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There has been much debate about whether the Capitals should sign center Mike Ribeiro to a long-term contract or if he should be traded at the trade deadline. At 33 years old, Mike Ribeiro would be 38 at the end of a 5-year contract, which is his stated desire. There is little debate about how good Ribeiro has been this season for the Capitals, sitting 17th in NHL scoring with 35 points in 35 games. He has been instrumental to the Capitals staying in the playoff chase; he truly has been the productive, veteran #2 center the Capitals have needed since Sergei Fedorov left in 2009, and players like him don’t come around too often, which means the Capitals should try to hold on to him.
Most people don’t seem to be worried about the first 2-3 years of a potential Ribeiro contract and seem fairly confident that George McPhee’s initial contract offer of 3 years and $14 million was a fair deal and safe for the Capitals, even if a no-movement clause was included. Ribeiro has average...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
Jack Hillen has signed a two year extension worth $700,000 per with the Washington Capitals today. Hillen, 26, appeared in 55 games with the Predators in 2011-12 primarily skating on the third defensive pairing. The Minnesota native recorded six points (two goals, four assists) and had a plus-6 rating in Nashville but did not receive a [...]
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 [...]
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...
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...
It may be Southeast Division title or bust for the Washington Capitals in their quest for a sixth consecutive postseason appearance, but coach Adam Oates has said his team isn't focused on the standings quite yet.
The New York Islanders, meanwhile, have become motivated by the possibility of ending the franchise's playoff drought.
Washington looks to create a tie atop its...