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Capitals Contracts: A Swede Deal Turns Sour

Photo: Hockeey News Sometimes a free agent signing will be the logical move for a team to make, but it ends up not working out. In many cases, the player gets injured and is unable to return to his former … Continue reading

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A Review Of Common Strategies For Dodging The NHL’s Salary Cap

Photo: NHL Since the salary cap was implemented as part of the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement prior to the 2005-06 season, teams have taken advantage of loopholes to jettison a player who seemed overpaid relative to their perceived value. Many … Continue reading

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Like Father, Like Sons: A Look At Father And Son Combinations in the NHL

Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images Over the years, the National Hockey League has seen its fair share of families within its ranks, from siblings to distant relatives. One of the less frequently seen family combinations is that of pairs of … Continue reading

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The Last 92: A Look Back at Michael Nylander’s Capitals Career

Photo: Getty Images In the 43-year history of the Capitals, just three players have worn No. 92 on the back of their sweaters. While budding superstar Evgeny Kuznetsov is the most recent and current owner of the number, longtime NHLer … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Turns 30

30 years ago today, November 23, 1987, Capitals’ star center Nicklas Backstrom was born in Valbo, Sweden to Anders and Catrin Backstrom.  Anders was a longtime defenseman for the Brynas IF hockey team in the Swedish Elite League.

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Nostalgic Nick: Nicklas Backstrom and William Nylander Share More than Just Ice Time As Members of Team Sweden

Photo: Jimmy Wixton/SportsBladet Nicklas Backstrom told reporters during his exit interview a few days ago that he was heading to Germany to represent his home country of Sweden in the World Hockey Championships. Among his teammates on his country’s team … Continue reading

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