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  • Forward Matt Watkins, one of 10 “Group 3″ unrestricted free agents for the Capitals, is headed to Austria after signing a one-year deal with, fittingly enough, the Vienna Capitals. “Exactly the type of player we have been looking for,” first-year coach Tom Pokel said, according to a Google translation of the team’s release. In North America,... read more...
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  • Matt Niskanen stood before a Capitals backdrop inside the Capitals’ practice facility on Saturday afternoon, wearing his new Capitals sweater and his new Capitals hat, whisked here after a marriage, a lucrative contract and two weeks of general madness. He had signed for seven years and $40.25 million without even visiting Washington, relying on scouting […]... read more...
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  • A familiar face showed up in Chinatown on Tuesday as defenseman Connor Carrick greeted fans at an open house at Verizon Center, posing for photos and signing autographs as fans shopped for season tickets. “I’m excited to get back. It’s been a long summer,” said Carrick, who flew in from his home in Chicago for the day. […]... read more...
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  • The gap between the end of a disappointing fourth season with the Washington Capitals and the resulting turnover that soon followed felt like it had whipped past, so Braden Holtby had little time to dwell. First, he was stomaching the aftermath of the lowest save percentage and goals-against average of his brief NHL career, reconciling […]... read more...
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  • The contract of Brooks Orpik has become this offseason’s hot-button issue around the Washington Capitals, the item asked whenever some new, relevant official, coach and player faces the media. Internally, the Capitals – everyone from assistant coach Todd Reirden to Coach Barry Trotz to general manager Brian MacLellan – have lauded Orpik’s leadership, his ability to [R... read more...
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  • Because it’s the middle of July, and because this is roughly the time when the NHL collectively packs its suitcases and heads on vacation, and because the Washington Capitals spent more money during free agency than any other team this offseason, and because they also hired a new coach and new general manager several months […]... read more...
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  • SAN JOSE — Never say the NHL lacks drama when it comes to releasing its schedule. That’s supposed to happen Sunday or Monday, but the league just now released the home openers for all 30 teams so this is what we know. Sharks are the opponent when the Los Angeles Kings open their defense of the Stanley Cup at Staples Center on Oct. 8. Three nights... read more...
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  • With Capitals development camp wrapped up Saturday, before everything shuts down for the upcoming vacation months, here are some leftover tidbits from the past week: Barry Trotz met Caps first-rounder Jakub Vrana in the NHL draft bathroom At the 2014 NHL draft in Philadelphia, the Capitals selected Czech winger Jakub Vrana with the 13th overall pick. […]... read more...
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  • The new coaching staff was upstairs at Washington’s practice facility, another morning preparing for the upcoming season. His teammates were on the ice for another offseason skate session. Rookie camp will begin on Sept. 11, training camp one week after that, and around that time too comes John Carlson’s wedding. And yet the 24-year-old defenseman […]... read more...
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  • It’s no secret that the Boston Bruins are in dire need of some cap space. According to CapGeek.com, they’re currently at $69,809,143 of $69 million in cap space, in part due to $4.75M in cap overages from last season. And they still need to re-sign restricted free agents Reilly Smith and Torey Krug (who likes […] ... read more...
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  • It may not be October yet, but we’re certainly getting closer. Hard to believe it’s already September 2 and in just a few short weeks, NHL teams will come together to start training camps and preseasons as the regular season grows closer. The Sabres host their first home preseason game in just 21 days! A […] ... read more...
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  • They gathered behind a tall, red curtain on the balcony level of the practice facility, partitioning the new Washington Capitals coaching staff from the public during three developmental camp scrimmages last week. Barry Trotz next to Lane Lambert next to Todd Reirden next to Blaine Forsythe, all hanging over the rails to watch the action […]... read more...
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  • In addition to their coveted spot as hosts of the annual Winter Classic on New Years’ Day, the Washington Capitals will appear on NBC network affiliates 12 times next season, the league announced Tuesday. Six of those will be home games, scheduled as part of NBC Sports Network’s “Wednesday Night Rivalry” series: Oct. 29 vs. Detroit […]... read more...
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  • SAN JOSE – The original decision to push Drew Remenda out the door back in June may not have made much sense – and won’t unless the Sharks decide to explain their reasons — but the team made the sensible (and safe) follow-up moves Wednesday. Jamie Baker replaces Remenda in the TV booth, Bret Hedican slides into Baker’s seat for the radio call. Curtis Br... read more...
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