1. 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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  2. Caps Prospect Burakovsky OHL Player of Month

    With the Capitals on the outside of a playoff position and postseason hockey far from a guarantee in Washington, it is worth noting that at least one player in the Capitals organization is already enjoying playoff success this spring...

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  3. Joel Ward Nominated for Masterton Trophy

    Nearly eight years after making his NHL debut as a 26-year-old with the Minnesota Wild in 2006, Joel Ward stood in front of his dressing room stall in Arlington Thursday and reflected on the uncommon path he took to a successful hockey career...

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  4. Washington Capitals Not Playing as a Cohesive Group

    On Saturday, after the Washington Capitals spent much of a 4-2 loss trying to execute a basic play as the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Bruins demonstrated machine-like efficiency ...

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  5. Ovechkin, Backstrom Reunited by Desperate Capitals

    NEWARK, N.J. -- In dire need of a win Friday night, Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates is turning to an old plan he knows has been successful in the past and should be going forward...

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  6. Ovechkin: 'I Think Everybody Quit on the Play'

    Alex Ovechkin was given a chance on Friday to explain his role on a goal scored by the Dallas Stars on Tuesday in which Stars forward Ray Whitney blew past him in the neutral zone to set up a goal by Dustin Jeffrey...

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  7. Capitals Recall Strachan from Hershey

    ARLINGTON, VA. – The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Tyson Strachan from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today...

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  8. Capitals' Troy Brouwer Takes Veiled Shot at Coach Adam Oates

    If there's something interesting for a hockey player to say, he will almost certainly choose instead to say something that is the exact opposite. It's just the way of the sport. Don't call attention to yourself...

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  9. Holtby: 'If I Were a Fan, I'd Be Booing Us'

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  10. Will Ovechkin Hit 50?

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  11. Capitals Sign Madison Bowey

    The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Madison Bowey to a three-year, entry-level contract beginning the 2014-15 season, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today...

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  12. Oates: Alex Ovechkin 'quit on the Play' That Led to Stars' Fourth Goal

    Alex Ovechkin has received criticism for his absentee defensive play throughout his nine-year NHL career and in the third period of a blowout loss against the Dallas Stars Tuesday night he offered more fuel for his detractors...

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  13. 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...

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  14. Capitals Say They Made the Right Call on Wilson

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  15. Wey Exits vs. Predators with Upper-Body Injury

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  16. Halak Playing for More Than a Playoff Spot

    Beginning with tonight's game against the Nashville Predators , Jaroslav Halak has two weeks to prove his worth – not only to the Capitals , but to 29 other NHL teams.....

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  17. Evgeny Kuznetsov a Quick Study in the NHL

    Three weeks ago, when Evgeny Kuznetsov arrived at long last in Washington and then joined the Capitals ' lineup two days later, Coach Adam Oates would go out of his way to downplay expectations for the 21-year-old forward...

    Benjamin Zweiman Written by Benjamin Zweiman about 4 months ago 62 reads 0 comments

  18. Caps Admit They're Cheering for Flyers, Penguins

    When the clock strikes 7 tonight and Troy Brouwer sits down in front of his television, he won't be dressed in orange and black or holding a sign saying how much he loves Sidney Crosby ...

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  19. Adam Oates Holding Mikhail Grabovski out Saturday vs. Bruins

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  20. Chris Brown Tackles the Challenges of Switching to Center

    If there's one position where the Capitals have an abundance of depth, it's right wing. So when the team acquired 23-year-old right wing Chris Brown from Phoenix as part of the trade ...

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  21. Laich Optimistic After Surgery

    As he stood in front of his locker on Thursday, Brooks Laich sounded like a man who honestly believes he will play again this regular season...

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  22. Mikhail Grabovski Says He's Ready to Play Saturday vs. Bruins

    Nicklas Backstrom, Mikhail Grabovski say they're ready to play Saturday. Adam Oates not ruling Jack Hillen out for Saturday...

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  23. 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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  24. Kuznetsov on KHL vs. NHL: 'Here Is Best'

    If the Capitals wind up making the Stanley Cup playoffs this season, Evgeny Kuznetsov will be a big reason why...

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  25. Alexander Ovechkin Suffers Scary Collision with Teammate Jack Hillen

    The only thing worse than hit-sticking your most talented teammate is injuring yourself in the process. Washington Capitals defenseman Jack Hillen ended up on the wrong end of a scary, teammate-on-teammate collision on Tuesday night...

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