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Here to collect the winnings for nailing his Redskins-Seahawks prediction four months ago is Ben Reed (AKA ThisGuy).
Lots going on in the sports world, so I don’t blame you if you haven’t noticed an exciting recent development: Alex Ovechkin is back, in a big way.
Dude has 10 goals in his last nine games. That’s a 90-plus-goal pace over an 82-game season, and if you’ve been watching him lately that seems totally achievable in this 48-game season. This isn’t some fluke stretch run, either. He’s skating like he’s 20 again, firing 150-MPH shots from all angles, scaring the living **** out of defensemen, and mercilessly destroying those in his way, even his best friend. He’s now third in the NHL with 20 goals, and climbing.
I’m guilty of this too, but the hockey world basically wrote him off as recently as one month ago. That was actually the nadir of Ovi-bashing, when ******* Mike Milbury got on national TV and said some words.
You may have heard about that. You may have ignored it, t...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Jack Hillen to a two-year, $1.4 million contract extension, one of several moves made by the team Tuesday.
Hillen will earn $700,000 in both the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons. He has played in 10 games this year after missing 25 with an injury.
The Capitals also assigned defensemen Tomas Kundratek and Dmitry Orlov to Hershey of the...
Alex Ovechkin had two goals and an assist, and the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 Tuesday night despite allowing three goals to Jiri Tlusty.
Mike Green scored two goals, Joel Ward added a goal, Nicklas Backstrom matched a career high with four assists and Braden Holtby made 31 saves.
Washington trailed 2-0 early before scoring five goals on its first 11 shots...
Once upon a time, Capitals General Manager George McPhee was viewed, rightly I think, as cautious and shrewd each spring around trade deadline time. Never one to radically revamp his roster with wheeling and dealing then, McPhee in fact over the years has widely earned a reputation for perhaps being overly cautious, a bit too much of a deadline fence-sitter relative to his manager...
What are some positives and negatives of yesterday's big trade that sent Martin Erat to the Capitals?
MINNEAPOLIS Gophers junior Nate Schmidt was one of the best defensemen in college hockey this season. Now he's being rewarded at the next level.
Schmidt announced Tuesday that he will forego his senior season at Minnesota and turn pro. The St. Cloud native, who was undrafted, signed a two-year entry-level deal with the Washington Capitals.
"This wasn't an easy decision...
Washington Capitals Press Release ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have acquired forwards Martin Erat (mahr-TIHN EE-rat) and Michael Latta (MIGH-kuhl LA-tuh) from the Nashville Predators in exchange for forward Filip Forsberg, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Erat, 31, has recorded 21 points (four goals, 17 assists) and 26 penalty minutes [...]
Former teammates of Martin Erat react to yesterday's trade...
The Washington Capitals have acquired right wing Martin Erat and minor leaguer Michael Latta from the Nashville Predators for 2012 first-round draft pick Filip Forsberg.
Erat leads the Predators with 17 assists and is tied for the first on the club with 21 points this season. He's played all 723 of his NHL games with Nashville, and ranks second in team history with 163 goals...
The Washington Capitals made several transactions on the penultimate trading day of the season. To recap them:
-The Capitals traded minor league forward Matt Clackson to the Phoenix Coyotes for former Capital RWJoel Rechlicz, who will report to the AHL Hershey Bears. "Recker," he of the wooden stick, played 3 games for the Capitals last season. This season, he...
The Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes are trying to close the gap in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
A meeting in Raleigh might indicate the advantage goes to the visitor.
The Capitals attempt to win for the sixth time in eight visits to PNC Arena on Tuesday night while the Hurricanes try to snap a four-game slide at home.
Washington (16-17-2) and Carolina (16-16...