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Washington Capitals: Joel Ward Signing A Bargain For George McPhee

When General Manager George McPhee signed former Nashville Predators forward Joel Ward to a four year-12 million dollar contract many questioned giving a long term deal to a player who […]

by · March 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Washington Capitals
Laich, who scored the game-winner in his 500th career game against the Senators. (Tom Turk/THW)

The Capitals’ Inept Second Line

Brooks Laich, Troy Brouwer and Marcus Johansson comprise the Washington Capitals’ second line. As the second line, their job is to be a consistent offensive threat; their job is to […]

by · November 13, 2013 · 2 comments · Washington Capitals
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Washington Capitals: Braden Holtby Posts Shutout In Rout

Even with leading scorer and Captain Alexander Ovechkin off the ice, the Washington Capitals put forth presumably their best effort of the 2013-14 season Friday night with a 7-0 win […]

by · November 2, 2013 · 0 comments · Washington Capitals
Referee Eric Furlatt addresses the Capitals' bench (Flickr/Clydeorama)

Analyzing George McPhee’s Roster Moves

Let this soak in. The Washington Capitals have been shutout by the New York Rangers over the last 180 minutes. That’s nine periods of hockey without a goal. You don’t […]

Brooks Laich in action on April 4th vs the New York Islanders. Tom Turk/THW

Capitals Injury Report

Laich Effect  For some time now, National Hockey League teams have categorized mild to severe injuries as upper and lower body. Sometimes, the full extent of a players’ injury, may […]

by · April 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Washington Capitals
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Washington Capitals’ Eric Fehr Pacing Third Line

When the Washington Capitals welcomed back forward Eric Fehr to add some grit to the lineup prior to the beginning of the season, management certainly didn’t expect the 27 year […]

by · February 15, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Washington Capitals
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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 Compliance Buyout Candidates

The Washington Capitals enter Thursday night with an abysmal 1-4-1 record. The team has yet to adjust to new head coach Adam Oates and his new system, struggling in special […]

by · January 31, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Washington Capitals
A frustrated Capitals bench at the Verizon Center against the Montreal Canadiens on January 24th, 2013.

Frustrated Washington Capitals Drop Fourth Straight

Last night, the Washington Capitals were searching for answers to a frustrating 0-3 start, as they paid a visit to the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Head coach Adam Oates returned to New Jersey, where he previously worked as an assistant coach for the last two seasons. There you had it: several solid reasons to want to find the win column, for the first time in this shortened 48 game season.

by · January 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Washington Capitals
Book Review: Cracking the Ice

Book Review: Cracking the Ice

Cracking the Ice (advance proof copy).  By Dave Hendrickson. (2011, Lodi, New Jersey: WestSide Books. Softcover. Pp. 366. $16.95. ISBN 978-1-934813-55-3.)   The sad reality has been, with as far […]

by · July 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Books
Mike Smith could be an Oilers free agent target (Ric Tapia/Icon SMI)

Top 5 Best Free Agent Signings of 2011

With the NHL free-agency period fast approaching, the talk of the NHL is set to where the big name free-agents will end up.  Ryan Suter, Zach Parise and Alexander Semin […]

Caps GM George Mc Phee with my nephew Chris Menner. (Personal Collection)

George Mc Phee Defeats The Bruins In 7

  Nay Sayers Everyone who questioned Caps GM George Mc Phee’s moves (or lack thereof) this season owes him an apology letter. In game five, Troy Brouwer netted a power play […]

by · April 26, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals