WASHINGTON CAPITALS NEWS

Curtis Glencross regrets taking discount to stay with Flames

Athletes are usually commended for taking a “hometown discount” in order to stay with a specific team. Curtis Glencross took such a contract when he accepted a four-year, $10.2 million contract with the Calgary Flames back in 2011. Fans were thrilled to see Glencross locked in at such an affordable rate, but the 32-year-old forward regrets his old contract. Glencross spoke...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Curtis Glencross regrets taking discount to stay with Flames

Athletes are usually commended for taking a “hometown discount” in order to stay with a specific team. Curtis Glencross took such a contract when he accepted a four-year, $10.2 million contract with the Calgary Flames back in 2011. Fans were thrilled to see Glencross locked in at such an affordable rate, but the 32-year-old forward regrets his old contract. Glencross spoke with...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Capitals' Orlov is ready to play some hockey

It's been a long time since Dmitry Orlov played some NHL hockey.The Washington Capitals defenseman missed the entire 2014-15 season due to a wrist injury and surgery. And now that his wrist is completely healed, he's ready to get back on the ice and contribute for the Capitals.Orlov was able to participate in three games for the AHL's Hershey Bears on a conditioning stint, but he...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin on space tourism: I am doing all right staying on Earth

Alexander Ovechkin has always been viewed as a rather peculiar, somewhat eccentric fellow. Now it may be apropos to refer to him as a “space oddity.” The Washington Capitals superstar recently had an asteroid named after him in Russia. Astronomer Leonid Elenin — who said he named the asteroid, discovered in 2009, after Ovi as a late birthday gift — presented the NHL superstar...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin Vows to Play in 2018 Olympics Despite NHL Being Undecided

View image | gettyimages.com The NHL is undecided on if their players will participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but one player vowing to play no matter what. That player happens to be one of the league’s more prominent players. Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin desires to win a gold medal for his home nation Russia, so much so he is...
Via KCM Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Agreement or not, Alex Ovechkin is going to the 2018 Olympics

The NHL hasn’t decided whether its players will participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Alex Ovechkin has decided that it doesn’t matter, he’s going. In an interview with Tass in Russia, Ovechkin said that he, and others, will head to Pyeongchang to play for their country: “The same situation was with the [2014] Sochi Games, they said NHL could not be...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin intent on playing at 2018 Winter Olympics, even without NHL agreement

Alex Ovechkin loves playing for Russia.Ovechkin has stated that he will play for his country in the Pyeongchang, South Korea Winter Olympics in 2018. If the NHL and International Ice Hockey Federation don't reach an agreement, NHL players may not participate in the Olympics. That doesn't matter to Ovechkin."The same situation was with the (2014) Sochi Games, they said NHL could...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps' Brooks Laich gets engaged to Julianne Hough

Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich’s offseason started a little earlier than he might have liked, but it hasn’t been a bad summer for him, either. Laich and girlfriend Julianne Hough from “Dancing With the Stars” now are engaged. Hough announced the news on her Instagram account Tuesday. She also wrote in the caption: “We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Capitals goaltender Peters undergoes knee surgery

The Washington Capitals have announced that goaltender Justin Peters underwent successful knee surgery on his left knee on Monday.The report further states that Peters is expected to be ready to play by the start of training camp.Peter's, who was signed by the Capitals in July of 2014 to a two-year, $1.9 million contract, recorded a .881 save percentage and 3.25 goals against average...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Quickly addressing some silly Yandle/Glencross rumors

Over the past two weeks, the Rangers have “been linked” –in quotes for a reason– to a pair of rumors. The first is that they are keen on landing UFA forward Curtis Glencross. Glencross, coming off a four-year deal that paid him $2.55 million per season, is seen as someone who can add forward depth […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Power Rankings: How Good are the Capitals?

View image | gettyimages.com With the NHL’s major offseason dates in the past, the NHL has reached its lull period. With that being said, we at TSR thought it’d be a good time to ignite conversation and to do so in a highly debatable power rankings article. To find out where Ted Van Green ranks Alexander Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, and the Washington Capitals, click the link...
Via TopSportsReport
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Brouwer receives adorable letter from young Capitals fan

T.J. Oshie isn't the only player who broke the hearts of young fans in the July 2 trade that sent him from St. Louis to Washington in exchange for Troy Brouwer, goalie Phoenix Copley and a third-round draft pick. It turns out young Washington fans were just as upset about losing Brouwer, who spent the last four seasons with the Capitals. Brouwer tweeted a picture on Thursday of...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals GM MacLellan wanted a longer deal for Johansson

If the decision was solely up to Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan, Marcus Johansson would be signed to the Capitals for several more seasons.But there are two sides to the equation, and the Marcus Johansson camp seemed to disagree with MacLellan on how much the 24-year-old winger was worth to the Capitals.An arbitrator would have to ultimately decide on Johansson's worth, and...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Johansson, Capitals agree to $3.75M, 1-year contract

