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Washington Capitals Look To Build Off A Good Opening Week In 2015

We’re four games deep in the 2015-2016 NHL season, and the Washington Capitals are already proving themselves as one of the top teams in the league. With a couple of struggles and unknowns headed into the regular season, overall things appear to be panning out nicely for the Caps organization. So far, the Caps are 3-1-0 on the season with …

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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 So, about this #Caps run….. pic.twitter.com/V1CoxVfrQS — Neil Greenberg (@ngreenberg) January 13, 2015 Preseason Predicted Division Result: 3rd Actual Division Result: Wildcard Predicted Final Division Result: Wildcard Predicted Preseason Point Leader: Nick Backstrom 85 Actual Point Leader: Nick Backstrom 41 Predicted Final Point Leader: Nick Backstrom 82 Predicted Preseason Goal …

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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 …

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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 agent signings of Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen to shore up the defense, and new head coach Barry Trotz the Capitals are poised to make a return to …

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2015 NHL Winter Classic Location Announced

The wait has finally ended with a not so shocking announcement that the 2015 NHL Winter Classic will be played at Nationals Park on January 1st. Deal finalized to bring 2015 Winter Classic to Nationals Park. http://t.co/L5HJ55VJ21 (via @mikedebonis) — Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) September 6, 2014 The Capitals will face the Chicago Blackhawks in what will be both teams’ second …

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Who Will Fill The Washington Capitals Second Line Center Hole?

The Capitals are no strangers to the second line center problem. In June 2012, the Capitals traded for then Dallas center Mike Ribeiro for Cody Eakin and the Capitals 54th draft pick. Ribeiro played his last remaining season on his contract, worth five million a season, with Washington and walked away in free agency after the Capitals and Ribeiro couldn’t …

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Washington Capitals Youth Is Ready to Make A Difference

Every season young players break through to the NHL rosters ready to begin the new chapter of their careers. For this upcoming season the Capitals have a few players ready to make that very leap. Andre Burakowski LW, Sweden Andre Burakowski is described as a gifted scorer and a strong skater. Burakowski spent last season with the Erie Otters of …

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Washington Capitals Sign Vitek Vanecek and Jakub Vrana to Entry-Level Deals

Tuesday marks the official day that Washington Capitals’ 2014 second-round draft pick, Vitek Vanecek, and first-round pick, Jakub Vrana, signed their names on their three-year entry-level contracts with the team. The 18-year-old Czech Republic Native, Vanecek, was the first European netminder to be selected in the 2014 draft(39th overall). According to NHL Central Scouting, Vanecek was ranked eighth among all …

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Washington Capitals Hire Ex-Penguin Assistant Coach Todd Reirden

When it was announced, Wednesday, that the Penguins had hired WHL head coach Mike Johnson, Todd Reirden was fired, but not for long. Reirden was unemployed for around 8 hours before the Washington Capitals hired him on as an assistant coach. Reirden will take on some responsibilities of Blaine Forsthye, who will remain on the coaching staff as with a …

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