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  • Several Red Wings-related stories hit the wires early this morning, so I'm up a little early to note them, as well as this (it looks like the weather's holding up for Danny DeKeyser's flight with the Blue Angels): .@DeKeyser5 will take flight in this guy with the @BlueAngels this afternoon! pic.twitter.com/keGeHEziyh — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) Septem... read more...
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  • The new coaching staff was upstairs at Washington’s practice facility, another morning preparing for the upcoming season. His teammates were on the ice for another offseason skate session. Rookie camp will begin on Sept. 11, training camp one week after that, and around that time too comes John Carlson’s wedding. And yet the 24-year-old defenseman […]... read more...
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  • CHANGING THE TRAPEZOID Earlier this summer, I had a lengthy discussion with former Flyers goaltender Brian Boucher about a variety of goaltending related topics. One of the more interesting things to come out of the conversation was the fact that Boucher is among the seeming minority who does not mind the trapezoid and the corresponding rules restricting goaltender... read more...
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  • In addition to their coveted spot as hosts of the annual Winter Classic on New Years’ Day, the Washington Capitals will appear on NBC network affiliates 12 times next season, the league announced Tuesday. Six of those will be home games, scheduled as part of NBC Sports Network’s “Wednesday Night Rivalry” series: Oct. 29 vs. Detroit […]... read more...
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  • Former Hershey Bears forward Nicolas Deschamps, who spent three games with the Capitals last season, has signed with Oulu Kärpät, a Finnish squad in the country’s top league, Liiga. The announcement was made on the league’s website. In 65 games with the Bears last season, Deschamps scored 40 points (15 goals, 25 assists). It was his second season with the AHL... read more...
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  • You may take this article from Expressen's Gunnar Nordstrom and Sebastian Mattson for what you will, and what follows is roughly-translated: Lidstrom on why he turned down Babcock Nicklas Lidstrom ahd a chance to return to the Detroit Red Wings as a coach--but he declined. Now the 44-year-old reveals why he turned down the dream job. "We're doing well here... read more...
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  • The Devils have 5 prospects that are making the jump from the CHL to professional hockey for the 2014-15 season. Get to know more about these players as Brock Otten, Shawn Mullin, and Regan Bartel provide insight into each prospect. read more...
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  • With Capitals development camp wrapped up Saturday, before everything shuts down for the upcoming vacation months, here are some leftover tidbits from the past week: Barry Trotz met Caps first-rounder Jakub Vrana in the NHL draft bathroom At the 2014 NHL draft in Philadelphia, the Capitals selected Czech winger Jakub Vrana with the 13th overall pick. […]... read more...
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  • Three Capitals prospects, including the organization’s first two draft picks of 2014, have been selected to development camps for the 2015 World Junior Championships, one step closer to playing in the event to be held next winter in Toronto and Montreal. First-round selection Jakub Vrana, who dazzled and impressed at Washington’s development camp in early Jul... read more...
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  • As many know, Mike Babcock’s assistant coaching staff moved on this summer. Tom Renney left the organization when he was hired as president and chief executive officer of Hockey Canada. Shortly after, Detroit’s other assistant coach, Bill Peters, was hired as the new head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, after three seasons with the Red Wings, working primarily with Detro... read more...
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  • They gathered behind a tall, red curtain on the balcony level of the practice facility, partitioning the new Washington Capitals coaching staff from the public during three developmental camp scrimmages last week. Barry Trotz next to Lane Lambert next to Todd Reirden next to Blaine Forsythe, all hanging over the rails to watch the action […]... read more...
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  • The contract of Brooks Orpik has become this offseason’s hot-button issue around the Washington Capitals, the item asked whenever some new, relevant official, coach and player faces the media. Internally, the Capitals – everyone from assistant coach Todd Reirden to Coach Barry Trotz to general manager Brian MacLellan – have lauded Orpik’s leadership, his ability to [R... read more...
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  • Free agent forward Paul Bissonnette, he of the mountaintop ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, remains in discussions with “a few teams,” among them the Washington Capitals, his agent said Wednesday. On Tuesday night, ESPN anchor John Buccigross reported that Bissonnette was nearing a deal with the Capitals. Reached via text and asked to comment, Bissonnette’s ag... read more...
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