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In a pre-draft trade the Colorado Avalanche acquired goaltender Philipp Grubauer and veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik from the Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals on Friday, June 22. The following day, Colorado announced they had signed the 26-year-old netminder to a three-year contract through the 2020-21 season.        ... [Read More]
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Although the Washington Capitals now have considerably more money to work with after their salary-clearing trade Friday night, the team hasn't started spending any of it yet. Washington's preference would be to sign defenseman John Carlson before the window for the pending unrestricted free agent to meet with other teams opens at noon Sunday, and while General Manager Brian MacLellan described the sides as "really close" Friday night, they nonetheless remained apart Saturday afternoon. The Capitals also have extended a contract offer to pending unrestricted free agent defenseman Michal Kempny, according to a person familiar with the situation, but... [Read More]
Although the Washington Capitals now have considerably more money to work with after their salary-clearing trade Friday night, the team hasn't started spending ... [Read More]
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The Capitals' Stanley Cup contains many lessons, but perhaps the clearest is that many champions go through injuries, slumps, controversies and season-near-death experiences. [Read More]
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The Washington Capitals traded goaltender Philipp Grubauer and veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik to the Colorado Avalanche for a second-round pick (No. 47 overall) on Friday night at the NHL draft, a move that clears Orpik's $5.5 million salary cap hit for next season and gives Grubauer an opportunity to be a starter. The defending Stanley Cup champions now have more than $21 million in cap room to potentially re-sign top defenseman John Carlson and other key pending free agents. [Read More]
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All 31 Friday picks in one place! The first round of the 2018 NHL Draft is Friday night, from American Airlines Center in Dallas. The Buffalo Sabres start the night with the first overall pick and the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals pick last in the first round, No. 31 overall. The host Dallas Stars select 13th overall in the first round. Here are all the picks in the first round, updated as they come in. [Read More]
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Move over, Alex Ovechkin. There's a new Russian Alexander in town. The Washington Capitals selected defenseman Alexander Alexeyev with the No. 31 overall selection of the 2018 NHL Draft Friday night, the final pick of the first round. Alexeyev, a left-shot blueliner from St. Petersburg, Russia, played for the Red ... [Read More]
The Washington Capitals traded veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik and backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer to the Colorado Avalanche for the 47th pick in the ... [Read More]
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The Colorado Avalanche acquired 2018 Stanley Cup champion and veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik, and goaltender Philipp Grubauer from the Washington Capitals in exchange for their second-round selection (47th overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft.        ... [Read More]
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The Colorado Avalanche sent the 47th overall pick of the 2018 NHL Draft to the Washington Capitals for goalie Philipp Grubauer and defenseman Brooks Orpik. The trade helped clear cap space for potential Devils free-agent target John Carlson. [Read More]
The Colorado Avalanche sent the 47th overall pick of the 2018 NHL Draft to the Washington Capitals for goalie Philipp Grubauer and defenseman Brooks Orpik. The trade helped clear cap space for potential Devils free-agent target John Carlson. [Read More]
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The Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals have traded veteran defenceman Brooks Orpik and backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer to the Colorado Avalanche for the 47th pick in the NHL draft. [Read More]
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The Colorado Avalanche announced they have acquired goaltender Philipp Grubauer and defenseman Brooks Orpik from the Washington Capitals. [Read More]
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The Washington Capitals traded goalie Philipp Grubauer to the Colorado Avalanche ahead of the first round of the NHL Draft on Friday.  ... [Read More]
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The Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals have traded veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik and backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer to the Colorado Avalanche for the 47th pick in the NHL draft. [Read More]
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Every NHL team needs something. Some teams need more than others, though. A team like the Washington Capitals maybe needs a couple small tweaks. On the other hand, a team like the Buffalo Sabres has a... [Read More]
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The Washington Capitals announced their annual Fan Fest will take place Saturday, June 30 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. The day will include a chance for fans to take their picture with the Stanley Cup. Photo-ops will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., but the photo ... [Read More]
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From the Buffalo Sabres at No. 1 through the Washington Capitals at 31st overall. An 18-year-old Swedish defenseman named Rasmus Dahlin is the consensus pick to be selected first overall in the 2018 NHL Draft, which begins Friday night in Dallas, with the Buffalo Sabres holding the No. 1 pick. But there are 30 more picks in the first round, including the Carolina Hurricanes picking second despite finishing with the 11th-worst record in the league in the 2017-18 season. Carolina had only a 3.3 percent chance of getting the No. 2 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery, yet here... [Read More]
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In the final 2018 NHL Mock Draft, top prospects Rasmus Dahlin, Adam Boqvist, Quinn Hughes, Andrei Svechnikov, Brady Tkachuk, Filip Zadina and more projected to be high picks in June's NHL Entry Draft, where the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators and Arizona Coyotes, Detroit Red Wings, Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks own high picks. The Rangers, Blackhawks, Flyers, Senators and New York Islanders all own multiple first-round picks. Could the Islanders get goalie help in a trade with the Washington Capitals? The Draft begins on Friday, June 22, 2018 (6/22/18). [Read More]
Did President Trump "collude" to have the Russian captain of the Washington Capitals win the Stanley Cup? Where is Chuckie Schumer when you need him? ... [Read More]
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