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Saturday | The Washington Post
Nathan Walker, shown here during development camp, had a fun time back home in Australia after becoming the first of his country drafted into the NHL. The freshman season went smoothly enough for Caleb Herbert at Minnesota-Duluth.
Saturday | The Washington Post
JULY 7:Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz talks with the media at the Washington Capitals developmental camp at Kettler Capitals Iceplex July 7, 2014 in Arlington, VA. Wrapping up a third day of Capitals rookie camp, here are some leftover notes from earlier conversations with Coach Barry Trotz.
Saturday | Sabre Noise
Apr 13, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; The Washington Capitals players wave to fans after their final game of the season against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Verizon Center. The Lightning won 1-0 in a shootout.
Saturday | BleacherReport
With less than a week to go until NHL teams open their main training camps for the 2014-15 season, the clock is now ticking for the unrestricted free agents who have yet to lock down their next jobs. Some players are scattering for Russia's KHL, the European leagues and the American minor leagues but the highest-level talent that remains is holding steady in North America - still looking for that NHL deal.
Mike Green came back to Washington married, honeymooning in the south of France, and arrived at Kettler Capitals Iceplex to find the rink buzzing with bodies. "It was a definitely a long summer," said Green, one of the later returnees during an offseason in which everyone seemed to report earlier than usual.
The Caps are celebrating their 40th season this year with fun-filled special events and awesome promotions and giveaways. Thankfully, one of the two giveaways is a bobblehead of captain and face of the franchise, Alex Ovechkin .
The last Capitals free agent to re-sign with the organization, defenseman Cam Schilling returned to the team practice facility this week feeling relieved, with a big chance ahead. "I think anytime at camp, it's time for you to bring your game and show everybody what you have," he said.
Dmitry Orlov, shown here last season, recently returned to the ice to skate after undergoing wrist surgery. As the Washington Capitals continued their daily veterans skates on Thursday morning, in the winnowing days leading toward training camp, only a few bodies remained missing from the team's practice facility.
Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Rookie camp gets underway, the captain's back on ice, the NHL rolls out new rules and more. The crowded blueline, roles for Marcus Johansson and Eric Fehr , camp crushes and more in this week's Japers' Rink Mailbag.
The Washington Capitals are a team looking to return back to form after missing the playoffs for the first time in six seasons. A number of upgrades on a defense, a new coach and the return of a high-powered offense should help the Caps return to the postseason in 2014.
HBO will not broadcast "24/7" leading up to this season's Winter Classic, a spokesman for the network told The Canadian Press. Beginning in 2011, HBO's show went behind the scenes with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals in the weeks before the game.
Washington Capitals prospect Jakub Vrana says he is enjoying playing on a line with former Hershey Bears Jeff Taffe and Jacob Micflikier with Linkoping in the Swedish Elite League. The 2014 first-round draft pick strongly indicated that playing for the Bears in 2014-15 likely isn't an option.
The Washington Capitals opened their rookie camp Thursday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia. Hershey Bears head coach Troy Mann and assistants Bryan Helmer and Ryan Murphy are running the on-ice practices.
Alex Ovechkin returned to town on Wednesday, and by Thursday the autograph-seekers arrived at Kettler Iceplex. Herds of special-needs children, hosted by the Capitals captain, participated in an early afternoon skate.
Apr 11, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford prepares to make a save on Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin in the second period at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports As we approach the start of training camp, there are still several questions for many of the NHL's teams.
With the 2014-15 regular season less than a month away, it's time once again to take a look at the Metropolitan Division's top-ten players by position. First up? The centers... After being traded to the Hurricanes two years ago in a blockbuster, draft-day trade with Pittsburgh, Jordan Staal has struggled to find his footing with his no-longer-new team.
Updated: Sat Sep 13, 2014 04:56 pm
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