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Next in line of Rock the Red's Capitals Awards Ceremony is recognizing the Washington Capitals organization's Rookie of the Year. The Calder Memorial Trophy is awarded annually "to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League." The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association following the regular season. To be eligible for the award, "a player cannot have played any more than 25 games previously in any single season, nor have played in more than six games in each of two separate preceding seasons in any major professional league." Additionally, he must not "be older than 26 years before September 15 of the season in which he is eligible." The current holder of the trophy is Jeff Skinner of the Carolina Hurricanes, who was 18 at the time the trophy was awarded and the first teenager to win since Patrick Kane in 2007-08. The nominees for the 2011-12 s...
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Washington Capitals coach Dale Hunter returned home to London and the Ontario Hockey League, to nobody’s surprise. Numerous free agent issues hang over the franchise.Are the Capitals true Stanley Cup contenders? Are they a player or two away.
Or is a major overhaul in order?Consider all the variables:General manager George McPhee sounds like he will make some major personnel decisions...
While the blogosphere contemplates, postulates and anticipates the NHL's Free Agency signing period, opening July 1st, Rock the Red will be keeping an eye on the latest updates surrounding the Washington Capitals' 4 Restricted Free Agents and 6 (+1 Bear) Unrestricted Free Agents. This will be updated accordingly as the off season plot unfolds.
The only factual news thus...
from chuck Gormley of CSNWashington, Under the terms of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, to retain his rights the Capitals are required to make Green a qualifying offer equal to his 2011-12 salary of $5 million.
“That’s something that we’ll talk about, I’m sure, after things settle down here,” Green said, “I’m excited to come back if that’s the game plan...
While some of the Capitals started their off season by heading out on exotic beach vacations, Joel Ward, John Carlson, Brooks Laich, and Mathieu Perreault headed to RFK Stadium last night to watch the D.C. United defeat the Colorado Rapids 2-0. It's good to see the Caps are returning some of the hometown love they were recipients of during their playoff run.
Each of the members...
Alexander Semin becomes a free agent this year, but you shouldn’t care. Even presuming the 28 year old doesn’t return to Mother Russia, Semin has left a stain on fantasy stats for two years running. The conclusion of this season marked back to back 54 point campaigns, and this time around he played 17 more games. He only managed 21 goals in 77 games, his lowest total since 10...
The Craig Berube Award is presented annually to the Washington Capitals player who had the most exciting fight of the year. The award was previously named for former Capitals captain Dale Hunter, who was a wolverine on the ice accumulating 3565 penalty minutes in his NHL career, which is the most of any player to reach the 1000-point mark (and 2nd all time for the NHL). Due to...
“My job now is to find the best human talent I can find to coach this club. I’m not in any rush to do that, because I haven’t really been thinking in those terms. I don’t know whether it’ll be by the draft or sometime in August, like New Jersey did. We’re going to take our time and get the right person.” -George McPhee, May 17, 2012
The Capitals find themselves...
As the 2011-12 season has come to a close, the time has come to evaluate what it meant for the Capitals, both as a team and as individuals. As such, as the summer progresses, I will be writing a report card, or individual evaluation, for each player who played in 9 (~10%) of the team's games, or 4 playoff games. Next up is rough and tumble defenseman John Erskine, who completed...
As the 2011-12 season has come to a close, the time has come to evaluate what it meant for the Capitals, both as a team and as individuals. As such, as the summer progresses, I will be writing a report card, or individual evaluation, for each player who played in 9 (~10%) of the team's games, or 4 playoff games. First up is career minor leaguer Keith Aucoin, who worked hard...
#28Full Name: Александр Валерьевич СёминA.K.A. "Good Sasha", "Bad Sasha", "Syoma"Position: Right Winger/Left WingerHeight: 6' 2" Weight: 208 Shoots: LeftBorn: 3/3/84, Krasnoyarsk, Russia Drafted: 2002, 1st Round, 13th Overall (Washington) Player Pages CapGeek - NHL - TSN - LOH - HR - HF - RP
This Week in Hockey is a weekly column in which assistant blogger Michael Spinner (@MichaelSpinner) shares and discusses the major storylines in the National Hockey League from the past week.
An ‘Ovious’ decision in D.C.
Just as quickly as the Dale Hunter ‘era’ began as Head Coach of the Washington Capitals, it has come to a stunning conclusion. Hunter is on his way back...