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Capitals add players on first day of free agency

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Capitals were busy on the opening day of NHL free agency on Wednesday. But the biggest move was veteran defenseman Mike Green agreeing to a three-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. He departs after 10 seasons with Washington, the team that drafted him in the first round in 2004. Defenseman Taylor Chorney signed a one-year $700,000 contract with...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Have Crucial Offseason Decisions To Make, Fans Snatching Up Tickets In Anticipation

View image | gettyimages.com General Manager Brian MacLellan and his Washington Capitals spent big during free agency last season. The signing of defenders Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen helped them finish in second in the Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division with a record of 45-26-11. This offseason, they aim to rebound from a second-round playoff exit, as goaltender Braden...
Via KCM Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Green is joining the Red Wings on a three-year deal

Roughly one week ago, news broke that Mike Green wouldn’t be returning to the Washington Capitals. Green was ready to test free agency as an unrestricted free agent after skating with the Capitals since 2005-06. Today, he has signed a three-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings. Mike Green is heading DET on a three year deal. #TSN. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eric Fehr’s Greatest Moments With the Caps

Eric Fehr's second stint with the Caps is over. The unrestricted free agent forward, drafted 18th overall by Washington in 2003, played all but 35 games of his career in Washington, after a stint with the Jets in 2011-2012. He also helped Hershey win the 2005-6 Calder Cup.
Via Capitals Outsider
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

NHL Free Agency Forward Focus: Who Should Colorado Pursue?

  The NHL’s off-season moves at a breakneck pace with the Stanley Cup being awarded one week, the NHL Draft happening the next, and then free agency setting teams up for next season the week after that. With Chicago having won yet another Stanley Cup and the NHL Draft completed last weekend, it means it’s time for free agency to start. As the Colorado Avalanche approach free...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phil Housley Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

WASHINGTON-APRIL 9: Phil Housley #6 of the Chicago Blackhawks controls the puck during the game against the Washington Capitals on April 9, 2002 at MCI Center in Washington, DC. The Capitals won 3-1. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) A few years back I campaigned hard to see 500+ goal scorer Dino Ciccarelli to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.  Finally in 2010, the...
Via State of Hockey News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps ink Jay Beagle to a three-year deal

The Washington Capitals have locked up one of their key un-restricted free agents, C Jay Beagle, to a three-year contract extension.  The deal is worth $5.25 million and includes an average of $1.75 million per season. The Caps have three additional key unrestricted free agents: defenseman Mike Green, froward Eric Fehr, and forward Joel Ward.  However, it does not appear any...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals re-sign Jay Beagle to $5.25M, 3-year contract

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Center Jay Beagle has re-signed with the Washington Capitals, getting a $5.25 million, three-year contract. The team announced the deal Monday. The 29-year-old Beagle set career highs with 10 goals, 10 assists and 20 points last season. He has 23 goals and 24 assists in 254 career NHL games, all with Washington.
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps draft Ilya Samsonov in the First Round of the NHL Draft

With the 22nd pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, the Washington Capitals went between the pipes, selecting Russian goal tender Ilya Samsonov. Samsanov currently plays for the Metallug Magnitorosk in the NHL league in Russia.  In the 2014-15 season, Samsonov appeared in 18 games and posted a 2.66 GAA and a .918 save percentage in 18 games.  He finished the season with an 11-4-1 impressive...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

More on That 2007 Fight Between Eric Fehr and Troy Brouwer

Eric Fehr and Troy Brouwer once got in a fight in the AHL.
Via Capitals Outsider
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Green won’t return to the Washington Capitals

Defenseman Mike Green won’t be with the Washington Capitals in 2015-16. According to CSN Washington, Green is ready to test free agency when he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1st. Green’s agent Craig Oster, who is also the agent for Eric Fehr, indicated that both players would hit the open market. Oster on both Green and Fehr moving on: “The Capitals have...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps Unveil New Alternate Jersey

