Tagged: ‘NHL’

Perennially ‘underrated’ Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom is garnering MVP talk
February 21st, 2017 at 6:47 PM
***PHOTO1*** Nicklas Backstrom's 61 points placed him fourth in the league entering Tuesday night's games. (Elsa/Getty Images) When Nicklas Backstrom walks by the NHL point-scoring leaderboard in the players' lounge of the Washington Capitals' practice facility, he keeps seeing a familiar name near the top: Nicklas Backstrom. "I've seen it, but I don't...

Brooks Laich Placed on Waivers by Toronto
February 21st, 2017 at 2:23 PM
***PHOTO1*** WASHINGTON â?? Brooks Laich was placed on waivers Tuesday by the Toronto Maple Leafs, a year after being traded by the Capitals. After finishing out the final 21 games of the 2015-16 season with the Maple Leafs, Laich, now 33, has played 22 games this season with Toronto's AHL affiliate, recording...

Bye week behind them, Capitals hope their best hockey is ahead
February 17th, 2017 at 5:50 PM
***PHOTO1*** Nicklas Backstrom noted he wasn't back to full speed in practice Friday. (Nick Wass/AP Photo) The practice started like any other, a huddle around Coach Barry Trotz followed by some enthusiastic stick tapping. The Washington Capitals then proceeded to skate up and down the ice in drill after drill for...

Capitals Acquire Tom Gilbert from Kings
February 15th, 2017 at 1:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** WASHINGTON â?? The Capitals have acquired defenseman Tom Gilbert from the Kings for future considerations. Those considerations, per Mike Vogel of the Caps: 1) #Caps have obtained D Tom Gilbert from LA for future considerations. Considerations are as follows: Kings retain 20% of ... Read Original Post at ...

Montreal Canadiens fire Michel Therrien, hire Claude Julien as coach
February 14th, 2017 at 5:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** 0The struggling Montreal Canadiens fired coach Michel Therrien on Tuesday and hired Claude Julien in hopes of getting their season back on track. Montreal general manager Marc Bergevin made the announcement two days into his team's bye week. Julien was fired as coach of the Boston Bruins last week and...