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Should the Washington Capitals re-sign head coach Barry Trotz?

For the first time since 2009 a team other than the Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings and Pittsburgh Penguins won’t win the Stanley Cup. It’s also been 19 seasons since the Washington Capitals have made an appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals (1998), as the Capitals will face-off with the Tampa Bay Lightning in to determine who will …

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The UNABRIDGED history of the Capitals and Penguins playoff history

For many younger hockey fans the Penguins vs Capitals rivalry started when superstars Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin came into the league for their respective teams. However, the history of the two teams meeting up in the playoffs stems back much further with the Penguins getting the last laugh nearly every playoff series. Here’s how we got to where we …

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A Third Straight Overtime Game Was A Blessing For the Washington Capitals

There’s no doubting that the most entertaining first round series of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs has been the Columbus Blue Jackets against the Washington Capitals. Considering that the Capitals blew another third period lead in Game 3, most NHL fans alike probably thought that the odds were against Alex Ovechkin and company to pull back within one game of …

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McKenna’s NHL Mailbag and Digest 4/11/2018

McKenna’s weekly NHL Mailbag will be open via Twitter Wednesday through Friday for the remainder of the 2018 NHL season and Stanley Cup Playoffs. To have an NHL related question featured in Hooked On Hockey Magazine tweet to @KMcKenna_tLT5 by using the hashtag #McKennasDigest.  In a quick turnaround McKenna’s NHL Mailbag takes to Hooked on Hockey Magazine just in time for the …

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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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