Capitals Rumors & News

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    Hockey Central @SNHockeyCentral

    After Curtis Glencross addition, Capitals re-assign forward Andre Burakovsky to Hershey (AHL). #NHLTrade

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  • Flames deal Glencross to Capitals "The Calgary Flames have traded left wing Curtis Glencross to the Washington Capitals. In 53 games with the Flames this season, Glencross has scored nine goals and 19 assists. The 32-year-old is in the final year of a four-year contract he signed with the Flames prior to the 2011-2012 season..." March 01

  • Dustin Penner pulled from TV gig after insensitive jokes on Twitter "NHL free agent Dustin Penner was slated to be part of TSN's TradeCentre program as part of the Canadian network's NHL trade deadline coverage Monday. However, TSN confirmed Sunday that the former Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks forward is no longer slated on the air. Though the network did..." March 01

  • Dustin Penner apologizes after sending rape joke on Twitter

    Larry Brown Sports "Dustin Penner on Saturday learned the hard way that rape jokes are no laughing matter. Penner, a winger who spent nine seasons in the NHL but is currently a free agent, tweeted some questions about acquaintance rape in an apparent attempt to be funny." March 01

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    Alex Prewitt @alex_prewitt

    The Capitals are finalizing a trade sending D Jack Hillen and a draft pick to Carolina for D Tim Gleason, per league sources.

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Waivers today: McMillan (VAN), Erixon (CHI), Schlemko (DAL), Volpatti (WSH), Zepp (PHI). Teams creating flexibility for deadline deals.

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Volpatti (WASH) on waivers

  • Trotz: ‘Good players, just not difference-makers’ available at trade deadline

    Washington Post "Each day now for the past month, Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan has walked downstairs inside the team’s practice facility and stepped through the doors into the offices where the coaches work, hoping to bounce ideas and names off his colleagues. Five days remain until MacLellan reaches..." February 27

  • Penguins finally get first victory of season over Capitals

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Hockey is, above all else, a game of mistakes, and both teams made plenty Wednesday night in the Penguins’ 4-3 victory against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center. There were unforced turnovers. Blown coverages. Needless penalties. But one error might have influenced the outcome more..." February 26

  • Trotz says Ovechkin given 'bad advice'

    CSN Washington "Barry Trotz didn’t mention the name of Adam Oates, but in a wide-ranging radio interview with Sportsnet 590 The Fan on Tuesday, the Capitals’ current coach questioned the tactics of his predecessor in his handling of captain Alex Ovechkin. “There was some bad advice given to Ovi at times, in..." February 25

  • Bettman: Salary Cap Won’t ‘Fall Off A Cliff’ Because Of Canadian Dollar

    NESN "The March 2 NHL trade deadline is fast approaching and a lot of general managers around the league will be wary of acquiring players with term on their contract beyond this season because of the uncertainty of next year’s salary cap. The salary cap ceiling for the 2014-15 campaign is $69..." February 25

  • Nine options for Caps as trade deadline nears

    CSN Washington "Earlier today, put together its list of 15 potential targets leading up to next Monday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline. A few of those names almost certainly will grab the attention of the Capitals, who will spend the next seven days deciding whether they need to address perceived needs at..." February 24

  • Flyers win to get within striking distance of playoff spot

    Courier-Post "Considering the Flyers have been chasing the postseason picture all season, Sunday afternoon was just about as close as they could get to a playoff atmosphere without it being mid-April. They took another step toward that with a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals, putting them temporarily..." February 23

  • Cooler heads prevail as Capitals top scrappy Penguins

    CSN Washington "Sometimes discretion is the better part of valor and on Tuesday night the Capitals won a hockey game because they had cooler heads than the Penguins. With Alex Ovechkin in the middle of a firestorm – not to mention a beer shower -- the Penguins made it their priority to exact retribution on the..." February 18

  • Ovechkin under fire from beer-tossing Pens fan

    CSN Washington "Less than 10 hours after defending himself against diving accusations, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was back in the court of public opinion after his unpenalized slash to the back of Kris Letang’s right ankle drew the ire of Penguins fans, one of whom apparently dumped a beer on Ovechkin’s head..." February 18

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    Shelly Anderson @_ShellyAnderson

    Ovechkin on Getzlaf's claim he dove: "Maybe he's jealous ... I'm not a diver."

