Category Archives: NHL

Should The NHL Move To A “Luxury Tax” Salary Management Model?

July can be a really trying and emotional month for Hockey fans. NHL and AHL Contracts officially expire, rendering many fan-favorite players “free agents” of one form another, with some of those players ultimately leaving town for a new team. … Continue reading

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NHL Draft and Free Agency Frenzy: How Does the Metropolitan Division Look Now?

After the start of the NHL Free Agency Period, how do the Metropolitan Division teams look? Continue reading

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NHL Free Agency Day 1 Tracker

Photo: Reddit While teams around the Metropolitan Division made big splashes on the first day of NHL Free Agency, there were plenty of other notable moves too. Tune later on for more free agent updates on here.

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“We Are in Ongoing Discussions”: Brian MacLellan Talks Jakub Vrana’s Status, Braden Holtby And Nicklas Backstrom Contracts, and More

After a day in which the Capitals added to their bottom-six forward corps, General Manager Brian MacLellan spoke with reporters about the additions of Richard Panik and Garnet Hathaway, contract negotiations with Jakub Vrana, contracts for Braden Holtby and Nicklas … Continue reading

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Report: Capitals Likely to Sign Forward Richard Panik to Four-year Deal

Photo: Getty Images With the Capitals set to lose right wing Brett Connolly to free agency, and the trades of Andre Burakovsky and Matt Niskanen freeing up cap space, General Manager Brian MacLellan will likely look to free agency to solve … Continue reading

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Penguins Trade Phil Kessel, Dane Birks To Coyotes In Exchange For Alex Galchenyuk, Pierre Oliver-Joseph, And Fourth-Round Pick

Photo: NHL.com The Pittsburgh Penguins traded forward Phil Kessel and defenseman Dane Birks to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for center Alex Galchenyuk, defensive prospect Pierre-Oliver Joseph, and a fourth-round pick on Saturday night, the respective teams announced.

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With More Cap Space Freed Up, How Will The Capitals Use It?

Photo: Fear The Fin After the Washington Capitals sent forward Andre Burakovsky to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for second and third-round picks in 2020 and the rights to forward Scott Kosmachuk on Friday afternoon, they have some cap space … Continue reading

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The Capitals Will Likely Go Bargain Hunting During the 2019 NHL Free Agency Frenzy

The Washington Capitals will likely remain relatively quiet for the 2019 NHL Free Agency frenzy. Continue reading

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Thank You, Burky! A Tribute to Andre Burakovsky

Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images With the salary cap lower than expected, key players entering the final years of their deals, and with some big contract decisions coming in the next few seasons, there was no doubt that Capitals’ General Manager … Continue reading

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A Look Back on “Paralyzer”: Reflecting On Matt Hendricks’ Capitals Career

Photo: Elsa/Getty Images North America Earlier this week, former Capitals forward and longtime NHL grinder Matt Hendricks announced his retirement from the NHL after parts of 11 seasons in the league. A fan favorite during his time in Washington, he … Continue reading

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