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Sami Salo Injury: Bieska Off The Market For Caps?

August 27th, 2010
Over a month ago, Canucks defenseman Sami Salo tore his Achilles' Tendon. The injury may have occured a long time ago, but it still has its repercussions, and not just for the Canucks. The injury could affect the trade market, as well. Rumour was that the Capitals were looking to trade Tomas Fleischmann, possibly ...

Capitals Seem Content With Current Goalies

August 17th, 2010
  In all the goalie free agency madness this year, the Capitals seem to be happy with who they have now. Semyon Varlamov has supplanted Jose Theodore in the playoffs two straight years now, and Michael Neuvirth has won back-to-back Calder Cups and won the MVP of this year’s AHL playoffs. But ...

NHL Free Agency: Tomas Fleischmann To Be Traded?

August 13th, 2010
After the Washington Capitals re-signed Czech center/winger Tomas Fleishmann to a $2.6 million contract, rumors have circulated that they are planning to trade him. The Globe and Mail first reported the rumors that Fleishmann could be dealt for a defenseman. The hottest defenseman on the market right now is Toronto's Tomas ...

Washington Capitals’ Fate Rests On Young Defensemen

August 4th, 2010
After the Capitals' playoff collapse, falling to the eighth seeded Canadiens in seven games while blowing a 3-1 series lead, questions arose. The vast majority of questions were directed towards the blue-liners and Semyon Varlamov. Can Varlamov be a number one goalie? Should Mike Green be traded? Do the Capitals need ...

Can D.J. King Become More Than a Fighter?

August 2nd, 2010
The Capitals have recently traded for St. Louis tough guy D.J. King, adding some more muscle to the team. And when I say muscle, I mean serious muscle. King is not one to be messed with. But as fewer and fewer teams employ players such as King, will he adapt to the ...

NHL Trade Update: Capitals Swap Left Wingers With Blues

July 28th, 2010
The Washington Capitals have traded Stefan Della Rovere for veteran tough guy D.J. King. Della Rovere is a young Capitals forward who has yet to play in the NHL. Della Rovere was the Capitals' 7th round pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He has spent the large majority of ...

Should Evgeni Nabokov Be a Possible Target For the Washington Capitals?

June 23rd, 2010
This afternoon Evgeni Nabokov was told by San Jose Sharks management that they will not offer him a contract. The 35-year old goalie has played for San Jose since 1995—his entire career. However, his age and his inability to lead the Sharks to a Cup caught up to him, and the ...

Anton Volchenkov on Capitals’ Radar?

June 9th, 2010
The Capitals' need for a defensive defense-man could not have been more obvious in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Montreal's offense ranked near the bottom in five-on-five play, but they bombarded the Capitals at even strength, and their second ranked power-play dominated. Anton Volchenkov has become a top tier ...

Alexander Semin or Mike Green: A Trade That Must Happen, Like or Not

May 15th, 2010
After Montreal's stunning upset of the Washington Capitals, many fans are looking for someone to blame. While no one specifically can be pointed out, it was evident that two players, critical to the Capitals, failed to show up. Everyone knows who they are, and so do the two of them. Alexander ...

Why Jose Theodore Is the Washington Capitals’ Playoff Answer

March 26th, 2010
Journeyman goaltender and former NHL MVP Jose Theodore has finally emerged as the playoff answer for the Caps in goal. After winning the MVP award with Montreal in 2002, Theodore was traded to Colorado following a drug controversy and NHL lockout. After two years in Colorado, Theodore was traded to the ...