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Alexander Ovechkin (left) celebrates with teammate and good friend Alexander Semin (right).
Alexander Semin - a former 40 goal scorer - could be headed to the KHL after this season, according to a report by the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch. Semin has 44 points in 65 games this season.
"Since W Alexander Semin won’t be back with the Capitals next season — and nobody was willing to deal for him at the trade deadline — expect him to play in the KHL", suggests Bruce Garrioch. "A UFA making $6.7 million, Semin isn’t going to get those kinds of offers to play in the NHL ..."
If Semin leaves the NHL, what sort of an impact do you think it will have on Ovechkin, who has also had his fair share of struggles the last few seasons?
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Alexander Semin, once a top NHL sniper, may play his final National Hockey League game this season.
According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, Semin will likely be headed to the Kontinental Hockey League, Russia’s equivalent to the NHL following the 2011-2012 campaign.
Since W Alexander Semin won’t be back with the Capitals next season — and nobody was willing...
By his own standards, Alex Ovechkin has not played well over the last two years. In his first five NHL seasons, Ovechkin scored 46 or more goals and had over 100 points four times. Last season, he scored only 32 goals and had 85 total points. He is on a similar pace this season, having netted only 27 goals and tallying 24 assists in 65 games. The question is why? In an in-depth piece...
When a man in a suit walks into a room wielding a Tupperware (or was it Rubbermaid?) container full of baked goods, everyone’s guard is instantly let down. When the lid is popped and cupcakes emerge, the assembly turns into my third grade classroom (hi Ms. Thomas!). In this Cake Love/Georgetown Cupcakes-mad town, there is no surer way to win friends and influence people than with...
Going into Saturday’s game against Boston, the Capitals were in an interesting situation–they’d won, in overtime, against a division rival, but their penalty kill unit had let in two goals. In fact, the unit had looked anything but aggressive–a characteristic that usually worked well for the Capitals with the man down.
But what started out as an Achilles’ heel this weekend...
The Washington Capitals kept up their latest surge and piled on the misery of a fading playoff contender Sunday, with Michal Neuvirth getting his third shutout of the season in a 2-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Neuvirth made 23 saves, and Brooks Laich and Matthieu Perreault scored for Washington. The Capitals remained a point behind Florida for the Southeast Division lead...
Matt Hendricks scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Washington Capitals finished off a dramatic three-goal comeback in a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.
Washington trailed 4-1 late in the second before Alex Ovechkin scored in the final minute of the period. Dmitry Orlov scored 1:51 into the third to make it 4-3, and Ovechkin tied it at 10:15...
Another Homegrown Talent
Troy Brouwer #20 – RW/LW
Team: Washington Capitals
POB: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Height: 6-3 Weight: 213lbs
NHL Seasons: 5
Drafted by Chicago in 2004 (7/214).
Stanley Cup Champion
Troy Brouwer, a winger for the NHL’s Washington Capitals was born on August 17th, 1985 in Vancouver, British Columbia and grew up knowing...
CUT THE CORD
Alexander Ovechkin is not having a good season, and some are speculating that his adoring, yet overbearing, mom may be the reason.
Myth #1 -- The Caps need a ton of talent to earn a Stanley Cup.Truth
-- Look at the Boston Bruins and their talent level. That team played smart,
gritty hockey and they never quit. Yes they had injuries to key players but the
next man stepped up and they were the last team standing with far less talent
than the Washington Caps. If you require more proof just remember how the
With the schedule winding down and every game becoming a must-win, the Toronto Maple Leafs have lost even more ground in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, falling 2-0 to the Washington Capitals while falling even further back of the eighth and final post-season spot.
Torontoâs shutout loss is their second in a row after suffering a 1-0 shootout defeat at the hands of...
Alexander Semin had a goal and set up Jay Beagle's go-ahead score Saturday, lifting the Washington Capitals to a 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins.
It was the second straight win for the Capitals after a three-game losing streak (0-2-1).
Washington moved two points ahead of Winnipeg and is now in sole possession of eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Washington also trails...
What does it mean?
This time last week, the Washington Capitals were, as they have been for almost the entire season, in disarray. They had just dropped another disheartening game where they had been shut out, and had only managed to pick up one win during their season-long five game homestand.
Since that game, the Capitals have picked up seven of a possible eight points against...
(Welcome to the TD Garden for todayâs match-up between the Boston Bruins and visiting Washington Capitals.)
Alexander Ovechkin and the Capitals havenât been to the TD Garden since Dec. 2010. To put it lightly, a lot has changed for the Caps since then. Their no longer the beasts of the Eastern Conference -- currently fighting to hang onto the eighth seed in the East...