  • Getzlaf on Ovechkin: ‘I didn’t know he was going to dive the way he did tonight’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alexander Ovechkin and Andre Burakovsky each scored twice Sunday night as the Washington Capitals defeated the Anaheim Ducks 5-3. Marcus Johansson’s 14th of the season at 3:27 of the second period stood to be the game winner. Ovechkin, who also assisted on Burakovsky’s two goals, now has a..." February 16

  • Capitals survive San Jose in overtime

    Washington Post "The cheers whooped from inside the Washington Capitals’ dressing room and traveled down the halls of SAP Center, a release from the wackiness of their 5-4 overtime win over the San Jose Sharks. Their saviors were a lifetime grinder enjoying the latest surprise in a career offensive year, a..." February 12

  • 6 most underrated players in the NHL

    USA Today "It’s easy to judge a player’s excellence on his All-Star nods or big offensive numbers. There are a lot, however, who do more than the surface stats may indicate. Let’s take a look at some of the most underrated players: Center: Mathieu Perreault, Winnipeg Jets Your pick of Jets forwards..." February 11

  • Alex Ovechkin’s All-Star car to be raffled off to benefit special hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "We now know why Alex Ovechkin wanted a car so badly during All-Star weekend last month. Ovechkin’s new car will now be raffled off by the American Special Hockey Association, which was created in 2000 for players with developmental disabilities. The idea for raffling off the car came after the..." February 10

  • Capitals captain Ovechkin donates new car to charity "Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin stood inside the showroom at a local Honda dealer, a brand new Accord by his side. "Finally," he said, eliciting laughter from the crowd. Honda formally presented Ovechkin with the car Monday after he feverishly campaigned for one during the 2015..." February 09

  • Flyers beat Capitals despite losing Steve Mason to injury

    CSN Philly "There were so many opportunities to lose the game, it almost would have made more sense had the Flyers left the Verizon Center with their heads hung low. They lost their starting goaltender. They incurred eight penalties against a dangerously offensive team, and didn’t see their own power-play..." February 09

  • Trotz won’t say what the Caps need, ‘because then everybody will know’

    CSN Washington "Three weeks from today, at precisely 3 p.m. on March 2, the window for making a trade in the NHL will close. Will the Caps, a team three points out of the Metropolitan Division lead, make a significant move? If so, what do they need most? A top-line right wing? A second-line centerman? A..." February 09

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    Adam Vingan @AdamVingan

    Mike Green will return to the lineup against the Flyers. #Caps

  • Capitals call up goaltender Philipp Grubauer to start against Ducks

    Washington Post "The morning of their home game against the NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks, the Washington Capitals made their first significant goaltending move of the season, recalling Philipp Grubauer from their American Hockey League affiliate in Hershey and slating him to start Friday at Verizon Center. The..." February 06

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    CapitalsPR @CapitalsPR

    RELEASE: #Caps re-assign Andre Burakovsky to Hershey (AHL)

  • Capitals clobber Kings behind Brouwer's 2 goals

    CSN Washington "Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings Tuesday night at Verizon Center: How it happened: Troy Brouwer scored goals in the first and second periods, Nicklas Backstrom and Eric Fehr scored goals 59 seconds apart in the third and Braden Holtby turned aside all 27..." February 04

  • ESPN wins U.S. broadcast rights to World Cup of Hockey

    SB Nation "The World Wide Leader beat out NBC and FOX. Fans still upset about ESPN's perceived lack of hockey coverage over the last few years will be happy to learn the network has won the U.S. broadcast rights to the World Cup of Hockey. According to TSN's report on Tuesday, ESPN beat out both NBC..." February 04

  • McKenzie believes Capitals will trade Green before deadline

    Nichols on Hockey "“Well, those are some of the rumours out there. I hadn’t heard those personally myself. Although the Myers one, I know Anaheim is trying to get a defenseman. They would be one of a number of teams that have contacted the Buffalo Sabres. “The Habs talking to Washington about Mike Green, I don’t..." February 03

  • Short-handed Blues gut out a win over Caps

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Sunday was a short day for some of the Blues and a long day for some others. Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk left with an injury in the first period, on just his third shift of the day, and center David Backes left thanks to a game misconduct penalty in the second. With two of their best players..." February 02

  • Ovechkin becomes fifth player to start career with 10 straight 30+ goal seasons

    Pro Hockey Talk "As Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin approaches 30, the milestones are starting to really come. He hit a very impressive one on Sunday, as he scored his 30th goal of 2014-15, giving him at least that many tallies in 10 straight seasons. As’s Adam Vingan notes, Ovechkin is just the..." February 01

  • Capitals blank Penguins 4-0 in fight-filled night at Verizon

    CSN Washington "Instant analysis of the Capitals 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night at Verizon Center: How it happened: Alex Ovechkin took over the NHL goal-scoring lead with his 28th and 29th goals of the season and Braden Holtby was stellar between the pipes, stopping all 26 shots he faced..." January 29

  • Jackets Bottle Up Caps

    The Cannon "Fresh off hosting the All-Star festivities, Columbus prevailed over the Washington Capitals in a back and forth affair. A couple of the six regulars who were out with injuries may return this week. Back to reality of the disappointing season after a fun and festive All-Star Weekend. Many fans..." January 28

  • Why the NHL's most hated players are never going away "They tend to be some of the most hated players in the NHL, and when they inevitably do something reckless you probably want them out of the league. They are the guys that spend their time skating along the fine line between "playing with an edge," and playing dirty. On occasion, they will jump..." January 28

