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  1. Five NHL on NBC weekends we’re already geeked out for this season

    Aug 20, 2011, 10:15 PM EST

    Nicklas Lidstrom, Zdeno Chara

    The NHL on NBC schedule is out now for this season and we’ve got a few weekends circled already.

  2. Matt Bradley assesses Washington Capitals, says former teammate Alexander Semin ‘just doesn’t care’

    Aug 17, 2011, 12:39 PM EST

    Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Matt Bradley wasn’t afraid to give an honest assessment of his former team, the Washington Capitals. In the process, he backed up many common criticisms of the team, with Alexander Semin receiving the harshest critiques of them all.

  3. Best and worst sweaters of all-time: Washington Capitals

    Aug 12, 2011, 10:45 AM EST

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Washington Capitals - Game Two

    The Caps best and worst shows us that you can improve on a classic look while trying to ignore that pesky experimental teal-blue and black phase.

  4. Bruce Boudreau expects Alex Ovechkin to be an even better leader this season

    Aug 10, 2011, 6:20 PM EST

    Alex Ovechkin

    Bruce Boudreau expects that Alex Ovechkin will become an even better team leader this season. Good thing too since he’s the team captain.

  5. Bruce Boudreau wants Caps to have best of both worlds offensively and defensively

    Aug 9, 2011, 12:35 PM EST

    Bruce Boudreau

    Caps coach Bruce Boudreau was happy to have the Caps be more defensive last season, but he wants them to do that and score tons of goals this season.

  6. Chara, Ovechkin and Phaneuf make list of 10 ‘biggest hitters’

    Aug 6, 2011, 6:24 PM EST

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    Four active NHLers made NHL.com’s list of the ten biggest hitters. Check out who they were and discuss those choices in this post.

  7. Goodbye bizarre commercials with Alex Ovechkin’s head: NHL star won’t endorse CCM anymore

    Aug 3, 2011, 7:19 PM EST

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    Alex Ovechkin will take his hockey skills (and disembodied head) to a new endorser, leaving CCM and Reebok behind.

  8. Alex Ovechkin… The candy bar? Where else but Canada

    Jul 30, 2011, 4:51 PM EST

    Alex Ovechkin candy bar

    We already knew Alex Ovechkin was a big deal, but now he’s on a candy bar in Canada to really hammer the point home.

  9. No more waiting: Lightning sign Steven Stamkos to five-year, $37.5 million deal

    Jul 19, 2011, 3:59 PM EST

    Steven Stamkos

    You can kill the rumor mill on Steven Stamkos. Tampa Bay signs their superstar restricted free agent to a five-year deal worth $37.5 million.

  10. Capitals owner Ted Leonsis thinks team’s Stanley Cup window will be open for ’10-15 years’

    Jul 14, 2011, 11:32 AM EST

    Ted Leonsis

    The Capitals are wise to resist the urge to “blow things up” after a few disappointments, as owner Ted Leonsis points out that their window to win a title could be open for “10-15 years.”

  11. NHL.com lists Ovechkin, Datsyuk among its most exciting players of all-time

    Jul 11, 2011, 11:33 PM EST

    Alex Ovechkin

    Along with naming legends like Bobby Orr and Guy Lafleur, NHL.com also tabbed Alex Ovechkin and Pavel Datsyuk for its list of the most exciting players of all-time.

  12. Net reinforcement: Capitals sign goalie Tomas Vokoun to one year, $1.5 million deal

    Jul 2, 2011, 8:01 PM EST

    Tomas Vokoun

    We can say the Capitals are officially strong contenders for the Stanley Cup now that they’ve locked up Tomas Vokoun to be their goalie next season at a discount price.

  13. Five best destinations Brad Richards could wind up during free agency frenzy

    Jul 1, 2011, 8:00 AM EST

    Brad Richards

    It’s free agent day and Brad Richards is the biggest prize on the market. But where will he go? Here’s five places we think he’s got a great shot at landing at.

