Capitals Rumors & News

  • Capitals re-sign Marcus Johansson

    Capitals Today "The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Marcus Johansson to a one-year, $3.75 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Johansson, 24, registered 47 points (20 goals, 27 assists) in 82 games with the Capitals last season and set career..." August 01

  • Capitals bracing for Johansson's arbitration award

    CSN Washington "Marcus Johansson, his agent Marc Levine and the Capitals’ management staff -- along with a team of attorneys from both sides -- spent much of this morning stating their arbitration cases in Toronto, the results of which will have a lasting impact on the Capitals’ payroll. With Johansson seeking..." July 30

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

  • Capitals defenseman Orpik has wrist surgery "Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik had surgery on his wrist Tuesday. "Based on the nature of this procedure, we anticipate Brooks returning to full hockey activities in time for the Capitals' regular-season opener," the Capitals said in a statement. "Brooks will resume full workout..." July 29

  • Capitals, Johansson $1.75M apart in contract talks ahead of arbitration

    The Score "With an arbitration hearing set for Wednesday, the Washington Capitals and forward Marcus Johansson are believed to be $1.75 million apart in the desired valuation of his next contract. Johansson is seeking $4.75 million, while the club is offering $3 million, according to Elliotte Friedman of..." July 27

  • Holtby believes Caps' time to win is now

    CSN Washington "Like many players in the visiting locker room in MadisonSquareGarden on May 13, goaltender Braden Holtby knew that seventh and deciding game Eastern Conference Semifinals against the New York Rangers could be the final game for a handful of Capitals. Two-and-a-half months later, the Capitals’..." July 26

  • Johansson, Capitals making no progress in talks "Marcus Johansson and the Washington Capitals have not made any progress in contract negotiations in advance of a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for July 29. "I think they're status quo from last time," Washington general manager Brian MacLellan said Friday while discussing goalie Braden..." July 25

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

  • Capitals re-sign Braden Holtby

    Capitals Today "The Washington Capitals have re-signed goaltender Braden Holtby to a five-year, $30.5 million contract extension, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. “Braden emerged as a top NHL goaltender and we are pleased to sign him to a long-term contract,” said..." July 24

  • Holtby, Capitals continue to work on contract numbers

    CSN Washington "The Capitals and Braden Holtby continue to negotiate a contract for the 2015-16 season, but remain far apart. " July 24

  • Agent: Don't expect fireworks from Holtby, Caps

    CSN Washington "With the Capitals and goaltender Braden Holtby on a crash course toward salary arbitration on Thursday in Toronto, what can both sides expect when they plead their cases behind closed doors? Animosity? Anger? Resentment? “Not at all,” said player agent Lewis Gross, who represents dozens of..." July 23

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • Capitals' Holtby seeking $8 million per season

    The Score "The Washington Capitals and goaltender Braden Holtby are reportedly nearly $3 million apart in contract negotiations. The Capitals are offering the netminder $5.1 million and he's asking for $8 million, CBC Sports' Tim Wharnsby reports. The team has elected to pursue a one-year deal in..." July 21

  • Holtby, Capitals far apart on arbitration figures: report "Goaltender Braden Holtby, a restricted free agent who is scheduled to go to arbitration Thursday, has submitted a request for $8 million per year, while the Washington Capitals have offered a one-year, $5.1 million contract, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. A one-year contract would make..." July 21

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

  • Capitals' Bowey drawing comparissons to Carlson

    The Score "He has yet to play a game in the NHL, but Washington Capitals defenseman Madison Bowey is already emulating one of his future teammates. Bowey was selected by the Capitals in the second round in 2013, and as he makes the transition from junior hockey, Hershey Bears head coach Troy Mann already..." July 19

  • Koules wants to be the next Liam O'Brien

    CSN Washington "Miles Koules says it was only fitting that he spent the Capitals’ five-day development camp rooming with Liam O’Brien, an undrafted free agent who last year literally fought his way onto the Capitals’ opening night roster. Koules wants to be this year’s Liam O’Brien. “He didn’t have anything..." July 19

