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Thursday Jul 24 | NBC Washington

Which Caps 'D' Should Run PP?

For all that went wrong for the Washington Capitals last season, the power play was once again a source of strength.

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

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Washington Post

Alzner: Signings a hugea for Capitals

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 back, we find ourselves ... (more)

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

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Washington Post

How will Capsa defensive pairings look?

The Washington Capitals deployed 14 defensemen during their 2013-14 season, most in the NHL, which triggered a cash-heavy offseason plunge to shore up the blue-line depth and generate better results.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, Jack Hillen, Connor Carrick, Karl Alzner, Mike Green, NHL Players

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, Alex Ovechkin, Brian Pinho, NHL Players, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby

Tue Jul 08, 2014

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, Brooks Orpik, NHL Players, Washington Capitals, Mike Green, Craig Adams

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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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, Alex Ovechkin, Karl Alzner, Troy Brouwer, Mike Green, NHL Players

Thu Jul 03, 2014

NBC Washington

Caps' Green Still in Immediate Plans

The $67 million renovation of the Washington Capitals' defensive corps -- particularly the addition of another expensive, right-handed puck-moving defenseman in Matt Niskanen -- led to questions regarding Mike Green's future with the organization to materialize once again.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, Mike Green, NHL Players, Karl Alzner, NHL Southeast Division

Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Washington Post

Troy Mann hired as new Hershey head coach

After a one-year hiatus away from the Hershey Bears, Troy Mann is coming back as their new bench boss, announced Wednesday as the 25th head coach in franchise history.

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Related Topix: Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, Bryan Helmer, NHL Players, Karl Alzner, Dmitry Orlov

Tue Jul 01, 2014

The Washington Post

Defenseman Brooks Orpik agrees to deal with the Capitals

The Washington Capitals have agreed to a five-year, $27.5-million deal with defenseman Brooks Orpik, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.

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

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Rant Sports

5 Players the Washington Capitals Should Build Around in 2014

The Washington Capitals always seem to disappoint year in and year out, and last season was no different.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, Nicklas Backstrom, NHL Players, Tom Wilson, Mike Green, Marcus Johansson

Japers' Rink

Capital Improvements: Evaluating the Options on the Blueline

New general manager Brian MacLellan has indicated that upgrading the defense will be the top priority this summer.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, Alex Ovechkin, Karl Alzner, Mike Green, NHL Players, NHL Southeast Division

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