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7 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Southeast Division

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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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Dustin Penner, NHL Players, NHL Southeast Division

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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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Southeast Division

Thu Jul 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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