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Capitals Insider: July, 2012

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Matt Hendricks, Troy Brouwer weigh in on Adam Oates and how Caps may play next season

Matt Hendricks and Troy Brouwer recently shared their initial impressions of Adam Oates and the style of play the Capitals might play in 2012-13.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:07 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 07/30/2012

Alex Ovechkin in London for 2012 Olympics

Alex Ovechkin visits the 2012 London Olympics to support his girlfriend, Maria Kirilenko. He documents his trip on Twitter.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:52 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Capitals, Alex Ovechkin, 2012 Olympics

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Alexander Semin signs with Carolina Hurricanes (Updated)

Alexander Semin’s tenure in Washington is officially over as he signs a one-year deal worth $7 million with Southeast Division foe Carolina.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:37 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Capitals name Tim Hunter assistant coach (Updated)

Caps round out coaching staff with Tim Hunter, who was an assistant coach in Washington for five seasons under Ron Wilson. (Updated)

By Katie Carrera  |  12:17 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington capitals

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 07/21/2012

Keith Aucoin signs with Toronto Maple Leafs

AHL veteran Keith Aucoin, who found a spot on the Capitals’ fourth line last season has signed a one-year deal with the Maple Leafs.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:38 PM ET, 07/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Poll: Should the Caps bring back Alexander Semin? (Update)

Nearly three weeks into free agency, Alexander Semin remains unsigned. Do you want him back?

By Katie Carrera  |  04:04 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Adam Oates wants a collaborative coaching staff

Capitals Coach Adam Oates wants his assistants to have input across all facets of the game.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:41 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Caps sign first-round pick Tom Wilson to entry-level deal

Caps sign 2012 first-round pick Tom Wilson to a three-year entry level deal.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:38 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Johansson: Joining Caps, Oates ‘just felt right’

The former longtime Capitals defenseman is tapped by ex-teammate Adam Oates to be an assistant coach.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:00 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 07/17/2012

Why Mike Green won’t have another 70-point season

Even if he’s healthy, the Capitals defenseman is highly unlikely to hit the 70-point mark again in his career.

By Neil Greenberg  |  10:32 AM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Caps Convention canceled because of CBA uncertainty

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  06:00 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 07/16/2012

McPhee: Caps willing to take chance on Wolski

The Capitals were willing to take a chance on Wojtek Wolski after interviewing the forward to determine his commitment level.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:08 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Capitals sign Mike Green to three-year deal (Updated)

Team makes it clear it believes 26-year-old defenseman can stay healthy, agreeing to pay him $18.25 million through 2014-15.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:38 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 07/16/2012

NHL labor talks loom over offseason

Will the 2012-13 NHL season start on time?

By Katie Carrera  |  07:05 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capitals Insider

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 07/15/2012

Mike Green declines Washington Capitals’ qualifying offer

Restricted free agent Mike Green declined the Capitals’ qualifying offer, but the two sides can continue to negotiate a deal.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:23 PM ET, 07/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capitals Insider

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 07/15/2012

Mike Ribeiro excited to bring his offensive creativity to Caps

Veteran center Mike Ribeiro is excited to bring his offensive creativity to the Capitals.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:50 AM ET, 07/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 07/14/2012

Connor Carrick chooses junior hockey path

Connor Carrick — a 2012 fifth round pick — will play for the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL, passing up an NCAA hockey career at Michigan.

By Eric Detweiler  |  04:23 PM ET, 07/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 07/14/2012

Caps GM George McPhee on assistant coaches, restricted free agents

Caps GM George McPhee on the search for assistant coaches and status of negotiations with RFAs Mike Green and John Carlson.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:42 PM ET, 07/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Goalie prospect Steffen Soberg in no hurry to play in North America

Goalie Steffen Soberg — a 2011 draft pick — will wait another year to make his North American junior debut. Brandon Anderson and Philipp Grubbauer continue to progress.

By Eric Detweiler  |  02:54 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Caps sign Filip Forsberg to entry-level deal

Washington inks 2012 first-round draft pick Filip Forsberg to a three-year, entry level deal that begins when he plays his first year in North America.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:43 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Adam Oates gets to know the prospects

Adam Oates is starting to get familiar with the team’s propects at development camp.

By Eric Detweiler  |  11:17 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Goalie Sergei Kostenko arrives at Washington Capitals development camp

Goaltender Sergei Kostenko is at his first development camp after the Caps made him a surprise selection in the final round of last month’s draft.

By Eric Detweiler  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Cameron Schilling seeks role with Hershey, Washington

Whether he’s playing for Hershey or Washington, defenseman Cameron Schilling says he’ll try to focus on what he can control.

