1. Dale Hunter Rallies Washington Capitals to Comeback over Tampa Bay Lightning

    So what did Dale Hunter tell the Washington Capitals during the second intermission? After playing one of their worst periods of hockey all season—allowing two power-play ...

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  2. Washington Capitals: Alex Ovechkin Benched, or Dale Hunter "Matching Lines?"

    The Washington Capitals have been a team in turmoil much of the season, failing to live up to the "Stanley Cup or bust" hype that greeted them in many preseason prognostications...

    Dave Nichols Written by Dave Nichols about over 2 years ago 456 reads 2 comments

  3. Toronto Maple Leafs Fire Ron Wilson, Bring in Stanley Cup Winner Randy Carlyle

    In a move that should really shock no one at this point, the Toronto Maple Leafs fired Ron Wilson Friday night and replaced him with Randy Carlyle , late of the Anaheim Ducks ...

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  4. Stan Kasten Resigns from Washington Nationals Effective at End of Season

    TEAM PRESIDENT SAYS "THIS IS JUST ABOUT ME." With his college aged son sitting beside him on the top ledge of the Washington Nationals dugout, curly W's adorning the wall, Nats President ...

    Dave Nichols Written by Dave Nichols about almost 4 years ago 296 reads 1 comments

  5. Washington Nationals: Decision to Re-Sign Adam Dunn About Money, Not Defense

    Let's get one thing straight shall we fair readers? Whether or not the Washington Nationals re-sign Adam Dunn has almost nothing to do with his defensive ability, contrary to what ...

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  6. Washington Nationals: Have They Quit on Their Season...and Manager?

    The Washington Nationals have 19 games remaining in the 2010 season. If they win three of them, they will avoid losing 100 games for the third straight season...

    Dave Nichols Written by Dave Nichols about almost 4 years ago 424 reads 4 comments

  7. Washington Nationals OF Nyjer Morgan Doesn't Understand Why He's Suspended

    Courtesy of Bill Ladson at MLB.com, here were Nyjer Morgan's comments this afternoon upon learning about his eight-game suspension for "three separate incidents" in the past week, including clipping St...

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  8. Washington Nationals Nyjer Morgan Implodes in Brawl With Florida Marlins

    The Washington Nationals were buried Wednesday night, 16-10, at the hands of the Florida Marlins. Scott Olsen was hammered in less than two innings, giving up nine earned runs on eight hits and two walks...

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  9. Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg Needs Tommy John Surgery

    The Washington Nationals announced this morning that Stephen Strasburg has a "significant tear" in the Ulner Collateral Ligament in his right elbow and will "probably" have Tommy John surgery, pending a second opinion from Dr...

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  10. Will Adam Dunn Re-Sign With The Washington Nationals (Part One)?

    Today is Part One of a two part series. We'll examine what the roster will look like with -- and without -- Adam Dunn next season, and try to predict the additional moves that would accompany both decisions...

    Dave Nichols Written by Dave Nichols about almost 4 years ago 292 reads 6 comments

  11. Bryce Harper Joins Washington Nationals: Now What?

    So Bryce Harper signed a major league deal with the Washington Nationals worth $9.9 million last night before the midnight deadline. Awesome...

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  12. Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg Has Short Outing in Triple-A Start

    In his first three Triple-A starts, Stephen Strasburg did not allow a run—earned or otherwise—while blowing away the more seasoned hitters in the highest minor league...

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  13. Washington Capitals Should Practice Patience, Not Panic

    I had a much longer column partially written, about practicing patience and taking to task everyone that seems so infatuated with blowing up the Caps for failing to close out Montreal after being up three games to one...

    Dave Nichols Written by Dave Nichols about 4 years ago 232 reads 2 comments

  14. Washington Capitals Right the Ship, Beat Thrashers 2-1

    During their now-concluded three-game losing streak, Caps players, media, fans and Coach Bruce Boudreau all spoke often about the need for the club to play a full 60-minute game, something they all freely admitted they were not doing...

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  15. Washington Nationals Face Decisions on Opening Day Roster

    Over the weekend, the Washington Nationals declared Ian Desmond the winner (sort of) of the starting shortstop job over incumbent Cristian Guzman, outfielder Justin Maxwell was sent ...

    Dave Nichols Written by Dave Nichols about over 4 years ago 247 reads 3 comments

  16. For Nationals, Spring Record Means Little, Attitude Says a Lot

    So, 0-10 through 10 games. Stinks, right? To hear the Nationals players talk about it, fans and writers should disregard the club's spring training record. They have a list of reasons and excuses to forget about the record...

    Dave Nichols Written by Dave Nichols about over 4 years ago 198 reads 1 comments

  17. Alex Ovechkin Suspended Two Games for Hit on Brian Campbell

    Washington Capitals star forward Alex Ovechkin was given a two-game suspension by NHL discipline czar Collin Campbell today, according to reports, for his hit on Brian Campbell in Sunday's nationally televised game against the Chicago Blackhawks...

    Dave Nichols Written by Dave Nichols about over 4 years ago 666 reads 9 comments

  18. Washington Capitals Win in OT; Alex Ovechkin Headed for Discipline?

    Nicklas Backstrom scored on an end-to-end rush, before getting creamed in the slot, in overtime to finish off a tremendous comeback for the Washington Capitals. The 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks gives the Caps 46 wins and 101 points for the season..

    Dave Nichols Written by Dave Nichols about over 4 years ago 275 reads 6 comments

  19. Washington Capitals Very Active at NHL Trade Deadline

    Washington Capitals' General Manager George McPhee had a busy day Wednesday, pulling off four trades before the 3 p.m. NHL Trade Deadline...

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  20. Should Washington Nationals Fans Be Optimistic?

    Is it better to be optimistic and be disappointed by the results, or pessimistic and be pleasantly surprised? I find myself asking that question a lot these days, and not just about the Washington Nationals...

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  21. Washington-Pittsburgh: Capitals Win 14th Straight, Dump Rival Pens 5-4

    The Washington Capitals came back in spectacular fashion Sunday from 2-0 and 4-1 deficits to defeat their bitter rival, the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-4 in overtime...

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  22. Capitals-Thrashers: Washington's Win Streak Reaches Lucky 13

    In the midst of another record-breaking snowstorm, the Washington Capitals continue to break records of their own with each win they record...

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  23. Washington Nationals Sign Adam Kennedy To Play Second Base

    The Washington Nationals have reportedly signed 2B Adam Kennedy to a one-year, $1.25 M contract, with a $2.0M option for 2011. Kennedy, 33, played with Oakland last season and hit .289/.348/...

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  24. Capitals-Rangers: Washington Keeps Rolling with 12th Consecutive Victory

    The Washington Capitals won their 12th consecutive game Thursday by defeating the New York Rangers 6-5 at storied Madison Square Garden. Those words, however, don't do the game—or this team—justice...

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  25. Washington Nationals Should Go With Ian Desmond at Short

    MLB.com's Bill Ladson just tweeted: I just learned from a baseball source that 2B Orlando Hudson will not play for the #Nats. He most likely will play for the Twins. Good for the Twins...

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