NHL Trade Rumors: Mike Green to Detroit Red Wings

Jay LaPrete/AP Photo Mike Green of the Washington Capitals is close to being traded for the 2014 NHL offseason. GM Brian MacLellan only has $1 million left in cap space after signing Penguins free agents Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik. With Karl Alzner and John Carlson also in the fold, the Capitals have depth on defense and no longer need the services of Green. The 28 year old tallied 31
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals sign Brooks Orpik, Justin Peters

The Washington Capitals signed defenseman Brooks Orpik to a $27.5 million, five-year contract, and goaltender Justin Peters to a $1.9 million, two-year contract on Tuesday. “We are very excited to welcome Brooks to Washington,” said MacLellan. “We feel Brooks’ leadership and experience will greatly enhance our defense for years to come. Brooks plays tough minutes against...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals extend affiliation with Hershey Bears

Washington tied up one of its many offseason loose ends Tuesday, extending its affiliation with the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears through the 2014-15 season. Next year will mark a decade of partnership between the teams, which both face pivotal summers after failing to reach the playoffs. “The Bears are a great franchise and we look forward to working together again...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Carly and Alzy Hang With Fans

Caps defensemen John Carlson and Karl Alzner came to Silver Spring on Thursday to sign autographs and pose for pictures with fans at Sport Chevrolet.
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Long Trip Ahead for Caps

"Yup," Karl Alzner said to the crowd of journalists as he speed walked to the Capitals locker room. "Make sure you write about Backy." The second part of that quote referred to Nicklas Backstrom letting the empty-netter slide in the net without his assistance, allowing Troy Brouwer to have his second goal of the evening.
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Karl Alzner Hangs With Fans

The first Caps player to unleash the fury in last night's 3-2 win, Karl Alzner, made a trip to Tyson's Corner on Sunday, where fans came to learn hockey from him and line up for autographs. Slapshot and the Red Rockers also greeted fans.
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals scores three goals in third period to beat Coyotes

As the Washington Capitals gathered in their dressing room at Verizon Center during the second intermission Saturday night, what had already been an ugly week threatened to continue on. Trailing the Phoenix Coyotes by two, the Capitals were 20 minutes away from losing a fourth straight game when they decided to change their course. Washington charged back in the third period, recording...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet Karl Alzner on Sunday at Tysons Corner

Caps fans are invited to meet Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner on Sunday, March 9, from 4-6 p.m. at Tyson's Corner Center. He will teach stick handling, passing and shooting from 4-5, then sign autographs from 5-6. This will take place in the Fashion Court. There will be mini hockey, face painting and the Red Rockers will be there.
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: NBC affiliate interview Karl Alzner, and doesn’t know who he is

Arlington, Virginia was rocked earlier this week with a deadly crash, killing a 39-year-old woman, which caused citizens in the area to call for drastic measures to change the policies of the area in regards to speeding. One of those citizens was Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner; something that the local NBC station didn’t even recognize. When stopped and asked how he felt about...
Via DC Sports-Kings
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

DMV: The Wiz Need You, Nene

Nene is out 4-6 weeks with a sprained MCL. Damn. [Truth About It] Wiz lean on Seraphin, Booker in Nene’s absence. Uh oh. [Wiz Insider] Terps get another quality near-win, lose close one to Cuse. [Testudo] Werth, LaRoche and Mattheus all have really terrific beards. [Bog] Nats Park gets a new beer-and-sausage bar, The Big Stick. [WBJ] There will never be a shortage of Kirk Cousins...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Alzner’s New Inline Skates

Inline hockey players drooled a bit on Thursday when Karl Alzner tweeted a photo of his new skates.
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals Mental Lapses Cost Them Too Many Games

There is nothing that frustrates me more about the Caps than their mental lapses. It’s costing them a lot of games this season and a lot of regulation wins. It also points to either missing the playoffs or a quick playoff exit, something the Caps have excelled at in the George McPhee, Dick Patrick and Ted Leonsis era. Here are the types of mistakes Stanley Cup winning teams don’t...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Panik suspended two games for boarding

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Richard Panik has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner during NHL Game No. 459 in Washington on Tuesday, Dec. 10, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 16:31 of the second period. A major penalty for boarding was assessed to Panik...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Two More Players Will Be Talking With The NHL Department Of Player Safety Today

via NHL.com, Ottawa Senators defenseman Jared Cowen will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Wednesday for a hit on Buffalo Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons Tuesday night at First Niagara Center. At 18:02 of the third period, Cowen came across the ice to hit Girgensons as he entered the Ottawa zone. No penalty was called on the play. Girgensons remained...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Why Can’t The Capitals Play With Effort All The Time?

I realize in an 82-game season, it’s not reasonable to expect that any team will bring it every night. But, when the Caps hustle, they win. It’s that simple.  It’s also the one thing they haven’t done consistently in the Alex Ovechkin era. After getting blown away by the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday and publically proclaiming they weren’t ready for the game, the...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Karl Alzner Finally Scores at Verizon Center

In six seasons, defenseman Karl Alzner finally scores a goal at Verizon Center.
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Karl Alzner’s Mid-Movember Change-up

Karl Alzner re-stylizes his mustache for the Movember stretch-run.
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears Have Better Mustaches Than the Caps

As we reach the midpoint of the wonderful month of Movember, we hear a lot about the Caps and their efforts, but looking at their AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, these guys can actually grow mustaches (with apologies to Karl Alzner).
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals Defenseman Karl Alzner Goes Hulk Hogan On Celebration

Defenseman Karl Alzner of the Washington Capitals doesn’t get to celebrate his own goals very often — he has just five in 279…
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November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Karl Alzner’s Mustache: A Historical Comparison

The Capitals defenseman’s glorious mustache was started way back before the season even started.  According to Alzner, the coaching staff isn’t big into beards, so he found a way to beat the system.  Instead, Alzner decided to grow a glorious amount of whiskers.  His rugged manhood has become quite impressive since the start of the […]
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November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Carlson and Alzner Fight Against Animal Cruelty

Washington Capitals’ defensemen John Carlson and Karl Alzner are among the latest "tough guys" to join the ongoing list of professional athletes, entertainers, news anchors, police officers and veterinarians to pose for pictures with adorable dogs and cats to promote the “Show Your Soft Side” campaign.
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Alzner and Brouwer Swinging

Before they were off to sign autographs for fans at Six Flags on Tuesday, Karl Alzner and Troy Brouwer teamed up to ride the Skycoaster. Here is what they (likely) weren't saying.
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Alzner, Fehr and Wilson Hang With Fans (Photos)

Karl Alzner, Eric Fehr and Tom Wilson signed autographs for fans Tuesday. The Capitals hosted an Open House at Verizon Center, showing off a fresh sheet of ice and selling tickets for the upcoming season.
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September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Karl Alzner shows off his new ink

Capitals’ defenseman Karl Alzner went to Twitter to show off his new tattoo that has been two years in the process.  His ink pays homage to his hometown of Vancouver. It illustrates a nautical scene including an old sailing ship and a female leaned up against a vintage boat anchor. During the two years, Alzner was adamant that no pictures were to be taken until it was completely...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Caps' Alzner unveils tat that took two years

Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner has been working on his first tattoo for about two years now and didn’t want it shown off to the public until he finally had it finished.  Alzner unveiled the tattoo through a series of tweets and had this to say about it prior to it being finished: Another Alzner note: he’s in the process of getting his first tattoo on his right arm...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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