On Tuesday, the Washington Capitals unveiled their new alternate jersey. But let's also take this opportunity to look at all the old ones.
Via Capitals Outsider
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals To Wear New Red Alternate Jersey With Retro Design (Photo)

The Washington Capitals unveiled a new alternate jersey on Tuesday that will be worn during the 2015-16 NHL season. FIRST LOOK at the Capitals' new third jersey. More to come shortly... http://t.co/G4nrmnmiib— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) June 23, 2015 “The primary color for the uniform is red and closely resembles the team’s jersey worn from 1974-75 through 1994-95,” the Capitals...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Goalie Philipp Grubauer signs 2-year contract to stay with Capitals

  Goalie Philipp Grubauer has signed a $1.5 million, two-year contract to stay with the Washington Capitals. The team announced the deal Monday. It will pay Grubauer $650,000 next season, then $850,000 in the 2016-17 season. The 23-year-old Grubauer won Game 2 of the Capitals' first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders, becoming the first German-born goalie to start...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom could miss the start of next season after hip surgery

After undergoing hip surgery late last month, it was thought that Caps center Nicklas Backstrom would be ready for the start of the season. But according to a report coming out of Sweden, Capitals fans should probably hold off on that. Backstrom gave an interview to Gefle Dagblad in Sweden, and with the help of Google Translate, here’s the part where Nicklas talks about his surgery...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Top line right wing options for the Washington Capitals

Now in their offseason, Washington Capitals’ General Manager Brian MacLellan has put finding a top line right winger to play with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom high on his to-do list. Here are some players who may fit the bill for Washington outside of their organization: Drew Stafford The Winnipeg Jets acquired Stafford and Tyler […] The post Top line right wing options...
Via Along the Boards
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Derek Stepan goal gives Rangers Game 7 win

The New York Rangers are headed to the Eastern Conference final for the second straight season after defeating the Washington Capitals in Game 7 on Wednesday night. Rangers forward Derek Stepan scored on a rebound in overtime to give his team a 2-1 win and send the Madison Square Garden crowd into a frenzy. New York overcame a 3-1 series deficit in the conference semifinals for...
Via NESN.com
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin: We are going to come back and win the series

Alex Ovechkin is full of confidence despite his team losing its last two playoff games. The Washington Capitals lost Sunday to the New York Rangers in Game 6 4-3 to tie the series at three and force a Game 7. Game 7 will be played on Wednesday in New York, and Ovechkin thinks his team...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Alexander Ovechkin Guarantees Game 7 Win Vs. Rangers (Video)

Alexander Ovechkin has never played in an Eastern Conference final, but he’s very confident it will happen this season. The Washington Capitals captain channeled his inner Mark Messier after losing Game 6 on Sunday night and guaranteed a win in Tuesday’s Game 7 at Madison Square Garden. Alex Ovechkin still confident: "The character of this group, it shows a lot. We gonna come...
Via NESN.com
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Valiant third period effort not enough for the Washington Capitals

Game 6 between the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers was, in my opinion, the best game of the series so far. Throughout the entire game there was a sense of a must-win scenario. Of course, the Rangers needed to win game 6 to stay in the playoffs, but there was also pressure on the Caps to eliminate the Rangers and prevent a game 7. Both teams put forth a tremendous effort...
Via isportsweb.com
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Rookie Andre Burakovsky Scores Memorable First Playoff Goal

Washington Capitals left wing Andre Burakovsky (65), from Austria, celebrates his game winning goal during the third period of Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs against the New York Rangers, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Washington. The Capitals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The Washington Capitals used the 23rd overall pick in the 2013 NHL entry...
Via The Sports Journal
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Fan throws beer at Capitals players, hits Brooks Orpik in face (VIDEO)

The Washington Capitals emerged victorious and evened the series with the New York Islanders at two games apiece with a 2-1 overtime victory in Game 4 on Tuesday night. Nicklas Backstrom scored the game-winner, and Islanders fans weren’t happy about it. After the game, when postgame handshakes were taking place, one particular fan threw a beer at the Capitals players. It hit...
Via The Sports Daily
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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