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Alex Semin Signs One-Year Deal with Carolina Hurricanes
July 27th, 2012 at 12:08 AM
It took three weeks, four days, and a few hours, but Alex Semin is officially no longer a Washington Capital. However, we'll still be seeing the Russian enigma quite a bit next season. Semin signed a one-year, $7 million contract with the Carolina Hurricanes earlier today, marking the first season he'll play...

Washington Capitals Take Good Risk in Signing of Mike Green
July 16th, 2012 at 2:15 PM
***PHOTO1*** There's only one restricted free-agent that remains for the Washington Capitals: John Carlson. That's not exactly the player Caps fans thought would be the last to sign. Mike Green signed a new 3-year, $18.25 million contract with the Capitals on Monday morning to keep a red sweater on Greenie through the...

VIDEO: Wojtek Wolski Makes Braden Holtby Look Pretty Silly
July 11th, 2012 at 6:06 PM
As you may know already, the Washington Capitals signed former Florida Panthers Wojtek Wolski to a one-year, $600,000 deal Wednesday afternoon. The Poland native hasn't played more than 37 games in a season since the 2009-10 season; he recorded 17 goals and 30 assists in a solid campaign with the Avalanche....

Jeff Halpern Good Fit for New York Rangers
July 11th, 2012 at 11:50 AM
It came as no surprise to many Washington Capitals fans when George McPhee announced veterans Jeff Halpern and Mike Knuble would not return to the team. The only question remained was if an NHL organization would give the two players another shot. Halpern will be headed to the Big Apple after...

Washington Capitals Sign Mathieu Perreault and Jay Beagle to Extensions
July 5th, 2012 at 6:37 PM
The 2012-13 Washington Capitals roster is taking shape, and it involves many familiar faces. George McPhee rewarded versatile forwards Mathieu Perreault and Jay Beagle with multi-year contract extensions today. Both were restricted free agents. Earlier today, it was Perreault that signed a 2 year, $2.1 million contract to remain a Capital....

Washington Capitals Sign Jack Hillen; Bigger Move Possible?
July 3rd, 2012 at 10:42 AM
What are you up to, George McPhee? The Washington Capitals had seven capable defensemen before the signing of Jack Hillen this morning, pushing the number to eight after the Caps signed the former Nashville Predator. The 26-year-old was inked to a 1 year, $650,000 contract (one-way) after not receiving a qualifying offer...

NHL Free Agency: Washington Capitals Sign Joey Crabb
July 1st, 2012 at 9:56 PM
After standing pat for most of the first day of NHL free agency, George McPhee made former Toronto Maple Leafs Joey Crabb the newest member of the Washington Capitals. (per @DarrenDrager) The right-winger registered 11 goals and 26 points in 67 games for the Maple Leafs last season, and GMGM appears...

Full Transcript of TSN’s Bashing of Alex Semin
July 1st, 2012 at 2:28 PM
A truly embarrassing assessment regarding the talents of Alex Semin. Host James Duthie: "Would you take a chance on Semin?" Marc Crawford: "The difference is one guy (Parise) has character, one guy (Semin) has no character. One guy scores 30 goals, and doesn't help his team. One guy scores 25, and he...

NHL Free Agency: Possible Targets for Washington Capitals
June 30th, 2012 at 4:56 PM
It's that time of year again. Tomorrow (July 1) marks the beginning of the NHL free agency period, where teams attempt to reshape their roster to solve any underlying problems from the previous season. Some teams overspend on in-demand scorers, while others are able to find the right bargain on an...

Mike Knuble and Jeff Halpern Won’t Return to Capitals, Other Suitors Possible?
June 8th, 2012 at 3:32 PM
***PHOTO1*** On Thursday, news of Mike Knuble's departure from the nation's capital was a harsh reality that was made official for Caps fans. (WaPo's Carrera) Today, Jeff Halpern joins Knuble on the list of ex-Capitals who will be looking for a job elsewhere July 1. (Examiner's McNally) Like the Knuble scenario, Halpern...

Work in Progress: Washington Capitals Free Agent Targets and Draft Prospects
May 19th, 2012 at 5:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** This is part three (of three) of a series of articles featuring Capitals 101's thoughts on the Washington Capitals offseason plan. Part one concerns the selection of a new bench boss, and part two takes a look at the restricted and unrestricted free agent situation. After selecting a new head coach...

Work in Progress: Washington Capitals’ Offseason Plan (Part 2)
May 17th, 2012 at 3:20 PM
***PHOTO1*** Yesterday, Capitals 101 began a three-part set that includes the offseason plans for the Washington Capitals. The first article regarded the first priority: finding a new head coach. Following the selection of a new bench boss, George McPhee will have to turn his attention to his restricted and unrestricted free agents....

Work in Progress: Washington Capitals’ Offseason Plan (Part One)
May 16th, 2012 at 4:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** This may be the most difficult offseason that George McPhee will endure since he became GM of the Washington Capitals in 1998. The Capitals exceeded (late-season) expectations in getting one win away from their first Conference Final appearance since that '98 Cup run. However, the end result was still a second-round...