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Perhaps no team in the National Hockey League had as inauspicious a start as the Washington Capitals. In the entire century-plus of NHL history, the 1974-75 Capitals, one of two expansion teams to enter the league that year (after a horrendously unfair expansion draft from an already depleted league), hold the league’s worst-ever single-season points
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The Dallas Stars are once again considered a contender thanks in large part to superstars Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn and Ben Bishop. However, it will be organizational depth that will determine how far the club goes in coming seasons. Second and third-round picks such as Roope Hintz and Esa Lindell have filled important roles, but
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From the eighth seed in the Western Conference to the Stanley Cup Final, the Nashville Predators provided hockey fans with a wild ride through the 2017 NHL Playoffs. At the center of that playoff run was Filip Forsberg. Forsberg is just one of general manager David Poile’s many great acquisitions over the years. Since arriving
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Originally published in Sept. 2013, but updated recently, here’s a look back at some great trades for the Anaheim Ducks. In the first years of the Anaheim Ducks’ existence, the team struggled to compete with a cast of players from the expansion draft. While solid drafting and player development played a big part in the turnaround, the
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To locals he was simply known as “The Captain.” Unfortunately overshadowed by two guys named Gretzky and Lemieux over most of his career, Steve Yzerman finally got the respect he deserved in 1997 when he finally led the Detroit Red Wings to that ever elusive Stanley Cup, a drought of 42 years had ended.  The
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It has been almost five years since a blockbuster trade went down during the offseason between the St. Louis Blues and the Washington Capitals. The Blues sent forward TJ Oshie to the Caps in exchange for forward Troy Brouwer, goaltender Pheonix Copley and a third-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. As with most
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Ever since Maurice “The Rocket” Richard became the first to do so in 1944-45, scoring 50 goals in one season has been the pinnacle plateau for NHL goal scorers. The magic 50-number has distinguished the true “snipers” of the league. While Wayne Gretzky once scored 50 in only 39 games – an NHL record –
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The very first Russian-born and trained player to make it to the NHL was Victor Nechayev. Upon marrying an American woman that allowed him entry into the USA, Nechayev played one season of professional hockey in North America. That included three games for the Los Angeles Kings during the 1982-83 season, one of which saw
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There’s a lull in the news about the Vancouver Canucks because of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, so I thought I would take an opportunity to look back over Vancouver Canucks’ history and weigh in who I believe have been the greatest Canucks of all time. What prompted this post actually wasn’t all that historical. Like
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A lot has changed within the Washington Capitals organization in the two seasons following their 2018 Stanley Cup championship run. To begin, head coach Barry Trotz and his coaching staff made the transition from the nation’s capital to Long Island two weeks after their Stanley Cup victory. Most notably, a significant number of players who
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The Anaheim Ducks have, by and large, been blessed when it comes to National Hockey League expansion teams. Stars like Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne graced their roster – then composed of Mighty Ducks – early on in their existence. They made two Stanley Cup finals in four seasons, taking the New Jersey Devils to
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Ranking all-time greats, no matter the sport, is a near-impossible task. Almost every era is drastically different from the next and the game of hockey is no different. With that in mind, we decided to break down our look at the greatest goaltenders to have played the game by decade and see how each one
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Before the 2019-20 NHL season was paused, Washington Capitals’ forward Alexander Ovechkin was scoring goals and reaching new milestones at a remarkable pace. On Feb. 22, 2020 he became the eighth member of the NHL’s 700-goal club, and continued that rampant pace right up to the season suspension. He now sits eighth on the all-time
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