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  1. Nicklas Backstrom’s (neck) status for camp is a mystery

    Jan 8, 2013, 9:44 PM EST

    Nicklas Backstrom

    Capitals GM George McPhee can’t talk about the star’s health.

  2. Backstrom has “what you say — bruised neck”

    Jan 2, 2013, 3:54 PM EST

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 7: Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals stretches during warm-ups prior to the start of the game against the New York Rangers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images)

    According to his Swedish agent.

  3. Columnist: Lockout “could not have come at a better time for Burke”

    Nov 29, 2012, 3:56 PM EST

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    You know things have gone poorly when a work stoppage is the best thing that can happen to a GM.

  4. What’s been lost: Five best early December games you won’t see

    Nov 24, 2012, 4:00 PM EST

    Alex Ovechkin, Henrik Lundqvist

    We’ll just think about what could’ve been.

  5. Brett Hull on Ovechkin: “He’s going to thrive under Oates”

    Nov 13, 2012, 3:08 PM EST

    Hull Oates

    “I’m excited about it but I’m also not really excited about it because he’s going to break all the records,” he said.

  6. Lundqvist still in Sweden, still not playing

    Nov 8, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

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    Henrik Lundqvist

    Sounds like he’s getting frustrated.

  7. Caps’ Johansson signs in Swedish second division

    Oct 30, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

    Marcus Johhansson

    Another big get for the Allsvenskan

  8. KHL cancels Brooklyn games

    Oct 26, 2012, 10:48 AM EST

    KHL logo

    Thus denying Ovechkin and Kovalchuk a chance to visit Little Odessa.

  9. Nicklas Backstrom wears 99 in KHL

    Oct 22, 2012, 8:09 PM EST

    Nicklas Backstrom

    Wayne Gretzky’s number is retired throughout the NHL, but that doesn’t extend to Europe.

  10. Jets need Evander Kane to take another step forward

    Aug 6, 2012, 8:13 PM EST

    Evander Kane

    Well, first they need to re-sign him…

  11. Poll: Who will win the Southeast Division?

    Aug 4, 2012, 5:17 PM EST

    Jordan Staal Eric Staal

    It was the closest in the NHL last season.

  12. Will the Capitals miss Alex Semin?

    Jul 31, 2012, 8:45 PM EST

    Alexander Semin

    The former 40-goal scorer is now plying his trade in Carolina.

  13. Green “a hundred percent” certain he can pile up points next season

    Jul 17, 2012, 1:27 PM EST

    Mike Green

    Is looking forward to playing under Adam Oates.

  14. Minnesota introduces Parise and Suter — its new alternate captains

    Jul 9, 2012, 1:52 PM EST

    Parise Suter

    Of note, Parise’s wearing his dad’s old No. 11.

  15. Report: Capitals likely to trade Alexander Semin’s rights

    Jun 27, 2012, 6:30 PM EST

    Russia's ice hockey team player Alexande

    Recent events gave at least some credence to keeping him around, but not enough …

  16. Brooks Laich tried to convince Dale Hunter to stay on as Caps coach

    May 15, 2012, 5:45 PM EST

    Brooks Laich

    …and other musings from a team clearly disappointed to lose its bench boss.

  17. Backstrom on Hunter departure: “It’s not good”

    May 14, 2012, 2:56 PM EST

    Dale Hunter

    Meanwhile, Alex Ovechkin wasn’t exactly sobbing.

  18. PHT Morning Skate: Where Martin Brodeur talks a great game

    May 14, 2012, 8:14 AM EST

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    Eric Wellwood, Martin Brodeur

    He even compares himself to Henrik Lundqvist. That and more in the Morning Skate.

  19. And then there were four: Capitals fall just short in Game 7

    May 12, 2012, 10:35 PM EST

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    Alex Ovechkin’s Capitals still don’t know the glory of the conference finals.

  20. Brooks Laich: “You can play against skill. You can defend against skill.”

    May 9, 2012, 10:21 AM EST

    Brooks Laich

    He’s apparently quite happy being part of a grind-it-out team these days.

  21. Nicklas Backstrom drawing Peter Forsberg comparisons

    May 7, 2012, 12:58 PM EST

    Backstrom

    From his Capitals teammates, mind you.

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