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The blue line shuffle continues in Washington. Today, the Caps waived 39 year old veteran Roman Hamrlik. The move should come as no surprise given the fact the Caps needed an open roster slot and Hamrlik had played in just 4 of the 20 games this season.
Hamrlik is in the second year of a two year deal with the Caps. He counts $3.5 million against the caps salary cap. Any team that claimed Hamrlik off waivers would be responsible for the remaining salary. It is unlikely he will be claimed at that price.
The Caps recalled D Steve Oleksy from Hershey yesterday. HC Adam Oates sited the needed for more right handed shot balance, although the move for Oleksy also likely has to do with adding grit and toughness to the blue line as well. Oleksy appears to be in tonight, while Jeff Schultz is a health scratch.
Oleksy joins fellow former Bears Tomas Kundratek as defenseman that started the season in Hershey.
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Alex Ovechkin has been the subject of criticism for his sub-par season, and he finally responded to NBC analyst Mike Milbury.
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I actually remember watching this live last weekend laughing that Mike Milbury was actually ripping Ovechkin. Funny thing is Ovechkin will continue doing it, he's a spoiled brat who is extremely gifted, but still acts like a little kid. I hope the Bruins stick it to the Caps tonight.
What are Caps fans supposed to think at this point?
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Per reports from RDS's Renaud Lavoie on twitter, the Washington Capitals have signed Hershey Bears defenseman Steven Oleksy to a one-year, $542,000 contract, and have called the 27-year-old up to face the Boston Bruins tomorrow night at Verizon Center.
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NYR claim Roman Hamrlik from WSH and NJD claim Tom Kotsopoulos from PIT.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 6, 2013
For $80, fans could choose a signed Washington Capitals hockey stick from a line-up of 250 sticks, all in the name of charity.
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The Bruins let a three-goal lead slip away against the Capitals, losing 4-3 in overtime at the Verizon Center. On the heels of a tough loss to the Canadiens, this was a decidedly bad loss — and the spectacular nature of the winning goal doesn’t do much to...
The Washington Capitals have made several moves in preparation for tonight's game against the Boston Bruins, and some changes to the lineup might be in order tonight.
-The Washington Capitals have signed D Steve Oleksy (not Olesky) of the AHL Hershey Bears to a 3-year deal worth $1.6 million and recalled him to Washington. According to Adam Oates, the right-handed defenseman...
Losing sucks but everyone likes a good scrap.
After taking a couple good shots early in the fight Thornton was able to shed the elbow pad and deliver a devastating right that put John Erskine on his ass.
12 p.m. ET: The Bruins had high hopes for the 2011-12 season after winning the Stanley Cup a season prior. Those high hopes were shot down early in last season’s playoffs, however, thanks to the Washington Captials.
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It’s the first meeting...
Michael Del Zotto is needed now, more than ever.
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Where do you stand on the visor front? I’m all for mandatory visors and always have been. Hockey is a fast and dangerous...