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Aging Capitals think they can go on another long playoff run

Sep. 27, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Look no further than the extra gray hair on Alex Ovechkin's head for evidence he and the Washington Capitals are getting older. The stress of the past few years has not helped. Since winning the Stanley Cup in 2018, the Capitals have not won a playoff series...

Ovechkin, banged-up Capitals return to ice for start of camp

Sep. 22, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals opened training camp Thursday without two of the team's top players. Longtime Alex Ovechkin running mate Nicklas Backstrom and big winger Tom Wilson are expected to miss at least the first portion of the season recovering from injuries....

Training camps open around NHL after another short offseason

Sep. 21, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

Training camps open around the NHL on Thursday after another short offseason, a third in a row squeezed by the pandemic. That doesn’t bother Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon one bit. For one of hockey's best players and his teammates, it's already time to get back on the...

Capitals overhaul roster most of any contender in the East

Jul. 22, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

Several hours into NHL free agency, the Washington Capitals had two new goaltenders and a replacement for the defenseman they lost to Seattle. They were far from done. They traded for winger Connor Brown, signed forwards Dylan Strome and Henrik Borgstrom and defenseman Gabriel...

NHL free agency: Devils sign Palat, Capitals add Strome

Jul. 14, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

A day after the New Jersey Devils missed out on the top prize in NHL free agency, they landed two-time Stanley Cup champion Ondrej Palat on Thursday. The Washington Capitals, meanwhile, continued their busy offseason by signing former Chicago Blackhawks forward Dylan Strome. ...

NHL free agency: Johnny Gaudreau makes Blue Jackets a winner

Jul. 14, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

Judging success and failure in NHL free agency just hours after the market opened can be tricky, looking into the future to predict which moves will pan out — or not. Looking back at the slew of signings on Wednesday, it seems relatively easy to identify at least one winner and a...

Blue Jackets sign top NHL free-agent, "Johnny Hockey"

Jul. 13, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

A hectic start to the NHL’s free-agency period Wednesday closed with the Columbus Blue Jackets landing the highest-profile player: "Johnny Hockey.” Johnny Gaudreau cashed in on a career season by signing a $68.25 million, seven-year contract with Columbus in the Blue Jackets’...

Goalies on the move: Kuemper to Capitals, Campbell to Oilers

Jul. 13, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The champagne had barely stopped flowing from the Colorado Avalanche's Stanley Cup celebration when they traded for a new goaltender, signaling that Darcy Kuemper would not be back. Kuemper tried not to think too much about where he would be going. When the...

Gaudreau leaving Flames, joins deep NHL free agent class

Jul. 12, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

While Evgeni Malkin is returning to Pittsburgh, Johnny Hockey is testing the free agent market. Join the club. It’s a good one. On the eve of free agency, Malkin re-signed with the Penguins on a $24.4 million, four-year contract, and MVP candidate Johnny Gaudreau...

Predators, Oilers, Wild make early moves to close gap on Avs

Jul. 11, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

Confronted by the harsh reality of the Tampa Bay Lightning moving on from him and with memories still fresh of being on the wrong side of the Stanley Cup championship handshake line, Ryan McDonagh approved a trade to the Nashville Predators. The Predators also lost to the Stanley Cup...