Washington Capitals

Capitals bring back gritty forward Liam O’Brien with one-year, two-way deal
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The Washington Capitals have now signed all their remaining restricted free agents, inking Liam O’Brien to a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 at the NHL level. Known more for his toughness, O’Brien scored 10 goals and 30 points in 64 games with Hershey last season, his most productive campaign in the AHL. The Capitals have […]

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Caps Summer Series: Top 5 moments to cover from the season
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To get you ready, here are the five best storylines to cover from the 2016-17 seasons from the perspective of Capitals correspondent J.J. Regan. It starts to feel that way in January and February, but a big matchup between the Capitals and Blue Jackets added a spark to the midseason doldrums. Columbus was the hottest […]

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Ovechkins celebrate marriage almost a year later
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WASHINGTON — Usually you “lose your shirt” after a bad marriage, but Washington Capitals Winger Alex Ovechkin, married last year to model Nastya Shubskaya, celebrated Saturday as the couple held a reception that had us all wishing we had been invited. Ovechkin, who scored 33 goals last season, tying teammate TJ Oshie for the team […]

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Capitals believe Smith-Pelly has untapped potential
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The Washington Capitals have undergone some major changes this offseason, losing Justin Williams, Karl Alzner, Kevin Shattenkirk and Marcus Johansson as they try to stay under the salary cap while also keeping their core together. “I think there’s some untapped potential,” general manager Brian MacLellan said last week, via CSN Mid-Atlantic. A second-round pick by the […]

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Andre Burakovsky signs two-year, $6 million deal with Washington Capitals
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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Right winger Andre Burakovsky and the Washington Capitals have agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract. The team announced the deal with the restricted free agent on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Burakovsky had 12 goals and 23 assists in 64 games for Washington last season, his third in the NHL.

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Burakovsky gets two-year bridge deal with Caps
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The Washington Capitals have re-signed winger Andre Burakovsky to a two-year, $6 million contract. The Burakovsky deal comes on the heels of a massive contract extension for Evgeny Kuznetsov. Two years ago, it was Kuznetsov that signed a bridge deal. The Caps still have one restricted free agent in goalie Philipp Grubauer.

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After drafting Hischier and acquiring Johansson, ‘it’s an exciting time for the Devils,’ says Shero
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Ray Shero pointed out that if the salary cap did not exist, Marcus Johansson would still likely be a member of the Washington Capitals. The Capitals, with about $4.65 million available following that signing, needed to clear more space.

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Caps add depth by signing Smith-Pelly to two-way contract
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After trading away Marcus Johansson on Sunday evening, the Washington Capitals have added some depth to their group of forwards. The Capitals signed Devante Smith-Pelly to a one-year, two-way contract. If he sticks in the NHL, he’ll earn $650,000.

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Capitals blew it and now suffer non-championship hangover
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Can a team that’s never won a Stanley Cup suffer a Stanley Cup hangover? The 2016-17 Capitals swung for the fences, struck out and now they’re in the same situation other top-heavy teams like the Chicago Blackhawks have found themselves in: Making excruciating financial decisions on players they don’t want to lose, and then scrambling […]

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Capitals sign Kuznetsov to eight-year, $62.4 million deal
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The Washington Capitals have announced a long-term contract for Evgeny Kuznetsov. The Capitals have signed Kuznetsov, a restricted free agent, to an eight-year, $62.4 million extension. As expected, that represents a substantial raise from the two-year deal, with an NHL salary of $3.4 million this past season, that recently expired.

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Capitals trade Marcus Johansson to Devils
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After signing Evgeny Kuznetsov to a long-term contract on Sunday, the Capitals then traded Marcus Johansson to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a second-round pick (previously belonging to Florida) and third-round pick (previously belonging to Toronto) in the 2018 NHL Draft. After signing Kuznetsov — eight years, $62.4 million — the Capitals were […]

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Marleau leaves Sharks for Leafs, Price commits to Canadiens
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Carey Price couldn't imagine wearing anything but a Canadiens uniform, while Patrick Marleau agonized about trading in his Sharks jersey for a Maple Leafs one. On Sunday, Price signed an $84 million eight-year extension that means he'll likely finish his career in Montreal, Marleau left San Jose to sign an $18.75 million, three-year deal with […]

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