Winter Classic still seeking a venue

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Although Nationals Park is considered the front-runner to host the 2015 Winter Classic featuring the Capitals and the Blackhawks, the NHL has to announce a location for the annual New Year’s Day contest.

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L.A. Kings goaltending coach used the Stanley Cup in his Ice Bucket Challenge

L.A. Kings goaltending coach used the Stanley Cup in his Ice Bucket Challenge

One can only hope the ice water was derived from the rink on which the prize was won.

Five Little League World Series alumni who transitioned from baseball to another sport

Five Little League World Series alumni who transitioned from baseball to another sport

Sure, many MLB players have been in the LLWS, but so have a surprising number of other athletes, as well.

Capitals’ Brooks Orpik dismisses critics who say he’s overpaid

Capitals’ Brooks Orpik dismisses critics who say he’s overpaid

Of the roughly half a billion dollars dispensed by NHL teams to free agents on July 1, the five-year, $27.5 million contract the Capitals offered Brooks Orpik attracted the most skepticism.

Winter Classic still seeking a venue

Winter Classic still seeking a venue

Although Nationals Park is considered the front-runner to host the 2015 Winter Classic featuring the Capitals and the Blackhawks, the NHL has to announce a location for the annual New Year’s Day contest.

Alex Ovechkin takes Ice Bucket Challenge and challenges Eminem

Alex Ovechkin takes Ice Bucket Challenge and challenges Eminem

Ovechkin and several of his Capitals teammates get in on the latest craze to raise money and awareness for ALS.

Bissonnette still discussing with ‘a few teams,’ including Caps

Bissonnette still discussing with ‘a few teams,’ including Caps

Several media reports have indicated that the Capitals are the favorite to land the fourth-liner.

Bruce Boudreau runs drills in Laurel

Bruce Boudreau runs drills in Laurel

Former Capitals coach and current Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau stopped by the Gardens Ice House in Laurel to run drills with Craig Laughlin’s students.

Roger Goodell steps up for the ALS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge,’ but NHL star Paul Bissonnette shows him up

Roger Goodell steps up for the ALS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge,’ but NHL star Paul Bissonnette shows him up

Goodell used cold water in a bucket. Bissonnette used glacier water in a helicopter.

Miroslav Klose retires from German national team, will continue playing in Serie A

Miroslav Klose retires from German national team, will continue playing in Serie A

After 137 caps, 71 goals and one World Cup title, the Polish-born German player is ready to hang it up for the national team.

Ovechkin is a franchise player and here’s why

Ovechkin is a franchise player and here’s why

FANCY STATS | Neither Evgeni Malkin, Ryan Getzlaf or Pavel Datsyuk project to have a better career than the Capitals’ star winger.

Alex Ovechkin is a big fan of #TweetLikeOviDay

Alex Ovechkin is a big fan of #TweetLikeOviDay

#TweetLikeOviDay was a gr8 success. Hahahaha)))))

Craig Laughlin hosts annual Network Hockey coaches vs. students game

Craig Laughlin hosts annual Network Hockey coaches vs. students game

Coaches triumph over students, 1-0, after 15-9 student lead is wiped from scoreboard.

Alex Ovechkin believes he can fly in Instagram video

Alex Ovechkin believes he can fly in Instagram video

Capitals star appears to be getting in some conditioning work.

Kings, Ducks to play outdoors at 49ers’ new stadium

Kings, Ducks to play outdoors at 49ers’ new stadium

It’s the second hockey game to be played outdoors in California.

‘An exciting time’ for Caps goalie Braden Holtby

‘An exciting time’ for Caps goalie Braden Holtby

Holtby discusses the confidence boost of being named the unequivocal starter for the Capitals, working under renowned goalie coach Mitch Korn and more.

Agent: Caps have interest in Bissonnette

Agent: Caps have interest in Bissonnette

But would general manager Brian MacLellan need to make a corresponding move with limited cap space?

Prospects headed to developmental camp

Prospects headed to developmental camp

Czech natives Jakub Vrana and Vitek Vanecek will join Canadian Madison Bowey at the early August camp for the 2015 world junior championships.

Tomas Tatar deal is a win for Detroit Red Wings

Tomas Tatar deal is a win for Detroit Red Wings

Tatar led the Red Wings in puck possession among players skating 62 games or more last season.

Carrick reflects on rookie season

Carrick reflects on rookie season

Capitals defenseman Connor Carrick greeted fans at an open house at Verizon Center, posing for photos and signing autographs as fans shopped for season tickets.

Trotz talks Caps lineup construction

Trotz talks Caps lineup construction

Burakovsky garnering consideration for second-line center role, along with Kuznetsov, Johansson.

Free agent Watkins headed to Austria

Free agent Watkins headed to Austria

Watkins was one of Washington’s 10 “Group 3” free agents this offseason.

Ward has unique perspective on Trotz

Ward has unique perspective on Trotz

The only current Washington player to have been coached by Barry Trotz talks about the organization’s adjustment to the new regime.

Capitals sign Walker to entry-level deal

Capitals sign Walker to entry-level deal

Nathan Walker, the first Australian selected in the NHL draft, is one step closer to reaching the NHL after signing a three-year, entry-level deal.

Hershey D Kolomatis signs in Finland

Hershey D Kolomatis signs in Finland

Kolomatis is the second former Hershey player to head to the Finnish league Liiga in the past week.

Former Bears F Deschamps signs in Finland

Former Bears F Deschamps signs in Finland

Deschamps was one of three non-tendered UFAs from Washington this offseason.

Television slots, time changes for Caps

Television slots, time changes for Caps

Some minor scheduling news to power you through the dead period of summer.

Kirilenko says she ended engagement

Kirilenko says she ended engagement

Tennis player Maria Kirilenko says she broke off her engagement with Capitals star Alex Ovechkin but still wishes him continued athletic success.

Some NHL stats matter more than others

Some NHL stats matter more than others

Measuring shot efficiency in more important than calculating shot volume

A$AP Rocky wears Jaromir Jagr Capitals jersey in new music video

A$AP Rocky wears Jaromir Jagr Capitals jersey in new music video

Wear a throwback Jagr jersey, increase your street cred.

Alzner: Signings ‘huge’ for Capitals

Alzner: Signings ‘huge’ for Capitals

Speaking on the radio recently, defenseman Karl Alzner shares his thoughts on the new acquisitions and the massive contracts they signed with Washington.

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