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Nicklas Backstrom finally gets his Olympic silver medal six months late

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Backstrom finally gets Olympic medal after drug test fiasco

AP Image Washngton Capitals and Swedish center Nicklas Backstrom has finally received the silver medal that he was denied after testing positive for high levels of pseudoephedrine.  Pseudoephedrine is present in an allergy medication Backstrom has used for seven years. The positive sample meant that Backstrom was suspended from the Olympic gold medal game between Sweden and Canada...
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Nicklas Backstrom finally receives silver medal after six months

It’s been six months but finally Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom got his silver medal from the Winter Olympics. The Swedish center was banned from the gold medal game vs. Canada for testing positive for an elevated level of pseudoephedrine after taking allergy medicine, Zyrtec-D, a medicine he had taken every day for seven years. Canada won the game 3-0 but the International...
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Rapid Rewind: Defensive Breakdown

Mikhail Grabovski was on target three times in his Capitals debut. Thank you Nonis. (AP) On the day the Federal Government shut down because of bickering in Congress, it was immediately apparent that the defenisve corps of the Washington Capitals was apparently a federally funded entity.  In Chicago, Illinois to open their season against the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks, Washington...
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Rapid Rewind: Farenheit 8-84

Ovi hot like Olympic torch. (Reuters Euro) The Washington Capitals won their home opener in classic Capitals fashion on Thursday night at Verizon Center, defeating the Calgary Flames 5-4 in a shootout.  After finding themselves in 3-0 and 4-1 holes, the home side battled back with two goals from Alex Ovechkin and Connor Carrick, who opened his NHL account in really cool fashion...
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Rapid Rewind: Still Shut Down

Sasha Kills. (Fox) The Washington Capitals lost their second consecutive game on Thursday night inside Verizon Center, falling 3-2 to the Carolina Hurricanes in a see-saw contest.  Jason Chimera scored first for the home side, before last summer’s 5th overall pick, Elias Lindholm, scored his first NHL goal to tie it up.  Alex Ovechkin would get his sixth of the season on a...
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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...
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Rapid Rewind: Uninsured

Yeah, it was that kind of night. (SB Nation) The Washington Capitals had their modest two-game winning streak snapped Thursday night in Ohio, falling 5-2 to the Columbus Blue Jackets.  The Caps were down from the start, giving up a shorthanded goal after 12 minutes.  The Jackets would add one more in the first and then two more in the second before Joel Ward dented Sergei Bobrovsky...
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Caps Down the Stretch: Team Quality, the Deadline, and “Going for It”

Braden Holtby has caught an unbfortunate amount of flak for the Capitals' other shortcomings. With the Olympics now over, NHL teams are re-converging on their practice facilities as they prepare to head down the final 23 or so games of their regular seasons.  The Washington Capitals finished their pre-Olympic hockey on a high note, winning two games in a row to climb within...
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Encouraging Signs from Capitals Pre-Deadline Day

Dustin Penner sent the Kings to the 2012 Final with this goal. (TheScore) Tuesday was an eventful day for the Washington Capitals, with General Manager George McPhee making two trades.  In the afternoon, he acquired left wing Dustin Penner from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a fourth round draft pick.  Then, later in the evening, he was able to get rid of the Martin Erat disaster...
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Cautious Optimism On Deadline Day

The Man found a way, as he is wont to do. (Sportsnet) Wednesday afternoon, the Washington Capitals acquired goaltender Jaroslav Halak and a third round pick for Michal Neuvirth and defenseman Rusty Klesla, who had been acquired Tuesday night as part of the Martin Erat trade. As predicted, reaction to the trade was swift and polarized. Upon the announcement of the move, I must...
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Sweden’s Nicklas Backstrom Receives Silver Medal From 2014 Winter Olympics (Photo)

Nicklas Backstrom received his silver medal from the 2014 Winter Olympic ice hockey tournament in the most anti-climactic way Thursday. At a ceremony in Sweden, the 26-year-old was given his medal six months after the Sochi Games concluded. Nicklas Bäckström has finally received his silver medal from Sochi. http://t.co/H2Dx964TI4— Malin (@MalinElis) August 28, 2014 In a story...
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Capitals defenseman John Carlson ‘looking forward to a fresh start’

The new coaching staff was upstairs at Washington’s practice facility, another morning preparing for the upcoming season. His teammates were on the ice for another offseason skate session. Rookie camp will begin on Sept. 11, training camp one week after that, and around that time too comes John Carlson’s wedding. And yet the 24-year-old defenseman felt something resembling stasis...
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PHOTOSHOP EXPO: What Is Alex Ovechkin Showing Us?