By Eric Detweiler  |  01:14 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Capitals prospect Patrick Wey savors college experience

Patrick Wey — a fourth round pick in 2009 — will head back to Boston College, hoping to win a third NCAA hockey title in four years.

By Eric Detweiler  |  09:47 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Barry Almeida continues whirlwind year at Capitals development camp

Fresh off an NCAA title at Boston College, Barry Almeida, a college free agent, has left an impression at his first development camp.

By Eric Detweiler  |  07:20 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Caps sign Wojtek Wolski to one-year deal

Washington addresses a need for an offensive forward by signing Polish winger Wojtek Wolski to a one-year deal with the hope that he’ll find a spot on the second line.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:18 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Olie Kolzig remembers the 2004-05 lockout

Olie Kolzig recalls the 2004-05 NHL lockout and sounds off about the labor negotiations.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:46 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Max Iafrate hopes to be more than a name at Caps development camp

Max Iafrate, son of former Capital Al Iafrate, is attending Capitals development camp this week as a free agent invitee.

By Eric Detweiler  |  10:11 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Garrett Haar aims to keep surprising

Garrett Haar, a 2011 seventh-round pick, has continued building on a strong showing at last year’s development camp.

By Eric Detweiler  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Stan Galiev ready to leave his mark

Winger Stan Galiev is using his third Capitals development camp to prepare for his first professional season.

By Eric Detweiler  |  07:50 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Jim Johnson named assistant coach with San Jose

Former Capitals assisstant coach Jim Johnson has been named an assistant coach in San Jose.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:18 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Adam Oates era begins with development camp

Adam Oates never got to play in a development camp, but he’s kicking off his Capitals tenure by leading one this week.

By Eric Detweiler  |  10:06 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Jeff Halpern agrees to one-year deal with Rangers

Former Capitals center Jeff Halpern has agreed to a one-year contract with the New York Rangers.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:10 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Filip Forsberg, Tom Wilson take the ice for Caps development camp

The Capitals’ top two draft picks take the ice on Monday at the team’s development camp.

By Eric Detweiler  |  06:20 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Capitals announce ECHL affiliation with Reading Royals

The Capitals announce a new ECHL affiliation with the Reading Royals after eight years partnered with the South Carolina Stingrays.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:59 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Capitals development camp opens today

Roughly three dozen prospects get a chance to try and impress the team’s top brass during a week full of workouts and scrimmages.

By Post Sports Editors  |  09:08 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 07/06/2012

Jay Beagle looking forward to working with Adam Oates

Recently re-signed center Jay Beagle talks about his recovery from a broken foot and working with new Coach Adam Oates.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:19 PM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 07/06/2012

Adam Oates to throw out first pitch at Nationals game

New Capitals Coach Adam Oates will throw out the first pitch at tonight’s Nationals game.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:12 PM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 PM ET, 07/05/2012

Capitals re-sign center Jay Beagle

A restricted free agent, the hard-working forward played a career-high 41 games last season.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:30 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 07/05/2012

Capitals re-sign Mathieu Perreault (updated)

Mathieu Perreault inks a new, two-year deal with the Capitals.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:11 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Capitals announce development camp roster

The Capitals have announced the schedule and roster for next week’s development camp.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:43 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 07/03/2012

Capitals sign defenseman Jack Hillen to one-year deal (updated)

Capitals have signed former Nashville defenseman Jack Hillen to a one-year deal.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:18 AM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 07/02/2012

McPhee on free agency: ‘It’s sometimes best to sit back and stay out of it’

GM George McPhee on free agency: ‘It’s sometimes best to sit back and stay out of it’

By Katie Carrera  |  07:29 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Joey Crabb a ‘stronger person’ after long road to NHL

New Capitals player Joey Crabb, who played last year in Toronto, didn’t have the easiest route to the NHL, but says he’s stronger for it.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:02 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 07/02/2012

NHL free agency roundup

Day 2 may include decisions from some of the most sought-after free agents.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:18 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:47 PM ET, 07/01/2012

Capitals sign winger Joey Crabb (updated)

Capitals sign winger Joey Crabb.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:47 PM ET, 07/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 07/01/2012

TSN panel rips Alexander Semin

Marc Crawford called the Russian winger a “complete loser” and said that Semin had “no character.” Then Pierre McGuire took his turn.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:52 PM ET, 07/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/01/2012

NHL free agency updates: Capitals quiet on first day of free agency

Follow along and discuss notable signings by the Capitals and around the league as they happen on the first day of free agency.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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