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  • UPDATE (SATURDAY, 10:34 a.m.): The Capitals announced the five cuts listed below and also sent Tim Kennedy and Jon Landry to Hershey. Kennedy, Landry and Moore all must clear waivers. According to the league’s latest collective bargaining agreement, waiver requests will be processed every day at Noon EST. All are subject to a 24-hour processing window. ORIGINAL POS... read more...
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  • Yesterday, we kicked off NHL season preview week with a look at the bottom-feeder division — the league’s truly hopeless teams. Today we’re moving up the standings, with what we’re calling the Stuck-in-the-Middle Division. These are the teams that are good, but not grea... read more...
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  • Capitals defensemen Cam Schilling and Tomas Kundratek cleared the NHL’s 24-hour waiver window Monday afternoon, allowing them to report to Hershey Bears training camp. Schilling, who played in one NHL game each of the past two seasons, and Kundratek, who logged 25 games with the Capitals in 2012-13, were long shots to make the NHL […]... read more...
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  • The Washington Capitals’ frustration with their second-line center options has arisen from a dearth of consistent candidates. “A free-for-all right now,” Coach Barry Trotz said Friday night. “That is something we’ll have to stabilize. I’m not sure on that if I’m totally happy with that second-line position right now.” They have the opposite problem on […]... read more...
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  • We finally have another update on the Jaden Schwartz contract situation. Pierre LeBrun commented on the situation in a recent blog, highlighting the fact that the Blues and Schwartz are closing the gap but the two sides remain divided. From LeBrun:... read more...
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  • As the preseason lurches along and with a brief respite ahead on Thursday, the Capitals head north to Boston for a 7 p.m. puck drop with the Bruins. Here are some pregame notes. No local television feed back home, but audio will be available on the Caps Radio Network. Thanks for following along. >> The second-line center battle […]... read more...
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  • With their day of rest taken Thursday and the ensuing 17 cuts announced the following morning, the Capitals crossed the bridge into the preseason’s next phase. Coach Barry Trotz cautioned reporters against reading into his line combinations for Washington’s first three exhibition games. “You can write all you want,” he said, more than slightly ton... read more...
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  • NBC recently released an ad promoting their Wednesday Night Rivalry games and a couple of Blues players are featured. Set to the tune of “Lovin’ You” by Minnie Riperton, we’re treated to a grinning Steve Ott and Carlo Colaiacovo getting punched in the face in slow-mo. ... read more...
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  • While everyone talks about possession's effect on the game, we rarely delve too deep into what creates possession. Micro stats are perhaps the best way to break down the game at a deeper level. Loose-puck recoveries remain the number one way for... read more...
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  • A side effect of defenseman Torey Krug and forward Reilly Smith’s decision to return to the Bruins on one-year deals rather than continue to sit out without contracts is that the Bruins’ power play can start to come together in closer resemblance to the units that finished third in the league in efficiency in 2013-14. […] read more...
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