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Down Goes Brown: Five teams that have had a quiet offseason, an…

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 …
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  • Tom Wilson’s mentors have both taught him and fought him

    Tom Wilson’s mentors have both taught him and fought him

    thehockeynews.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…
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  • Watch early save of the year contender from Champions League ac…

    Watch early save of the year contender from Champions League action

    thehockeynews.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…
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  • Barry Trotz on Subban vs. Weber, Radulov's return, playoff disa…

    Barry Trotz on Subban vs. Weber, Radulov's return, playoff disappointments (Puck Daddy Q&A Part II)

    yahoo.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…
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  • Las Vegas hires long-time New Jersey Devils builder David Conte

    Las Vegas hires long-time New Jersey Devils builder David Conte

    Las 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’…
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  • Report: Ovechkin hurt while training, but he denies injury, say…

    Report: Ovechkin hurt while training, but he denies injury, says he’s ready for World Cup

    Training 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…
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  • So why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?

    So why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?

    August 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…
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  • Kreider gets deal he was after, inks four-year, $18.5-million c…

    Kreider gets deal he was after, inks four-year, $18.5-million contract with Rangers

    The 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…
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  • Marcus Johansson’s three-year, $13.75-million deal a good compr…

    Marcus Johansson’s three-year, $13.75-million deal a good compromise for Capitals

    The 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…
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  • Puck Lists: 30 NHL players who sound like rejected Pokémon

    Puck Lists: 30 NHL players who sound like rejected Pokémon

    yahoo.com Jul 19
    PITTSBURGH, 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…
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  • Why frontrunner George McPhee would be the best choice for Las …

    Why frontrunner George McPhee would be the best choice for Las Vegas

    The 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…
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  • Red Wings will take Mrazek to arbitration, close to a deal for …

    Red Wings will take Mrazek to arbitration, close to a deal for DeKeyser

    The 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…
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  • Here are the top 10 candidates for salary arbitration this summ…

    Here are the top 10 candidates for salary arbitration this summer

    It’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…
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  • Capitals sign Tom Wilson to $4 million, 2-year contract

    Capitals sign Tom Wilson to $4 million, 2-year contract

    NHL.com Jun 30
    ARLINGTON, 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...
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  • Eller craves stability after trade to Capitals

    Eller craves stability after trade to Capitals

    NHL.com Jun 27
    ARLINGTON, 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...
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  • Canadiens benefit from Blackhawks annual dismantling, acquire A…

    Canadiens benefit from Blackhawks annual dismantling, acquire Andrew Shaw in trade

    BUFFALO – 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…
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  • Capitals' Braden Holtby wins Vezina Trophy as NHL's top goalie

    Capitals' Braden Holtby wins Vezina Trophy as NHL's top goalie

    LAS 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...
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  • Penguins raise Stanley Cup banner against Capitals, teams annou…

    Penguins raise Stanley Cup banner against Capitals, teams announce home-openers

    Sidney 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…
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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.