Grabovski wants Caps to settle future

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Free agent center won’t decide whether to re-sign until he knows the direction the team is heading

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Breaking down the Caps’ UFAs

Breaking down the Caps’ UFAs

A look at Grabovski, Halak and Penner.

Grabovski wants Caps to settle future

Grabovski wants Caps to settle future

Free agent center won’t decide whether to re-sign until he knows the direction the team is heading

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Will Leonsis make another coaching change?

Will Leonsis make another coaching change?

The Capitals have missed the playoffs for the first time in seven years. What effect might another management change have on the core group of players, including Alex Ovechkin?

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Caps hit the wall, Nats have a Braves problem and buzz-less Wizards set for playoffs

Caps hit the wall, Nats have a Braves problem and buzz-less Wizards set for playoffs

The Capitals enter the offseason early and with questions, the Braves extend their dominance over the Nats, and the Wizards head for the playoffs for the first time in six years.

Capitals injury updates

Capitals injury updates

Checking in with the walking wounded.

On day after, Caps bide time

On day after, Caps bide time

Ownership appears willing to wait before making changes to a team that missed playoffs for first time in seven years.

Ovechkin: ‘I have to take criticism’

Ovechkin: ‘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.

Caps reflect on what went wrong

Caps reflect on what went wrong

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

Dealing with the end of the Caps season

Dealing with the end of the Caps season

John Walton has some thoughts on what it means to see one season end, without success.

Strachan left out of Fan Appreciation Day

Strachan left out of Fan Appreciation Day

Caps defenseman’s name isn’t called during Jerseys Off Our Back ceremony.

Five factors that kept the Caps out of the playoffs for the first time since 2007

Five factors that kept the Caps out of the playoffs for the first time since 2007

For the Capitals, the 2013-14 season will be remembered as an utter disappointment. With a pivotal offseason to come, what led to their demise?

As Washington’s season ends, questions begin

As Washington’s season ends, questions begin

The Capitals fail to score a goal in their season finale, but players defend Coach Adam Oates.

Open thread: Caps-Lightning

Open thread: Caps-Lightning

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

Leonsis explains team policies

Leonsis explains team policies

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

Oates: ‘We didn’t get it done’

Oates: ‘We didn’t get it done’

Notes from the final practice of the Capitals’ season.

Who will be this year’s hot goalie?

Who will be this year’s hot goalie?

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

Beagle records first two-goal game

Beagle records first two-goal game

An individual milestone for the hard-working center.

Capitals face minimal resistance

Capitals face minimal resistance

Jay Beagle scores twice and Alex Ovechkin scores league-leading 51st goal as Washington earns hollow win over Chicago at Verizon Center.

Open thread: Caps-Hawks

Open thread: Caps-Hawks

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

Caps’ ‘pride at stake’

Caps’ ‘pride at stake’

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

Third line records three goals, nine points

Third line records three goals, nine points

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

Caps look good in a vacuum

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With their playoff hopes extinguished a day earlier, the Capitals win their third straight, beating Carolina, 5-2.

Open thread: Caps at Canes

Open thread: Caps at Canes

Discuss the game as the Caps visit Carolina Thursday night.

Oates on Halak ‘I’ve always been honest’

Oates on Halak ‘I’ve always been honest’

Oates denies misrepresenting Halak.

Leonsis: ‘Obviously I was wrong’

Leonsis: ‘Obviously I was wrong’

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

Ted Leonsis, on the Caps, in 2008

Ted Leonsis, on the Caps, in 2008

Team’s owner talked about the rebuilding philosophy six years ago. It’s now a harrowing read.

Once again, Wizards and Capitals fail to make playoffs in same season

Once again, Wizards and Capitals fail to make playoffs in same season

D.C.’s NBA and NHL franchises have made the playoffs in the same season one time since 1988.

Cancel your Caps playoff heartbreak plans

Cancel your Caps playoff heartbreak plans

Wait ‘til next year comes early this season.

Capitals are denied a postseason berth

Capitals are denied a postseason berth

Columbus and Detroit both earn points Wednesday night to prevent Washington from reaching the playoffs for the first time since the 2006-07 season.

Halak’s agent ‘bewildered’ by Oates

Halak’s agent ‘bewildered’ by Oates

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

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