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Caps free agency period summary update

It has been a helluva three days for the Washington Capitals and GM Brian MacLellan.  MacLellan entered free agency preaching a hesitation approach, mostly due to salary cap constraints handed down from MacLellan’s predecessor, former Caps GM George McPhee.   What transpired was a continual approach by MacLellan to remake the roster, the culture, and the direction  of the Capitals...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sharks sign veteran forward Joel Ward to 3-year deal

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks have signed veteran forward Joel Ward to a three-year contract. The Sharks announced the deal Friday. Ward had 19 goals and 15 assists last season with Washington. He also had three goals and six assists in 14 playoff games. Ward ranked third on the Capitals with six power-play goals and second on the team with four game-winning goals. It...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Farewell, Troy Brouwer!

Troy Brouwer provided us with lots of great memories. Let's revisit some of them.
Via Capitals Outsider
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

America’s hero goes to Washington: T.J. Oshie is a Capital

It would make sense that the hockey player who was the symbol of American patriotism at the last Winter Olympics will now make his living in the nation’s capital. T.J. Oshie was traded to the Washington Capitals today in exchange for Troy Brouwer, minor league goalie Pheonix Copley, and a 2016 third round pick. Oshie is a fairly consistent 20-goal a year scorer with a .25 goals...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blues trade Oshie to Capitals for Brouwer, Copley, draft pick

The Olympic hero is gone. The St. Louis Blues announced Thursday that the club has sent forward T.J. Oshie, whose shootout magic brought down Russia in the 2014 Olympics, to the Washington Capitals in exchange for forward Troy Brouwer, goaltender Pheonix Copley and a 2016 third-round pick. Brouwer, 29, tied a career high with 43 points, including a career-best 22 assists, in 82 regular...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Goodbye Mr. Game 7: Justin Williams leaves Kings for Capitals (VIDEO)

Goodbye Mr. Game 7. Forward Justin Williams, who won two Stanley Cups with the LA Kings, signed a two-year, $6.5-million contract with the Washington Capitals late Wednesday night. At 33-years-old, Williams scored 18 goals (41 points) in 81 games during the 2014-15 NHL season. He also won a Cup with Carolina in 2006 and the Conn Smyte Trophy in 2014. He earned the nickname 'Mr. Game...
Via Fox Sports West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Caps sign Justin Williams, Lose Mike Green

In a surprising late night signing, the Washington Capitals have landed likely the best remaining unrestricted free agent forward, Justin Williams, on a two-year deal for $6.5 million.  With Williams, the Caps landed the top six forward that was coveted by GM Brian MacLellan.  MacLellan made clear after this season ended that a top six forward was a top priority, but hinted that...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Thank Departed Mike Green, as He Admits Its Time to Move on

View image | gettyimages.com Fan favorite defenseman Mike Green officially has departed the Washington Capitals after 10 seasons with the team that drafted him. Green signed a three-year deal worth a reported $18 million with the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday. And while the writing was long on the wall for the former first-round pick, his departure still leaves a void for the...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Have Crucial Offseason Decisions To Make, Fans Snatching Up Tickets In Anticipation

View image | gettyimages.com General Manager Brian MacLellan and his Washington Capitals spent big during free agency last season. The signing of defenders Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen helped them finish in second in the Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division with a record of 45-26-11. This offseason, they aim to rebound from a second-round playoff exit, as goaltender Braden...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Green is joining the Red Wings on a three-year deal

Roughly one week ago, news broke that Mike Green wouldn’t be returning to the Washington Capitals. Green was ready to test free agency as an unrestricted free agent after skating with the Capitals since 2005-06. Today, he has signed a three-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings. Mike Green is heading DET on a three year deal. #TSN. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings sign D Mike Green to a 3-year deal

The Red Wings got some help on the blue line today signing veteran defenseman Mike Green to a three-year deal worth $18M. Green, who spent the last 10 seasons with the Capitals had 10 goals 35 assists in 72 games with Washington in 2014-15. This also included a plus/minus of 15 with one of those goals coming on the power play. Career wise, Green has 113 goals, 247 assists and 360...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Fehr’s Greatest Moments With the Caps

Eric Fehr's second stint with the Caps is over. The unrestricted free agent forward, drafted 18th overall by Washington in 2003, played all but 35 games of his career in Washington, after a stint with the Jets in 2011-2012. He also helped Hershey win the 2005-6 Calder Cup.
Via Capitals Outsider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Quartet of Capitals demonstrate team chemistry in awkward wedding photo

The Michael Latta-Tom Wilson bromance was already very well-known in hockey circles, but the roommates showed there is always room for some more of their teammates in their close bond with a hilarious Instagram photo over the weekend.Latta, Wilson and Troy Brouwer were at teammate Justin Peters' wedding over the weekend when they took this photo. Nothing says team chemistry like...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Free Agency Forward Focus: Who Should Colorado Pursue?

