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Washington Capitals Name Tim Hunter Assistant Coach
July 23rd, 2012 at 12:52 PM
While the 2012-13 NHL season remains a mystery, the Washington Capitals are ready to go. George McPhee announced this morning that Tim Hunter will fill out the Capitals coaching staff, joining Adam Oates and Calle Johansson. Longtime Caps fans surely remember that Hunter was also an assistant coach alongside Ron Wilson...

Washington Capitals Name Calle Johansson Assistant Coach
July 18th, 2012 at 10:57 AM
Mike Green created a buzz of controversy surrounding his comments after signing a 3-year, $18.25 million contract with the Washington Capitals on Monday. When asked if he could reach the 70-point plateau for the third time in his career, Green didn't hesitate. "One hundred percent and it will be next year,”...

Washington Capitals Take Good Risk in Signing of Mike Green
July 16th, 2012 at 2:15 PM
***PHOTO1*** There's only one restricted free-agent that remains for the Washington Capitals: John Carlson. That's not exactly the player Caps fans thought would be the last to sign. Mike Green signed a new 3-year, $18.25 million contract with the Capitals on Monday morning to keep a red sweater on Greenie through the...

VIDEO: Wojtek Wolski Makes Braden Holtby Look Pretty Silly
July 11th, 2012 at 6:06 PM
As you may know already, the Washington Capitals signed former Florida Panthers Wojtek Wolski to a one-year, $600,000 deal Wednesday afternoon. The Poland native hasn't played more than 37 games in a season since the 2009-10 season; he recorded 17 goals and 30 assists in a solid campaign with the Avalanche....

Jeff Halpern Good Fit for New York Rangers
July 11th, 2012 at 11:50 AM
It came as no surprise to many Washington Capitals fans when George McPhee announced veterans Jeff Halpern and Mike Knuble would not return to the team. The only question remained was if an NHL organization would give the two players another shot. Halpern will be headed to the Big Apple after...

Washington Capitals Announce ECHL Affiliation with Reading Royals
July 9th, 2012 at 11:54 AM
As most Caps fans already know, development camp started this morning for the Washington Capitals. Many of these players will head to Washington's AHL affiliate Hershey Bears, and others will now report to the ECHL's Reading Royals. George McPhee made the announcement of the new affiliation this morning on behalf of...

NHL Free Agency: Washington Capitals Sign Joey Crabb
July 1st, 2012 at 9:56 PM
After standing pat for most of the first day of NHL free agency, George McPhee made former Toronto Maple Leafs Joey Crabb the newest member of the Washington Capitals. (per @DarrenDrager) The right-winger registered 11 goals and 26 points in 67 games for the Maple Leafs last season, and GMGM appears...

Adam Oates Hired as Head Coach of Washington Capitals
June 26th, 2012 at 2:07 PM
Thanks, Darren Drager. As first reported by the TSN hockey insider and now officially confirmed by the Washington Capitals, Adam Oates has been hired as the next head coach of the Washington Capitals. I'm not gonna gloat to those who heavily opposed this article that pushed for Oates to be the next...

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...

Why Adam Oates Should Coach the Washington Capitals
June 13th, 2012 at 11:02 PM
My bad. When the first part of Capitals 101's offseason plan was published, veterans Bob Hartley and Paul Maurice were listed as the top two candidates to replace Dale Hunter. The problem with those choices is that it was based on who I thought was the best coach available, not the...

Mike Knuble and Jeff Halpern Won’t Return to Capitals, Other Suitors Possible?
June 8th, 2012 at 3:32 PM
***PHOTO1*** On Thursday, news of Mike Knuble's departure from the nation's capital was a harsh reality that was made official for Caps fans. (WaPo's Carrera) Today, Jeff Halpern joins Knuble on the list of ex-Capitals who will be looking for a job elsewhere July 1. (Examiner's McNally) Like the Knuble scenario, Halpern...

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...

Work in Progress: Washington Capitals’ Offseason Plan (Part 2)
May 17th, 2012 at 3:20 PM
***PHOTO1*** Yesterday, Capitals 101 began a three-part set that includes the offseason plans for the Washington Capitals. The first article regarded the first priority: finding a new head coach. Following the selection of a new bench boss, George McPhee will have to turn his attention to his restricted and unrestricted free agents....

Work in Progress: Washington Capitals’ Offseason Plan (Part One)
May 16th, 2012 at 4:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** This may be the most difficult offseason that George McPhee will endure since he became GM of the Washington Capitals in 1998. The Capitals exceeded (late-season) expectations in getting one win away from their first Conference Final appearance since that '98 Cup run. However, the end result was still a second-round...

Washington Capitals Dale Hunter’s Powerless Power Play, Nicklas Backstrom in Sweden
March 5th, 2012 at 7:53 PM
***PHOTO1*** The pool of Washington Capitals playoff optimists seems to be shrinking by the day (or shutout), but Capitals 101 is still here standing by the Caps with 17 games to play. May not be the smartest decision, but hey, most of the good things in life come when you least expect...

Washington Capitals Stand Pat as Trade Deadline Passes
February 27th, 2012 at 4:02 PM
***PHOTO1*** For the past four years, Washington Capitals fans have seen George McPhee make acquisitions at the trade deadline to put the Capitals in the best position to win a Stanley Cup. Those fans who were expecting the same thing this year aren't too happy right now. Amidst a buyer's market because of...

Washington Capitals Recall Keith Aucoin, Make Minor Trades to Boost Defense
February 3rd, 2012 at 6:39 PM
The Washington Capitals front office made quite a few moves yesterday in the minor league hockey world, but the most notable of all is the recall of Keith Aucoin from the Hershey Bears. Aucoin leads the entire AHL in points scored this year with 70 in just 43 games. He has...