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NHL Lockout: Your Questions Answered Part Two
October 18th, 2012 at 7:52 PM
A couple days ago, we talked about the reasons and the effects of this NHL Lockout, but in Part Two, we will answer the question that every hockey fan is trying to figure out... What are the NHL players doing now? ***PHOTO1*** With the NHL lockout entering its second month, a lot...

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...

Lockout Hockey: Watch Dynamo Moscow’s Alex Ovechkin on ESPN2
October 5th, 2012 at 12:46 PM
While it's not the Washington Capitals vs. New Jersey Devils, Caps fans will get to watch their superstar Alex Ovechkin perform two days before the already cancelled season-opener.  Small victories, friends. Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy gets a stick-tap for alerting us of ESPN's announcement to televise Dynamo Moscow (Ovechkin's team) vs. Lev on ESPN2 on...

Unlike the Madden Curse, Being Chosen for NHL Cover is a Blessing
August 30th, 2012 at 4:27 PM
At the end of each summer, EA Sports releases two of its most prolific video game franchises in terms of popularity and award-winning staffs: Madden NFL and NHL.  ***PHOTO1*** Surely you've heard of the "Madden Curse", the distinct title given to the NFL player that is showcased on the front of the...

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...

Addition of Calle Johansson Provides Ideal Instruction for Defensive Core
July 20th, 2012 at 10:08 PM
1,109 career NHL games. 416 assists. 535 points. 13 campaigns with more than 30 points in 17 seasons. Yeah, I'd want Calle Johansson to be my coach if I was a defenseman in the NHL. Adam Oates hired the first of his two assistants on Wednesday morning when George McPhee announced that...

Washington Capitals Sign First Round Pick Tom Wilson
July 19th, 2012 at 11:39 AM
It may not be as flashy or well-timed as the signing of Filip Forsberg, but future NHL grinder (yep, I'm confident) Tom Wilson likely didn't mind how he became a member of the Washington Capitals. The Capitals announced the signing of Wilson this morning, which signaled the end of negotiations for...

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,”...

Hershey Bears Sign Caps Development Camp Invitees David Vallorani and Scott Wietcha
July 16th, 2012 at 2:25 PM
The Hershey Bears officially announced the signing of rookies David Vallorani and Scott Wietecha Monday morning. Both players were in attendance at Caps development camp last week. While some news outlets had already reported the signings (DC Sports Nexus and Caps Outsider), the Hershey press release made things official. Plenty of Caps...

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...

Scrimmage and Fan Fest Conclude Washington Capitals Development Camp
July 14th, 2012 at 4:24 PM
The Caps development camp concluded activities for the week with a scrimmage on Saturday morning in front of a standing-room only crowd at Kettler Iceplex. Caps fans were rewarded with the first overtime scrimmage of the week, and the Red team scored 1:42 into the extra frame to signal the end...

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 Development Camp: Chandler Stephenson Vs. Max Iafrate (Video and Pictures)
July 13th, 2012 at 12:09 AM
In the third scrimmage of Washington Capitals development camp Thursday, the Red team took a 2-1 series over the White team thanks to a 6-3 victory in front of a packed Kettler Iceplex. In the blowout victory, there were plenty of crushing checks on each side of the puck. Tension reached...

(VIDEO) Washington Capitals Prospect Filip Forsberg Scores a Nifty Goal
July 12th, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Capitals 101 was fortunate enough to attend Thursday's activities at Caps development camp. Among the many pictures and photos, we thought it was worth making a post for this video of Filip Forsberg. During a drill in which two forwards attacked the zone against two defensemen, the Caps' first-round pick exploded...

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 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...