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Caps free agency period summary update

It has been a helluva three days for the Washington Capitals and GM Brian MacLellan.  MacLellan entered free agency preaching a hesitation approach, mostly due to salary cap constraints handed down from MacLellan’s predecessor, former Caps GM George McPhee.   What transpired was a continual approach by MacLellan to remake the roster, the culture, and the direction  of the Capitals...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Caps GM MacLellan discusses 'empty feeling,' 'right path'

WASHINGTON (AP) Nearly a year to the day after his promotion to general manager of the Washington Capitals was announced, Brian MacLellan's eyes welled with tears when asked how the time in his current job has been. ''It's been a whirlwind. It's flown by. Warp speed. It's been fun,'' MacLellan said Monday, meeting with reporters at the team's practice facility five days after Washington...
Via AP on Fox
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Thank You, Washington Capitals

While it ended in heart-breaking fashion, the team that Brian MacLellan, and even George McPhee, put together kept our attention and kept us rooting for the entire season.
Via Capitals Outsider
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Filip Forsberg’s meteoric rise

Late in the 2012-13 season, the Washington Capitals were making a push towards the Stanley Cup playoffs and decided they needed an extra scoring punch up front. Meanwhile, the Nashville Predators general manager, David Poile, had been informed by Martin Erat that he’d like a change of scenery and called Capitals GM George McPhee to see […] The post Filip Forsberg’s meteoric...
Via Along the Boards
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 10 DC Pro Sports Report: No. 4. The Capitals miss the playoffs for the first time in 7 years and bring in a new regime

The Washington Capitals dominated the Southeast Division.  Last year marked their first season in the new Metropolitan Division.  The Capitals ushered in the new realignment era by missing the NHL playoffs for the first time in seven years.  Caps fans knew it would be a tough road to get through to win the Metro Division, but not too many expected the Caps to miss out on the playoffs...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

2014-15 Washington Capitals capsule

WASHINGTON CAPITALS LAST SEASON: 38-30-14, 90 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing ninth in the Eastern Conference. COACH: Barry Trotz, 1st season with Capitals; 16th overall in NHL, 557-479-60-100. ADDED: Trotz, GM Brian MacLellan, D Brooks Orpik, D Matt Niskanen, G Justin Peters. LOST: Coach Adam Oates, GM George McPhee, C Mikhail Grabovski, LW Dustin Penner, G Jaroslav Halak...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Metro opponents: Washington Capitals

With just over one week until NHL training camps open on Sept. 18, we have reached the end of offseason analysis of the Metropolitan Division opponents that the Blue Jackets will face this year. From the Carolina Hurricanes to the Pittsburgh Penguins, we've looked at what they added, who they might have lost to trade or free agency and how they may fare in 2014-15. Next, we travel...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Metro opponents: Washington Capitals

With just over one week until NHL training camps open on Sept. 18, we have reached the end of offseason analysis of the Metropolitan Division opponents that the Blue Jackets will face this year. From the Carolina Hurricanes to the Pittsburgh Penguins, we've looked at what they added, who they might have lost to trade or free agency and how they may fare in 2014-15. Next, we travel...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps Announce Preseason Match ups

#494047163 / gettyimages.com The free agent market hasn’t even opened yet, and the Capitals have been busy. The Caps have made several changes to their front office. Ted Leonsis announced in May that Head Coach Adam Oates and General Manager George Mcphee would not be returning to the organization. This would pave the road for Barry Trotz and Brian Maclellan to take charge to...
Via TopSportsReport
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals hire Barry Trotz as head coach

The Washington Capitals have hired Barry Trotz to be their head coach. On Monday the Nationals hired Trotz. He was let go by the Nashville Predators at the end of the season while the Capitals fired Adam Oates. The Capitals also promoted Brian MacLellan to the role of general manager after he spent the last 13 seasons as an assistant general manager in charge of player personnel...
Via Tireball.com
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals Hire Barry Trotz As Head Coach, Make Brian MacLellan New GM

After missing the playoffs for the first time in seven years, the Washington Capitals hired former Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz and promoted Brian MacLellan to general manager on Monday. Trotz was the Predators’ coach for 15 seasons before being dropped from the job in April. In Washington, he takes over for Adam Oates, who was fired last month with a season left on his...
Via NESN.com
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Great Gretzky is NOT headed to the Caps

Rumors have been swirling since the Washington Capitals fired GM George McPhee and coach Adam Oates that the Great Wayne Gretzky could be headed to Washington in a front office position, mainly as Team President.   Those rumors were confirmed by Gretzky after he said that a few brief, casual conversations were had between him and Caps’ owner Ted Leonsis.  The rumors were also...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Quickie Takes: While We Wait Caps fans....

