1. Washington Capitals' New Regime Making Few Changes to Draft Strategy

    The 2014 NHL draft was the first, best chance for the Washington Capitals new general manager Brian MacLellan to prove that he is indeed a "new voice" in the team's front office...

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  2. Why Capitals Fans Should Be Disappointed with 2015 Winter Classic Matchup

    Washington Capitals fans waited until June 20 to hear who their team would play in the 2015 Winter Classic. The reward for their patience? The Chicago Blackhawks . Wait...

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  3. Washington Capitals Must Lock Up Mikhail Grabovski Long Term in 2014 Offseason

    How drastically things have changed for Mikhail Grabovski over the course of one year. On July 4, 2013, Grabovski was bought out by the Toronto Maple Leafs in a surprise ...

    Robert Wood Written by Robert Wood about 1 month ago 1,661 reads 10 comments

  4. Why Washington Capitals Must Avoid Trading Mike Green Within the Division

    It's starting to feel like a trade of Mike Green by the Washington Capitals is all but inevitable. The nine-year veteran has seen his production drastically decrease since ...

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  5. Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan May Be a 'New Voice' After All

    When Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis announced the hiring of general manager Brian MacLellan on May 26 , many in the Capitals community smelled a rat...

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  6. Alex Ovechkin's Trip to World Championship Brings Closure to a Painful Season

    Washington Capitals fans know all too well that Alex Ovechkin had a nightmare season in 2013-14. Hell, the entire hockey world knows that...

    Robert Wood Written by Robert Wood about 2 months ago 1,434 reads 1 comments

  7. Barry Trotz Is Best Fit as Next Head Coach of Washington Capitals

    The Washington Capitals ' brain trust of owner Ted Leonsis and president Dick Patrick must not allow the hiring of a general manager to overshadow the hiring of a head coach...

    Robert Wood Written by Robert Wood about 2 months ago 3,593 reads 28 comments

  8. Washington Capitals Quickly Running Out of Strong GM Candidates

    The Washington Capitals have been without a general manager for all of 17 days and the clock has already begun to tick. In that relatively short amount of time, three significant GM candidates have been taken off the board...

    Robert Wood Written by Robert Wood about 3 months ago 3,110 reads 8 comments

  9. Capitals' Joel Ward Can Add to Career Year with World Championships Appearance

    Representing your country at a major international competition is a big deal for NHL players. After being named to the U.S...

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  10. Washington Capitals Keep Stanley Cup Window Open by Replacing GM and Head Coach

    Ted Leonsis doesn 't mess around. On April 10, one day after the Washington Capitals were officially eliminated from the NHL playoffs for the first time since 2006-07 ...

    Robert Wood Written by Robert Wood about 3 months ago 1,325 reads 3 comments

  11. Andre Burakovsky Cementing Spot as Caps' Top Prospect by Dominating OHL Playoffs

    Tracking an organization's top prospect is like tracking an approaching airplane with the use of antiquated radar...

    Robert Wood Written by Robert Wood about 3 months ago 1,704 reads 4 comments

  12. How Will Alex Ovechkin Recover from Dream Season That Turned into a Nightmare?

    This was supposed to be Alex Ovechkin's year. This was supposed to be the year Ovechkin would rip two large gorillas off his back by raising an Olympic gold medal and the Stanley Cup...

    Robert Wood Written by Robert Wood about 3 months ago 1,291 reads 8 comments

  13. Adam Oates on Chopping Block as Washington Capitals Falter Down the Stretch

    T hroughout most of the 2013-14 NHL season , no one in the hockey world suspected that Adam Oates might get the axe as head coach of the Washington Capitals . On Oct...

    Robert Wood Written by Robert Wood about 4 months ago 3,285 reads 12 comments

  14. Washington Capitals Chose Wisely by Letting Ribeiro Walk, Then Signing Grabovski

    NHL fans are often forced to wait several years to determine if their team's particular offseason moves have worked out in their favor...

    Robert Wood Written by Robert Wood about 4 months ago 2,989 reads 5 comments

  15. Jack Hillen Has Quietly Become Major Part of Washington Capitals

    When defenseman Jack Hillen signed with the Washington Capitals as a free agent during the summer of 2012, Capitals fans were expecting a player described by The Hockey News as a "mobile depth defenseman" who " possesses good offensive upside.

    Robert Wood Written by Robert Wood about 4 months ago 1,572 reads 1 comments

  16. Why Missing the Playoffs Would Be Good for Washington Capitals' Future

    If the Washington Capitals were to make the playoffs this season, it would actually hurt the franchise. Extending their postseason streak to seven seasons would only mask the problems that plague this deeply flawed hockey team...

    Robert Wood Written by Robert Wood about 4 months ago 4,292 reads 3 comments

  17. Evgeny Kuznetsov Should Stay on Top Line for Washington Capitals

    Kuzya is coming! Kuzya is coming! No, that phrase was not shouted by Paul Revere on his Midnight Ride ...

    Robert Wood Written by Robert Wood about 5 months ago 2,792 reads 7 comments

  18. Which Dustin Penner Will Show Up for the Washington Capitals?

    The NHL trade deadline is like a winter storm. People panic at the first sign of a watch, advisory or warning, frantically running to the store for milk, bread and toilet paper...

    Robert Wood Written by Robert Wood about 5 months ago 3,376 reads 5 comments

  19. Washington Capitals' Blueprint to Make the Playoffs in 2013-14

    Washington Capitals fans looking to cure a brutal Olympic hangover need only look at the Capitals' regular season schedule for the rest of 2013-14...

    Robert Wood Written by Robert Wood about 5 months ago 1,820 reads 3 comments

  20. Will Olympics Spark a 2nd-Half Surge for Washington Capitals' Martin Erat?

    Martin Erat is lucky to be playing for the Czech Republic at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi , Russia. The Washington Capitals winger did not originally make the Czech roster on Jan...

    Robert Wood Written by Robert Wood about 5 months ago 1,115 reads 5 comments

  21. How Will Intense Pressure in Sochi Affect Alex Ovechkin?

    Alex Ovechkin will be under pressure of Olympic proportions at Sochi 2014. First and foremost, Ovechkin will be expected to play exceptional hockey...

    Robert Wood Written by Robert Wood about 6 months ago 1,000 reads 1 comments

  22. Washington Capitals Prospects Turning Heads with the Red-Hot Hershey Bears

    The Washington Capitals have blown hot and cold this season. The Caps have held true to form in the last five weeks, compiling a 5-8-4 record since the first of the year...

    Robert Wood Written by Robert Wood about 6 months ago 2,574 reads 0 comments

  23. Ranking the 5 Greatest Olympians in Washington Capitals History

    The 2014 Winter Olympics are nearly upon us. According to the official Sochi 2014 website , the men's ice hockey tournament will begin on Feb. 12...

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  24. Discharged Veteran Copes with PTSD by Coaching AAU Hoops Team in His Hometown

    Adjusting to life after the armed forces can be a challenge for veterans. I have witnessed this on my own time, watching my older brother return to life as a civilian after four years in the Army...

    Robert Wood Written by Robert Wood about 6 months ago 178 reads 1 comments

  25. Washington Capitals Playoff Hopes Rest on Other Stars Supporting Alex Ovechkin

    As Alex Ovechkin goes, so go the Washington Capitals . This hypothesis has been proven so often during Ovechkin's nine-year career with the Capitals that it is now accepted with ironclad certainty as a formula...

    Robert Wood Written by Robert Wood about 6 months ago 1,232 reads 5 comments