  • Capitals re-sign forward Chris Brown to two-year deal

    Washington Post "Tying up loose ends within the organization several weeks into free agency, the Washington Capitals re-signed forward Chris Brown to a two-year, two-way contract Thursday afternoon. A 24-year-old restricted free agent this summer, Brown received a qualifying offer from the Capitals of $850,500...." July 17

  • Capitals' T.J. Oshie sends care package to fan after viral meltdown

    CBS Sports "Sports fans were first introduced to 5-year-old St. Louis Blues fan Libby Lu when her meltdown over T.J. Oshie's trade to the Washington Capitals went viral. The tearful (and painfully cute) outburst has over 300,000 views on YouTube as of this posting. Libby also ended up on SportsCenter for a..." July 16

  • Capitals sign forward Zach Sill to two-way contract

    Washington Post "The Washington Capitals are finalizing a two-way, one-year deal with forward Zach Sill, boosting their organizational depth up the middle by adding the 27-year-old unrestricted free agent, an individual with knowledge of the situation confirmed. Sill logged his first full NHL season in 2014-15,..." July 16

  • Would Capitals walk away from Johansson?

    CSN Washington "No matter what happens between now and Braden Holtby’s scheduled arbitration hearing on July 23, the 25-year-old goaltender is going to play for the Capitals next season and get paid handsomely (probably between $5.5 million and $6.5 million) to do so. The future of 24-year-old left wing Marcus..." July 15

  • Top 15 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14

  • Capitals owner wants Stanley Cup for Ovechkin "Last season, the Washington Capitals were one win away from the Eastern Conference Final. The season before that they failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Captain Alex Ovechkin, who led the NHL last season with 53 goals, will turn 30 in September and is entering his 10th season...." July 12

  • GM Brian MacLellan unconcerned about arbitration for Braden Holtby, Marcus Johansson

    Washington Post "Less than one week ago, goaltender Braden Holtby and forward Marcus Johansson each filed for player-elected arbitration, joining 21 other restricted free agents across the NHL in exercising their right to third-party salary mediation. The Washington Capitals had extended offers to both by last..." July 12

  • Oshie excited, says Capitals are 'ready to win' "The Washington Capitals hope the additions of forwards T.J. Oshie and Justin Williams will help deliver what has been an elusive championship. Oshie, who was acquired from the St. Louis Blues on July 2 in a trade for forward Troy Brouwer, goalie Pheonix Copley and a third-round draft pick, met..." July 11

  • Newest Capital Justin Williams is making himself at home

    Washington Post "It was his first day visiting his new office, so Justin Williams acted as anyone else would, save perhaps the flip-flops worn for the occasion. The new Washington Capitals forward had spent the past six seasons on the opposite coast playing for the Los Angeles Kings, which meant six years had..." July 11

  • Williams eager to team up with Oshie, help Capitals "Washington Capitals forwards Justin Williams and T.J. Oshie have seen a lot of each other over the years. Oshie and Williams met often as Western Conference opponents with their respective former teams, the St. Louis Blues and the Los Angeles Kings. And when they meet for the first time as..." July 10

  • Ducks, Capitals stand out as teams with best salary cap situations

    CBS Sports "When you're a good team in the NHL over an extended period of time it is inevitable that the salary cap is going to become an issue. The Chicago Blackhawks are still experiencing that this offseason (again), whiles teams like Pittsburgh, Boston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Vancouver and San Jose..." July 09

  • Trotz sees the Caps 'going in the right direction'

    CSN Washington "On Oct. 10, a very different Capitals team is going to take to the ice than the one that came up short in the playoffs in May. Will it be a better one? Well, that's the question. So far this offseason, the Caps have seen Joel Ward and Mike Green sign with other teams, Troy Brouwer get traded..." July 08

