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Laich played hard against the Panthers, despite being injured (Tom Turk/THW)

Hunter vs. Dineen: Caps Overtake Panthers, Continue the Fight for First

Dale Hunter and Kevin Dineen were similar players that played around the same time period. Hunter, once captain of the Washington Capitals, played 19 seasons in the NHL, and finished […]

by · February 8, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Florida Panthers, Washington Capitals
Elliott was the Blues' biggest surprise two seasons ago (Icon SMI)

Midseason NHL Awards

The NHL just passed its midway point, and a number of candidates have emerged for each of the major NHL awards. It should be an interesting second half, as teams […]

by · January 20, 2012 · 2 comments · News/Commentary
Ovechkin (Tom Turk/THW)

Caps Win Three Out of Four on Homestand, But Are They Ready to Head For the Road?

A four-game homestand got the Washington Capitals back into the playoff picture, as they won three out of four games after a rough patch on the road in California. The […]

by · January 18, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New York Islanders, Washington Capitals
Laich, who scored the game-winner in his 500th career game against the Senators. (Tom Turk/THW)

Knocking on the Door: Washington’s Success Rides on Scoring Chances

Ever since Dale Hunter took over head coaching duties in Washington last Monday, the Capitals have gone 1-2, finally earning their first win Saturday night against the Ottawa Senators in […]

by · December 4, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Ottawa Senators, Washington Capitals
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