Saturday Jul 26
The Washington Post
Capitalsa Ward brings unique outlook on Trotz
Joel Ward's fourth head coach in four seasons happens to be an old friend, so when the forward arrived at the team's practice facility for its annual offseason blood drive on Saturday afternoon, he came as the unofficial liaison for Barry Trotz, the player who best knows what makes the new bench boss tick.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Predicting Washington Capitals' Best Player at Each Position in 5 Years
As of now, the Washington Capitals have a total of seven players signed for at least the next three seasons, according to CapGeek.com .
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Penguins prospect Pouliot sees opportunity in Pittsburgh
After that, the 20-year-old defenseman can focus on cracking a Pittsburgh blue line that no longer has Brooks Orpik , Matt Niskanen and Deryk Engelland .
Mon Jul 21, 2014
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.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
The Miami Herald
Penguins sign D Simon Despres to 2-year deal
The 22-year-old Despres appeared in a career-high 22 games for the Penguins last season, finishing with five assists.
NHL Salary Cap: Hard to keep a good team together
It would be impossible to keep the 2012 Penguins together in the NHL's salary cap world.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Pittsburgh Penguins' Most Effective Defensive Pairs For Next Season
Apr 26, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang celebrates with defenseman Paul Martin after Letang scored an empty net goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period in game five of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Leonsis, Niskanen Discuss Caps' Orpik
Two weeks has apparently not been enough for the cynicism attached to defenseman Brooks Orpik's contract with the Washington Capitals to subside.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
5 Pittsburgh Penguins Players to Watch in 2014-15
The Pittsburgh Penguins possess a colorful group of players with intriguing careers.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
The Washington Post
Leonsis: New regime a all singing from the same songbooka
From left, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, General Manager Brian MacLellan, Coach Barry Trotz and President Dick Patrick shown on May 27 at the news conference introducing this hires of MacLellan and Trotz.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
An Early Look at the 2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins
While it may seem like an eternity since the Pittsburgh Penguins left the ice at the Consol Energy Center having blown a 3-1 series lead to the New York Rangers , in reality it's been less than two months.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Pittsburgh Penguins' Biggest Takeaways from the Start of 2014 Free Agency
Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford may have dipped his foot into the shallow end of the free-agency pool last week, but that is nothing to be ashamed of.
Brooks Orpik's Contract, Corsi and Context
Caps' management has repeatedly excused their new blueliner's poor possession stats as a product of his on-ice circumstances... and there is some merit in that explanation.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Poll: What were the best/worst free agent signings?
There are still some noteworthy unrestricted free agents left on the market, but the vast majority of the money that will be spent on UFAs this summer has already been allocated.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Trotz helped sway free agents to choose Capitals
Barry Trotz's first game as Washington's bench boss in still months away, but he's already having an impact on what the Capitals look like.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
PHT Morning Skate: Grabovski, Kulemin reuniting makes for good story
PHT's Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what's happening and what we'll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.
Morning Java: It's Jordy's whirl
Those who appreciate what No. 44 meant to the franchise for a decade-plus owe themselves to read this.
Paul Martin Not Expected To Be Dealt By Pittsburgh Penguins
Apr 21, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Paul Martin looks to pass against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period in game three of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nationwide Arena.
Kneejerk Reactions to the Pittsburgh Penguins Free Agency Moves
Eager to turn the page on last season's playoff collapse and look ahead to next season, the Pittsburgh Penguins followed an eventful draft weekend with a busy and surprising start to the free agency period.
Off-Season Report: What Does The Metro Look Like Now?
Obviously, nothing is "final" yet, but after the draft and initial free agency frenzy, how does the Metro Division shape up? I'm often guilty of going to extremes with my sports teams during the off-season.