  The NHL’s off-season moves at a breakneck pace with the Stanley Cup being awarded one week, the NHL Draft happening the next, and then free agency setting teams up for next season the week after that. With Chicago having won yet another Stanley Cup and the NHL Draft completed last weekend, it means it’s time for free agency to start. As the Colorado Avalanche approach free...
Via BSN Denver
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Housley Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

WASHINGTON-APRIL 9: Phil Housley #6 of the Chicago Blackhawks controls the puck during the game against the Washington Capitals on April 9, 2002 at MCI Center in Washington, DC. The Capitals won 3-1. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) A few years back I campaigned hard to see 500+ goal scorer Dino Ciccarelli to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.  Finally in 2010, the...
Via State of Hockey News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps ink Jay Beagle to a three-year deal

The Washington Capitals have locked up one of their key un-restricted free agents, C Jay Beagle, to a three-year contract extension.  The deal is worth $5.25 million and includes an average of $1.75 million per season. The Caps have three additional key unrestricted free agents: defenseman Mike Green, froward Eric Fehr, and forward Joel Ward.  However, it does not appear any...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals re-sign Jay Beagle to $5.25M, 3-year contract

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Center Jay Beagle has re-signed with the Washington Capitals, getting a $5.25 million, three-year contract. The team announced the deal Monday. The 29-year-old Beagle set career highs with 10 goals, 10 assists and 20 points last season. He has 23 goals and 24 assists in 254 career NHL games, all with Washington.
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Green won’t return to the Washington Capitals

Defenseman Mike Green won’t be with the Washington Capitals in 2015-16. According to CSN Washington, Green is ready to test free agency when he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1st. Green’s agent Craig Oster, who is also the agent for Eric Fehr, indicated that both players would hit the open market. Oster on both Green and Fehr moving on: “The Capitals have...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps Unveil New Alternate Jersey

On Tuesday, the Washington Capitals unveiled their new alternate jersey. But let's also take this opportunity to look at all the old ones.
Via Capitals Outsider
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals To Wear New Red Alternate Jersey With Retro Design (Photo)

The Washington Capitals unveiled a new alternate jersey on Tuesday that will be worn during the 2015-16 NHL season. FIRST LOOK at the Capitals' new third jersey. More to come shortly... http://t.co/G4nrmnmiib— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) June 23, 2015 “The primary color for the uniform is red and closely resembles the team’s jersey worn from 1974-75 through 1994-95,” the Capitals...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom could miss the start of next season after hip surgery

After undergoing hip surgery late last month, it was thought that Caps center Nicklas Backstrom would be ready for the start of the season. But according to a report coming out of Sweden, Capitals fans should probably hold off on that. Backstrom gave an interview to Gefle Dagblad in Sweden, and with the help of Google Translate, here’s the part where Nicklas talks about his surgery...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Top line right wing options for the Washington Capitals

Now in their offseason, Washington Capitals’ General Manager Brian MacLellan has put finding a top line right winger to play with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom high on his to-do list. Here are some players who may fit the bill for Washington outside of their organization: Drew Stafford The Winnipeg Jets acquired Stafford and Tyler […] The post Top line right wing options...
Via Along the Boards
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Derek Stepan goal gives Rangers Game 7 win

The New York Rangers are headed to the Eastern Conference final for the second straight season after defeating the Washington Capitals in Game 7 on Wednesday night. Rangers forward Derek Stepan scored on a rebound in overtime to give his team a 2-1 win and send the Madison Square Garden crowd into a frenzy. New York overcame a 3-1 series deficit in the conference semifinals for...
Via NESN.com
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Alexander Ovechkin Guarantees Game 7 Win Vs. Rangers (Video)

Alexander Ovechkin has never played in an Eastern Conference final, but he’s very confident it will happen this season. The Washington Capitals captain channeled his inner Mark Messier after losing Game 6 on Sunday night and guaranteed a win in Tuesday’s Game 7 at Madison Square Garden. Alex Ovechkin still confident: "The character of this group, it shows a lot. We gonna come...
Via NESN.com
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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