Found February 27, 2012 on
Rock the Red:
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For weeks, many have said that what the Washington Capitals needed was a spark offensively, and that that spark would come in the form of a center. The conventional wisdom, of course, was that George McPhee would make his move at the trade deadline, as he has in the past.
And yet, as Monday’s 3 PM deadline came and went, the Capitals stood pat.
Immediately, the vitriol on Twitter abounded. Some said that the Capitals have “given up” by not making any moves. That George McPhee should be fired because his lack of action on Monday confirmed that he has no idea what he is doing and should be replaced. How could a team in such dire straits as Washington possibly go through the trade deadline without acquiring anything?
The answer is simple: there was nothing out there that would have addressed Washington’s glaring, and critical, hole at center. It's their only obvious need, and the general manager knows it.
“We would have added something to the team if we thought it would ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Today had all the makings of a busy day for the Washington Capitals. Currently sitting in 9th place, the Caps looked primed to make a move that could push them into the playoffs. This though process seemed reinforced as they started off the day by placing Nicklas Backstrom on LTIR, effectively taking his $6+ million cap hit off the books for the remainder of the season. This...
Michal Neuvirth made 22 saves and the Washington Capitals scored three goals in the game’s final five minutes on Tuesday night to win their game with the New York Islanders 3-2 inside Verizon Center. Troy Brouwer scored two goals in three minutes to tie the game late in regulation before Alex Ovechkin won it as the Capitals moved into a playoff position for the first time in...
Mike Green took a breath from his answer about the Washington Capitals, post-trade deadline. No moves were made, and the final stretch of the season already is under way. "This is the team," he said. These are the Caps, for better or worse: a team teetering on the edge of ...
TORONTO — The sense of relief was palpable as the Washington Capitals left the ice Saturday night at Air Canada Centre. Their confidence was back. Two nights and two victories, the first time notching consecutive victories in more than a month. "It was important," forward Matt Hendricks said after the ...
WASHINGTON (AP) Alex Ovechkin scored at 1:35 of overtime after Troy Brouwer tallied twice in the final 3 1-2 minutes of regulation,
giving the Washington Capitals an improbable 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.
ANALYSIS/OPINION: In recent seasons, Trade Deadline Day has been a fireworks show for George McPhee and the Washington Capitals. Without the addition of Sergei Fedorov, Matt Cooke and certainly Cristobal Huet in 2008, the Caps probably wouldn't have made the playoffs. And the deals for Dennis Wideman and Jason Arnott ...
The Washington Capitals have placed center Nicklas Backstrom on the long-term injured list, starting what could be a busy day at the NHL trade deadline. Backstrom has been out with a concussion since Jan. 3, when he elbowed by Rene Bourque in a game against Calgary. Monday's move is retroactive to Jan.
The Washington Capitals have placed center Nicklas Backstrom on the long-term injured list, starting what could be a busy day at the NHL trade deadline.
ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom, defenseman John Carlson, assistant coach Jim Johnson and mascot Slapshot visited Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School in Glenn Dale, Md., on Thursday, Feb. 23, to host the Capitals...
Washington 3, Isles 2
Alex Ovechkin scored an unassisted goal 95 seconds into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 win over the Islanders in front of 18,506 at the Verizon Center. Troy Brouwer scored twice in the final 3:2...
Alex Ovechkin scored at 1:35 of overtime after Troy Brouwer tallied twice in the final 3 1-2 minutes of regulation, giving the Washington Capitals an improbable 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.