Well, the dog days of summer are almost behind us – finally. With September rolling around comes multiple Facebook posts about pumpkin coffee, Sons of Anarchy, the brats going back to school and most important…hockey. So we’re going to kick this off with a fun little photoshop expo. This lovely image was tweeted to Adam of ThePensblog who retweeted it. So to get the creative...
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Nicklas Backstrom Finally Receives His Olympic Silver Medal From Sochi

In late February, as Swedish center Nicklas Backstrom prepared for one of the biggest games of his career, he learned he tested positive for a banned substance, Zyrtec D, an allergy medication. Backstrom was barred from playing against Canada in the Sochi Olympics gold-medal game. He watched from the sidelines as his teammates got shut out 3-0. He suffered through a miserable press...
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Pouring for Two: The Baby Alzner Ice Bucket Challenge

We learned more than a month ago that Karl Alzner's wife, Mandy, is pregnant. Today, with Karl filming, Mrs. Alzner - and her baby bump - took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Line

If Trotz and Kuznetsov (not to mention new D-men Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen) can elevate the Caps, Washington will definitely get back to the playoffs after a one-year hiatus. And if Kuznetsov is as good as he has trended in his young career, who knows how good the Caps can be in the future. -Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News where you can read more on Evgeny Kuznetsov.
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Troy Brouwer shows off his sensitive side

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Troy Brouwer shows off his sensitive side

Capitals forward Troy Brouwer is known as a tough, gritty player who also has a lot of offensive skills, having scored at least 17 goals in each of the last five seasons. But he’s not afraid to take the gloves off either. How does Brouwer spend his free time? Painting beautiful skylines of course. Who wins? @bottlenbottega pic.twitter.com/itaJIuX7DG — Troy Brouwer (@tbrouwer20...
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Troy Brouwer Paints Elegant Skyline

How do hockey players spend their Friday nights during the offseason?  Apparently by painting beautiful canvases. Well, at least that’s how Troy Brouwer spends his.  Brouwer painted a shadowy outline of a city.  He’s tweeting at the Bottle and Bottega twitter handle from Chicago, so it could possibly be the Windy City skyline. But, what […]
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fact or Fiction: Alex Ovechkin will lead the league in goals in 2014-15

Welcome to Fact or Fiction, a series where the PDL crew takes a look at a topic in the NHL and discusses whether or not it will come to fruition. Some topics will be more divisive than others, so we hope you’ll check back and weigh in on the various Fact or Fiction conversations. Alex Ovechkin silenced his critics and led the league in goals with 51 in 2013-14. After a few underwhelming...
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Fact or Fiction: Alex Ovechkin will lead the league in goals in 2014-15

Welcome to Fact or Fiction, a series where the PDL crew takes a look at a topic in the NHL and discusses whether or not it will come to fruition. Some topics will be more divisive than others, so we hope you’ll check back and weigh in on the various Fact or Fiction conversations. Alex Ovechkin silenced his critics and led the league in goals with 51 in 2013-14. After a few underwhelming...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Islanders announce sale of team to former Capitals co-owner and London-based investor

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor. In a statement Tuesday, the team says a group led by former Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin has reached an agreement to buy a ''substantial'' minority interest in the team. Terms were not...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2015 Winter Classic remains a ‘location to be determined’ event

The 2014 Winter Classic was marketed very strongly as a showdown at "The Big House" (a.k.a. Michigan Stadium), but the 2015 Winter Classic between the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks hasn't included, oh, say, a "Battle at RFK" angle. According to the Washington Post's Alex Prewitt and Mike DeBonis, there's a good reason for the lack of...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers sign veteran forward Potulny to AHL deal

The New York Rangers have signed journeyman Ryan Potulny to a deal with their AHL affiliate in Hartford, the club announced on Thursday. Potulny, 29, is a veteran of more than 100 NHL contests with the Flyers, Oilers, Blackhawks and Senators. His last big league action came with the Sens during the 2010-11 campaign, and he’s spent the last three years playing for Washington...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss
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