Arlington, VA-Alex Ovechkin announced today that he will not attend the 2012 NHL All-Star Game this weekend in Ottawa, Canada.
As the Caps gear up to take on the Stanley Cup champions Boston Bruins in the final game before the All-Star break, the Caps find themselves locked in a tight battle just to make the playoffs.
Arlington, VA-The Caps (24-17-2, 50 points) host the New York Islanders (16-21-6, 38 points) tonight to try and sweep their four game home stand, but the big news was the loss of Mike Green.
Washington, DC-The Capitals came up just short to the red hot St. Louis Blues 2-1 in Dale Hunter’s NHL debut as a head coach.
The Bruce Boudreau era is over in Washington DC. Despite an incredibly hot start by the Caps, the team is in the midst of a prolonged slump and today the organization fired Bruce Boudreau as head coach.
Arlington, VA-New Capitals Head Coach Dale Hunter & Caps players spoke to the media for the first time since the firing of Bruce Boudreau & hiring of Dale Hunter today.
Dale Hunter is a tough guy with a twinkle in his eye. Hunter could be vicious enough to be suspended 21 games for a cheap shot but funny enough to strut bare-chested around the Capitals’ practice facility with his stomach taut, exclaiming, “Washboard, washboard. Got any laundry to do?”
This season Ovechkin has scored just 8 goals in 22 games. Does that sound like MVP numbers? Ovechkin’s 17 points leaves him currently tied for 54th in the NHL. OV doesn’t even lead the Caps in points anymore. The question is will Dale Hunter be able to get Ovechkin back on the right track?
Arlington, VA-Capitals General Manager George McPhee spoke this morning about the firing of Bruce Boudreau and the hiring of former Caps Captain Dale Hunter as the new head coach.
The Washington Capitals lucked out this off-season, signing 35-year old goalie Tomas Vokoun to a 1- year, $1.5 million deal. What a steal he is for Washington; there are 29 other goalies in the NHL […]