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2 hrs ago | Capitals Outsider

Caps Top Fights of 2013-2014: Number 1

Joe Beninati couldn't have been more right when John Erskine and Colton Orr squared off immediately after Tom Wilson fought Carter Ashton.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, John Erskine, NHL Players, Tom Wilson

6 hrs ago | 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, Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Connor Carrick, Mike Green, Marcus Johansson, NHL Players

9 hrs ago | 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, Alex Ovechkin, 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, Alex Ovechkin, NHL Players, NHL Southeast Division, Brett Connolly, Anders Lindback, Tampa Bay Lightning

CBC News

You Gotta See this Alex Ovechkin fan shapes beard into No. 8

Unfortunately for him, Alexander Ovechkin and the Capitals didn't qualify for the playoffs last season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Alex Ovechkin, NHL Players

Philly.com

Flyers get 16 national TV games in 2014-15

The Flyers will get among the most national TV exposure of any team in the National Hockey League in the 2014-15 season.

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

Japers' Rink

Mike Green, Dmitry Orlov and "Struggles"

Amid the seemingly endless talk regarding the possibility that the Caps might trade Mike Green this summer - talk that has somehow morphed from "gee, the Caps sure do have a lot of NHL-caliber defensemen who get paid commensurately" and "Green would be a fit in Detroit" to an Internet fait accompli , despite no real reason to think the Caps have ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Mike Green, NHL Players, Dmitry Orlov

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

SLAM! Sports

It's off! Ovechkin's tennis-playing fiance abruptly walks

Russia's Maria Kirilenko celebrates after winning against USA's Bethanie Mattek-Sands during a French tennis Open round of 16 match at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on June 3, 2013.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Roland Garros, Tennis, Alex Ovechkin, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, NHL Southeast Division

Japers' Rink

Washington Capitals: The Price of a Top-Four Defenseman

While trade rumors around Mike Green continue to swirl, a look at history tells us that trading someone like him may not yield as much as some people might hope.

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Related Topix: Sports, Mike Green, NHL Players, Brooks Laich, NHL Hockey, NHL Southeast Division, Ian White, Toronto Maple Leafs, Dion Phaneuf

Sun Jul 20, 2014

MSNBC

Blackhawks talk up 2015 Winter Classic

Between the 2009 Winter Classic and last year's Stadium Series win against the Pittsburgh Penguins, one can call the Chicago Blackhawks borderline "veterans" of outdoor games.

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Related Topix: Sports, Niklas Hjalmarsson, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL Central Division, NHL Players, NHL Southeast Division

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Capitals Outsider

Caps Red Rockers Auditions

Scores of hopeful, enthusiastic young ladies came out Saturday to audition for the Washington Capitals Red Rocker elite spirit squad.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Southeast Division

Blackhhawk up

Blackhawks Dump & Chase- Saturday Convention Day

Oct 1, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Members of the Chicago Blackhawks watch as the 2013 Stanley Cup championship banner is raised to the rafters before the game against the Washington Capitals at the United Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL Central Division, NHL Southeast Division

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Capitals Outsider

Stevens Point Pointers Change Logo, No Longer Looks Like Capitals

Between 2010 and 2014, the Stevens Point Pointers hockey team, from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point , wore jerseys with a very familiar-looking logo, on both their home and away jerseys.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Southeast Division

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

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Hunter spent 14 years as an NHL assistant, most recently with the Washington Capitals in 2013.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Southeast Division, Ron Wilson, NHL Players

Japers' Rink

Mailbag: New D's, Prospect Development, Wilson's Fists and More

We're still talking Niskanen, Orpik and Niskanen/Orpik, as well as prospect development, Tom Wilson's truculence and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Tom Wilson, NHL Players, Robyn Regehr, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom

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, John Carlson, John Erskine, Karl Alzner, 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, Alex Ovechkin, Mike Green, Brooks Laich, Nicklas Backstrom, NHL Players, Barry Trotz

Capitals Outsider

Caps Top Fights of 2013-2014: Number 2

It was known at the beginning of the season that if anyone was going to drop the gloves and fight for the Caps, it was going to be the rookie Tom Wilson.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Tom Wilson, NHL Players, Jack Hillen

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