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6 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | 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

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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

Gone Puck Wild

Pierre-Marc Bouchard Headed To Swiss League

New York Islanders center Pierre-Marc Bouchard skates with the puck against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Pierre-Marc Bouchard, NHL Players, NHL Southeast Division

Tue Jul 15, 2014

BleacherReport

How Each Offseason Addition and Departure Will Affect Washington Capitals

As expected, the Washington Capitals are in the midst of one of the busiest offseasons in franchise history, both on the ice and behind the bench.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Mikhail Grabovski, Dustin Penner, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Tom Wilson, Troy Brouwer, NHL Players

PennLive.com

Washington Capitals sign G Vitek Vanecek, who looms as a future Hershey Bear

The Washington Capitals bolstered their organizational goaltending depth Tuesday when they signed 18-year-old Vitek Vanecek to a three-year entry level contract.

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Related Topix: Sports, Brandon Anderson, Philipp Grubauer, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, NHL Southeast Division

NBC Washington

Capital Letters: Is Grass Greener in Detroit?

Welcome back to "Capital Letters," a sporadic feature where I answer any and all questions relating to the local professional hockey team.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Mike Green, Andre Burakovsky, Brooks Laich, Marcus Johansson, NHL Players, Opinion

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Japers' Rink

Andre Burakovsky, Point Production and Quality of Competition

Andre Burakovsky had a fantastic first season in North America, but is he ready to take the next step in his professional development? Without question, the most eye-catching player at the Caps' recently concluded Development was 2013 first-round pick Andre Burakovsky , who put together a fantastic first season in North America since being selected ... (more)

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The Washington Post

How will Capsa defensive pairings look?

The Washington Capitals deployed 14 defensemen during their 2013-14 season, most in the NHL, which triggered a cash-heavy offseason plunge to shore up the blue-line depth and generate better results.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Jack Hillen, John Carlson, Connor Carrick, Karl Alzner, Mike Green, NHL Players

Sun Jul 13, 2014

PennLive.com

D Nate Schmidt re-signs with Washington Capitals and Hershey Bears

Defenseman Nate Schmidt scored two goals and assisted on 11 others in 38 games last season with the AHL's Hershey Bears.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Players, Nate Schmidt, Cameron Schilling, NHL Hockey, NHL Southeast Division

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