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Moscow Dynamo would be likely landing spot for Alex Ovechkin if he chose to bolt for KHL

If Alex Ovechkin ever thought of hiking off to the KHL down the road, it could land with the Moscow Dynamo, for whom he’s an adviser. The club is owned by billionaire Arkady Rotenberg, who used to spar at judo with Russian president Vladimir Putin when they were kids. - Longtime Edmonton Oilers orthopedic specialist Dr. David Reid’s hopes of being in the owner’s box at Churchill...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Summertime Series: Capitals Q&A!

The Washington Capitals probably should be playing playoff hockey right now. Let's be blunt! However, since they are on an unscheduled extended vacation, we had to come up with something to fill the time. Then I came up with a somewhat brilliant idea. What a perfect time to do Q&A's with Washington media and personalities. That will work. It will have to work.  What...
Via Puckrant.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds acquire defensive prospect Rissling from Caps

With rather random timing, the Nashville Predators and Washington Capitals pulled off a trade on Saturday. In exchange for a seventh round pick in 2014, the Caps sent Calgary Hitmen captain Jaynen Rissling to Nashville. The 20-year old defenseman registered career-best numbers in every major offensive category last season, his last at the junior level. According to Cap Geek, he hasn’t...
Via Section 303
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators Acquire D Rissling From Capitals

The Washington Capitals have traded the rights to defenseman Jaynen Rissling to the Nashville Predators in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Green On The Trade Block?

     After the implosion that was the end of the Capitals season the rumors are starting to heat up regarding more than a few of the players. I've seen mention of Mike Green, Alex Ovechkin (repeatedly), Mikhail Grabovski, Dustin "Pancakes" Penner, and Jaroslav Halak most notably.       Everyone knows what this team needs moving forward to compete, and that...
Via Puckrant.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin under fire again

No matter how a Washington Capitals season ends, who the coach is, how the roster is constructed or which way the team is trying to play, the majority of the criticism levied upon the organization is directed toward Alex Ovechkin. Nine seasons into his NHL career, there’s no one more aware of that reality than Ovechkin himself. “It’s part of my job,” Ovechkin, 28, said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Capitals In Playoffs -- Johnny Oduya?

Buried deep in the halls of the NHL is a little known secret. Who am I kidding? This is one that probably not many people know at all. However, at one time Johnny Oduya was a member of the Washington Capitals organization. Now he never did play for the Caps. Instead, Oduya wound up in Sweden before coming back to the U.S. to play for several teams and won a Stanley Cup in Chicago...
Via Puckrant.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin: I’m never going to ask for a trade

Photo: sports.ru There is a lot of finger pointing going on throughout the media in Washington with the Capitals set to miss the postseason for the first time since the 2006-07 season. There were some positives but clearly a lot more negatives to the 2013-14 season. Alexander Ovechkin led the NHL in goals, scoring 51 along with 24 power play goals and a +/- rating of a -35. Ovechkin...
Via DC Sports-Kings
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps' Marcus Johansson's season ends with UBI

As if barely missing out on the playoffs wasn't painful enough, the Washington Capitals now have to endure injury added to insult.Centerman Marcus Johansson left The Capitals' win over the coasting Chicago Blackhawks in the second period on Friday night, the result of taking a Nicklas Backstrom drive off of his left hand during a Caps' power play and did not return...
Via Sports Injury Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The truth is Alex Ovechkin is an over-rated player

I agree with EVERYTHING  said about Alex Ovechkin. Because of his shortcomings on the other side of the puck I consider him an over-rated player–as much as that can be said of anyone who scores roughly fifty times a year besides the fact that he hits people all over the ice. But he–like Mario Lemieux back when  #66 was in his athletic prime–is indifferent (to say the least...
Via USA Sports 360
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps out of playoffs. What next?

The Washington Capitals were officially eliminated from the NHL playoffs last night.  It is the first time since the 2006/07 season that the Capitals roster will be watching the playoffs from the comfort of their own homes. Sad?  Yes.  Necessary?  Yes. Think about it.  If the Caps squeeked into the NHL playoffs, with the roster constructed as is, they would not have advanced...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaroslav Halak’s Agent ‘Bewildered’ Adam Oates Would Betray His Player’s Trust

The Washington Capitals are fighting for a playoff spot in the final days of the regular season, and if that wasn’t tough enough, the team also is dealing with an issue between head coach Adam Oates and starting goaltender Jaroslav Halak. Oates told reporters before Tuesday’s 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues that Halak “wasn’t 100 percent comfortable” playing against his...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brouwer and Johansson collide in bad way

The Washington Capitals are faced with a must win situation the rest of the season. If the team wins out, they may have an outside shot at a playoff berth. In tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues, forwards Troy Brouwer and Marcus Johansson met between the blue line and center ice during the Capitals late first period power play. Let’s just say that Brouwer has a pretty...
Via DC Sports-Kings
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Coach Throws Goalie Under Bus For Not Wanting To Face Former Team

Washington Capitals goaltender Jaroslav Halak had an opportunity to play against his former team and show it why trading him prior to the March 5 NHL trade deadline was a mistake, but instead of relishing the opportunity to make a statement, he wanted no part of starting net Tuesday night. “We know the feelings when you go into your old stomping ground and it’s not always easy...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Predator Ward represents tricky lesson in NHL economics

When the Washington Capitals awarded Joel Ward a four-year, $12-million contract in 2011, it seemed like an outrageous sum at the time. Ward was coming off a regular season in which he scored 10 goals in 80 games. However, significantly, he also was the Nashville Predators' leading playoff scorer (both in goals with seven and points with 13 in 12 games) in what was, at the time...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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