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22 min ago | Japers' Rink

The GIF Tournament Begins

In the absence of actual, live hockey, we offer up a month of moving hockey snippets that will battle it out for the greatest prize in all of Caps GIFdom.

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4 hrs ago | Japers' Rink

The Noon Countdown

The dog days of summer are officially upon us - but never fear, there is an end in sight, and we'll count down the days until opening night.

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8 hrs ago | Blackhhawk up

Blackhawks Dump & Chase- Hello August

Oct 1, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Members of the Chicago Blackhawks skate with the 2013 Stanley Cup championship banner 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

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Sabre Noise

Buffalo Sabres Announce Preseason Schedule

Sep 25, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth makes a save on Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Craig during the second period at First Niagara Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Buffalo Sabres, Jhonas Enroth, NHL Players, NHL Northeast Divison, NHL Southeast Division, Toronto Maple Leafs

Japers' Rink

Mailbag: Capitals Defensive Pairings, Analytics and Evaluation and More

Cobbling together a blueline, thoughts on the Metro, analytics and player valuation, what to serve Ovechkin and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, John Carlson, Alex Ovechkin, Karl Alzner, Dmitry Orlov, Mike Green, NHL Players

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Pens Labyrinth

Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford Shouldn't Wilt To Nick Spaling's Asking Price

Sep 25, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Nashville Predators center Nick Spaling skates with the puck against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nick Spaling, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, NHL Atlantic Division, Pittsburgh Penguins, Nashville Predators, NHL Central Division, NHL Southeast Division

Japers' Rink

Barry Trotz and the Rubik's Cube that is the Capitals' Forward Corps

It's August and all hockey eyes have turned to lineup construction. Free agency has slowed, as the last handful of unsigned players wonder where they're going to end up, the trade landscape is largely barren and so on.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Marcus Johansson, NHL Players, Eric Fehr, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Tom Wilson, Andre Burakovsky

BleacherReport

The Biggest Questions for the Remainder of Washington Capitals' 2014 Offseason

Since the 2013-14 edition of the Washington Capitals failed to make the postseason for the first time since the 2006-07 campaign, it was pretty clear big changes would be in store for owner Ted But despite the high-profile signings, there are a number of questions confronting the Caps in the final weeks before training camp begins.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Justin Peters, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Connor Carrick, Mike Green, Marcus Johansson, NHL Players

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Post Game

Australian Hockey Player -- Inspired By 'Mighty Ducks' -- Is On Brink Of NHL

Gordon Bombay and his motley crew of a hockey team called the Mighty Ducks entertained many children in the 90s.

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PennLive.com

Larry Courville: Reading Royals were close to having joint affiliation with Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals

Larry Courville, left, and the ECHL's Reading Royals are now affiliated with the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Atlantic Division, Philadelphia Flyers, Frederic Cassivi, NHL Players, NHL Southeast Division

The Washington Post

Trotz talks Caps lineup construction

The in-house option for second-line center became the only option after the Capitals let Mikhail Grabovski leave during free agency and exited July 1 with roughly $1.1 million in available cap space, so general manager Brian MacLellan and Coach Barry Trotz looked harder within.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Alex Ovechkin, Eric Fehr, Troy Brouwer, Jason Chimera, Marcus Johansson, NHL Players

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Rat Trick

Links: Kasperi Kapanen, Nick Spaling, Oscar Dansk

After seeing the success of his fellow young countryman, Olli Maatta, Kasperi Kapanen has his eyes set on making an early impact with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Nick Spaling, NHL Players, Olli Maatta, Brandon Sutter, NHL Atlantic Division

Sat Jul 26, 2014

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, Joel Ward, NHL Players, Barry Trotz, Brooks Orpik, Jason Chimera, Nashville Predators, NHL Central Division

Fri Jul 25, 2014

MSNBC

Deschamps agrees to terms with Finnish squad

Nicolas Deschamps has decided to sign a one-year contract with the Finnish league's Oulu Karpat, per the league's website .

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Related Topix: Sports, Nicolas Deschamps, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Cameron Schilling, NHL Southeast Division

The Globe and Mail

James Reimer agrees to two-year deal with Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer celebrates after saving a shot from Washington Capitals' Troy Brouwer to win during shootout NHL action in Toronto on Saturday November 23, 2013.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Toronto Maple Leafs, James Reimer, NHL Players, Jonathan Bernier, NHL Northeast Divison, Troy Brouwer, NHL Southeast Division

Capitals Outsider

Joel Ward Bobblehead Delayed

Well Caps, fans it's happened again. We are sad to announce that the Joel Ward bobblehead that you were promised to receive this weekend will be delayed, just as the Nicklas Backstrom bobble was last drive.

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Related Topix: Sports, Joel Ward, NHL Players, Nicklas Backstrom

Lighthouse Hockey

On GMs and Agents: When it's personal, it's unproductive

Player agents have many tasks. Deciding which teams their clients should consider based on whether the GM is nice shouldn't be one of them.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Southeast Division, New York Islanders, Garth Snow, Kyle Okposo, Mike Milbury, NHL Players, Jaroslav Halak

The Washington Post

Capitals sign Nathan Walker to three-year, entry-level deal

Nathan Walker, the first Australian selected in the NHL draft and a mini-celebrity back home, has signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the Washington Capitals, the team announced Friday.

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Rant Sports

Los Angeles Kings Should Avoid a Dustin Penner Reunion

Dustin Penner was a fan favorite during his time with the Los Angeles Kings as despite his regular season struggles he was a clutch playoff performer.

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MSNBC

PHT Morning Skate: Trotz preaches importance of keeping coaches on same page

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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