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5 Reasons to be Excited About the 2014-15 Capitals

Most people may be sad about summer ending, but for hockey fans it means that the season is about to begin.

08/26/2014

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Laich: Missing Playoffs May Have Been ‘Greatest’ Outcome for Capitals

Missing the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons may have been the “greatest” outcome for the future of the Capitals, Brooks Laich told NHL.com.

08/07/2014

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Caps Sign 1st Australian Player to be Drafted

The Washington Capitals have signed forward Nathan Walker, the first Australian player to be drafted by an NHL team.

07/25/2014

I hate you Boston. Yes, even you Big Poppy. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Four-Sport City Misery Index: Hey D.C., it Could be Worse

For all sports fans it’s easy to get wrapped up in our own little worlds and to imagine our city as having the worst luck.

07/21/2014

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The Art of Losing: Who Can Save D.C.?

To be a D.C. sports fan is to know what a kick in the face on a Sunday evening feels like.

07/14/2014

General Manager Brian MacLellan of the Washington Capitals answers questions during his introductory press conference at the Verizon Center on May 27, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Washington Capitals introduced MacLellan as the new general manager and Barry Trotz as the new head coach during the press conference. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

GM Brian MacLellan on Caps ‘Checking Out’ on Adam Oates, Being Called ‘GMBM’

Caps GM George MacLellan addressed the team’s decision to give Brooks Orpik a five-year contract, how the players “checked out” on Adam Oates, and not wanting to be called ‘GMBM.’

07/03/2014

Brooks Orpik #44 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 3, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. The Penguins defeated the Islanders 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Brooks Orpik: It Won’t Take Very Long for Pittsburgh to ‘Boo Me’

Prior to signing with the Capitals, Brooks Orpik says he never really envisioned playing anywhere besides Pittsburgh, but now that he’s in D.C., he’s noticed there’s “a lot of similarities to our group in Pittsburgh.”

07/02/2014

Goaltender Justin Peters #35 of the Carolina Hurricanes during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on December 14, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The Hurricanes defeated the Coyotes 3-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Capitals Sign Goalie Justin Peters to 2-year Deal

The Washington Capitals have signed 27-year-old goaltender Justin Peters, formerly of the Carolina Hurricanes, to a two-year, $1.9 million contract, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.

07/01/2014

Brooks Orpik #44 of the Pittsburgh Penguins plays his 700th NHL game in second period action in an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on April 3, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Capitals Sign Defenseman Brooks Orpik to 5-year, $27.5 Million Deal

The Washington Capitals have signed 33-year-old longtime Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik to a five-year, $27.5 million contract Tuesday afternoon, the team announced a short time ago.

07/01/2014

Alex Ovechkin (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Ovechkin: New Coach Trotz ‘Going to Bring Some New Stuff’

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and Barry Trotz finally had a chance to meet face to face for the first time since the former Nashville Predators coach was named Capitals coach on May 26.

06/23/2014

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