Simple Playoff Commentary Our former Capitals players still in the playoffs series will return next week. This is just something simple and quick while watching the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens basically beat the living daylights out of each other. I want our Washington Capitals fans. However I want Washington fans to watch the series for several reasons. The main...
Via Puckrant.com
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Random NHL Thoughts - 4/29/14

RANDOM NHL THOUGHTS: 4/29/14 -General Manager George McPhee and Head Coach Adam Oates are out in Washington D.C. There is rumor that McPhee has ties and is a possibility to return to Vancouver for the vacant GM spot with the Canucks.  Trevor Linden is very familiar with McPhee from Linden's playing days with the Canucks.  McPhee would not be my first choice for hire, but he would...
Via Puckrant.com
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals Interview Series -- Ted Starkey Part 1

Good evening everyone! Today, we have the first part of a two part chat with Ted Starkey, who covers the NHL and the Washington Capitals for SBNation and an assortment of other sites. At least it feels like it. Ted is also an author and has written the critically acclaimed books "Red Rising" and "Transition Game".  Mr. Starkey has had his pulse on the Capitals for quite...
Via Puckrant.com
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps let McPhee and Oates go

The Washington Capitals made stunning, yet, expected moves today, firing Adam Oates as head coach and not renewing GM George McPhee’s contract. Caps’ owner Ted Leonsis has stepped front and center as Caps owner, essentially stating that the status quo was no longer acceptable. McPhee has been at the command for seventeen seasons in the front office. He has been largely unchecked...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Ballad of George McPhee, Part II

This is the Ballad of George McPhee, He winked, he fought, he ran D.C, For 17 years he led this team, To wins, playoffs, but no Stanley.
Via Capitals Outsider
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

New Management and Coaching in Washington!

     So I am late to the party today and fellow Puckrant writer Chris Wassel already announced the breaking news that head coach Adam Oates was relieved of his duties this morning by the organization and general manager George McPhee will not have his contract renewed, so for all intents and purposes he was fired too... Since Chris did such an excellent job with his write up this...
Via Puckrant.com
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Shelf life for NHL coaches getting shorter and shorter

Big news came out of Washington today announcing that the team was relieving GM George McPhee, and head coach Adam Oates of their duties after a disappointing season in the U.S. capital. It shouldn't come as a big surprise that McPhee was finally let go after getting the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Finals only once, and that was in 1997-98. Washington has since spent the last decade...
Via Puckrant.com
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals part ways with George McPhee, fire Adam Oates

The Washington Capitals announced Saturday morning that coach Adam Oates and general manager George McPhee will not be back next season.  The Capitals will not renew McPhee’s contract and have fired Oates after the team failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007. “George has been a terrific, longtime executive for our franchise, and I’m grateful for his...
Via Sports-Glory
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Relieved Of Duties -- McPhee And Oates GONE!

What was expected to end with a little more fanfare ended with a whimper (err statement) this morning as George McPhee and Adam Oates were relieved and dismissed respectively. Did you want to see that statement? Here it is from @WashCaps. -- Caps announce changes to Front Office and Coaching Staff When the Team Preident and Owner do the exit interviews, you kind of know...
Via Puckrant.com
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Relieved Of Duties -- McPhee And Oates GONE!

What was expected to end with a little more fanfare ended with a whimper (err statement) this morning as George McPhee and Adam Oates were relieved and dismissed respectively. Did you want to see that statement? Here it is from @WashCaps. -- Caps announce changes to Front Office and Coaching Staff When the Team Preident and Owner do the exit interviews, you kind of know...
Via Puckrant.com
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Fire Coach Adam Oates After Missing Playoffs

The Washington Capitals missed the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since the 2006-07 season, and the team has subsequently fired head coach Adam Oates, and won’t renew the contract of general manager George McPhee, according to ESPN. McPhee hired Oates before the 2012-13 NHL season, and Oates led the team to a first place finish in the Southeast division that year. Oates...
Via NESN.com
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals fire coach Adam Oates and GM George McPhee

The Washington Capitals have fired head coach Adam Oates and general manager George McPhee following a season in which the club finished 38-30-14. “George has been a terrific, longtime executive for our franchise, and I’m grateful for his commitment to the Capitals organization for the past 17 years,” owner Ted Leonsis said. “Under his leadership the Capitals won seven division...
Via Tireball.com
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals GM/Coach Musical Limbo?

By now, most of you know that the GM and Coach situation the Washington Capitals find themselves in is tenuous to say the least. It looked like a change was going to be imminent. Well how about NO? If something is to occur, it will not be this week but maybe next week. Something will eventually come to fruition. The reality is George McPhee and Adam Oates are likely headed...
Via Puckrant.com
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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