Found February 25, 2013 on
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman John Erskine to a two-year, $3.925 million contract extension, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Erskine will earn $1.925 million in 2013-14 and $2 million in 2014-15.
Erskine, 32, currently ranks sixth on Washington in average ice time per game (19:30), the highest total in Erskine’s 11-season career. His previous high came in 2006-07, Erskine’s first year with Washington, when he finished the season with an average ice time total of 18:03 per game. He has tallied one goal and one assist this season and ranks fourth on Washington in hits (31) and tied for third in blocked shots (19).
BEST OF MAXIM
Holtby & Erskine Get Two More...
The Caps announced contract extensions for both Braden Holtby and John Erskine this morning.
Holtby and Erskine both received two-year extensions from Caps GM George McPhee, with the veteran defenseman clocking in with a deal worth $3.925M and the young netminder earning $3.7M over the next two seasons.
While most will question the...
Alex Ovechkin has a sense of timing. On the heels of his best game of the season, where Ovechkin logged a hat trick in a 5-1 Caps win, a Russian video emerges of Ovechkin drilling a slapshot through the high heels of a gang of good looking Russian women. Enjoy.
Thanks to Russian Machine Never Breaks for finding this gem.
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed goaltender Braden Holtby to a two-year, $3.7 million contract extension, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Holtby will earn $1.7 million in 2013-14 and $2 million in 2014-15. He was set to become a restricted free agent following this season.
“We are pleased to sign Braden to a contract...
So far this season, Wojtek Wolski has only four points to go along with his two goals -- he can’t catch a break. But how unlucky is he?
Scoring on the power play has been a regular occurence lately. (CTPost)
The Washington Capitals won their second consecutive game on Tuesday night, knocking off a depleted Carolina Hurricanes squad by a 3-0 score inside Verizon Center. Nicklas Backstrom, John Erskine, and John Carlson scored for the Capitals and Braden Holtby made 33 saves for his second shutout of the season...
GLOVE IS STRONG
On Tuesday night the Carolina Hurricanes came to town to take on the Washington Capitals. With the Capitals up 2-0 and a threat of the game getting out of hand, Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward came up with a huge stop that deserves to be considered a candidate for save of the year. Joel Ward had 3/4 of the net empty after Cam kicked out this rebound, and Cam magically got a piece...
The Washington Capitals are currently sitting near the very bottom of the Eastern Conference, one spot behind the last place Buffalo Sabres. In Tuesday night’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes, the Caps came out looking better than they have all season and threw 31 shots at Cam Ward through two periods. Somehow, only two of those shots managed to get by Ward who stood on...
Enjoyyy, everyone. (Clydeorama)
The Washington Capitals hammered the New Jersey Devils in the third period on Saturday, riding four final frame goals past their visitors to chalk up a 5-1 win. Powered by an Alex Ovechkin hat trick, Washington also got a shorthanded goal from Eric Fehr and a power play marker from Troy Brouwer in the five-goal onslaught, only their third game...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As bad as the Washington Capitals have been at times, they will wake up Wednesday only four points out of first place.
The Southeast Division is the weakling of the NHL in this compressed season, and a two-game surge -- including Tuesday night's 3-0 win over the first-but-fading Carolina Hurricanes -- has been enough to put the Capitals within decent range...
It appears that Matt Hendricks is being repaid with support for his work with the USO during the lockout. General Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, attended the game to watch Hendricks and the Caps win, 3-0.
Carolina Hurricanes at Washington Capitals
7 p.m, Verizon Center
TV: FS-Carolinas, CSN-Washington
The big storyline going into tonight will be that it is Alexander Semin's first game at Washington since signing with the Carolina Hurricanes. Semin had many successful years with the Caps before leaving for Carolina via free agency and he was pretty popular with a lot of...
Cam Ward robs Joel Ward; even the goal horn person was fooled.