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Family Ties: The Second Time Around – Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes And the Drafting of Extended Family

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Over the years, there have been many a time when an NHL team drafts a player with the hopes that they can be a building block for the franchise, only to be disappointed by said prospect’s development, … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom: “They’ve Taken Care Of Me As A Family Member Since Day One”

Photo: Lars Defgard On Tuesday, the announcement came that Nicklas Bäckström will be with the Washington Capitals for another five years. The following is from an interview Backstrom held with Swedish hockey media outlet Hockeysverige, conducted the following day. “Bäckis” … Continue reading

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