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Capitals Insider: April, 2014

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 04/29/2014

Katie Carrera talks Ovi, McPhee and Oates

By Tracee Hamilton  |  03:04 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/29/2014

Extras from George McPhee’s farewell news conference

More notes and quotes from George McPhee as he and the Capitals part ways after 17 years.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George McPhee

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 04/28/2014

Fancy Stats has five questions the Capitals need to answer

There are five tough questions that Washington needs to ask during this offseason of upheaval.

By Missy Khamvongsa  |  09:52 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 04/27/2014

Capitals President Dick Patrick: ‘I wish we had two’ of Alex Ovechkin

The volume of those in the trade-Ovechkin camp increased this spring, but if Saturday was any indication he’s not going anywhere.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:35 PM ET, 04/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Dick Patrick, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 09:42 PM ET, 04/26/2014

Possible coaching candidates for the Capitals

Taking a look at some potential replacements for Adam Oates among those currently available.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:42 PM ET, 04/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Coaching search

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 04/26/2014

Possible general manager candidates for the Capitals

For the first time since he bought the team in 1999, Ted Leonsis will hire a general manager for the Caps.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:57 PM ET, 04/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  General manager search, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/26/2014

General Manager George McPhee, Coach Adam Oates will not return to Capitals

Capitals will not renew McPhee’s contract as general manager and have fired Oates as coach.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, George McPhee, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 04/22/2014

What will the Caps’ next move be? Will there even be one?

Post Sports Live crew discusses Ted Leonsis’ next move -- if there is one.

By Tracee Hamilton  |  02:58 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Capitals season review: Bottom six forwards

A look at the players on the third and fourth lines.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Volpatti, Dustin Penner, Eric Fehr, Forwards, Jason Chimera, Jay Beagle, Joel Ward, Tom Wilson

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Capitals season review: Goaltending

A look at the odd year in net for the Capitals.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:59 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Goaltending, Jaroslav Halak, Michal Neuvirth, Olie Kolzig, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Capitals season review: Top six forwards

A look at those who played on the first or second line this year.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Forwards, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Capitals season review: Defensemen

A look at the Capitals’ blue-liners.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, connor carrick, Defense, Defensemen, Dmitry Orlov, Jack Hillen, John Carlson, John Erskine, Karl Alzner, Mike Green, Nate Schmidt

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Breaking down the Capitals’ unrestricted free agents

A look at Grabovski, Halak and Penner.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:25 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dustin Penner, Jaroslav Halak, Mikhail Grabovski, Unrestricted free agents

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Injury updates on Mike Green, Marcus Johansson, Jack Hillen, Brooks Laich and Patrick Wey

Checking in with the walking wounded.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:33 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Patrick Wey

Posted at 08:24 PM ET, 04/14/2014

Alex Ovechkin: ‘I have to take responsibility. I have to take criticism’

Ovechkin and Oates weigh in on the star winger’s plus-minus, need for improvement and role on the team.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:24 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Rocket Richard Trophy

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 04/13/2014

Capitals reflect on what went wrong

The Caps have already had four days to ponder why they’re facing a long offseason.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:00 PM ET, 04/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Lightning, Eric Fehr, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 04/13/2014

Open thread: Capitals vs. Lightning

Discuss the final game of the Capitals’ season Sunday afternoon.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:49 PM ET, 04/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Lightning, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 04/12/2014

Ted Leonsis explains Capitals’ postgame and agent communication policies

The Capitals owner declined to be interviewed for a recent story but weighed in on his blog.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:47 PM ET, 04/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ted Leonsis

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 04/12/2014

Adam Oates: ‘We didn’t get it done’

Notes from the final practice of the Capitals’ season.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:29 PM ET, 04/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chandler Stephenson, Peter LeBlanc, Prospects, Recalls

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/12/2014

Who will be this year’s hot goalie?

They say defense wins championships, and in hockey, that starts with the netminder.

By Neil Greenberg  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Statistical analysis

Posted at 11:43 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Jay Beagle records first career two-goal game

An individual milestone for the hard-working center.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:43 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Blackhawks, Jay Beagle, Karl Alzner

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Open thread: Capitals vs. Blackhawks

Discuss the game as the Capitals host the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:53 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Blackhawks, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Capitals’ ‘pride at stake’ as regular season wraps up

The playoffs are out of reach, but the Capitals want to close out the regular season on a positive note if they can.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:42 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Fehr, Joel Ward, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:28 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Third line records three goals, nine points against Hurricanes

In case anyone needed a reminder of who the Caps’ best players at even strength are, the third line offered one on Thursday.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:28 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Canes, Eric Fehr, Jason Chimera, Joel Ward

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Capitals at Hurricanes: Open Thread

Discuss the game as the Caps visit Carolina Thursday night.

By Mark Giannotto  |  06:23 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Canes, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Adam Oates on goalie Jaroslav Halak: ‘I’ve always been honest and I was in this case’

Oates denies misrepresenting Halak.

