1. Projecting Caps' Starting Lineup for 2013-14 Season

    The first season in charge for Adam Oates began with the Washington Capitals in unfamiliar situation and ended with an all-too-familiar one...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 12 months ago 200 reads 0 comments

  2. Late Addition Mikhail Grabovski X-Factor for Washington Capitals

    When the Toronto Maple Leafs bought out the contract of center Mikhail Grabovski on July 4, the Washington Capitals were immediately identified by media outlets as a possible suitor...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 12 months ago 62 reads 0 comments

  3. Second-Half Surge Raises Washington Capitals Questions

    For an organization that has built a roster it expects to contend for the Stanley Cup every year, the past couple seasons have been a little rocky compared to the previous four for the Washington Capitals ...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 12 months ago 139 reads 0 comments

  4. New Division, Same Goal for Washington Capitals

    The ability for Adam Oates to succeed as a first-time coach with the Washington Capitals always likely was to hinge on his relationship with Alex Ovechkin and the other star players on the roster...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 12 months ago 5 reads 0 comments

  5. Each Washington Capitals Star's Best Attribute

    For the star players of the Washington Capitals —and for the fans as well—the start of the 2013-14 season cannot get here soon enough. It has been an eventful offseason for the Caps...

    Dave Ungar Written by Dave Ungar about 12 months ago 1,069 reads 10 comments

  6. 4 Winnipeg Jets Looking to Book a Spot on U.S. Olympic Team

    Zach Bogosian heard all about the 1980 Miracle on Ice while growing up in upstate New York. “I used to go watch the ECAC (Hockey) Championships in Lake Placid every year,” the Winnipeg Jets defenceman said Tuesday...

    Kevin Driscoll Written by Kevin Driscoll about 12 months ago 57 reads 0 comments

  7. 2013-14 a Telling Season for Canes Defensive Depth 2-4 Years out

    First, 2 key disclaimers/clarifications: 1) I am looking out 2-4 years not at today. 2) My tracking of younger prospects is somewhat limited in that it comes more from summer reading than (i...

    Kevin Driscoll Written by Kevin Driscoll about 12 months ago 74 reads 0 comments

  8. The 5 Best Uniforms in Tampa Bay Lightning History

    Hockey sweaters usually have one thing in common—tradition—and the Tampa Bay Lightning are no different...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about 12 months ago 2,652 reads 17 comments

  9. McPhee, Oates Not Worried About Grabovski's Character

    As much as is possible to know before a player has skated in a single game with a new team, Mikhail Grabovski seems to be a smart fit for the Capitals ...

    Alexandra Irving Written by Alexandra Irving about 12 months ago 120 reads 0 comments

  10. Caps' Green Sees Himself as a 'More Developed' Player Now

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 12 months ago 94 reads 0 comments

  11. Stamkos Admits to Mental Block in the Shootout

    Steven Stamkos is the most prolific goal scorer in the NHL today. He has 185 goals over the last four seasons (294 games). Nobody has scored more during that stretch. In fact, it's not even close as Alexander Ovechkin is second with 152 goals...

    Kevin Driscoll Written by Kevin Driscoll about 12 months ago 104 reads 0 comments

  12. Yes, Braden Holtby Is That Good

    If there's anything in Washington that's been as steady as Alex Ovechkin filling the net, it's wondering who, exactly, would be their No. 1 goalie...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 12 months ago 187 reads 0 comments

  13. Eric Staal 'Good Now' After Knee Injury

    Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal said he wasn't sure how his right knee would react to running around on the fiberglass ball hockey floor at Canada Olympic orientation camp ...

    Kevin Driscoll Written by Kevin Driscoll about 12 months ago 56 reads 0 comments

  14. Carolina Hurricanes: Breaking Down Andrej Sekera's Impact on Defense in 2013-14

    The offseason acquisition of Andrej Sekera has done little to satisfy the naysayers about the Carolina Hurricanes ' unproven defense. However, Sekera should quietly make a solid and noticeable impact on the team's back end...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 12 months ago 1,702 reads 4 comments

  15. Ranking the Best Washington Capitals to Follow on Twitter

    Twitter is a lot of things. It is a source of fact, and it's a source of fiction. It can make you laugh, and it can make you cry. It is a place to meet old friends, and a place to make new enemies...

    Robert Wood Written by Robert Wood about 12 months ago 1,927 reads 1 comments

  16. The Washington Capitals' Best Prospect at Each Position Entering 2013-14 Season

    In recent years, the Washington Capitals have managed to remain competitive despite dealing with a number of players signing big-money, long-term deals, and much of that has been ...

    Ryan Davenport Written by Ryan Davenport about 12 months ago 1,847 reads 4 comments

  17. The 5 Best Uniforms in Washington Capitals History

    Throughout their 39 year history the Washington Capitals have undergone several uniform changes. Some have been better than others. In the early days of the franchise, the Caps uniform was very much a slice of Americana...

    Dave Ungar Written by Dave Ungar about 12 months ago 4,119 reads 20 comments

  18. Canes Hope Komisarek, Sekera Bolster Defense

    Carolina was tied for 28th in the NHL with 160 goals allowed last season. A large part of that was because of the injuries to goaltender Cam Ward and blueliner Joni Pitkanen, but ...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 12 months ago 28 reads 0 comments

  19. Does Carolina's Fate Rest on Ward's Shoulders?

    When Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller was reflecting on the his team's “Jekyll and Hyde” 2013 campaign, it wasn't hard for him to determine the turning point...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 12 months ago 30 reads 0 comments

  20. Hurricanes Must Get More out of Special Teams

    The Carolina Hurricanes face a lot of questions and gut-checks in 2013-14, but if they want to look at an area of special concern, they should focus on their special teams...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 12 months ago 35 reads 0 comments

  21. Can Canes Weather Next Season's Division Change?

    Life wasn't always that easy for the Carolina Hurricanes in the relatively cushy (and defunct) Southeast Division, so what will happen now that they're in what could be a blistering ...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 12 months ago 40 reads 0 comments

  22. Kirk Muller Faces Pivotal Season in Carolina

    For better or worse, the Carolina Hurricanes ' core players are locked up for the foreseeable future. Even so, there's at least one figure in the franchise who has a lot to prove next season: head coach Kirk Muller...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 12 months ago 52 reads 0 comments

  23. Video: Little Kid Beats the Living Snot out of Evgeni Malkin

    Doesn't matter who you are in this game. You can't let anyone push you around . . . even in the handshake line...

    Michael Pedicano Written by Michael Pedicano about 12 months ago 65 reads 0 comments

  24. Coach Adam Oates Helped Lure Mikhail Grabovski to Washington

    When Adam Oates met with Mikhail Grabovski, the Washington Capitals coach turned into a hassle-free salesman...

    Michael Pedicano Written by Michael Pedicano about 12 months ago 249 reads 1 comments

  25. Capitals' John Carlson out to Make Roster for 2014 Sochi Olympics

    John Carlson is far from the best-known defenseman who will be in attendance at the U.S. Olympic orientation camp this week at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington...

    Michael Pedicano Written by Michael Pedicano about 12 months ago 272 reads 0 comments