Washington Capitals 2014-15 Midseason Review

  Predicted Preseason Record: 42-28- 12, 96 points Actual Record: 22-11-8, 52 points Predicted Final Record: 44-22-16, 104 points https://twitter.com/ngreenberg/status/555015065360138240 Preseason Predicted Division Result: 3rd Actual Division Result: Wildcard Predicted Final Division Result: Wildcard Predicted Preseason Point Leader: Nick...

Washington Capitals Contracts

PLAYER POS TEAM AGE YRS DOLLARS AVERAGE FREE AGENT Alex Ovechkin (2008-2015) RW WAS 29 13 $124,000,000 $9,538,462 2021 Nicklas Backstrom (2010-2019) C WAS - 10 $67,000,000 $6,700,000 2020 Matt Niskanen (2014-2020) D WAS 0 7 $40,250,000 $5,750,000 2021 Brooks Orpik (2014-2018) D WAS 0 5 $27,500,000 $5,500,000 2019 Brooks Laich (2011-2016) C WAS 0 6 $27,000,000 $4,500,000 2017 John Carlson (2012-2017) D WAS 0 6 $23,800,000 $3,966,667 2018 Mike Green (2012-2014) D WAS 0 3 $18,250,000 $6,083,333 2015 Joel Ward (2011-2014) RW WAS 0 4 $12,000,000 $3,000,000 2015 Karl Alzner (2013-2016) D WAS 0 4 $11,200,000 $2,800,000 2017 Troy Brouwer (2013-2015) RW WAS 0 3 $11,000,000 $3,666,667 2016 Troy Brouwer (2011-2012) RW WAS 0 2 $4,700,000 $2,350,000 2013 Marcus Johannson (2013-2014) C WAS 0 2 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 2015 Dmitri Orlov (2014-2015) D WAS 0 2 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 2016 Jason Chimera (2014-2015) LW WAS 0 2 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 2016 John Erskine (2013-2014) D WAS 0 2 $3,925,000 $1,962,500 2015 Braden Holtby (2013-2014) G WAS 0 2 $3,700,000 $1,850,000 2015 Evgeny Kuznetsov (2013-2014) C WAS 22 2 $3,500,000 $1,750,000 2015 Jason Chimera (2012-2013) LW WAS 0 2 $3,500,000 $1,750,000 2014 Eric Fehr (2013-2014) RW WAS 0 2 $3,000,000 $1,500,000 2015 Thomas Wilson (2012-2015) RW WAS 20 3 $2,775,000 $925,000 2016 Chandler Stephenson (2014-2016) C WAS 20 3 $2,775,000 $925,000 2017 Andre Burakovsky (2013-2015) LW WAS 19 3 $2,775,000 $925,000 2016 Jay...

Washington Capitals 2014-15 Season Preview

Record: 42-28- 12, 96 points Division Result: 3rd Point Leader: Nick Backstrom 85 Goal Leader: Alex Ovechkin 52 Assist Leader: Nick Backstrom 60 Wins: Braden Holtby 30 Team MVP: Alex Ovechkin Capitals Rookie of the Year: Evgeny Kuznetsov With free...

2015 NHL Winter Classic Location Announced

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Top 10 Washington Capitals Goals of the 2013-2014 NHL Season

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Washington Capitals Hire Ex-Penguin Assistant Coach Todd Reirden

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Washington Capitals host Chicago Blackhawks in 2015 NHL Winter Classic

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Should the Washington Capitals Pursue Martin Brodeur?

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Rebuild or Refresh with Brian MacLellan Promotion?

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Capitals Hire Coach Barry Trotz and General Manager Brian MacLennan

The Washington Capitals hired head coach Barry Trotz and promoted Brian MacLennan to General Manager. Rumors of Trotz hire started early last week. The...

Should the Washington Capitals Attempt to Sign Ryan Miller?

Short answer: no, the last thing the Capitals need in another goalie in their goalie carousel. Since the 2009-2010 season, when they won the Presidents...