  • Top 14 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped up...." July 07

  • Capitals, Kuznetsov discussing new contract between 2-3 years

    Washington Post "The Washington Capitals and forward Evgeny Kuznetsov are working on a contract extension to retain their second-line center for between two and three years, according to his agent. “I think we have a good dialogue,” Maxim Molliver said Sunday afternoon. “We’re motivated to get it done. We’re..." July 06

  • Capitals re-sign Evgeny Kuznetsov

    Capitals Today "The Washington Capitals have re-signed center Evgeny Kuznetsov to a two-year, $6 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Kuznetsov, 23, earned 37 points (11 goals, 26 assists) in 80 games with Washington last season, marking the most points a..." July 06

  • Capitals, Holtby expect to reach agreement: report "The agent for Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby told The Washington Post on Sunday that he expects the sides to agree on a multiyear extension at some point this summer. Holtby, 25, finished fourth in the Vezina Trophy voting after going 41-20-10 with a 2.22 goals-against average, a .923..." July 06

  • 23 Players Elect Salary Arbitration "Twenty-three players have elected Salary Arbitration: Arizona Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Phil Samuelsson Brendan Shinnimin Buffalo Sabres Phil Varone Calgary Flames Lance Bouma Paul Byron Josh Jooris Colorado Avalanche Andrew Agozzino Mathew Clark Detroit Red..." July 06

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    Igor Eronko @IgorEronko

    Semin's agent says Alexander is ok with a 1-year deal for now. Refuses to talk about an option of the #KHL

  • Capitals sign Ellis to one-year contract "The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Dan Ellis to a one-year, two-way contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Ellis, 35, posted a 4-3-1 record with one shutout, a 2.35 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage in eight games with the..." July 04

  • Sharks sign UFA Joel Ward to three-year deal

    Sportsnet "The San Jose Sharks have signed unrestricted free agent forward Joel Ward to a three-year deal. The team announced the signing via twitter on Friday, three days into NHL free agency. “Joel is a quality veteran player who can score but also plays an extremely hard-nosed brand of hockey,”..." July 03

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    Alex Prewitt @alex_prewitt

    Chris Bourque returns to the Caps organization on a two-year, two-way deal.

  • T.J. Oshie traded to Capitals by Blues "Forward T.J. Oshie was traded to the Washington Capitals by the St. Louis Blues on Thursday. The Blues received forwards Troy Brouwer, goalie Pheonix Copley and a third-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft." July 02

  • Capitals sign Justin Williams to 2-year, $6.5M contract

    The Score "The Washington Capitals have added a veteran with plenty of playoff experience to their roster, signing Justin Williams to a two-year contract. The deal carries an average annual value of $3.25 million." July 02

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    Left Wing Lock @Left_Wing_Lock

    Stanislav Galiev: has signed a 2-year deal with AAV of $575,000 #Caps

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    WSH signs Taylor Chorney, one year, one way, $700K.

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Strong market for Joel Ward. At least 6 teams in the east, including the Capitals are interested, along with 2 teams in the west. #TSN

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Mike Green is heading DET on a three year deal. #TSN.

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    Mike Vogel @VogsCaps

    In wake of back to back concussions, Patrick Wey has elected to retire and pursue educational interests. Great kid, wish him the best. #Caps


    Capitals Today "The Washington Capitals have re-signed center Jay Beagle to a three-year, $5.25 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. “We are pleased to re-sign Jay to a new three-year contract,” MacLellan said. “Jay is a hard-working player who plays..." June 29

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class

    CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

  • Washington Capitals take four in NHL draft, turn to free agency

    Washington Post "Once the final pick of the 2015 NHL draft had been announced and the suits began scattering, Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan weaved through the crowd and, with an uneventful Saturday afternoon behind him, looked ahead toward the next checkpoints of summer. He had made four..." June 28