Trotz creates bridge between players, coach

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First-year Capitals Coach Barry Trotz creates a player-based leadership group to help alleviate the problems that plagued Washington’s locker room a year ago.

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Pregame notes for Caps’ preseason opener

Pregame notes for Caps’ preseason opener

Coach Barry Trotz will start Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom on the top line, but that might look totally different by the third period.

‘No pain’ for Orlov, but also uncertain timetable for return

‘No pain’ for Orlov, but also uncertain timetable for return

“I feel good,” Orlov said later. “Feel better. Last couple weeks, feel better. No pain. Everything goes, start practicing. Everything doing well. I will see how it still goes. Three weeks, month, we’ll see.”

Reunited with Trotz, Ward hopes to build off career year

Reunited with Trotz, Ward hopes to build off career year

Ward assumed he would spend the season on Washington’s third line with Jason Chimera, which would make sense given their success together last season.

Caps announce roster for preseason opener

Caps announce roster for preseason opener

The group includes Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.

Trotz creates bridge between players, coach

Trotz creates bridge between players, coach

First-year Capitals Coach Barry Trotz creates a player-based leadership group to help alleviate the problems that plagued Washington’s locker room a year ago.

Trotz to switch up lines for early Caps preseason games

Trotz to switch up lines for early Caps preseason games

“I want to establish a protocol,” Barry Trotz said, and so he warned reporters not to read into line combinations.

Confidence, but no extension talks, from Capitals to Green

Confidence, but no extension talks, from Capitals to Green

“I think there’s a lot of uncertainty there,” general manager Brian MacLellan said of Green, who is entering the final year of his contract.

Caps’ GM MacLellan talks preseason, injuries, expectations

Caps’ GM MacLellan talks preseason, injuries, expectations

It was Brian MacLellan’s first time speaking to the media since July 1, when he handed some serious cash to two defensemen.

Trotz: Ovechkin ‘way more dangerous’ at LW.

Trotz: Ovechkin ‘way more dangerous’ at LW.

That said, Alex Ovechkin’s wing placement will be fluid depending on the situation and the preseason game.

Trotz whistles while works on Day 1

Trotz whistles while works on Day 1

New Coach Barry Trotz, replete with his trademark whistle, puts the Capitals through a demanding workout on the first day of training camp in Arlington.

Caps’ Wilson (ankle) taking recovery ‘day-by-day’

Caps’ Wilson (ankle) taking recovery ‘day-by-day’

“If I’m not feeling 100 percent, there’s no point in rushing it,” the 20-year-old forward said.

Capitals: Three key factors as training camp opens

Capitals: Three key factors as training camp opens

Washington, which missed the playoffs last season for the first time in seven years, is certain that its disappointing 2013-14 season was simply an aberration.

Capitals add hat trick display at Verizon Center

Capitals add hat trick display at Verizon Center

The Capitals announced that they added a new exhibit at Verizon Center, featuring all the hats thrown onto the ice after Caps hat tricks dating back to 2008.

For Trotz, it’s all in the details

For Trotz, it’s all in the details

As Capitals prepare to open training camp, new coach Barry Trotz focuses on everything from team building to locker placement.

Capitals 2014-15 camp preview: Goalies

Capitals 2014-15 camp preview: Goalies

What effect will Mitch Korn have on Braden Holtby?

Capitals 2014-15 camp preview: Defensemen

Capitals 2014-15 camp preview: Defensemen

How will Coach Barry Trotz pair the defensemen, and who is grabbing that No. 6 spot?

Caps’ training camp preview: Forwards

Caps’ training camp preview: Forwards

Breaking down the three big stories surrounding Washington’s forwards. Next up, the defensemen.

Capitals announce training camp schedule

Capitals announce training camp schedule

Coach Barry Trotz (pictured) and the Capitals welcome 66 players to training camp, which gets underway Friday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudamire, Henrik Lundqvist enlisted to help James Dolan break world kazoo record

Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudamire, Henrik Lundqvist enlisted to help James Dolan break world kazoo record

Who doesn’t love an extended kazoo solo by 6,000 people at an Eagles concert?

Caps notes: Copley stands out in rookie game

Caps notes: Copley stands out in rookie game

Plus notes on Vitek Vanecek’s hampering language barrier, the power of fatherhood for Christian Djoos and Madison Bowey wearing the captain’s “C.“

Prospects get testy in scrimmage with Flyers

Prospects get testy in scrimmage with Flyers

Hard checks and frequent jawing lead to a pair of scuffles between Capitals and Flyers prospects during a scrimmage that Washington lost, 3-0.

Caps’ Copley ready for first professional season

Caps’ Copley ready for first professional season

If Edward Pasquale remains hurt into training camp, then the 22-year-old Copley might be in line for an assignment to Hershey.

Video: Korn uses medicine balls to teach goalies

It’s Korn’s birthday, so between this segment and the print story and the leftovers it might as well be Mitch Korn Day.

More stories from Mitch Korn’s goalie camp

More stories from Mitch Korn’s goalie camp

“Nobody is sacred,” and more lessons from the Yoda of netminding.

For Caps prospects, game in Philly is last chance to impress

For Caps prospects, game in Philly is last chance to impress

All 20 prospects seemed anxious to finally hit the ice for a real game, and Tuesday afternoon they will get their chance.

The man who teaches the men in net

The man who teaches the men in net

Bronx-bred Mitch Korn never played much hockey. Now the goalie guru is helping the Caps pull out all the stops.

Injury notes: Orlov skates with Caps vets

Injury notes: Orlov skates with Caps vets

Plus, John Erskine arrived in town and minor-league goaltender Edward Pasquale might not be ready for training camp.

Oft-injured Hillen healthy ready to compete

Oft-injured Hillen healthy ready to compete

Doctors discovered the issue in Hillen’s knee this offseason, but by Monday he was jumping and running and ready to go.

NHL, Epix partner for new Winter Classic all-access show

NHL, Epix partner for new Winter Classic all-access show

“Those are the things people don’t see,” said Coach Barry Trotz, who along with the Capitals will receive the all-access Winter Classic treatment.

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New goalie coach raises stakes

New goalie coach raises stakes

Goalies for the Capitals are being trained to stop hockey pucks while holding an 18-pound medicine ball.

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