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Marcus Johansson was traded because of the leverage Evgeny Kuznetsov held
July 3rd, 2017 at 3:45 PM
***PHOTO1*** The decision to trade forward Marcus Johansson to the New Jersey Devils came down to one fundamental question for Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan. "I think the decision at the end was do we let (Evgeny) Kuznetsov walk to Russia and become a UFA in two years or do we...

Duo Deals: Capitals Re-Sign Kuznetsov, Trade Johansson
July 2nd, 2017 at 10:50 PM
***PHOTO1*** WASHINGTON â?? The Washington Capitals are sending a message loud and clear to the rest of the NHL: they are going on a Stanley Cup run and they believe in the core of talent that they have in place. After locking up T.J. Oshie and Dmitry Orlov to long-term deals, they...

Capitals re-sign defenseman Dmitry Orlov to six-year, $30.6 million deal
June 30th, 2017 at 12:19 PM
***PHOTO1*** Dmitry Orlov has re-upped with the Capitals. (Jeff Roberson/AP) Friday morning the Washington Capitals took another step in securing their young talent by re-signing defenseman Dmitry Orlov to a six-year, $30.6 million deal that will carry an annual cap hit of $5.1 million. Orlov was a restricted free agent this summer,...

T.J. Oshie, A Capital for 8 More Years, Still Not Over 2016 Playoff Loss to Penguins
June 29th, 2017 at 6:07 PM
***PHOTO1*** WASHINGTON â?? In both of T.J. Oshie's seasons with the Capitals, he's experienced the sting of playoff elimination, and worse, each time by bitter rival Pittsburgh in the second round. The Penguins have gone on to win consecutive Stanley Cups since. Now, after signing a $46-million extension, the 30-year-old forward has...

As NHL free agency nears, a look at the Capitals’ plans
June 29th, 2017 at 5:34 PM
***PHOTO1*** Karl Alzner figures to be heading elsewhere as a free agent. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The Washington Capitals will make headlines Saturday on the NHL's first day of free agency, but it could a be quiet afternoon in the team's war room at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington. The Capitals' pending...