CAPITALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Changes Coming to America's Capital

     The rumor mill has heated up in a big way today with Dmitry Chesnokov posting on Twitter that there could be changes coming to the Capitals today and there has been a lot of internet chatter that one of or both of Adam Oates and general manager George McPhee could be on their way to the unemployment line in the very near future.      I for one welcome the idea of replacing...
Via Puckrant.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sergei Fedorov spent Tuesday’s Wings game in the Joe’s press box, but he wasn’t exactly ‘visiting’

During last night's Red Wings game, the "GM Cam" found Sergei Fedorov speaking with Wings GM Ken Holland and executive Chris Chelios. I wasn't too surprised as Fedorov rather wryly informed the media at the Winter Classic Alumni game that he still spends his summers in Metro Detroit, and as CSKA Moscow's season has ended--and KHL teams' training camps...
Via Kukla's Korner
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Moscow Dynamo would be likely landing spot for Alex Ovechkin if he chose to bolt for KHL

If Alex Ovechkin ever thought of hiking off to the KHL down the road, it could land with the Moscow Dynamo, for whom he’s an adviser. The club is owned by billionaire Arkady Rotenberg, who used to spar at judo with Russian president Vladimir Putin when they were kids. - Longtime Edmonton Oilers orthopedic specialist Dr. David Reid’s hopes of being in the owner’s box at Churchill...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Summertime Series: Capitals Q&A!

The Washington Capitals probably should be playing playoff hockey right now. Let's be blunt! However, since they are on an unscheduled extended vacation, we had to come up with something to fill the time. Then I came up with a somewhat brilliant idea. What a perfect time to do Q&A's with Washington media and personalities. That will work. It will have to work.  What...
Via Puckrant.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds acquire defensive prospect Rissling from Caps

With rather random timing, the Nashville Predators and Washington Capitals pulled off a trade on Saturday. In exchange for a seventh round pick in 2014, the Caps sent Calgary Hitmen captain Jaynen Rissling to Nashville. The 20-year old defenseman registered career-best numbers in every major offensive category last season, his last at the junior level. According to Cap Geek, he hasn’t...
Via Section 303
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Green On The Trade Block?

     After the implosion that was the end of the Capitals season the rumors are starting to heat up regarding more than a few of the players. I've seen mention of Mike Green, Alex Ovechkin (repeatedly), Mikhail Grabovski, Dustin "Pancakes" Penner, and Jaroslav Halak most notably.       Everyone knows what this team needs moving forward to compete, and that...
Via Puckrant.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin under fire again

No matter how a Washington Capitals season ends, who the coach is, how the roster is constructed or which way the team is trying to play, the majority of the criticism levied upon the organization is directed toward Alex Ovechkin. Nine seasons into his NHL career, there’s no one more aware of that reality than Ovechkin himself. “It’s part of my job,” Ovechkin, 28, said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin: I’m never going to ask for a trade

Photo: sports.ru There is a lot of finger pointing going on throughout the media in Washington with the Capitals set to miss the postseason for the first time since the 2006-07 season. There were some positives but clearly a lot more negatives to the 2013-14 season. Alexander Ovechkin led the NHL in goals, scoring 51 along with 24 power play goals and a +/- rating of a -35. Ovechkin...
Via DC Sports-Kings
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps' Marcus Johansson's season ends with UBI

As if barely missing out on the playoffs wasn't painful enough, the Washington Capitals now have to endure injury added to insult.Centerman Marcus Johansson left The Capitals' win over the coasting Chicago Blackhawks in the second period on Friday night, the result of taking a Nicklas Backstrom drive off of his left hand during a Caps' power play and did not return...
Via Sports Injury Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The truth is Alex Ovechkin is an over-rated player

I agree with EVERYTHING  said about Alex Ovechkin. Because of his shortcomings on the other side of the puck I consider him an over-rated player–as much as that can be said of anyone who scores roughly fifty times a year besides the fact that he hits people all over the ice. But he–like Mario Lemieux back when  #66 was in his athletic prime–is indifferent (to say the least...
Via USA Sports 360
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaroslav Halak’s Agent ‘Bewildered’ Adam Oates Would Betray His Player’s Trust

The Washington Capitals are fighting for a playoff spot in the final days of the regular season, and if that wasn’t tough enough, the team also is dealing with an issue between head coach Adam Oates and starting goaltender Jaroslav Halak. Oates told reporters before Tuesday’s 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues that Halak “wasn’t 100 percent comfortable” playing against his...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaroslav Halak's agent upset with Adam Oates, says he didn't ask out

Things are headed south faster than the politicians' approval ratings in Washington. On Tuesday Jaroslav Halak did not start when the Capitals faced the Blues in St. Louis, his former team as of a little more than a month ago. Coach Adam Oates said that Halak told him he was not comfortable facing his old team thus Braden Holtby got the start (and win). You just had to know...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brouwer and Johansson collide in bad way

The Washington Capitals are faced with a must win situation the rest of the season. If the team wins out, they may have an outside shot at a playoff berth. In tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues, forwards Troy Brouwer and Marcus Johansson met between the blue line and center ice during the Capitals late first period power play. Let’s just say that Brouwer has a pretty...
Via DC Sports-Kings
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Coach Throws Goalie Under Bus For Not Wanting To Face Former Team

Washington Capitals goaltender Jaroslav Halak had an opportunity to play against his former team and show it why trading him prior to the March 5 NHL trade deadline was a mistake, but instead of relishing the opportunity to make a statement, he wanted no part of starting net Tuesday night. “We know the feelings when you go into your old stomping ground and it’s not always easy...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Predator Ward represents tricky lesson in NHL economics

When the Washington Capitals awarded Joel Ward a four-year, $12-million contract in 2011, it seemed like an outrageous sum at the time. Ward was coming off a regular season in which he scored 10 goals in 80 games. However, significantly, he also was the Nashville Predators' leading playoff scorer (both in goals with seven and points with 13 in 12 games) in what was, at the time...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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