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NHL Lockout: Your Questions Answered Part One
October 15th, 2012 at 11:13 PM
***PHOTO1*** Once again, for the third time in less than 20 years, the NHL owners have locked out the players. Millions of fans are asking “Why? Why would you deprive us of this great sport?” There are many different reasons, more than most think of at first, so let's shed some...

Hershey Bears Sign Goalie Prospect Sergey Kostenko
July 27th, 2012 at 2:55 PM
The Hershey Bears have announced that the Capitals seventh-round draft pick, goaltender Sergey Kostenko, has agreed to an AHL contract for this upcoming season. The Russian netminder was signed through this season by his former team, Kuznetskie Medvedi, but elected to choose American hockey without much controversy. (@IgorKleyner) The 19-year-old played...

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 Name Tim Hunter Assistant Coach
July 23rd, 2012 at 12:52 PM
While the 2012-13 NHL season remains a mystery, the Washington Capitals are ready to go. George McPhee announced this morning that Tim Hunter will fill out the Capitals coaching staff, joining Adam Oates and Calle Johansson. Longtime Caps fans surely remember that Hunter was also an assistant coach alongside Ron Wilson...

Washington Capitals Name Calle Johansson Assistant Coach
July 18th, 2012 at 10:57 AM
Mike Green created a buzz of controversy surrounding his comments after signing a 3-year, $18.25 million contract with the Washington Capitals on Monday. When asked if he could reach the 70-point plateau for the third time in his career, Green didn't hesitate. "One hundred percent and it will be next year,”...

Washington Capitals Development Camp: Various Notes for Days 4 and 5
July 14th, 2012 at 1:03 AM
With group sessions finished for the week, only two scrimmages remained for the Washington Capitals development camp invitees. Friday's action was highlighted by a 4-1 victory for the White team, tying the week-long series at two games apiece with the Red team. The game was highlighted by a Filip Forsberg snipe,...

Washington Capitals Announce ECHL Affiliation with Reading Royals
July 9th, 2012 at 11:54 AM
As most Caps fans already know, development camp started this morning for the Washington Capitals. Many of these players will head to Washington's AHL affiliate Hershey Bears, and others will now report to the ECHL's Reading Royals. George McPhee made the announcement of the new affiliation this morning on behalf of...

Capitals 101 “Players to Watch” Statistics During Washington Capitals Season
July 6th, 2012 at 8:40 PM
***PHOTO1*** Since Dec. 13, 2011, Capitals 101 has been covering each game of the Washington Capitals for Sports Media 101. Frequent readers know that one of the staples of my coverage is the pre-game "Players to Watch" that are included in the preview article. (Example) During the dog days of summer, writing material...

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...

Washington Capitals Trade Dennis Wideman to Calgary Flames
June 27th, 2012 at 3:55 PM
As an impending unrestricted free agent, Dennis Wideman was expected to have plenty of suitors. He won't have to make a decision after the Washington Capitals traded Wideman's rights to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Jordan Henry and a 2013 fifth round pick Wednesday afternoon. The Flames signed Wideman to...

With Adam Oates Coaching the Washington Capitals, Will Alex Ovechkin Move to Right Wing?
June 27th, 2012 at 12:18 AM
***PHOTO1*** It was quite the Tuesday for Adam Oates. At 9:16 EST this morning, TSN's Darren Drager broke the news that Oates would become the 16th head coach of the Washington Capitals. A few hours later at 12:44, the Capitals made the official announcement regarding the hiring of the former superstar who...

Washington Capitals Select Filip Forsberg with the Number 11 Pick (Highlight Video)
June 22nd, 2012 at 8:52 PM
After acquiring Mike Ribeiro from the Dallas Stars before the third pick was announced, George McPhee decided to select Filip Forsberg with the 11th pick in the NHL Draft. The left winger was ranked as the number three prospect in the entire draft, but somehow fell all the way down to...

2012 NHL Draft: First Round Selections
June 22nd, 2012 at 5:43 PM
The 2012 NHL Draft begins at 7:00 EST at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA. For those who won't be watching the draft on NBC Sports Network, Capitals 101 will have an updating thread of the entire first round. (And hopefully some monster trades!) To make things more exciting for...

Dates to Circle on Washington Capitals 2012-13 Schedule
June 22nd, 2012 at 3:13 PM
***PHOTO1*** While there is currently no CBA in place for next season, the Washington Capitals released its 2012-13 schedule yesterday. Here are some dates to specifically circle in the calendar: Season/home opener Oct. 12, 2012 vs. New Jersey Devils First and longest road trip of the season (Caps weakness in 2011-12) Oct. 20, 2012-Oct. 29,...

NHL Season Awards Presented in Las Vegas (List of Winners)
June 20th, 2012 at 9:07 PM
The NHL Awards Show was broadcast on television Wednesday night from Las Vegas, where numerous NHL stars received awards for their performances this season. Unfortunately, there weren't any Caps that were even nominated for a trophy. Here is a breakdown of all the award winners: Ted Lindsay (NHLPA's choice for most...

Dale Hunter Returns to Coach London Knights
June 19th, 2012 at 6:33 PM
In what was more of a formality than anything else, the London Knights announced earlier today that Dale Hunter would resume his coaching duties behind the bench this fall. Hunter resigned from his position with the Capitals on May 14 after a surprising playoff run that included the dethroning of the...

Assistant Coach Dean Evason Hired to Coach AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals
June 19th, 2012 at 6:00 PM
A little more than a month after Dale Hunter's departure, long-time Washington Capitals Assistant Coach Dean Evason shrunk the current Capitals bench staff to one after accepting an offer to coach the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals. Assistant Jim Johnson is now the only man of the three that is still employed...

Why Adam Oates Should Coach the Washington Capitals
June 13th, 2012 at 11:02 PM
My bad. When the first part of Capitals 101's offseason plan was published, veterans Bob Hartley and Paul Maurice were listed as the top two candidates to replace Dale Hunter. The problem with those choices is that it was based on who I thought was the best coach available, not the...

Washington Capitals Receive 25-to-1 Odds for 2013 Stanley Cup
June 12th, 2012 at 8:36 PM
One day following the Los Angeles Kings first Stanley Cup victory, Bovada (Vegas betting) released the early odds on who will win the 2013 Stanley Cup. Although it suffered a first-round exit this season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been chosen as the early favorites to win the Cup next year at...

Alex Ovechkin and Alex Semin Help Team Russia Win Gold Medal
May 20th, 2012 at 4:07 PM
SPOILER ALERT: This game has not yet been televised. If you'd like to see the action unfold, the game will be shown at 9 p.m. tonight on NBCSN. ***PHOTO1*** More than a week after being eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs in dramatic fashion, Russian natives Alex Ovechkin and Alex Semin...