May 9, 2013

Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, Martin St. Louis Are Finalists For Ted Lindsay Award

Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin and Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning were announced Thursday as the finalists for the 2013 Ted Lindsay Award. The Ted Lindsay Award is presented annually to the “Most Outstanding Player” in the NHL, as voted by fellow members of the NHLPA. The Ted Lindsay Award is the only award voted on by […]

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February 8, 2013

George McPhee Won’t Blow Up Washington Capitals Because Of Poor Start

Washington Capitals General Manager George McPhee met with reporters for some 20 minutes at the team’s facility and cited penalties and goaltending as the major culprits that have caused the Capitals to lose nine of their first 11 games. McPhee had positive words for new coach Adam Oates and franchise player Alex Ovechkin, even though the former […]

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September 18, 2012

Lockout Links: Day 3

Today is day 3 of the NHL Lockout. Below are links from around the league: Alex Ovechkin told Sovetsky Sport, a Russian daily newspaper, that he thinks the lockout may last an entire year. And if that happens, Ovechkin said he will spend that time in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League. Winnipeg Free Press is reporting that season-ticket […]

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September 5, 2012

Alex Ovechkin, Chris Phillips, Eric Belanger Discuss Collective Bargaining Agreement

  Alex Ovechkin spoke out Tuesday against the owners and their demands in negotiations for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. “It’s not fair for us. They still make money. They still sell tickets and they have money,” he said. “Why they sign us to long-term deals and that kind of money and when the CBA is […]

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August 14, 2012

Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, Steven Stamkos, Jason Spezza Attend Collective Bargaining Agreement Meeting

Sidney Crosby is among the players attending the NHL’s latest round of Collective Bargaining Agreement talks. Alex Ovechkin, Steven Stamkos and Jason Spezza also are participating in the meeting Tuesday in Toronto. The NHL Players Association is expected to present its first proposal to the league at the meeting. Union leader Donald Fehr has said the proposal will be an “alternative […]

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July 16, 2012

NHL Signing: Washington Capitals Sign Mike Green To Three-Year Contract Extension

The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Mike Green to a three-year, $18.25 million contract extension, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Green will earn $6 million in 2012-13 and 2013-14 and $6.25 million in 2014-15. “We are pleased to re-sign Mike Green to a new contract,” said McPhee. “Mike is one of the best young defensemen in the National Hockey […]

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May 14, 2012

Dale Hunter Won’t Return As Washington Capitals Coach For 2012-2013 Season

Washington Capitals General Manager George McPhee said Monday that Dale Hunter has decided not to return to the Washington Capitals as coach for the 2012-2013 season. Hunter, who replaced Bruce Boudreau on November 28th, signed a deal only for the remainder of the 2011-12 season, which ended for the Capitals when they lost to the New York Rangers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals […]

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May 6, 2012

Alex Ovechkin Unlikely To Be Suspended Or Fined For Hit On Dan Girardi

The Washington Post reports that Alex Ovechkin isn’t likely to be suspended or fined for his hit on New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi. Ovechkin was given a minor penalty for his actions and hasn’t heard from the NHL about the possibility of supplemental discipline. Dan Girardi believes that Ovechkin made contact with his head first, […]

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January 23, 2012

Suspension For Ovechkin?

Alex Ovechkin laid a pretty nasty hit on Zbenyk Michalek during Sunday’s game between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins, which left commentators instantly speculating on whether Ovechkin would feel the wrath of NHL discipline Brendan Shanahan. There’s going to be a disciplinary hearing today, NHL.com reports. Now, while Ovechkin wasn’t penalized on the play, he left […]

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November 28, 2011

Captials Fire Boudreau, More Changes Coming

The Washington Capitals finally pulled the trigger on firing coach Bruce Boudreau, and they replaced him with long-time OHL coach and former Capital Dale Hunter per ESPN. Sportsnet’s Daren Millard hears that this coaching change is for the rest of the season  and afterward, the Capitals will reevaluate. It may depend on how well Hunter can get Alex Ovechkin going and whether he can whip […]

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