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Johansson, Capitals making no progress in talks

Johansson, Capitals making no progress in talks

NHL.com Updated Jul 24 (3 days ago)
Marcus Johansson and the Washington Capitals have not made any progress in contract negotiations in advance of a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for July 29. "I think they're status quo from last time," Washington general manager Brian Mac...
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  • Capitals sign goaltender Holtby to five-year contract

    Capitals sign goaltender Holtby to five-year contract

    NHL.com thehockeynews.com yahoo.com Jul 24 (3 days ago)
    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Goalie Braden Holtby re-signed with the Washington Capitals on Friday, getting a five-year, $30.5 million contract. "Since Day One I've wanted to be the guy in the Washington Capitals net, since I got drafted by them," Holtby,...
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  • Capitals sign defensman Stanton to one-year contract

    Capitals sign defensman Stanton to one-year contract

    NHL.com Jul 24 (3 days ago)
    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Ryan Stanton to a one-year, two-way contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Stanton, 26, registered 11 points (three goals, eight assis...
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  • Watch Capitals prospect Stanislav Galiev swallow a still-beatin…

    Watch Capitals prospect Stanislav Galiev swallow a still-beating cobra heart

    Stanislav Galiev is currently on vacation in Vietnam, and he is apparently intent on taking full advantage of that country’s culinary opportunities. On Monday, the Capitals prospect posted video to Instagram showing him swallowing a cobra’s still-beatin…
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  • How much is Braden Holtby really worth? (Trending Topics)

    How much is Braden Holtby really worth? (Trending Topics)

    yahoo.com NHL.com thehockeynews.com Jul 21 (6 days ago)
    Later this week, Washington goaltender Braden Holtby is scheduled to have an arbitration hearing, and the two sides seem quite far apart from an arb asking price perspective. The Capitals asked for a $5.1 million cap hit, because they have about $10.3 m…
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  • Backstrom targets Capitals' season opener: report

    Backstrom targets Capitals' season opener: report

    NHL.com Jul 20
    Nicklas Backstrom expects to be in the lineup for the Washington Capitals' Oct. 10 season opener against the New Jersey Devils following offseason hip surgery. Backstrom, whose 60 assists led the NHL last season, had arthroscopic surgery on his...
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  • Blues' Brouwer won't attempt to emulate Oshie: report

    Blues' Brouwer won't attempt to emulate Oshie: report

    NHL.com Jul 20
    T.J. Oshie was a very popular player with the St. Louis Blues. Troy Brouwer is fully aware of that, but he hopes the fan base will accept him for the player that he is. Brouwer was acquired by the Blues from the Washington Capitals, along with...
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  • Getting To Know: Randy Burridge

    Getting To Know: Randy Burridge

    Status: NHL left winger from 1985-1999 for Boston, Buffalo, Washington, Los Angeles. HT: 5-9 WT: 185 pounds DOB: Jan. 7, 1966 In: Fort Erie, Ontario First Hockey Memory: “I started in a house league, I started skating when I was eleven. Me and my brothe…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Coyotes looking to bolster defense

    Rumor Roundup: Coyotes looking to bolster defense

    It’s been a busy summer for Arizona Coyotes GM Don Maloney. Since the free-agent market opened on July 1, Maloney brought back center Antoine Vermette and defenseman Zbynek Michalek via free agency. He also signed UFAs Brad Richardson, Anders Lindback, …
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  • 5-year-old Oshie fan who was upset by trade gets surprise from …

    5-year-old Oshie fan who was upset by trade gets surprise from Capitals

    Shortly after T.J. Oshie was dealt from the St. Louis Blues to the Washington Capitals, a video surfaced of a young Blues fan upset by the trade. But Thursday, 5-year-old Libby Lu may have become one of the biggest fans of Oshie rocking the red. Oshie a…
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  • Why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?

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

    We’ve seen plenty of turnover on NHL rosters so far this summer, setting up what appears to be even crazier parity than normal in each division. The Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks made major moves in the Pacific. The Washington Capi…
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  • Capitals sign forward Sill to one-year contract: report

    Capitals sign forward Sill to one-year contract: report

    NHL.com Jul 16
    Zach Sill signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, according to the Truro Daily News in Nova Scotia. "[The Capitals] came with an offer and it was a good one," Sill said on Wednesday. "I think there's a goo...
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  • How much (and for how long) should the Capitals pay Braden Holt…

    How much (and for how long) should the Capitals pay Braden Holtby?

    yahoo.com Jul 14
    Braden Holtby was a major focal point for the Washington Capitals this past season. At the start of the year he was the weak link, the guy without the major successful body of work who was either going to sink or not sink a lot. Then it became clear he …
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  • Arbitration dates released by NHLPA, big names set for late Jul…

    Arbitration dates released by NHLPA, big names set for late July

    The final week of July could be an interesting one if a few players and their respective teams can’t settle on new deals. Monday, the NHLPA released the arbitration dates for restricted free agents, including players such as the Capitals’ Braden Holtby …
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  • Capitals owner Leonsis praises Ovechkin, remains committed to b…

    Capitals owner Leonsis praises Ovechkin, remains committed to building around star forward

    NHL.com Jul 11
    ARLINGTON, Va. - Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says "I feel I haven't met my commitment" to Alex Ovechkin "that we would build a team that would be able to win Stanley Cups." At a news conference Saturday during the team's development...
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  • Holtby, Capitals could be headed for arbitration: report

    Holtby, Capitals could be headed for arbitration: report

    NHL.com Jul 11
    Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan believes he's made a fair offer to restricted free agent goalie Braden Holtby and is prepared to go to arbitration if necessary, according to The Washington Post. Holtby, who turns 26 on Sept....
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  • Capitals owner wants Stanley Cup for Ovechkin

    Capitals owner wants Stanley Cup for Ovechkin

    NHL.com Jul 11
    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Last season, the Washington Capitals were one win away from the Eastern Conference Final and the season before that, they failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Captain Alex Ovechkin, who led the NHL last season with ...
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  • Trotz hopes new-look Capitals improve: report

    Trotz hopes new-look Capitals improve: report

    NHL.com Jul 8
    The Washington Capitals this offseason have already signed a player known for his prowess in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and traded for another who's a proven goal-scorer in the prime of his career. Despite the additions of forwards Justin William...
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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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