Thanksgiving 2007 Holds Special Meaning for Ovechkin, Capitals

Thanksgiving 2007 Holds Special Meaning for Ovechkin, Capitals

November 23rd, 2020 If any NHL team’s recent history can tie in with American Thanksgiving, it’s the Washington Capitals. Back in 2007, one of the most significant moves that changed the entire complexion of the franchise was done while most Americans were preparing their turkey and stuffing, Back when...
NHL Rumors: Capitals, Coyotes, Islanders, Players Upset With NHL

NHL Rumors: Capitals, Coyotes, Islanders, Players Upset With NHL

November 21st, 2020 In today's NHL rumor rundown, as the Washington Capitals look to clear cap space, which two players might be on the move? Are there hard feelings in Arizona as Oliver Ekman-Larsson returns to the team? Why hasn't Derick Brassard landed a new deal yet in free agency? Finally, insiders try to...
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November 11th, 2020
Capitals History

Minnesota is rich in hockey history and this date brought some big moments over the years. Also, there were plenty of big offensive performances including some from defenders on the back end. The first-ever empty-net goal in National Hockey League history and a new franchise revealing its name are among the other memories to occur on Nov. 11. State of Hockey Memories The Minnesota North Stars were part of the 1967 expansion that saw the NHL double in size from six teams to 12. They remained in the Twin Cities until they relocated to Texas and became the Dallas Stars in 1993. In their 26 seasons in Minnesota, the team advanced to the Stanley Cup Final twice, in 1981 and again in 1991. Nov. 11 was a pretty eventful date during the franchise’s time in Bloomington. On Nov. 11, 1976, the North Stars traded Bill Goldsworthy, their all-time leader in games played, goals, assists, and points to the New York Rangers, in exchange for veterans Bill Fairbairn and Nick Beverley....
November 10th, 2020
Washington Capitals

Last week, while back home in Moscow, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin made headlines saying he wanted to play for Moscow Dynamo when his NHL career came to an end. However, for those who have watched his career from when he first arrived in Washington in 2005, this isn’t really a new development. In 2008, when the Capitals signed Ovechkin to his 13-year, $124 million contract extension, which expires after this coming season, most observers figured while deal could mark the end of his NHL career, it probably wouldn't end his professional career. The star, who just turned 35 in September, has never been shy about wanting to finish his career in his homeland (and ended up playing 31 games with Dynamo during the 2012-13 NHL lockout). So, for at least the first half of that contract, it seemed that at contract's end he'd say farewell to the NHL and return to Russia to play his last professional days. However, his career has proved a lot more durable in the second...
November 7th, 2020
Washington Capitals

In today's NHL rumor rundown, Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland updates the media on the status of Oscar Klefbom, noting how much of next season he believes the defenseman will miss. In Anaheim, expect the Ducks to sign a goaltender in an effort to meet expansion draft requirements. In Boston, what might Jake DeBrusk's next contract look like? How does Sam Reinhart feel about constant short-term deals in Buffalo? Finally, Alex Ovechkin provides a little clarity on his earlier comments he'd like to finish his hockey career in the KHL. Klefbom to Miss Entire Season GM Ken Holland told the Edmonton Journal's Jim Matheson that he's operating under the current assumption defenseman Oscar Klefbom will miss all of next season. Dallas Stars goalie Anton Khudobin is scored on by Edmonton Oilers' Oscar Klefbom. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson) Matheson quotes Holland then notes the GM has been keeping an close eye on one of their prospects and discusses the chances the...
November 5th, 2020
Washington Capitals

In today's NHL rumor rundown, Alex Ovechkin has said he doesn't plan to finish his hockey career with the Washington Capitals. Who else would he consider playing for? Elsewhere, in efforts to cut costs, would the New York Islanders actually consider buying out Jordan Eberle? Finally, how will the Columbus Blue Jackets replace Gustav Nyquist after learning of his long-term injury? Ovechkin Plans to Finish Career in KHL It was reported yesterday that an NHL insider believed Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin could inevitably leave the Pittsburgh Penguins at some point. It would be odd to ever see them in a different jersey if true. Add another player to the list of NHLers who might be leaving the only team they've ever known. Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin scoring his 700th goal, Feb. 22, 2020 (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) Alex Ovechkin doesn't plan to finish his hockey career with the Washington Capitals. This situation is a bit different in that he wouldn't play for a...