...Share TweetBUFFALO – In what has become an annual event, the Chicago Blackhawks have done a summer dismantling of their team in an effort to fit their roster under the salary cap. Along with the Carolina Hurricanes, the Montreal Canadiens are the beneficiaries. An…Share TweetLAS VEGAS, Nev. - Braden Holtby won the Vezina Trophy on Wednesday night as the top goalie in the NHL. The Washington Capitals netminder equalled a single-season record with 48 wins to lead his team to the Presidents' Trophy as the league's t...Share Tweet
Penguins raise Stanley Cup banner against Capitals, teams announce home-openersthehockeynews.com Jun 20Sidney Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins will celebrate their 2016 Stanley Cup victory with a banner-raising ceremony in front of one of the Penguins, and Crosby’s, greatest rivals: Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. It will be the second Stanley Cup…Share Tweet
Ovechkin Extends League Lead In GoalsMar 19Alexander 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.
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