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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
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has wrist surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik underwent wrist surgery Tuesday, according to a statement from the team. The Capitals said he will resume full workout activities in two weeks. They anticipate Orpik returning to full hockey activities in time for the season opener. The 34-year-old was signed by the Capitals as a free agent last year and totaled 19 assists...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins bolster depth, ink Fehr to three-year deal

The Pittsburgh Penguins increased their depth by signing center Eric Fehr to a three-year, $6 million contract on Tuesday. The move came on the heels of the team acquiring center Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a second-round selection in the 2016 draft from the Vancouver Canucks for center Brandon Sutter and a third-round pick. "Fehr is comfortable as a two-position...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Oshie And Lauren Cosgrove Got Married Over The Weekend

A photo posted by Lauren Oshie (@loshie17) on Jul 25, 2015 at 10:55pm PDT New Washington Capitals winger T.J. Oshie got married to Lauren Cosgrove this past weekend. The 28-year-old walked down the aisle with his 16-month-old daughter Lyla. #OHshiesaidyes A photo posted by Lauren Oshie (@loshie17) on Jul 26, 2015 at 7:11pm PDT A photo posted by Lauren...
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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...
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4 days ago  |  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...
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4 days ago  |  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.
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6 days ago  |  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.
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Goalie Braden Holtby Signs 5-Year, $30.5 Million Contract

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Braden Holtby to a $30.5 million, five-year 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 NESN.com
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals' Braden Holtby signs $30.5 million, 5-year deal

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Braden Holtby to a $30.5-million, five-year 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
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Holtby inked to a five-year, $30.5 million deal

The Washington Capitals have avoided the arbitration ruling with goaltender Braden Holtby. The two sides agreed on a five-year, $30.5 million deal. “Braden emerged as a top NHL goaltender and we are pleased to sign him to a long-term contract,” Capitals GM Brian MacLellan, via the Capital PR. “We feel Braden is just entering his prime and in his young career has already established...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Orpik gets a bobblehead, who else will?

As part of the Inova blood drive, blood donors were given Capitals Brooks Orpik bobbleheads for their donation.There will be another blood drive in November, but the details of who will be featured on the bobblehead have not yet been released.The Inova Blood Donor Services has been giving away bobbleheads for blood donors for several seasons now. Several current Capitals have had...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals' Backstrom eyes return for season opener

Nicklas Backstrom remains optimistic that he will be on the ice when the Washington Capitals open the 2015-16 season."We will just have to wait and see how things go exactly," the 27-year-old center told Swedish radio station Sverigesradio as he recovers from arthroscopic hip surgery. "But of course I'm hoping that I will be ready for the start of the season."Backstorm underwent...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Capitals Prospect Stanislav Galiev Eats Cobra’s Beating Heart, Drinks Snake’s Blood

View image | gettyimages.com Check this one in the true bucket list category. While vacationing in Vietnam, Washington Capitals prospect Stanislav Galiev indulged into the country’s culinary customs. Galiev, a third-round pick of the Capitals in the 2010 NHL Draft, took down a delicate dish of a cobra’s beating heart while chasing it with a shot of the venomous snake’s...
Via KCM Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Oshie continues to come through for young girl devastated by trade

It's always difficult to see your favorite player get traded, but earlier this month, 5-year-old Libby Lu broke hearts across the nation when a video of her reaction to the T.J. Oshie trade from the St. Louis Blues to the Washington Capitals went viral. Poor Libby was devastated by the idea that she would no longer be able to root for Oshie since he would be on another team. Her...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Oshie Sends Care Package To Cheer Up Young Broken-Hearted Girl

T.J. Oshie has certainly made it up to this young fan. After news broke that the winger was being traded from the Blues to the Capitals, this five-year-old fan, Libby, had a bit of a breakdown: Oshie first surprised Libby on SportsCenter: Then on Thursday, the 28-year-old sent Libby a care package which included a signed Capitals’ No. 77 Oshie jersey:  [Washington Capitals...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps owner: 'I haven't met my commitment' to Alex Ovechkin

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis said Saturday that "I feel I haven't met my commitment" to Alex Ovechkin "that we would build a team that would be able to win Stanley Cups." Leonsis and the star forward have been together a decade without winning a title. "The consistency he's brought is really historic," Leonsis said at a news conference during the team's...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Williams brings Stanley Cup success to Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) New Washington Capitals right wing Justin Williams says a lot of little things go into winning a Game 7. The Capitals are looking to Williams to add some zest and help them change their playoff fortunes. Washington signed Williams, formerly of the Los Angeles Kings, to $6.5 million, two year contract on July 1. ''It's a goal here or there, it's a blocked shot...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

'Mr. Game 7' comes to the team that needs him most

To say Justin Williams has given it his all in Game 7's over the course of his career is almost an understatement. Williams, who signed a two-year, $6.5 million contract on July 1 with the Washington Capitals, has played in seven Game 7's in his 14-year career. His teams have gone 7-0. "I have good numbers, but it's obviously a product of the teams I've played on," Williams said...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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