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. TheRead More
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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 inRead More
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 whenRead More
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 shootoutRead More
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.
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?