Monthly Archives: July 2015

Arbitrator Rules in Marcus Johansson Case – $3.75 Million

(Photo: Alex Brandon/AP) The arbitrator has ruled in the Marcus Johansson case, awarding $3,750,000 for a term of one year. The ruling, due at 1PM today (Friday) was not submitted until 8PM EST. Johansson will again be a Restricted Free Agent next summer. … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to the Good Guys: A Fan’s Homage

Mike Green, Troy Brouwer, Eric Fehr and Joel Ward. Chances are you know these names even if you are not a rabid hockey lover. They’ve managed to provide enough impact to garner name recognition among even the most passive Caps … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two B’s, Bruce and Barry

Mention the year 2009 to a Caps fan and see what reaction you get.  Most will cringe at the memory and experience frustration and anger.  At the time, the season had shown the most potential for the Ovechkin-era Capitals. Sadly, … Continue reading

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A Look at the Capitals’ New Penalty Kill Unit

Now that we’ve looked at the changes on the power play, let’s take a look at the penalty kill as well.  First, what did we lose?  Taking a look at our top 12 in shorthanded ice time, the biggest loss … Continue reading

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5 Caps Coaches that Never Had a Chance

Every Coach Before 1981 Sadly, every coach in this group didn’t have a chance.  The expansion draft was a joke and the Capitals had the poorest stock of players in the NHL.  In the first season the Caps went through THREE … Continue reading

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A Look at the 2015-16 Caps/Pens Rivalry

(Photo: Len Redkoles/Getty Images North America) The hearts of many Caps fans skipped a beat on July 1st when the news broke that  Phil Kessel had been traded to the Penguins.  It was no secret that Kessel wanted out of the … Continue reading

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Round 2: Capitals and Marcus Johansson Set for Arbitration This Morning

The arbitration hearing for Marcus Johansson and the Washington Capitals is set for 9:00 a.m. this morning in Toronto.  On Monday the Washington Post reported that the Capitals filed an arbitration request against forward Marcus Johansson for a one-year deal worth $3 million. … Continue reading

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A Look at the Capitals 2015-2016 Power Play Units

(Photo: Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) Over the last few seasons there can be little argument that the Capitals power play has been the best in the NHL. How good?  25.3% last season, 23.4% the previous season and an eye-popping … Continue reading

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Orpik Undergoes Wrist Surgery

The Washington Capitals announced that Brook Orpik underwent successful wrist surgery today.  According to the official press release, the surgery was conducted this morning.  The release also stated that it is “anticipated” that Orpik will return to full hockey activities … Continue reading

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Capital Gains and Losses: Looking at the Overall Affect of Offseason Moves

The Washington Capitals have had a busy summer during the free agency frenzy.  They have made some sweeping changes, especially along their right-wing side.  There is a new look in their attack that contains a little bit more of a … Continue reading

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