Washington Capitals 2009-10 Season Preview

Is this finally the year for the Washington Capitals?  Will the Stanley Cup that has eluded them since their inception in 1974 finally come to the U.S. nation’s capital?  The questions that require answering by the Capitals as this upcoming season is about to get underway are the following, namely; 1) Does Alexander Ovechkin have enough of a supporting cast? 2) Will the […]

Posted by David Minuk in Columns,Season Previews,Washington Capitals on September 30, 2009

Capitals sign Brendan Morrison

From the Washington Capitals: The Washington Capitals have signed unrestricted free agent center Brendan Morrison to a one-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. A 5’11”, 181-pound native of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Morrison has had 50-plus points […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Washington Capitals on July 10, 2009

On the Beat: Antropov signs in Atlanta, Recchi returns to Boston and reaction to Team Canada

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: NHL The Thrashers have signed Nikolai Antropov to a 4 year, $16 million contract.  As well, the team also re-signed Chris Thorburn.  A lot of cash to be throwing at Antropov but really not out of line with the ridiculous spending we’ve already seen the past day […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in 2010 Olympics,Atlanta Thrashers,Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Colorado Avalanche,Edmonton Oilers,Minnesota Wild,On the Beat,Ottawa Senators,Tampa Bay Lightning,Washington Capitals on July 2, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Sunday Edition): Bad bounces cost Penguins, some public support for Hamilton and an exciting Game 1 of the Calder Cup

Stanley Cup Final Luck played a factor in yesterday’s result, writes Mitch Albom.  With Game 2 tonight, Albom believes the Penguins saw many signs that gave them confidence heading into Sunday night.  Last night had to be frustrating for Pittsburgh, explains Bob Wojnowski.  Dave Dye says Marc-Andre Fleury wasn’t as sharp as Chris Osgood.  Jonathan Ericsson probably wouldn’t have played […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Boston Bruins,Chicago Blackhawks,Colorado Avalanche,Detroit Red Wings,NHL Morning Papers,Phoenix Coyotes,Pittsburgh Penguins,Washington Capitals on May 31, 2009

On the Beat: Dater says Pierre Lacroix “gambled and lost”

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Playoff teams: Pittsburgh could be two-sport champions if the Penguins win the Cup.  The Steel city is enjoying some great success as of late. Teams not in the playoffs: The Bruins ownership wants to get Peter Chiarellin signed to a contract extension this summer.  He has done a […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Carolina Hurricanes,Columbus Blue Jackets,Edmonton Oilers,Montreal Canadiens,On the Beat,Pittsburgh Penguins,Toronto Maple Leafs,Washington Capitals on May 27, 2009

Viktor Kozlov to the KHL too?

From TSN: The Washington Capitals could be losing another player to the Kontinental Hockey League. RDS is reporting that forward Viktor Kozlov has signed a deal to play with Salavat of the KHL for next season. Details of the contract were not reported. Read report here. I have to be honest, the names here (Kozlov […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Washington Capitals on May 26, 2009