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World Cup fans cheer 'Let's go Kessel' during Team USA game (Vi…

World Cup fans cheer 'Let's go Kessel' during Team USA game (Video)

yahoo.com Updated Sep 22 (4 days ago)
Phil Kessel poses after being named a candidate for the 2014 USA Hockey Olympic Team at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex on August 27, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. (Getty Images) TORONTO – Phil Kessel was not picked to represent Team USA at the World Cup of…
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  • Puck Daddy's 2016-17 NHL Preview: Dallas Stars

    Puck Daddy's 2016-17 NHL Preview: Dallas Stars

    yahoo.com Sep 21 (5 days ago)
    Yahoo Last Season: 50-23-9 (109 points); 1st in Central; 1st in Western Conference The Dallas Stars were who we thought they were: an offensively dynamic roster with questionable postseason goaltending. The team tore through the NHL season, coming in se…
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  • Puck Daddy's 2016-17 NHL Preview: Dallas Stars

    Puck Daddy's 2016-17 NHL Preview: Dallas Stars

    yahoo.com Sep 21 (5 days ago)
    Yahoo Last Season: 50-23-9 (109 points); 1st in Central; 1st in Western Conference The Dallas Stars were who we thought they were: an offensively dynamic roster with questionable postseason goaltending. The team tore through the NHL season, coming in se…
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  • Phil Kessel delivers death blow Tweet after USA loss

    Phil Kessel delivers death blow Tweet after USA loss

    yahoo.com Sep 20 (6 days ago)
    ARLINGTON, VA – AUGUST 27: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been retouched at the request of USA Hockey.) Phil Kessel poses after being named a candidate for the 2014 USA Hockey Olympic Team at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex on August 27, 2013 in Arlington, …
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  • Alex Ovechkin, USA/Canada rivalry and Byfuglien: Puck Daddy Cou…

    Alex Ovechkin, USA/Canada rivalry and Byfuglien: Puck Daddy Countdown

    yahoo.com Sep 14
    WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 07: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals looks on against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 7, 2016 in Washington, DC…
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  • Patrik Laine doesn’t care if you don’t think he’s great

    Patrik Laine doesn’t care if you don’t think he’s great

    yahoo.com Sep 13
    WASHINGTON, DC – Patrik Laine wasn’t in Alex Ovechkin’s locker room at Verizon Center. His Finland national team was changing in the smaller, cramped visitor’s room rather than the Washington Capitals’ more spacious dressing area where Ovechkin’s words …
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  • Braden Holtby pays tribute to Tragically Hip with World Cup mas…

    Braden Holtby pays tribute to Tragically Hip with World Cup mask (Photos)

    yahoo.com Sep 9
    Scott Salmond via Twitter For the World Cup of Hockey Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby believed it was important to pay tribute to the Tragically Hip and their lead singer Gord Downie. Last May, it was revealed Downie was diagnosed with a te…
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  • Canada’s World Cup starting job should be Carey Price’s to lose

    Canada’s World Cup starting job should be Carey Price’s to lose

    That Canada heads into the World Cup with questions about who will be their starting netminder isn’t a unique situation. The same could be said for USA, Czech Republic, Finland, Team Europe and Team North America. What makes Canada’s position unique, th…
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  • Maple Leafs’ Andersen out 3-4 weeks with upper-body injury, wil…

    Maple Leafs’ Andersen out 3-4 weeks with upper-body injury, will miss World Cup

    After being acquired by the Toronto Maple Leafs earlier this off-season, Frederik Andersen was about to get his first taste of playing on Air Canada Centre ice as a Maple Leaf when he took the net for Team Europe. Unfortunately, due to an injury during …
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  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Washington Capitals

    Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Washington Capitals

    yahoo.com Aug 29
    tikk [Ed. Note: Some lists chronicle the best in hockey. Others the worst. Others the most memorable or greatest or essential. What Puck Daddy’s 2016 Summer Series seeks to do is capture those indefinable, quirky, oddities that occur every season. Momen…
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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

    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

    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

    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
    (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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  • 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.