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7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Trotz talks Caps lineup construction

The in-house option for second-line center became the only option after the Capitals let Mikhail Grabovski leave during free agency and exited July 1 with roughly $1.1 million in available cap space, so general manager Brian MacLellan and Coach Barry Trotz looked harder within.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, Eric Fehr, Troy Brouwer, Jason Chimera, Marcus Johansson, NHL Players

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Japers' Rink

Mailbag: Projecting Ovechkin and Backstrom, Beagle's Role and More

Going on record with point totals for the big guns, discussing the fourth-line center, salaries, Ovechkin's Selke-worthiness and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, NHL Players, Nicklas Backstrom, Joel Ward, Jason Chimera, Marcus Johansson

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Japers' Rink

Caps Questions: What Would Make for a Successful 2014-15?

For the first time since 2007, the Washington Capitals will enter a season having missed the playoffs the year before.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Connor Carrick, Mike Green, Marcus Johansson, NHL Players

MSNBC

New Caps regime plans to keep Ovechkin at RW

The Washington Capitals seem open-minded about eventually moving Alex Ovechkin back to his original spot at left wing, but for now they're sticking with former head coach Adam Oates' decision to keep him on the right side.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, NHL Players, Jaroslav Halak, NHL Southeast Division

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Mile High Sticking

NHL News and Articles: Ovechkin's Break-Up, Biz Nasty, More

Apr 13, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin shoots the puck between his legs on Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Anders Lindback during a shootout at Verizon Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, NHL Players, NHL Southeast Division, Brett Connolly, Anders Lindback, Tampa Bay Lightning

Mon Jul 21, 2014

BleacherReport

Power Ranking Washington Capitals' Top 6 Forwards for 2014-15 Season

With the hiring of longtime Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz, the Washington Capitals are sure to play a more defensive brand of hockey in 2014-15.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, Nicklas Backstrom, NHL Players, Dustin Penner, Joel Ward, Troy Brouwer

CBC News

30 Thoughts: NHL defencemen cash in on free agency

Former Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Brooks Orpik signed a five-year, $27.5-million US deal with the Washington Capitals this off-season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, Brooks Orpik, Mike Green, NHL Players, Deryk Engelland, Opinion

CBS Local

Maria Kirilenko Breaks Off Engagement with Alex Ovechkin

After three years dating, tennis player Maria Kirilenko has reportedly broken off her engagement with Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, multiple Russian outlets are reporting.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, NHL Players, NHL Southeast Division

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Washington Post

Trotz, coaches talk a oeCapitals waya oe

The moment Capitals development camp broke, Coach Barry Trotz boarded a northbound plane to attend a reunion celebrating the two-decade anniversary of the AHL's Portland Pirates winning the Calder Cup.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, Mike Green, Brooks Laich, Nicklas Backstrom, NHL Players, Barry Trotz

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Washington Post

Niskanen expects a really good fita with Caps

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, John Carlson, Brian Pinho, NHL Players, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby

Thu Jul 10, 2014

NBC Washington

'Awe Factor' Remains for Caps' Carrick

As defenseman Connor Carrick whizzed around the ice during drills at the Washington Capitals' development camp Wednesday, nothing seemed amiss.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, Connor Carrick, NHL Players, Nicklas Backstrom, NHL Southeast Division, Pittsburgh Penguins

Wed Jul 09, 2014

USA Today

Major NHL contracts

Chicago Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane, left, and Jonathan Toews agreed to eight-year, $84 million extensions on July 9. NHL contracts totaling more than $70 million: Major NHL contracts Chicago Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane, left, and Jonathan Toews agreed to eight-year, $84 million extensions on July 9. NHL contracts totaling more than $70 ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL Central Division, Jonathan Toews, NHL Players, Duncan Keith, Washington Capitals, NHL Southeast Division

Tue Jul 08, 2014

BleacherReport

Will Washington Capitals Be Better in 2014-15 After Free-Agent Spending Spree?

Free agency is a wonderful tool that allows teams to solidify their soft underbellies, and The Capitals made a splash on the first day of free agency, giving seven years and $40.25 million to Matt .

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, John Erskine, NHL Southeast Division

The Washington Post

Whirlwind month on job gives way to normalcy on ice for Barry Trotz

Not 40 minutes into his first developmental camp as coach of the Washington Capitals, Barry Trotz had already begun holding court with rinkside fans.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, Philipp Grubauer, NHL Players, NHL Southeast Division, World News

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Too Many Men On The Site

Looking Ahead To McDavid and Eichel

Nov 20, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin an Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby follow the puck in the second period at Verizon Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, NHL Players, NHL Atlantic Division, Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL Southeast Division, Sidney Crosby

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Too Many Men On The Site

Recent Additions Could Make Washington Capitals Instant Contenders

Feb 27, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen plays the puck against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period at the CONSOL Energy Center.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Washington Post

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They had shared locker rooms and benches and planes and buses for the past four seasons, so when the time came for Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik to sign their free agent contracts, it felt normal that they would share the same emotions, too.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Brooks Orpik, NHL Players, Olympic Hockey, Olympics, Brooks Orpik (2010 Vancouver Olympics), Olympic Winter Games, Winter Sports, Sidney Crosby, Washington Capitals

Tue Jul 01, 2014

The Wave

NHL's top free agents snapped up quickly

NHL teams quickly snatched up the best players available in free agency, giving Paul Stastny, Jarome Iginla and Ryan Miller new homes in the league.

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Related Topix: Sports, Ryan Miller, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, NHL Central Division, Roberto Luongo, Washington Capitals, NHL Southeast Division

National Public Radio

Niskanen To Caps Biggest Move On Busy Day In NHL

Defenseman Matt Niskanen cashed in on his free agency, signing a seven-year, $40.25 million contract with the Washington Capitals.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, NHL Players, NHL Southeast Division

Washington Times

Capitals sign Orpik, Peters to free-agent deals

With their new general manager in charge, the Washington Capitals opened free agency Tuesday by signing defenseman Brooks Orpik to a $27.5 million, five-year contract, and goaltender Justin Peters to a $1.9 million, two-year deal.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, Nicklas Backstrom, NHL Players, NHL Southeast Division, Brooks Orpik, Pittsburgh Penguins

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