Tag Archives: Mike Richards

20 Years After The 2003 NHL Draft – What Became Of The Selected Players?

Photo: Getty Images The 2003 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennessee on June 21-22, 2003. It was famous for being one of the deepest pools of talent in any NHL draft.

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The Ultimate Fate Of The Long Term Contracts Signed Before The Last Collective Bargaining Agreement

Photo: Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post When the salary cap was instituted in the NHL, owners and players often signed players to extra-long contracts in which the last few years carried a significantly lower salary so that the average value of … Continue reading

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Beginnings With Bruce and Backstrom Birthday Heroics — Retro Recap: Washington Capitals @ Philadelphia Flyers – November 23, 2007

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images During the Thanksgiving time frame, Caps fans remember past games that took place around that holiday.  They were especially memorable in 2007. This post looks at the game between the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers that took … Continue reading

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Ovechkin Fight Club: A Review of Alex Ovechkin’s Fight History

Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Never really a part of the Alex Ovechkin’s game, the Great 8 has dropped the gloves just four times in his lengthy career. Here’s a recap of the Ovechkin fight card to date.

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Similar Paths, Diverging Course: The Washington Capitals, the Philadelphia Flyers, and The Road Not Taken

Graphic: @epoole88 There are times after a particularly traumatic Stanley Cup Playoff exit that ends a team’s season prematurely, in which fans and some pundits insist that the team in question needs a culture change, from suggestions to trade the … Continue reading

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Grading Brian MacLellan’s In-Season Moves as Capitals’ GM

Photo: KSNV Brian MacLellan’s off-season moves this summer have drawn a lot of attention, as the Capitals are beginning to retool the team and make roster changes to adhere to the salary cap. In addition to the off-season moves, it’s … Continue reading

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Mike Richards: “Washington was awesome”

In an interview with his home town media outlet, Richards spoke about his time in Washington, and the next steps for the 31-year-old.

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Capitals vs Flyers: Players to Watch

With the first Capitals playoff game 48 hours away, there will be lots of excitement for both teams and possibly even some added inspiration for the Flyers after the passing of owner Ed Snider Monday. NoVa Caps is taking a look at some … Continue reading

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Capitals Strike Quickly, Hold On for 4-2 Win

Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals beat the Ottawa Senators 4-2 on Tuesday night at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.  The win raised the Caps record to 52-15-5 (109 points) . The win also clinched the Metropolitan Division title … Continue reading

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Kings of the Cup: Justin Williams and Mike Richards Will Be Invaluable to the Caps In the Playoffs

 The signing of three-time Stanley Cup champion Justin Williams to a two-year, $6.25 million contract in free agency (a deal many considered to be a steal, considering the then- 33-year old’s pedigree) was a blessing for the Capitals.

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