  • Sounds like everyone wants to stay in Washington

    CSN Washington "For most of the Capitals, the NHL All-Star break affords an opportunity to find someplace warm to rest their bodies and their minds in preparation for the final three months of the regular season. But for a handful of players whose contracts are set to expire after this season, there is a cloud..." January 24

  • Crosby, Stamkos top picks in All-Star draft "The stars of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus will conduct a fantasy draft Friday to create teams for a real game to be played Sunday. We here at decided to get into the spirit by conducting our own All-Star fantasy draft. Dan Rosen played the role of Jonathan Toews; Corey..." January 22

  • Pending free agents talk desires to re-sign with Capitals

    Washington Post "For a moment, Jay Beagle stayed silent while pondering the question, or at least while considering the ramifications of answering right now. There were certain politics to be considered, best left to agents and front office officials and whomever else would handle his contract negotiations once..." January 22

  • Oilers down Capitals 5-4 in shootout

    Edmonton Sun "While U.S. President Barack Obama spent Tuesday night filling Americans in on the state of their union, the Edmonton Oilers were down the street in Washington bringing people up to date on theirs. It still needs work, a lot of it, but it ain’t all bad. The heart certainly seems to..." January 21

  • Capitals GM admits he'd like do-over on Filip Forsberg trade "First-year Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan was a loyal lieutenant to former GM George McPhee before taking over the big job. So he was there when the team (now) infamously traded away Filip Forsberg to the Nashville Predators for Martin Erat and Michael Latta. Erat is no..." January 20

  • Trotz: Capitals ‘still need a piece or two’ for playoff push

    Washington Post "With the All-Star break lurking around the corner, the Washington Capitals currently sit tied for third place in the Metropolitan Division, firmly grasping one of two Eastern Conference wild-card spots and sniffing the teams ahead of them. They recently suffered consecutive regulation losses for..." January 20

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    Adam Vingan @AdamVingan

    The #Caps have reassigned Steve Oleksy to Hershey. FWIW, the Bears host the Phantoms tonight.

  • Red-hot Holtby extends run, lifts Capitals to 1-0 win over Flyers

    Washington Post "The Washington Capitals’ 1-0 win Wednesday night over the Philadelphia Flyers was about the flickering embers of a historic run. It was about a bearded, mild-mannered goaltender punching fatigue in the face. It was about a low-scoring Capitals victory, once rare, becoming ordinary, anchored by a..." January 15

  • Nicklas Backstrom’s anti-doping drama over vs. IOC

    Yahoo! Sports "Would Nicklas Backstrom’s participation in the Sochi 2014 gold medal game for Sweden have made a difference vs. Canada? Probably not. Canada was a juggernaut, rolling through the tournament like a hot spoon through borscht. But Sweden losing one of its top centers hours before the game was a..." January 15

  • Caps continue to roll, beat Avalanche 2-1

    CSN Washington "Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 2-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche Monday night at Verizon Center: How it happened: Alex Ovechkin broke a 1-1 tie with 2:14 remaining in the second period, snapping a shot just inside the right post for his 22nd goal of the season. Braden Holtby [31 saves]..." January 13

  • Caps’ Schmidt hurt (shoulder) while playing in AHL, out 6-8 weeks

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Monday, the Capitals announced defenseman Nate Schmidt would miss the next 6-8 weeks after suffering a scapular fracture while playing for AHL Hershey. Schmidt, 23, has spent the majority of this season with the Caps, appearing in 33 games while averaging 13 minutes a night. He’d been on..." January 12

  • Did you know? Caps’ Backstrom has never played in an All-Star Game

    Pro Hockey Talk "Any All-Star roster is going to have some noteworthy snubs on it, that’s just an inevitability given how much talent there is to choose from. But if there’s one guy that stands out on the list of absentees, it’s Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom. That’s not just because he got held..." January 11

  • Braden Holtby to Make 23rd Consecutive Appearance

    Russian Machine Never Breaks "The pregamer’s prediction was wrong. Braden Holtby will make his 23rd consecutive appearance tonight at Philadelphia, his 17th consecutive start. Wayne Stephenson played 22 straight for the Caps in 1979 – 1980. Holtby has saved 93.78 percent of 5-on-5 shots since November 29th and 92.5 percent..." January 08

  • Johansson, Fehr each score twice as Capitals rake Maple Leafs, 6-2

    Washington Post "The reactions Marcus Johansson allows himself after scoring goals typically waffle on the thin emotional spectrum between mild celebration and indifferent acceptance. Even in his most triumphant moments, like during Wednesday night’s 6-2 blowout over the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Washington..." January 08

  • Orpik: Philly probably not a place to bring kids

    CSN Washington "It seems hard to believe that the Capitals are nearly halfway through the 2014-15 season and are facing the Metropolitan Division rival Philadelphia Flyers for the first time tonight [6:30 p.m. pregame, CSN]. Tonight will mark Caps defenseman Brook Orpik’s first game against the Flyers in a..." January 08