July 15, 2011 |
The Washington Capitals have garnered plenty of attention this offseason for the addition of five veteran free-agents to the dressing room, but on Friday the team ensured that one of its young home-grown defensemen will remain in the fold for two more years. Washington signed Karl Alzner to a two-year contract worth $2.57 million, which is widely considered a bargain price for the 22-year-old who established himself as half of the Capitals' shut-down pairing in his first full NHL season.
January 17, 2013 |
Alex Ovechkin 's offseason was quiet. He wasn't photographed partying with Russian club dancers on a yacht in Turkey, and there were no images of him that sparked a debate about his fitness level. This summer was different. This summer, Ovechkin served as the most enthusiastic supporter — and occasional equipment bag lackey — for his now fiancee, professional tennis player Maria Kirilenko . The routine took a little getting used to, Ovechkin admitted recently, what with going to sleep early...
October 1, 2009
The Capitals are Knuble's fifth NHL franchise, and a look at his previous stops reveals two interesting patterns: Teams score more points in the standings in his first full season with them (except for one tie), and they score fewer points when he leaves. First Season Season Before 1997-98 Red Wings 103 1996-97 Red Wings* 94 1998-99 Rangers 77 1997-98 Rangers 68 2000-01 Bruins 88 1999-2000 Bruins** 73 2005-06 Flyers 101 2003-04...
March 2, 2012 |
The game is two hours away, and the seats at J. Dee's Market Grill are already filling up, a man wearing a London Knights jacket seated one down from another wearing a London Knights cap. There is, already, discussion about playoff tickets — how much they'll cost, who the potential opponents might be, whether it makes sense to hold off on the first round and wait till the second — because the grind of the postseason for the Ontario Hockey League...
January 21, 2013 |
For the first 11 minutes of the new NHL season , Alex Ovechkin was hard to miss. The Capitals ' star winger set up on the power play against Tampa Bay; he created quality scoring chances and took four shots on goal. After the early flurry of activity in the season opener, though, Ovechkin pretty much vanished. He and linemates Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson finished with no points, eight shots on goal — five in the first period — and a combined minus-3 rating.
September 17, 2012 |
The NHL owners officially locked out the players at midnight on Saturday , and with no negotiations scheduled, players such as Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin and goaltender Michal Neuvirth are exploring their options overseas, an indication they don't expect the labor dispute to be settled anytime soon. Ovechkin, who has yet to sign a contract but has said he plans to play in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League during the lockout, told Sovetsky Sport on Monday that he...