1. 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...

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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...

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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 ...

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  9. 2014 NHL Trade Deadline: Last-Minute Deals Washington Capitals Should Pursue

    With the NHL trade deadline fast approaching, it looks like it may be time for George McPhee to once again swing for the fences...

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  10. Washington Capitals' 5 Biggest Needs Ahead of the Trade Deadline

    From the 2007-08 season until the beginning of this 2013-14 campaign, the Washington Capitals enjoyed the luxury of advancing to the Stanley Cup playoffs by beating up on the embarrassingly ...

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  11. Washington Capitals: 5 Keys to a Fast Start After Olympic Break

    The 2014 Olympics weren't kind to the members of the Washington Capitals , as each of the five participants returned to D.C. without much to be happy about from their time in Sochi...

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  12. 2014 NFL Free Agents: Breaking Down Most Overlooked Gems in the Field

    Generally speaking, compared to the MLB and NBA, free agency within the National Football League doesn't provide teams with the same level of opportunities to improve...

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  13. Canadian Olympic Hockey Team 2014: Unsung Heroes from Gold-Medal Run

    Canada has done it again. After securing the gold on home soil in 2010, Mike Babcock managed to lead arguably the most balanced international roster in history to a second consecutive Olympic title in Sochi...

    Ryan Davenport Written by Ryan Davenport about 5 months ago 723 reads 0 comments

  14. NFL Combine 2014 Results: Prospects on the Rise After Strong Showings

    Each year, the NFL Scouting Combine offers prospects with a late opportunity to raise their draft stocks in the eyes of scouts and management teams across the league...

    Ryan Davenport Written by Ryan Davenport about 5 months ago 2,369 reads 0 comments

  15. Canada vs. Sweden Gold Medal Game: Most Impressive and Disappointing Stars

    The 2014 Olympic hockey tournament ended with the type of star-studded showdown that every unbiased hockey fan could hope for, as the two arguably deepest teams in the field faced off for gold in Sochi ...

    Ryan Davenport Written by Ryan Davenport about 5 months ago 415 reads 0 comments

  16. Canada vs. Sweden Gold-Medal Game: Turning Points and Best Performances in Sochi

    On paper, Canada and Sweden were arguably the two most well-rounded squads in the field at the 2014 Olympic hockey tournament, so it's not all that surprising that they met with the gold on the line in Sochi ...

    Ryan Davenport Written by Ryan Davenport about 5 months ago 370 reads 0 comments

  17. Olympic Hockey 2014: Top Men's Takeaways and Results from Sochi

    If the 2014 Olympic hockey tournament does prove to be the last one featuring the National Hockey League's best for the time being, it will absolutely be one worth remembering, as it was every bit as entertaining as advertised...

    Ryan Davenport Written by Ryan Davenport about 5 months ago 3,251 reads 0 comments

  18. Sweden vs Finland: Star Performances and Turning Points in Olympic Hockey Clash

    The first of today's pair of mouthwatering Olympic hockey semifinal tilts featured a repeat of the gold-medal game of the 2006 Games in Turin, as neighboring powers Sweden and Finland battled for a spot in the title game in Sochi ...

    Ryan Davenport Written by Ryan Davenport about 5 months ago 138 reads 0 comments

  19. NFL Draft 2014: Projected Landing Spots for Each Round 1 QB

    For rebuilding teams across the NFL , drafting a franchise quarterback is the first step on the road back to respectability, which is why the high-end prospects under center are ...

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  20. Team USA Picks Julie Chu as Flag-Bearer for 2014 Olympic Closing Ceremony

    One of the greatest honors an athlete can receive is getting the opportunity to carry their nation's flag at the Olympics. It's a recognition of athletic excellence, as well as a unique chance to represent an entire country on a world stage...

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  21. Olympic Hockey 2014: Predictions for Both Semifinal Tilts

    Wednesday brought us an extremely exciting day of Olympic hockey, as we saw the host Russians fall in heartbreaking fashion, the Latvians give the vaunted Canadians all they could handle, Sweden steamroll the Slovenians and the U...

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  22. US Olympic Hockey Team 2014: Breaking Down Keys to Victory Against Canada

    One of the fiercest rivalries in all of sports will resume Friday, as the United States and Canada will clash in Sochi with a shot at the gold on the line. Four years ago, Sidney Crosby delivered the Olympic golden goal in overtime against the U...

    Ryan Davenport Written by Ryan Davenport about 5 months ago 1,589 reads 0 comments

  23. Olympic Hockey 2014: Breaking Down the All-Tournament Team

    So far, we've had a wildly entertaining Olympic hockey tournament in Sochi, and despite the absence of the Russians, the four remaining teams aren't all that unexpected...

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  24. Ranking the 5 Best Moments from Washington Capitals' 2013-14 Season so Far

    So far, the 2013-14 season hasn't told us much about what kind of team the Washington Capitals are, as Adam Oates' squad has looked like a postseason force on some nights and headed for the draft lottery on others...

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  25. Grades for Every Washington Capital at the 2014 Winter Olympics So Far

    The round-robin phase of the 2014 Olympic hockey tournament is officially over, and there has been no shortage of surprising results thus far in Sochi...

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