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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.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, Joel Ward, NHL Players, Barry Trotz, Jason Chimera, Nashville Predators, NHL Central Division

Thu Jul 24, 2014

BleacherReport

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 .

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, NHL Players, John Carlson, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom

Tue Jul 22, 2014

MSNBC

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 .

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Brian Dumoulin, Scott Harrington, Simon Despres, Deryk Engelland, NHL Players

Mon Jul 21, 2014

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, Alex Ovechkin, Mike Green, NHL Players, Deryk Engelland, Opinion

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Simon Despres, NHL Players

Pensburgh

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Brandon Sutter, NHL Players, Tomas Vokoun, Beau Bennett, Tanner Glass

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Pens Labyrinth

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Paul Martin, NHL Players, Olli Maatta, Robert Bortuzzo, Simon Despres

Mon Jul 14, 2014

NBC Washington

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.

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

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Rant Sports

5 Pittsburgh Penguins Players to Watch in 2014-15

The Pittsburgh Penguins possess a colorful group of players with intriguing careers.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, James Neal, Sidney Crosby, Paul Martin, NHL Players, NHL Atlantic Division

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Barry Trotz, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, NHL Southeast Division, Pittsburgh Penguins

Fri Jul 11, 2014

BleacherReport

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, James Neal, Sidney Crosby, Brandon Sutter, NHL Players, Evgeni Malkin

Tue Jul 08, 2014

BleacherReport

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, James Neal, Marcel Goc, Brandon Sutter, Tanner Glass, NHL Players

Japers' Rink

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL Players, Washington Capitals, John Carlson, Mike Green, Craig Adams

Mon Jul 07, 2014

MSNBC

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL Players, NHL Atlantic Division, New York Rangers, Benoit Pouliot, Kyle Quincey

Sun Jul 06, 2014

MSNBC

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Barry Trotz, NHL Players, Pittsburgh Penguins

Thu Jul 03, 2014

MSNBC

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jonathan Drouin, NHL Players, Pittsburgh Penguins

PittsburghLive.com

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Players, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Gregory Polanco, Charlie Morton, Jordy Mercer

Pens Labyrinth

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Paul Martin, NHL Players, Rob Scuderi, Olli Maatta, Deryk Engelland

BleacherReport

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Rob Scuderi, Paul Martin, NHL Players, Marcel Goc, Tanner Glass

The Cannon

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tanner Glass, NHL Players, Jussi Jokinen, Deryk Engelland, Evgeni Malkin

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