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4 hrs ago | 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, John Carlson, Mike Green, NHL Players, NHL Southeast Division, Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL Atlantic Division

9 hrs ago | 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, Brooks Orpik, NHL Players, John Carlson, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom

10 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Ranking the Washington Capitals' Top 10 Prospects

Late in 2013-14, Washington Capitals fans were given a glimpse of one of their team's brightest prospects, as Evgeny Kuznetsov made his long-awaited NHL debut after many fruitful seasons in the KHL.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Aaron Volpatti, Justin Peters, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Connor Carrick, NHL Players, Nate Schmidt

11 hrs ago | Burnaby Now

SFU hockey to play Div. I teams in Ohio

SFU men's hockey will play two exhibtion games against NCAA Div. I universities in Ohio in October Photograph By Burnaby NOW file photo The Simon Fraser University men's hockey team will travel to the eastern United States for a pair of exhibition games against NCAA Division I opponents again this season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Southeast Division, NHL Players, Kevin Bieksa

13 hrs ago | Cardiac Cane

NHL Free Agency Rumors: Brett Bellemore and Chad LaRose to Return to the Carolina Hurricanes?

Mar 12, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby prepares to make a save against Carolina Hurricanes right wing Chad LaRose in the second period at Verizon Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Brett Bellemore, NHL Southeast Division, Carolina Hurricanes, NHL Players, Chad LaRose, Braden Holtby

13 hrs ago | Causeway Crowd

Bruins Re-Sign David Warsofsky, Hire Assistant Coach Joe Sacco

Sep 17, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman David Warsofsky shoots the puck during the second period against the Washington Capitals at 1st Mariner Arena.

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Related Topix: Sports, David Warsofsky, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Boston Bruins, NHL Northeast Divison, NHL Southeast Division

17 hrs ago | Japers' Rink

Mailbag: Projecting Ovechkin and Backstrom, Beagle's Role and More

Going on record with point totals for the big guns, discussing the fourth-line center, salaries, Ovechkin's Selke-worthiness and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Alex Ovechkin, NHL Players, Nicklas Backstrom, Joel Ward, Jason Chimera, Marcus Johansson

21 hrs ago | Too Many Men On The Site

NHL News and Links - Quick Shifts: July 24th Edition

Apr 11, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals center Jay Beagle celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks in the second period at Verizon Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Jay Beagle, NHL Players, NHL Southeast Division

Wed Jul 23, 2014

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

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

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

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