Found January 16, 2013 on
A Different Look
Is Adam Oates going to be different?
How does he view the Caps?
Can he really pull off anything that hasn't been tried before?
The answers to all of these questions are starting to emerge as Washington enters Day 4 of training camp.
Pairing Marcus Johansson with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom on the first line, Oates is already demonstrating how vastly differ...
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When the NHL lost an entire season to a labor dispute nearly a decade ago, the Washington Capitals were spared many months of on-ice misery. Had they played, they no doubt would have started their streak of last-place finishes a year early.
''I was in no rush to get back last time,'' General Manager George McPhee said with a laugh. ''It wasn't going to...
from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider at the Washington Post,
The Capitals will allow Alex Ovechkin to take part in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, regardless of whether the NHL permits all of its players to participate in the games, owner Ted Leonsis said Thursday.
Ovechkin, who on Wednesday was named a torchbearer for the Sochi games, has said multiple times that he intends...
Last Sunday, General Manager George McPhee announced that the Washington Capitals signed right-wing Eric Fehr to a one-year, $600,000 contract.
During the lockout, Fehr played with HPK of the SM-liiga in Finland and recorded 25 points (13 goals, 12 assists). In the 2011-2012 NHL season, Fehr had two goals and one assist in 35 games with the Winnipeg Jets, missing much of the...
The Washington Capitals were back on ice Wednesday morning of another day of training camp as they continue to work towards Saturday night's opener in Tampa Bay. Some notes from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:
Following the practice in the morning, forward Tom Wilson was sent home to Plymouth of the OHL to continue his development this season. Though Wilson was impressive in...
from Elliotte Friedman of CBC,
- Interesting development on the first day of Washington Capitals practice as Alexander Ovechkin lined up on right wing. Rookie head coach Adam Oates told reporters that the captain suggested the idea in a head-to-head meeting and believes the responsibilities of his defensive system will make it easier on Ovechkin to play there. I'm intrigued...
While I may have thought this day would never come, the Capitals are less than a week from opening the season down in Tampa Bay. What begins that night is a sprint of 48 games to attempt to make the postseason. There will be no time for elongated losing streaks or periods of uncertainty. Any team looking for a shot to lift the cup will have to come out firing on all cylinders...
The Washington Capitals returned to the ice Monday morning for their second training camp practice under new head coach Adam Oates. Some news and notes from Kettler:
First off, defenseman Tom Poti was hot on the comeback trail Sunday night, scoring a power play goal for the Hershey Bears in his first competitive game in two years. Poti will play again Wednesday night if he...
This is going to be a tough season to predict, given all the craziness a shortened 48-game regular season slate could bring. But, without further ado, here’s our forecast:
Stanley Cup Final: Washington Capitals over St. Louis Blues, four games to two
Conn Smythe Trophy: Nicklas Backstrom, forward, Washington Capitals
The New York Rangers are a popular pick to hoist the Cup this...