Post Tagged with: "Nicklas Backstrom"

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AHL Showcase Successful In DC

Last Thursday evening, the American Hockey League showcase was quite the hit at the Verizon Center in downtown DC. The Hershey Bears and Norfolk Admirals took to the ice in […]

by · December 11, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Washington Capitals
KHL Players of the Week – November 26

KHL Players of the Week – November 26

Each week, the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) salutes their Players of the Week.  The top forward, defenseman, goaltender, and rookie are selected based on their statistics and performance, as determined […]

by · November 29, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, KHL, Washington Capitals
Erik Karlsson was benched in Game 2 against the Penguins (Photo by Andy Martin Jr)

Top 20: Nice Goal, Wrong Net

Hockey players strive for perfection, but sometimes they are prone to accidents -or faux-pas- on the ice just like the rest of us, beer-league players. Whether it’s a defenseman trying to […]

by · November 26, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Humor, Top 10 Lists
Hershey Bears Welcome Adam Oates

Hershey Bears Welcome Adam Oates

As the frustration continues to build on both sides of the National Hockey League lockout, players are looking for employment elsewhere. Some are wearing temporary sweaters overseas, while others have […]

by · October 6, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Uncategorized, Washington Capitals
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Do Zach Parise and Ryan Suter Make Minnesota A Contender?

Early Wednesday afternoon, just shortly after noon, news broke that Zach Parise and Ryan Suter were the two newest members of the Minnesota Wild. They were considered to be the […]

by · July 6, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Minnesota Wild, Trades Contracts and Transactions
(Tom Turk/THW) Eddie Ellis could turn into a similar player to Jeff Halpern.

Halpern enjoyed second stint with Capitals. Set to become UFA

When the Washington Capitals were eliminated by the New York Rangers this past spring in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, it ended a season full of anxiety, early disappointment, as well […]

by · July 1, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Uncategorized, Washington Capitals
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Goons and Cheap Shots: Keeping Hockey Out Of The Mainstream

Expectations We have within us an innate sense of right and wrong. Along with that comes a desire to see justice done and for equality. When we see injustice and […]

by · June 7, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary
Laich, who scored the game-winner in his 500th career game against the Senators. (Tom Turk/THW)

The Top Ten Washinton Capitals Centers

The Washington Capitals have had excellent talent at center since their inception in 1974. Some were drafted, some came in trades and one was truly home-grown. In compiling and ranking […]

The Washington Capitals Will Win Game 7 In New York

The Washington Capitals Will Win Game 7 In New York

Momentum The Caps have outplayed and outworked the Rangers in the last three games.  Having said that, the games have been incredibly tight. Untimely penalties and bad bounces have hurt […]

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Capitals Roster a Great Fit For Dale Hunter’s Coaching Style

If you were to take an average hockey fan from the end of the 2009 NHL season and tell them that Alexander Ovechkin, who was then coming fresh off of […]

by · May 7, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Uncategorized, Washington Capitals
Nicklas Backstrom (Tom Turk / THW)

The Essential Nick Backstrom Playoff Highlight Reel

The stellar play of Nicklas Backstrom in these playoffs has tended to get lost in the shuffle, with media focusing about Ovechkin under-performing, Dale Hunter coaching against the grain, and […]

by · May 6, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Player Profiles, Washington Capitals
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The Hunter Games: Washington Capitals Are Buying Into Defense First Logic

This playoff run has been something different for the Capitals, and the change-up has been one that has a lot of people muttering: “you used to be cool, man.” The […]