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Forward Marcus Johansson avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $3.75 million, one-year contract with the Washington Capitals. The team announced that it re-signed Johansson on Friday. The 24-year-old Swede had a career-high 20 goals and 27 assists while appearing in all 82 games last season with Washington. A first-round draft pick of the Capitals in 2009, Johansson...
Via AP on Fox
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Brooks Orpik has wrist surgery

Defenseman Brooks Orpik had successful wrist surgery on Tuesday morning. The Capitals press release stated that Orpik will be ready for the start of the regular season, and that he will return to "full workout activities" in just two weeks. Last season, Orpik played in 78 games in his first year with the Capitals. Orpik signed a five-year, $27.75 million contract with the Capitals...
Via Fox Sports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals’ T.J. Oshie Marries Longtime Girlfriend Lauren Cosgrove (Photos)

If you’re one of Lauren Cosgrove’s 70,000 Instagram followers, you might have noticed a slight change to her handle. Well, that’s because she married Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie this weekend. Welcome to Instagram, Lauren Oshie. The two tied the knot in Minnesota and Lauren posted many pictures of the special day. You’re one lucky man, T.J. This embed...
Via NESN.com
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Sign Eric Fehr and Nick Bonino – Trade Brandon Sutter

Fehr will be able to take the ice in 4-6 months due to offseason elbow surgery (Kim Klement – USA Today Sports) The Penguins were busy this afternoon signing free agent Eric Fehr to a 3-year, $6 million deal. Fehr will be sidelined for 4-6 months from the time he received his elbow surgery on June 4. Fehr scored 19 goals and 14 assists in 2014-15 and has proven to be a valuable...
Via The PensNation
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby Is Worth Every Penny

Goaltenders are the backbone of any NHL team. A team can have the best scoring power in the league, but without solid goaltending, it will never be a contender. But recently, many fans have complained that goaltenders are being overpaid and that their contracts aren't worth the salary cap hit. Admittedly, some of these complaints can be justified. Some teams are eager to sign...
Via The Sports Quotient
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Sign Eric Fehr

The Pittsburgh Penguins continue to add players to their roster today by signing Eric Fehr to a three year , six million dollar contract. From The Official Penguins site: The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with forward Eric Fehr to a three-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The deal runs through the 2017...
Via The Pensblog
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Johansson and the Capitals file their arbitration numbers

Marcus Johansson would like to be paid $4.75 million next season, and the Washington Capitals would like to see him paid just $3 million.Johansson, a restricted free agent, and the Capitals are preparing for Johansson's arbitration hearing on Wednesday.The two sides have yet to come to an agreement for Johansson's next contract, and may require a final arbitration ruling to settle...
Via Fox Sports
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals, Braden Holtby agree to extension

The weekend wasn’t a terribly busy one for the NHL, but the Washington Capitals made easily the biggest move: locking up goaltender Braden Holtby to a new five-year extension. Holtby had been asking $8 million per season in arbitration, though he didn’t get that. He did, however, get a healthy raise to $30.5 million over those five seasons. For the math impaired, that adds up...
Via Sports-Glory
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

John Carlson jokes about Braden Holtby’s new contract

Braden Holtby was given a hefty raise from the Washington Capitals. He didn’t receive the $8 million a year he was asking for, but the goaltender is taking home a five-year, $30.5 million contract which will carry an average cap hit of $6.1 million. Fans and analysts were quick to dissect the new deal, but teammate John Carlson had a simple way of breaking down Holtby’s new contract.
Via Bloguin Best
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

John Carlson jokes about Braden Holtby’s new contract

Braden Holtby was given a hefty raise from the Washington Capitals. He didn’t receive the $8 million a year he was asking for, but the goaltender is taking home a five-year, $30.5 million contract which will carry an average cap hit of $6.1 million. Fans and analysts were quick to dissect the new deal, but teammate John Carlson had a simple way of breaking down Holtby’s new contract.
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals sign goalie Holtby to 5-year, $30.5 million deal

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Braden Holtby to a five-year, $30.5 million contract. The deal Friday avoids a ruling by an arbitrator. Holtby was a restricted free agent, and he and the Capitals had an arbitration hearing a day earlier. Holtby had a career season with 41 victories, a 2.22 goals-against average, .923 save percentage and nine shutouts...
Via AP on Fox
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals sign goaltender Braden Holtby to a five-year contract extension

The Washington Capitals have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension with goalie Braden Holtby.  The terms of the five-year deal is $30.5 million and will run through the 2020 NHL season, giving Washington a long-term net solution. Holtby had a terrific 2014-15 season under new coach Barry Trotz and goalie coach Mitch Korn.  He set a career high with 41 wins, posting...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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