Found March 04, 2013 on Rock the Red:
The summer for the Washington Capitals seemed filled with uncertainty.  The Caps had just finished a disappointing regular season that saw them struggle for long stretches because of  their inability to score, even though their hot-shot winger still finished in the top 10 in goals.  This meant they had to chase down a playoff spot until the final day of the regular season, a contrast to previous years when it had been a certainty well in advance.  The team's struggles cost their coach his job, a coach who had made the playoffs every season since coming in as a mid-season replacement a few years before.  A new coach was hired over the summer, someone the general manager was familiar with, someone who was cerebral and would install a new two-way system, but who had never won a Stanley Cup.  To that end, Tim Hunter was brought on as an assistant to lend the experience of having won a Stanley Cup to the coaching staff.  The team's #1 center for the past several seasons who h...

Ovechkin responds to Milbury

Alex Ovechkin has been the subject of criticism for his sub-par season, and he finally responded to NBC analyst Mike Milbury.

“McPhee Drops the Hamr” Hamrlik placed on waivers

Roman Hamrlik, a veteran of almost 20 years, has been placed on waivers by the Washington Capitals Two years ago, Washington general manager George McPhee signed defenseman Roman Hamrlik to a 2 year, $7 million contract hoping he could bring some offensive spunk to the Capitals back in along with some vet presence. Now 38 years old, Hamrlik has been placed on waivers by the Capitals...

Alexander Ovechkin’s Twitter Account Proving as Quiet as Forward’s Scoring So Far This Year (Video)

Alexander Ovechkin has been quiet from a goal-scoring standpoint this season, but he hasn’t stopped there. No, the Capitals forward has also extended that radio silence of sorts to the Internet, where his Twitter account has laid dormant for quite some time. NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette picked through Ovi’s online leftovers and found what looks like it should be a lot of fun...

Mike Milbury Ripping Alex Ovechkin (Video)

Courtesy of Massholesports, 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.

Capitals 4, Bruins 3, OT

Eric Fehr scored 37 seconds into overtime Tuesday night, and the Washington Capitals rallied from a three-goal, first-period deficit to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 in a thriller reminiscent of the teams' seven-game playoff series a year ago. Pinched by two defenders, Fehr was falling forward as he got off the shot that hit the upper right post and went in, giving the Capitals...

Caps Host Pick-a-Stick Night

For $80, fans could choose a signed Washington Capitals hockey stick from a line-up of 250 sticks, all in the name of charity.

Boston Game Day Notes

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...

Bruins Let Three-Goal Lead Slip Away in ‘D.C. Disaster’ Against Capitals (Video)

There are moral victories, there are actual victories and then there’s what happened on Tuesday night, which was neither. 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...

Bruins-Capitals Live: B’s Go to Washington for Playoff Rematch With Caps

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. The B’s get their first chance to exact a little bit of revenge on Tuesday night when they had to the nation’s capital to take on the Caps. It’s the first meeting...

Strong NHL fantasy plays: Week 7

Weekly Fantasy Hockey picks: (3/4/2013 - 3/10/2013) David Clarkson (NJD) - GTW: 5, season stats: 21 games played, 10 goals, 7 assists. Mike Ribeiro (WAS) - GTW: 4, season stats: 20 games played, 7 goals, 17 assists.Andrew Ladd (WPG) – GTW: 4, season stats: 21 games played, 12 goals, 8 assists.P.K. Subban (MON) GTW 4, season stats: 16 games played, 4 goals, 7 assists.Brian Campbell...
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