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Fantasy Hockey: All Purpose Sleeper Pick-Ups

With the fantasy hockey season approaching, returning managers are undoubtedly starting to prepare for drafts in their respective leagues. Whether one is playing in a Yahoo!, CBS, ESPN, or daily […]

by · August 15, 2013 · 1 comment · Fantasy
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Washington Capitals: Eight Olympic Invitees To Watch

Eight Washington Capitals’ players will take part of the 2014 Winter Olympics this winter, as the hockey tournament takes place in Sochi, Russia. The Olympic break is set to run […]

Jay Bouwmeester was traded to the Blues last season. (Warren Wimmer/Icon SMI)

Bouwmeester’s Contract Puts Blues in a Bind

The Blues made quite the splash Monday night in the trade market when they acquired defenseman Jay Bouwmeester from the Calgary Flames. Sending away prospects Reto Berra and Marc Cundari, […]

by · April 2, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · St Louis Blues
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Capitals drop 2-1 Decision To Rangers

Last night, the Washington Capitals paid a visit to the New York Rangers at the Madison Square Garden. The Caps were looking for their 6th victory of the shortened 2013 […]

by · February 18, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals Player Grades: January 2013

Following the resolution of the NHL lockout, the Washington Capitals regular season began. In a shortened training camp new head coach Adam Oates looked to implement his new system and […]

by · February 2, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Washington Capitals
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Washington Capitals 2013 Season Preview: Transition Year

With the NHL lockout finally settled, hockey fans can finally look forward to the regular season, most likely a shortened 48 game schedule. Washington Capitals’ fans have some great things […]

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How Much Money Is PK Subban Worth?

As soon as the new CBA is ratified by both the NHL owners and the players, teams will finally be allowed to start making roster moves such as signing free […]

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Operation Hat Trick is a Great Success for Players, Charities

Even the NHL lockout wasn’t able to keep some of the league’s best players off the ice.  Members of fifteen NHL teams hit the ice Saturday night as part of […]

by · November 27, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, News/Commentary, Philadelphia Flyers
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The Six Defensemen Drafted Before Erik Karlsson

The first round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft featured no fewer than 11 defensemen, most of whom have achieved some measure of success at the NHL level over the […]

by · October 30, 2012 · 2 comments · Hockey History, Ottawa Senators
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8 Major Unsigned Restricted Free Agents

It’s hard to think that nearly two months and a half after the free-agent market opened on July 1st, 2012 that there is still a plethora of quality unrestricted free […]

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Caps bring back familiar face in Calle Johansson

When the Washington Capitals hired Adam Oates as Head Coach this summer, the search immediately started to find the ideal assistant coaches to ultimately help in guiding Oates through his […]

by · July 19, 2012 · 1 comment · Washington Capitals
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Capitals will present challenges for Bruins

Everyone is picking the Boston Bruins over the Washington Capitals in the first round of the playoffs. Almost unanimously, in fact.

The reason behind each of these picks is the same, too—the Capitals, essentially, aren’t the same feared team they were in years past. If you factor in Washington’s ho-hum record during the regular season and the fact that their goaltending situation is a sort of carousel that would make the Philadelphia Flyers blush, than I guess it would make sense to pick the Bruins over the Capitals.

Me? I’m not sold yet. I might not be sold at all, actually.