By Mark Giannotto  |  03:04 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Allan Walsh, Caps-Canes, Jaroslav Halak

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 04/10/2014

After missing playoffs, Capitals ‘can only blame ourselves’

After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2007, Capitals gather for a pre-game skate with nothing to play for.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:41 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis: ‘Obviously I was wrong’

Capitals owner writes on his blog that he will avoid quick decisions in wake of team missing the playoffs.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:48 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Capitals are denied a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs

Columbus and Detroit both earn points Wednesday night to knock the Capitals out of the playoff race.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:03 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Stanley Cup playoffs

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Jaroslav Halak’s agent ‘bewildered’ Adam Oates broke trust between player, coach

The goaltender’s agent says Oates misrepresented his client and that their private conversation should never have been made public.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:27 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Allan Walsh, Jaroslav Halak

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-1 win in St. Louis

FIVE THOUGHTS | When most had counted the team out, Washington puts on its best performance in months.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:27 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Blues, Defense, Five thoughts, Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom, playoff race

Posted at 12:56 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Alex Ovechkin records his 50th goal of the season

The star winger becomes the 11th player in NHL history to reach the 50 goal plateau in five different seasons.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:56 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Blues, milestones

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Open thread: Capitals at Blues

Discuss the game as the Capitals visit St. Louis on Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:30 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Blues, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Braden Holtby to face Blues; Jaroslav Halak not ‘comfortable’ facing former team

Notes from the skate in St. Louis.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Blues, Jaroslav Halak, Lineups

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Goalie Jaroslav Halak ‘looking forward’ to facing former team

Caps goalie would like to get the start against St. Louis

By Mark Giannotto  |  03:40 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capitals, Jaroslav Halak

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Caps will be without Mike Green for at least two games

Washington may have to manage without defenseman Mike Green during final week of regular season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:24 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Mike Green, Practice update

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 04/06/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout win against the Islanders

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win on Long Island.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:57 AM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Isles, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Joel Ward

Posted at 10:09 PM ET, 04/05/2014

Mike Green injured in win over Islanders

The defenseman didn’t return to the game after suffering an injury in the first period.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:09 PM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Isles, Injuries, Mike Green

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 04/05/2014

Open thread: Capitals at Islanders

Discuss the game as the Capitals visit the Islanders Saturday afternoon.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:52 PM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Islanders, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 04/05/2014

Fancy Stats Superlatives for the 2013-14 NHL regular season

It’s time to recognize a few players whose contributions -- or deficiencies -- might have gone overlooked.

By Neil Greenberg  |  04:22 PM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Statistical analysis

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 04/05/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-1 loss to the Devils

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:39 PM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Devils, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 04/05/2014

Washington Capitals need three goals or more

Under Adam Oates, Washington has not won a regulation or overtime game in which it has scored two or fewer goals.

By Neil Greenberg  |  12:35 PM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Offense, Statistical analysis

Posted at 11:37 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Capitals’ playoff hopes receive devastating blow with loss in New Jersey

Even if the Capitals win out, they have less than a 50 percent chance of reaching the playoffs according to SportsClubStats.com.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:37 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Devils, Jason Chimera, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Open thread: Capitals at Devils

Discuss the game as the Capitals visit New Jersey Friday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:27 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Devils, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Devils will test Capitals’ patience

New Jersey has the league’s the top-ranked penalty kill

By Katie Carrera  |  02:32 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Devils, connor carrick, Lineups, Tyson Strachan

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Alex Ovechkin: ‘I think everybody quit on the play’

Ovechkin says everyone quit on the play that led to Dallas’ fourth goal.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:27 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Devils, Jay Beagle

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Joel Ward nominated for Masterton Trophy

After an unlikely journey to the NHL, Joel Ward has been nominated for the Masterton Trophy.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:20 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joel Ward, Masterton Trophy, NHL awards

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Rookie Connor Carrick expected back in Capitals’ lineup against Devils

After sitting out seven games as a healthy scratch, rookie defenseman Connor Carrick is expected to draw back into the lineup Friday.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:55 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Devils, connor carrick, Defense

Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Oates on the end of the Ovechkin-Beagle experiment: ‘That line hasn’t hurt us’

The coach takes stock of the Ovechkin-Beagle combination.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:08 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Jay Beagle, Line combinations

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Adam Oates wants Alex Ovechkin to improve five-on-five

Oates says he hasn’t talked to Ovechkin yet about the lackadaisical defensive play against the Stars.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:42 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Adam Oates: Alex Ovechkin ‘quit on the play’ that led to Stars’ fourth goal

A look at what the star winger didn’t do on the play that led to the Stars’ fourth goal.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:54 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Troy Brouwer misses practice; Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom reunited on same line

Trroy Brouwer rests Wednesday, while Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom skate on the same line.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:11 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Lineups, Patrick Wey, Practice update, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 07:14 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-0 loss to Dallas

One for each goal against.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:14 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Stars, Five thoughts

Posted at 11:45 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Capitals show ‘zero urgency’ in blowout loss to Stars

Embarrassing loss at home against Dallas is another blow to Washington’s playoff chances.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:45 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Stars, Eric Fehr

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Open thread: Capitals vs. Stars

Discuss the game as the Capitals host the Stars Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:15 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Stars, Lineups, Open Thread

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Capitals brace for matchup with desperate Stars

Tuesday night at Verizon Center is a battle of teams fighting to reach the playoffs.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:06 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Stars, Joel Ward, Mikhail Grabovski, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Capitals shuffle defense again; Grabovski at left wing against Stars

By Katie Carrera  |  12:46 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Stars, Defense, Dustin Penner, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Lineups, Mikhail Grabovski, Patrick Wey

 

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