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Niklas Backstrom has pushed his way among the top 100 in multiple goalie categories. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Minnesota Wild Goalie Carousel

Josh Harding, whom some suggest should become the starter for the Minnesota Wild, went down with an unspecified lower body injury Thursday night.  He was relieved in the second intermission […]

by · October 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Minnesota Wild, NHL Goaltending
Josh Harding has cleared waivers and will be playing for the Wild's AHL affiliate, but this certainly hasn't spelled the end of the goalie's career by any means. (Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE)

Wild’s Josh Harding Should be Starting Goaltender

On April 4th, 2006, the Minnesota Wild started a little known 21 year-old in net at home against the Blues, who were last in scoring in the 2005-2006 season.  That […]

by · October 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Minnesota Wild, NHL Goaltending
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The Manic Depressive Capitals, and the Slow Road to Recovery

When Bruce Boudreau was named Head Coach of the Capitals in the Fall of 2007, it marked the beginning of a new era in Washington: An Era of Extremes. From […]

by · October 18, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Washington Capitals
Caps Can’t Coast in Metropolitan Division

Caps Can’t Coast in Metropolitan Division

One of the greatest mysteries of the past few years in the NHL was how the Washington Capitals could experience such amazing regular season success only to collapse in new […]

by · October 15, 2013 · 1 comment · Washington Capitals
Capitals defenseman Jack Hillen leaves a game due to injury on October 3rd, 2013.

Braden Holtby Still The Capitals Starter, Hillen Injured

The Washington Capitals (1-1) erased a 4-1 deficit Thursday night, picking up their first win of the season in their home opener in a victory over the Calgary Flames. Captain […]

by · October 4, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Washington Capitals
Where has the goal scoring gone in the NHL? (Tom Turk/THW)

Washington Capitals Roster Preview: Forwards

The Washington Capitals begin their 2013-14 regular season with a tough loss in Chicago against the Blackhawks. They boast a strong group for forwards this year, with two above average […]

Marcus Johansson should see ample time on offense this season as a fixture on Washington's top line. (Tom Turk/THW)

Washington Re-Signs Marcus Johansson, Capitals Current Depth Chart

Heading into training camp, the big question on Washington Capitals’ fans minds was when would RFA forward Marcus Johansson be re-signed and what would be the cost? General Manager George […]

by · September 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Washington Capitals
Viktor Fasth with the Ducks. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Top 10 Best Undrafted NHL Goalies

Over the last few decades, the NHL Entry Draft has been supplying NHL teams with a number of players that have eventually gone on to help the team that drafted […]

by · July 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Top 10 Lists
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Golden Goalies: Team Finland’s Elite Group of Goalies

Great goaltending can take a team just about anywhere, just look at Cam Ward and Tim Thomas’ Stanley Cup run, and I believe that the Olympics are no different. When […]

Critiquing Chuck Fletcher’s Offseason: Minnesota Wild GM Gambles

Critiquing Chuck Fletcher’s Offseason: Minnesota Wild GM Gambles

Compared with the remarkable transformation that occurred last summer, the 2013 offseason has featured only a small trickle of news for Minnesota Wild fans. There were no high draft picks, […]

by · July 23, 2013 · 1 comment · Minnesota Wild
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Top 15 Free Agents of 2013

The 2013 NHL free agent crop is generally considered to be thin and lacking a lot of big name, top end talent. With the salary cap going down next season, and […]

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Edmonton Oilers Off-Season Focus: The Goaltending

  The first of three features that will look at the Oilers in their three positional areas. Taking a look at where the strengths are and what weaknesses they need to […]

by · May 29, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, NHL Goaltending