  14. Your 2010-2011 NHL All-Star Teams

    Jun 23, 2011, 11:45 AM EST

    Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin

    The NHL announced their end of season All-Star Teams and the usual suspects were scattered throughout the first and second teams.

  15. Steven Stamkos, Lightning should lean toward Crosby’s contract rather than Ovechkin’s deal

    Jun 19, 2011, 10:16 PM EST

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    Steven Stamkos

    The Lightning and Steven Stamkos are in an unusual contract situation. That being said, if they’re going to try to duplicate any other star’s deal, they should lean toward Sidney Crosby’s contract rather than Alex Ovechkin’s lengthy pact.

  16. Just where could Brad Richards end up next season?

    Jun 2, 2011, 11:16 PM EST

    Brad Richards

    Now that the Dallas Stars are going to part ways with upcoming unrestricted free agent Brad Richards, our minds drift off wondering about where he’ll land next season and beyond.

  17. Five Thoughts: Ryan Kesler breaking out just in time

    May 6, 2011, 1:00 PM EST

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    Ryan Kesler

    Ryan Kesler’s emergence in the playoffs is making all the difference for Vancouver. Also, adulation for Pekka Rinne and James van Riemsdyk, piling on Alexander Semin, and perhaps some premature looking ahead to the next round.

  18. Alex Ovechkin fought through knee injury, will continue to do so in World Championships

    May 5, 2011, 6:57 PM EST

    Alex Ovechkin

    Alex Ovechkin admits that he played through a knee injury for two months. Yet instead of getting much-needed rest, he’s going to play for Russian in the World Championships, even though he admits he doesn’t want to. Um, what?

  19. What Went Wrong: Washington Capitals

    May 5, 2011, 12:21 PM EST

    Alex Ovechkin

    Another year, another playoff failure for the Washington Capitals. Just what went wrong this time around? We take a look at the numbers and misery in D.C.

  20. Caps owner Ted Leonsis: “The wheels fell off for us”

    May 5, 2011, 11:03 AM EST

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    Ted Leonsis

    Capitals owner Ted Leonsis got a few things off his chest about his team being swept out of the playoffs by Tampa Bay.

  21. Five Thoughts: Change is coming for the Caps; Now you can blame Philly goaltending

    May 5, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    Matt Bradley, Boyd Gordon, and Matt Hendricks

    Change will be coming in Washington next season. That’s not all we’re on about today though as we point the finger at Brian Boucher for Game 3 and praise the Lightning’s secondary scorers.

  22. Shocker: Tampa Bay sweeps top seeded Washington out of playoffs with 5-3 win

    May 4, 2011, 11:26 PM EST

    Sean Bergenheim

    The Caps are done getting swept out of the playoffs after a 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay. The Lightning are very real and now they wait for their next opponent in the Eastern Conference final.

  23. Alex Ovechkin tries to rally Capitals: ‘It is not over. We’re going to win’

    May 4, 2011, 11:59 AM EST

    Alex Ovechkin

    It’s not quite a guarantee, but Alex Ovechkin issued a statement that could be inspirational … or maybe a future punchline.

  24. Five Thoughts: Lay off Alex Ovechkin; Bruce Boudreau’s future murky at worst

    May 4, 2011, 9:51 AM EST

    Bruce Boudreau

    Say, these Capitals look a bit familiar and that’s not a good thing. Getting off of Alex Ovechkin’s case would be wise but Bruce Boudreau is officially on notice. Also, Kesler fixes the Canucks power play while Shea Weber seethes.

  25. Lightning take a shocking 3-0 series lead; Who’s to blame in Washington?

    May 3, 2011, 10:07 PM EST

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    The Lightning continued their streak of strong play in third periods by stunning the Capitals to take a 3-0 series lead. This post answers your natural question: what’s wrong with Washington?

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