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  • Coach Barry Trotz stood behind the podium following practice Saturday afternoon, explaining the Washington Capitals’ first trade since he came aboard last May, when the outgoing party walked past. Dressed in his travel suit, defenseman Jack Hillen briefly glanced at the news conference before entering the locker room for the last time, grabbing his belongings […]... read more...
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  • He had expected to find a new home ever since the Calgary Flames approached him about waving his no-trade clause, each day overshadowed by the uncertainty of when the move would come, but forward Curtis Glencross certainly did not anticipate stretching for practice Sunday afternoon, seeing his head coach pull a cell phone from his […]... read more...
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  • One day after making a defenseman-for-defenseman swap, the Washington Capitals added to their forwards corps by acquiring Curtis Glencross from the Calgary Flames for second- and third-round picks in the 2015 NHL Draft, bringing a 32-year-old veteran aboard for the playoff push with the NHL trade deadline looming at 3 p.m. Monday . “We needed to get deeper […... read more...
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  • RALEIGH, N.C. – The Washington Capitals closed their morning skate Friday at PNC Arena, like they do each morning before a game: with special teams work. The two power-play units, wearing red jerseys, split onto separate sides, opposed by the penalty-killers in white. Except when the whistle blew and the top power-play group started, two […]... read more...
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  • As reporters trickled from the home dressing room at Verizon Center, migrating so Coach Barry Trotz could wrap a bow on the Washington Capitals’ 4-0 win over Toronto, defensemen Matt Niskanen and John Carlson peered together at a box score, paying particular attention to the column charting time on ice. All six blue-liners had skated […]... read more...
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  • While the Washington Capitals boarded their chartered plane at Dulles International Airport, bound for Tuesday’s one-game road trip to Columbus, General Manager Brian MacLellan met with reporters to discuss his handiwork. It was around 4 p.m., Monday, one hour after the NHL trade deadline had ended, and despite surveying the landscape, waiting to hear on […]... read more...
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  • RALEIGH, N.C. – Forward Brooks Laich emerged first from the caverns of PNC Arena, after the Washington Capitals had met for a little longer than usual following their third straight defeat, eyes locked ahead and marching toward a workout to shrug away the frustration. Forward Jason Chimera sat staring at a box score inside the cramped […]... read more...
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  • RALEIGH, N.C. — With an evening to kill upon arriving in town Thursday, the Washington Capitals’ coaches and staff went bowling, at the alleys near the team hotel. Much like when they curled in Calgary, captains were chosen and teams were drafted, except no players were involved. Radio play-by-play announcer John Walton, one of two bowlers to top 400 […... read more...
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  • The rest of the Washington Capitals had long departed the ice when forward Andre Burakovsky began conducting extra sprints Monday afternoon. Even after a strong showing during Sunday’s win over Toronto, the 20-year-old rookie had been informed he would sit Tuesday in Columbus, so Burakovsky wanted to cram in extra work whenever possible. Burakovsky did […]... read more...
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  • When the initial shock subsided, after they bid farewell to their departing teammate, once the Washington Capitals reminded themselves that trades happen, part of the business and all, they still marched onto the ice for practice and tried to look ahead. The conversation over sending Jack Hillen and a fourth-rounder to Carolina for defenseman Tim […]... read more...
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  • It was 6 p.m. at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel when a tall man dressed in red emerged from a dressing room and stepped onto the ice with dozens of eager youth hockey players, giving them high fives and then skating with them for the next hour and a half. Parents crowded around the […]... read more...
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  • Once 3 p.m. arrives Monday afternoon and the trade deadline officially passes, the Washington Capitals – and all NHL teams, for that matter – will be allowed four non-emergency recalls until the season’s end. By that time, players must be on American Hockey League rosters to gain eligibility for reassignment for the remainder of the […]... read more...
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  • Newly acquired defenseman Tim Gleason met reporters Sunday evening dressed in his new red Washington Capitals sweater – No. 6, just as he wore for the Carolina Hurricanes – and had already sensed the difference between the locker room of a seller and the energy of a playoff race. Behind him were the Hurricanes, who […]... read more...
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  • RALEIGH, N.C. – With 20 games remaining in the regular season and two season series closed with fellow Metropolitan Division contenders, the Washington Capitals enter the sellers’ portion of their schedule: Among their next five opponents — Carolina, Toronto, Columbus, Minnesota and Buffalo — four sit either last or next-to-last in their respective divisions,... read more...
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  • At one edge of the Washington Capitals’ locker room, next to the fans and speaker system and cooler of sports drink, forward Michael Latta found reporters and cameras crowded near his stall. “You guys never come in this corner,” he cracked, drawing laughs from the throng and from his new neighbor, the one who hadn’t […]... read more...
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  • The Washington Capitals circled around center ice and held their sticks in salute to Verizon Center, victorious for the first time in eight days, a three-game losing streak finally behind them. They had hoped Sunday night might offer a balm for their ailments, and once they started walloping the punching bag, relief came out in […]... read more...
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  • As the Washington Capitals dressed for practice Saturday morning, aiming to work out the kinks following a third straight loss, general manager Brian MacLellan walked downstairs and delivered Coach Barry Trotz the news of his first regular-season trade atop the front office. For defenseman Jack Hillen and a fourth-round draft pick, the Capitals received defenseman [̷... read more...
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  • Two trades behind them, one new addition debuting Sunday night, the Washington Capitals (33-20-10, 76 points) try to correct their course following three straight regulation losses, at once welcoming the Toronto Maple Leafs (25-32-5, 55 points) into Verizon Center and defenseman Tim Gleason, acquired Saturday from Carolina, into the home clubhouse. Forward Curtis Glencro... read more...
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  • When goaltender Justin Peters received his first promotion into the NHL, called from the Albany River Rats to the Carolina Hurricanes, he latched onto one of the locker room’s most vocal leaders. Defenseman Tim Gleason had played there since 2006-07, advanced to the Eastern Conference finals in 2008-09 and became a welcoming presence. Saturday afternoon, […]... read more...
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