Post Tagged with: "Brooks Laich"

Ovechkin awaits for the faceoff against the Blues. (Tom Turk/THW)

Caps, Hunter and the Quest to Right the Ship in Washington

The Washington Capitals lost 2-1 to the St. Louis Blues in Dale Hunter’s coaching debut Tuesday night. Many seem surprised the change didn’t occur immediately (much like it did when […]

Hunter in 1989 with the Capitals. (hockeymedia/Flickr)

The Reasoning Behind Dale Hunter

The Washington Capitals’ firing of Bruce Boudreau came as a shock to few.  The team wasn’t performing, and hadn’t been performing for a month.  What did bring a certain amount […]

by · November 30, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · OHL, Washington Capitals
Caps vs. Devils (Tom Turk)

Devils Take Back End of Home-and-Home Series Over Caps, 3-2

The Caps were able to break their two-game mini-funk, winning 3-1 in New Jersey Friday night over the Devils, but couldn’t keep it up as they lost 3-2 via shootout […]

by · November 12, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals
Boudreau Makes Statement In Win Over Anaheim

Boudreau Makes Statement In Win Over Anaheim

Last night, the Washington Capitals came back from a 3-0 deficit in the second period to beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 in overtime.  No one is talking about that this […]

by · November 2, 2011 · 1 comment · Washington Capitals
Troy Brouwer (Tom Turk/THW)

Balance Key to Capitals’ Success

The Washington Capitals are off to their best start in franchise history.  In the last few seasons, the Capitals have set many new franchise records, as they have their most […]

by · October 26, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Washington Capitals
Chimera in a faceoff against the Red Wings (Tom Turk/THW)

Caps 7-0 Start Means More Than the Record

Call it what you want, but the Caps at 7-0 matters. The argument stands that Washington can go 82-0 and it wouldn’t matter because of their postseason history. However, the point […]

Alex Ovechkin (Icon SMI)

Capitals Hockey, It’s Still Not Cup Or Bust

The Caps have more flexibility with their contracts. In signing his players, McPhee has built himself out-clauses of sorts by the timing and length of the deals. The young defensemen can get contracts as the older ones move out, and the core pieces of the offense are already locked up.

by · October 21, 2011 · 1 comment · Washington Capitals
Overrating the 2011 NHL Free Agent Class

Overrating the 2011 NHL Free Agent Class

On Monday, the Florida Panthers acquired the negotiating rights of soon-to-be unrestricted free agent Tomas Kopecky from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a conditional draft pick. By Wednesday, the Panthers had signed Kopecky to a four-year, $12 million deal paying the left-winger $3 million annually after his career year of 15 goals and 42 points (with a -13!) in 2010-11 with Chicago. Don’t laugh just yet—it gets better.

Late Wednesday night, the rights of Steve Montador, another upcoming UFA, were traded to Chicago from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a 2012 seventh round draft pick. What kind of a bizarro world have we entered where Montador is actually a hot commodity prior to free agency frenzy that comes on July 1?

by · June 30, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Free Agents, Trades Contracts and Transactions, Uncategorized
How do you Laich me now? (Photo courtesy of svictoria29/ Flikr.)

Caps Begin Offseason with a Re-Signing and a Possible Departure

**Note: Varlamov may still return to the NHL because of a fallout from the KHL deal. It is not official, but Varlamov’s first choice is to head to the KHL. […]

by · June 29, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Free Agents, Washington Capitals
Alan Hahn thinks Brad Richards to the Lightning would make for a scary team. (Icon SMI)

Exploring the Sabres Top Free Agent Targets

Since Terry Pegula purchased the Buffalo Sabres back on February 22, Buffalo hockey fans have been in an uproar over the anticipation of the first offseason under the new regime. With Pegula’s seemingly bottomless pockets comes […]

by · June 18, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres
Jonathan Toews (vzonabaxter/Flickr)

Blackhawks Summer Suggestion Box

Now that the smoke has cleared from the Stanley Cup finals and the 2010 season its time to look ahead to the 2011 off-season.  This is the first real off-season […]

by · June 16, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks

Caps Sign Swede Sjogren; Off-Season Implications

While the rest of the hockey world lays their personnel interests to rest until the Stanley Cup Finals are over, it appears the Washington Capitals have been using their off […]

by · June 2, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Washington Capitals