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Weekend Recap of Washington Capitals Roster Improvements
June 25th, 2012 at 12:44 AM
"I would expect that we're going to make two picks." Washington Capitals General Manager George McPhee wasn't lying to viewers while joining the crew on NHL Network before the first round of the draft began. Only thing was, McPhee had a trick up his sleeve that would have Caps fans salivating by...

Washington Capitals Select Thomas Wilson at Pick Number 16 (Video Highlights)
June 22nd, 2012 at 9:33 PM
With the 16th pick in the 2012 Draft, the Washington Capitals selected left winger Thomas Wilson. The 6'4", 203 pound forward is known for his checking abilities, but also has a great offensive game. The Canadian is just 18 years old, but he managed 27 points in 46 games with the...

Washington Capitals Select Filip Forsberg with the Number 11 Pick (Highlight Video)
June 22nd, 2012 at 8:52 PM
After acquiring Mike Ribeiro from the Dallas Stars before the third pick was announced, George McPhee decided to select Filip Forsberg with the 11th pick in the NHL Draft. The left winger was ranked as the number three prospect in the entire draft, but somehow fell all the way down to...

Washington Capitals Receive Mike Ribeiro in Trade with Dallas Stars
June 22nd, 2012 at 7:56 PM
Before the third pick in the NHL draft was chosen, George McPhee made a big splash in Pittsburgh by addressing one of the biggest needs in Washington. In exchange for Cody Eakin and a second round pick, the Washington Capitals receive Dallas Stars center Mike Ribeiro. Ribeiro will immediately step into...

2012 NHL Draft: First Round Selections
June 22nd, 2012 at 5:43 PM
The 2012 NHL Draft begins at 7:00 EST at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA. For those who won't be watching the draft on NBC Sports Network, Capitals 101 will have an updating thread of the entire first round. (And hopefully some monster trades!) To make things more exciting for...

Washington Capitals Receive 25-to-1 Odds for 2013 Stanley Cup
June 12th, 2012 at 8:36 PM
One day following the Los Angeles Kings first Stanley Cup victory, Bovada (Vegas betting) released the early odds on who will win the 2013 Stanley Cup. Although it suffered a first-round exit this season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been chosen as the early favorites to win the Cup next year at...

Busy Monday for Washington Capitals: Vokoun to Pittsburgh, Kuznetsov to Traktor Official
June 4th, 2012 at 2:38 PM
***PHOTO1*** While the hockey world is still focused on the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup, there were a couple moves made today that directly impact the 2012-13 Washington Capitals. With an expiring contract and Braden Holtby and Michal Neuvirth set to play next year, George McPhee...

Work in Progress: Washington Capitals Free Agent Targets and Draft Prospects
May 19th, 2012 at 5:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** This is part three (of three) of a series of articles featuring Capitals 101's thoughts on the Washington Capitals offseason plan. Part one concerns the selection of a new bench boss, and part two takes a look at the restricted and unrestricted free agent situation. After selecting a new head coach...