Found December 01, 2011 on Washington Times:
Roman Hamrlik's play has raised the ire of fans for being responsible when opponents score on the Washington Capitals. His minus-10 rating and 18 penalty minutes haven't helped. On Thursday, the 37-year-old's seat was in the press box as a healthy scratch for the first time this season. "It's feeling," ...

Dale Hunter’s First Two Games as Washington Capitals Head Coach

All eyes were on the ice when the Washington Capitals squared off against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, November 30th.  It was their first game under new head coach Dale Hunter.  Hunter had just been named as the replacement for Bruce Boudreau; a man who had reached 200 career wins as a head coach faster than anyone else in history, the day before — not much time to make many...

Is Nicklas Backstrom This Season's MVP?

Through 23 games, the team's number one center is the leading scorer, even if his plus/minus isn't impressive.  He is coming off a sub-par season after a 30+goal, 101-point season the year before.  As a top draft pick, he has the pedigree and potential to take over games, and indeed, the entire NHL. The team isn't doing too bad in the grand scheme of things, still in...

Failure’s Blame Stretches Far and Wide

Some random observations and notes-sharing from a remarkable last 72 hours: There’s standup, and then there’s what Gabby offered the Washington Post’s Tarik El Bashir Wednesday morning — actually agreeing with Capitals management that it was time for a change behind the bench. He actually told General Manager George McPhee, “You’re doing what you have to do.” A company...

Boudreau doesn’t want to believe Ovechkin rebelled against him

In his first statement since the Washington Capitals fired him on Monday, Bruce Boudreau told that he and Alex Ovechkin "got along famously" and that reports of a rift weren't accurate. Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post got a bit more out of Boudreau in a sit-down interview with the former coach, and it reveals someone who — like general manager George...

Game #26 - at Washington Capitals

2011-12 Game 26 Pittsburgh Penguins (14-7-4, 32 points) at Washington Capitals (12-10-1, 25 points) Your leading goal-scorer for the Caps?  Yeah - it's this guy with 9 goals and a higher shooting percentage than anytime since his rookie year with Edmonton. Why does it matter? This is the first game between the Pens and Caps with Ovechkin, Crosby and...

Gameday 26 - Capitals

Pittsburgh Penguins (14-7-4) @ Washington Capitals (12-10-1) 7:00 pm/et TV: ROOT, NHLN-US, CSN-Wash Verizon Center - Washington, DC This will be Sidney Crosby's first game against the Capitals since "the incident." It's Dale Hunter's second game behind the Caps' bench. He'd love to get his first win as an NHL head...

A Multi-Layered Collision

WASHINGTON--As if a Penguins-Capitals contest needed added story lines. Yet there are plenty of them going into tonight's game at the Verizon Centre, more than the usual Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin platform which the NHL used to love to...

NHL coaches again on the hot seat

Alex Ovechkin has dropped from MVP seasons to an ordinary one for Washington. In Carolina, Eric Staal is stuck in a seasonlong slump. Two of the NHL's best players get the rest of the season to try to turn around their numbers and revert to form. Their coaches weren't so lucky.

Boudreau aims to boost Ducks' confidence

Three days after the Washington Capitals fired him, Bruce Boudreau was in another rink on the other side of the continent, back at work on another NHL salvage job.

Boudreau: Caps were right to give me the boot

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Bruce Boudreau thinks the Washington Capitals made the "right decision" in firing him -- and he's not blaming his newfound unemployment on Alex Ovechkin.

Offense is hard to come by for Capitals as they drop fourth straight, 2-1 to Penguins

If two games are a fair indication, the Washington Capitals under Dale Hunter will play a lot of low-scoring, one-goal games. Goaltender Tomas Vokoun thinks it's better this way. "One week we're scoring seven goals, the next week giving up five, six," he said. "You know what you're going to ...
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