Green On The Trade Block?

     After the implosion that was the end of the Capitals season the rumors are starting to heat up regarding more than a few of the players. I've seen mention of Mike Green, Alex Ovechkin (repeatedly), Mikhail Grabovski, Dustin "Pancakes" Penner, and Jaroslav Halak most notably.       Everyone knows what this team needs moving forward to compete, and that...
Via Puckrant.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blow Up The Capitals?

Chuck Gormley of CSNWashington answers some fan mail... If Caps were willing to blow up the core, which of Ovi, Backy and Green is most likely to get dealt? Nothing like being direct. Alex Ovechkin has seven years and $70 million remaining on his contract [he’s getting a raise from $9 million to $10 million next season] and beginning July 1 he can give the Capitals a list...
Via Kukla's Korner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Green and a Washington Rebuild

Tough choices and a tough reality likely await the Capitals in the coming weeks. (Getty) Things are not going well for the Washington Capitals right now.  Heading in to Friday night’s game with the Devils in Newark, the Capitals have lost six games in a row, four of them in regulation.  Their record stands at 22-20-8, and their figure of 14 wins in overtime and regulation is...
Via Rock the Red
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Rumor: Orlov re-ups for two years

The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Dmitry Orlov to a two year contract extension, solidifying their back end, moving forward.Orlov has been plying top four minutes this season, averaging 19:31 ranking him second on the Capitals in ice time. He has nine points during his 39 games with the Capitals this season, and has played 113 games with the Capitals over his career...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Martin Erat is not the Idiot on the Capitals, McPhee is!

McPhee is the idiot here–as usual–NOT Martin Erat. GMGM had NO business giving up on a 19 year old highly touted power forward prospect (Forsberg) in exchange for a 32 year old winger who’d never scored more than (or even as many as) 28 goals in a single season. The move was even dumber when you take into consideration the sad fact that there’s absolutely NO guarantee that...
Via USA Sports 360
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Thomas makes Save of the Year candidate on his butt

Florida Panthers goalie Tim Thomas submitted his candidate for Save of the Year on Thursday night with this beauty stop on Mike Green. The Washington Capitals defenseman came out of the penalty box and had a breakaway. Thomas stumbled when he was backing into his net, but managed to lean over and snag Green’s shot with his glove; it was a simply fantastic save. Now if only Thomas...
Via Diehardsport
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Slow start proves irksome yet against for Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. -- If the Florida Panthers have any desire to dig themselves out of a hole in the standings, they are going to have to stop doing it on the ice. Coach Peter Horachek has praised his squad for its resilience. But there is also a sense the Panthers should not have to display the quality as often as they have this season. It's not for lack of talent -- rather lack...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Green heads list of Caps' players returning from injury; nothing further on Ovechkin

Adam Oates will have his moving target back on the ice when the Washington Capitals return from the Olympic break.Defenseman Mike Green, he of immense offensive skill and glass jaw, and therefore a much sought-after target by the opposition, has been cleared for contact after passing his neuropsychological test - the last step on the concussion protocol.  Green has been sidelined...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Vladislav Tretiak: ‘Miracle on Ice’ was a good lesson for Russia

Vladislav Tretiak, the starting goaltender for the the Soviet Union in 1980, says the upset loss to the U.S. at the Lake Placid Olympics taught the Russians to never underestimate an opponent. “It was a good lesson that the Americans taught us,” Tretiak said Tuesday, via The Boston Globe. “You have to respect your competitors and only after the game can you tell what you think...
Via Sports-Glory
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Alex Ovechkin scores NHL-leading 40th goal

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored his league-leading 40th goal to give his team the lead in the third period of Thursday nights game against the Winnipeg Jets. The Capitals beat the Jets 4-2. Ovechkin, 28, has 59 points (40 goals and 19 points) in 54 games played this season. The post Watch: Alex Ovechkin scores NHL-leading 40th goal appeared first on Sports Glory.
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Green Still Not Ready To Play

from Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington, One day after leaving practice early Green did not participate in Tuesday’s morning skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex and will not play tonight against the New York Islanders. Oates said Green “didn’t feel great” Monday afternoon and it appears he’ll miss the Caps’ remaining three games before the two-week Olympic break begins...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Green leaves Caps game with injury

Capitals defenseman Mike Green left Thursday night’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets with an apparent head injury. After the game Capitals coach Adam Oates said Green would make the team's trip to Detroit and be re-evaluated on Friday. With 13:17 gone in the first period, Green, 28, was slammed into the glass behind the goal line by Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner.
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Ovechkin, Green power Caps to 5-4 OT win

After losing seven consecutive game and nearly putting this season in the column of irrelevant, the Washington Capitals have won back to back games for the first time since January 10.  Mike Green scored in overtime to lift the Caps to a 5-4 win over Buffalo.   The win improves the Caps to 24-21-8 for the season and tied for 5th in the Metro Division and sit one point out of the...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps hang on for OT win over Sabres

Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 5-4 overtime win over the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday night at First Niagara Arena: How it happened: Mike Green’s goal 1 minute into overtime gave the Capitals their second straight win. Three times the Capitals grabbed leads and all three times the Sabres fought back to tie. Alex Ovechkin scored twice in a span of 53 seconds in the first period...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Green scores in OT goal, Capitals beat Sabres 5-4

Alex Ovechkin capped a four-point night by setting up Mike Green's goal one minute into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 5-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday. Ovechkin had two goals and two assists for his 14th multipoint outing of the season. Green had two goals and an assist and Troy Bouwer also scored in a game the Capitals never trailed but squandered a 2...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Green and a Washington Rebuild

Tough choices and a tough reality likely await the Capitals in the coming weeks. (Getty) Things are not going well for the Washington Capitals right now.  Heading in to Friday night’s game with the Devils in Newark, the Capitals have lost six games in a row, four of them in regulation.  Their record stands at 22-20-8, and their figure of 14 wins in overtime and regulation...
Via Rock the Red
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s time for the Washington Capitals to move defenseman Mike Green

Something has to change. This is no longer about patience or seeing the rough times through during that annual regular season swoon before the Washington Capitals find themselves and their games just in time for the Stanley Cup playoffs. With each recent close loss or fall-flat night against one of the NHL’s weaker franchises, it feels bigger than that. It feels like it’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Erik Karlsson And Mike Green Share A Tender Embrace During A Heated Scrum

During Tuesday’s Senators-Capitals game, a scrum broke out in which Caps forward Mikhail Grabovski attempted to claw the face off of Zack Smith. The highlight was pretty amusing: However, it was no where near as amusing as what happened between defensemen Erik Karlsson and Mike Green behind the scrum just a few seconds prior:   Fighting? Face-clawing? Naw man, let’s just hug...
Via Next Impulse Sports
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps snaps four game losing streak, defeat Lightning 4-3

Eric Fehr deflected a Mike Green shot with 51 seconds left in the game to lift the Washington Capitals to a 4-3 win, snapping a four game losing streak. Fehr’s game winning tally was his second goal of the game and his 8th of the season. Tyler Johnson gave the home town team the early 1-0 lead scoring at the 4:08 mark of the first period. Washington would retaliate with three...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruce Boudreau returns to Washington: ‘It’s going to be nerve-racking’

Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau returns to the Verizon Center tonight for the first time since being fired by the Washington Capitals in late 2011. “I don’t want to anticipate anything, quite frankly,” Boudreau said, via NHL.com. “It’s going to be nerve-racking going on the bench for the first [time]. It’s going to be really exciting to see all the red again. I used...
Via Sports-Glory
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Greene, Devils rally past Capitals 5-4 in overtime

Andy Greene scored 43 seconds into overtime, Marek Zidlicky had two goals and the New Jersey Devils rallied past the Washington Capitals 5-4 Saturday night. Greene knocked the rebound of a shot by Jaromir Jagr past Braden Holtby for the game-winner. Greene also had two assists. Jagr scored his 13th goal and added two assists. Dainius Zubrus had a goal and an assist for New Jersey...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Mike Green is over rated.

I’ve said for years that, defensively, Mike Green is–to  put it kindly–over-rated. He repeatedly takes faulty angles to opposing puck carriers and fails to move his feet properly resulting in hooking and other “reach-in”-type penalties. I’ve also said for years that since (to me) his main utility as a hockey is on offense, the Caps should move him to forward where the...
Via USA Sports 360
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin’s Fiancee Not Impressed With Brutal, Penalty-Filled First Period From Mike Green

Mike Green had an interesting first period on Tuesday night against Tampa Bay. It was interesting in that it was absolutely horrible. The Washington defenseman suffered through a miserable first period in which he spent more time in the penalty box than he did on the ice. Green only ended up logging 3:31 of his 17:57 of ice time in the first period. That total was so low because...
Via NESN.com
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Things that Happened During Mike Green’s Scoreless Drought

Washington defensemen Mike Green netted his first goal of the 2013-14 NHL season as the Washington Capitals dropped what was far from a thriller against the Canes, 4-1, on Tuesday.
Via Capitals Outsider
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Caps’ Martin Erat wants trade: I want out as quickly as possible

Martin Erat has asked the Washington Capitals for a trade, reports The Fourth Period. Erat vented his disappointment with the team to a Czech Republic newspaper. “I want (out) as quickly as possible,” Erat told Czech paper iDNES.cz. Erat voiced his frustration over his limited playing time. The native of Trebic, Czech Republic, has averaged 13 minutes and seven seconds of ice...
Via Sports-Glory
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

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