1. NBA Draft 2014: List of Round 1 Picks, Grades and Analysis

    It's not often that teams drafting outside of the first three spots at the NBA draft have a realistic chance at landing a future star, so with the 2014 class loaded with top-flight ...

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  2. 2014 NBA Draft: List of Grades for All Picks from Rounds 1-2

    For more than a year, the basketball world has been impatiently waiting for the 2014 NBA draft to unfold, because it's long been clear that this is a truly special class of prospects...

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  3. NBA Draft Grades 2014: Full Results, Analysis and Instant Reaction

    The 2014 NBA draft featured arguably the finest collection of prospects since the legendary 2003 class that was headlined by future superstars such as LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade ...

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  4. NBA Draft Picks 2014: Reaches, Best Selections and More Analysis

    For a handful of NBA general managers, Thursday, June 26th, 2014 may well go down as the day that reversed the fortunes of their respective organization...

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  5. NHL Draft 2014: Final Look at Washington Capitals' Best Options in 1st Round

    The Washington Capitals haven't had many chances to pick early at NHL drafts as of late, as the team's upcoming No. 13 overall selection will be just the second time the club has chosen within the top half of Round 1 since 2007...

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  6. Breaking Down Experts' Picks for Washington Capitals' 2014 Draft

    For the Washington Capitals , this weekend's 2014 NHL draft should be viewed as one of the most critical weekends in recent franchise history...

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  7. Depth Players Washington Capitals Should Chase in Free Agency

    It’s already been an eventful offseason for the Washington Capitals , as the team will enter the 2014-15 season with both a new head coach and general manager for the first time since 1997...

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  8. The Best Fit at Each Position for Washington Capitals in 2014 NHL Draft

    Like many other NHL organizations that have consistently iced competitive rosters since the 2004-05 lockout, the Washington Capitals ’ six-year postseason streak was made ...

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  9. Strengths and Weaknesses of Washington Capitals' Top Prospects

    Despite the Washington Capitals ' failure to qualify for the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, there is no disputing how well this team has drafted, acquired and ultimately developed young prospects over the past decade...

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  10. 5 Roster Spots Washington Capitals Should Be Looking to Upgrade

    Heading into the team's first summer without George McPhee behind the wheel since 1997, the Washington Capitals have a number of holes to fill over the next three months if they have any hope of climbing back into the postseason in 2014-15...

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  11. Breaking Down Washington Capitals' Biggest Needs in 2014 NHL Draft

    Despite never leading his team to a Stanley Cup title during his 17 seasons at the helm of the Washington Capitals , one cannot ignore how well George McPhee and his staff drafted over the years...

    Ryan Davenport Written by Ryan Davenport about 7 months ago 2,368 reads 3 comments

  12. Bargain Free Agents Washington Capitals Should Chase in 2014 Offseason

    After a disappointing finish to the 2013-14 season and the subsequent firings of both general manager George McPhee and head coach Adam Oates, there will undoubtedly be changes made to the Washington Capitals ' lineup this summer...

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  13. 4 Washington Capitals Likeliest to Be Playing Elsewhere in 2014-15

    When teams fall short of expectations, personnel changes are almost always on the horizon. After a disappointing 2013-14 campaign, that is certainly the case with the Washington Capitals ...

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  14. The Biggest 'What-Ifs' from Washington Capitals' 2013-14 Season

    No one could've predicted how far the Washington Capitals would fall in 2013-14. Once viewed as a perennial Stanley Cup contender, the Capitals failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007-08...

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  15. Washington Capitals Most Likely to Leave in the 2014 NHL Offseason

    Each summer, every NHL team has to cope with the departures of key players, as it's simply part of the business in professional hockey...

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  16. Ranking the Best Options for Washington Capitals' Round 1 Pick in 2014 NHL Draft

    The 2014 NHL draft presents the Washington Capitals with a critical opportunity to add a key piece to a lineup largely made up of players who have made six postseason appearances in D...

    Ryan Davenport Written by Ryan Davenport about 8 months ago 2,044 reads 0 comments

  17. Why the Washington Capitals Shouldn't Clean House This Offseason

    For the Washington Capitals , to say that missing the postseason for the first time in seven years is embarrassing would be a gross understatement, because much more was expected of this team...

    Ryan Davenport Written by Ryan Davenport about 8 months ago 1,204 reads 1 comments

  18. Washington Capitals with the Most to Prove as 2013-14 NHL Regular Season Ends

    With the Washington Capitals now realistically headed for the golf courses prior to the beginning of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2006-07, there's no shortage of players that have failed to meet expectations this season...

    Ryan Davenport Written by Ryan Davenport about 9 months ago 2,860 reads 1 comments

  19. Emerging Storylines for Washington Capitals' 2014 Offseason

    For the Washington Capitals , this has to feel like rock bottom. That's what happens when a team that's earned postseason berths in six straight seasons, including five with divisional ...

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  20. The 5 Biggest Letdowns of Washington Capitals' 2013-14 Season so Far

    With nine games to go on their 2013-14 schedule, the Washington Capitals still have an opportunity to secure one of the final postseason berths in the Eastern Conference. However, they haven't made things easy on themselves...

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  21. Washington Capitals' 5 Most Impressive Individual Performances in 2013-14

    After a very successful three-game trip to California that saw the Capitals pick up five of a possible six points, this team is very much back in the hunt for a postseason berth...

    Ryan Davenport Written by Ryan Davenport about 9 months ago 1,264 reads 0 comments

  22. The 5 Most Promising Signs for Washington Capitals' Future

    After the Washington Capitals took Alex Ovechkin No. 1 overall in 2004, George McPhee gradually built a young core that, for a time, appeared capable of bringing D.C. the city's first Stanley Cup...

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  23. Stock Up, Stock Down for Washington Capitals' Top Stars

    The Washington Capitals are in the midst of an absolute dogfight to make it seven consecutive postseason berths. But with 15 games remaining and ground to make up, it'll be more challenging than ever to make that happen...

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  24. Washington Capitals' 5 Biggest Questions in Final Month of 2013-14 Season

    Generally speaking, the Washington Capitals have been arguably the NHL's most dominant post-deadline team over the course of the last decade, which has been a big reason why this club has been to the postseason in six consecutive years...

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  25. Report Card for Washington Capitals' 2014 Trade Deadline Decisions

    As usual, George McPhee has made a splash at the NHL trade deadline. In the past, the longtime GM has added a plethora of former All-Stars and proven commodities, and with the ...

    Ryan Davenport Written by Ryan Davenport about 10 months ago 2,468 reads 11 comments