1. Depth Not an Issue For The Capitals As They Enter The 2009-10 Season

    With a roster full of talented young players that led the Washington Capitals to the second round in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and a solid farm system that saw both the Hershey Bears win the ...

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  2. Sweet Scorer Alexandre Giroux Returns To the Hershey Bears

    The Hershey Bears announced Wednesday morning that they have resigned forward Alexandre Giroux to a one-year deal. According to Tarik El-Bashir of The Washington Post, it's a two-way contract, ...

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  3. The NHL Vs. The KHL: Lampman Signing Adds Fuel to the Fire

    While the NHL front office continues to be upset with the Continental Hockey League (KHL) over the status of Jiri Hudler, NHL teams continue to make boneheaded moves to compound the situation...

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  4. Is Brian Matusz On His Way to Baltimore?

    Speculation is running rampant in Baltimore that the Orioles are planning on calling up Brian Matusz to start this Tuesday in Detroit...

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  5. Milan Jurcina Awarded a One-Year Deal With Capitals

    Milan Jurcina is officially back as a member of the Washington Capitals after he was awarded a one-year deal through arbitration late Thursday. The 26-year-old defenseman was given a salary of $1...

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  6. Moyes Vs. The NHL: What Is Going On In Phoenix?

    The battle for control of the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes seems to get stranger by the hour. Thursday reports surfaced that the league had unanimously approved the bid from Jerry Reinsdorf to purchase the team...

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  7. Vaclav Prospal is Gone, But His Cap Hit will Live on

    Following a season in which he tied for the fourth-worst plus/minus rating in the NHL (-20), 34-year-old Vaclav Prospal cut ties with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday...

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  8. Bryan Helmer Re-Signs With Hershey

    The Hershey Bears announced Tuesday that defenseman Bryan Helmer has re-signed with the club for the upcoming 2009-10 season. The grizzled 37-year-old veteran performed well last season, his first with the Bears...

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  9. For Chris Bourque It's Now or Never in Washington

    Being the son of Hall of Famer Ray, Chris Bourque has had a bevy of expectations placed upon him since becoming the Capitals second round selection in the 2004 NHL Draft...

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  10. Chris Tillman Set To Make Orioles Debut Wednesday

    The wait is almost over. Roch Kubatko of MASN reported on Saturday that the Baltimore Orioles plan on recalling a pitcher from the minor leagues to start Wednesday night's game against the Kansas City Royals...

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  11. Michael Nylander to the KHL Still a Possibility

    According to Dmitry Chesnokov of Sovetsky Sport, the KHL's Avangard Omsk is still in pursuit of Michael Nylander in hopes of securing his services for the upcoming season...

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  12. Expansion: The Key To The Mountain West's BCS Bid

    The Mountain West Conference made itself famous recently by trying to stand up to the BCS and fight for their own automatic bid in the NCAA's postseason bowl system...

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  13. Capitals To Remain On Bonneville's 1500 AM

    According to Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner, the Washington Capitals are close to agreeing to a new multi-year contract with Bonneville's 1500 AM to air their games for the upcoming 2009-10 season...

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  14. Capitals Renew Affiliation With ECHL's Stingrays

    The Washington Capitals announced on Wednesday that they have renewed their minor league affiliation with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL for the upcoming 2009-10 season...

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  15. Capitals Prospect Joe Finley Arrested In North Dakota

    Fresh off of a solid performance at the Capitals summer development camp last week, Joe Finley was arrested early Tuesday on disorderly conduct charges in Grand Forks, North Dakota...

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  16. Johnny Comes Marching Into Pittsburgh

    The Pittsburgh Penguins came to terms with former Capitals goaltender Brent Johnson on a one-year deal Tuesday. Notice that I didn't say "backup goaltender" when describing the 32 year-old ...

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  17. Top Pick Evander Kane Signs With Thrashers

    The Atlanta Thrashers came to terms with forward Evander Kane on Monday to an entry-level deal. He was the team's first-round selection and fourth overall pick in the 2009 NHL draft...

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  18. Giroux Deserves a Shot In the NHL

    A legitimate opportunity to secure a full-time position on an NHL team's roster. That is what Alexandre Giroux should receive after putting up 75 goals in the American Hockey League last season...

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  19. Capitals Conclude Summer Development Camp

    ARLINGTON, VA: The Capitals concluded their 2009 edition of development camp with a scrimmage in front of a packed house Saturday afternoon at Kettler Capitals Iceplex...

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  20. Washington Capitals Re-Sign Five or Six?

    The Washington Capitals announced the re-signing of five players Wednesday, but the interesting development is in regards to defenseman Jeff Schultz...

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  21. Hershey Bears Lose Two Blueliners to Alberta

    The Hershey Bears and Washington Capitals lost some defensive depth Tuesday when Dean Arsene and Staffan Kronwall both signed with NHL clubs in Alberta, Canada...

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  22. Capitals Re-Sign Boyd Gordon

    The Washington Capitals announced on Monday that they have re-signed restricted free agent center Boyd Gordon to a one-year deal worth a reported $761,000. That number represents a 17 percent raise over his salary from the 2008-09 season...

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  23. Hershey Bears Promote From Within, Hire Mark French as Head Coach

    Last season the Capitals had the best minor league system in all of hockey. Their AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, won their 10th Calder Cup title, while their ECHL affiliate, the South Carolina Stingrays, won their third Kelly Cup title...

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  24. Blue Jays-Orioles: Baltimore's Pitching Leads The Way In 4-2 Win

    Box Score BALTIMORE—The Baltimore Orioles received another solid outing from Brad Bergesen (AP Photo) as they ended the first half of their season with a 4-2 win over the Blue Jays in front of 21,621 on a Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards...

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  25. Orioles-Marlins: Orioles Battle, Lose a Tough One in Miami

    MIAMI - The Baltimore Orioles received a quality start from Koji Uehara, fell behind on a bad outing by Danys Baez, and responded by scoring three runs in the ninth before eventually falling in the 12th, 7-6...

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