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New-look Caps have new attitude

As if sacking the head coach and general manager at the end of last season, signing high-profile free agents to bolster a weak defensive corps, nabbing Barry Trotz as a new head coach and bringing in fresh...
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Retro Rangers: The Long Journey with Dad

Their journey began more than 50 years ago when a young father took his very small son by the hand and led him to New York City and to a dark, smoky place with a lot of steps and a bright white sheet of ice at...
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Faust Benefitted From College Conditioning

Before New Jersey draft pick Joe Faust started playing college hockey, he tried to condition himself off the ice. But it wasn’t easy. “I tried to do things away from the rink to improve myself,”...
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Leonsis, Niskanen make case for Orpik

The weekend before NHL Free Agency began, 33-year-old defenseman Brooks Oprik paid a visit to Washington. He spent hours with the Capitals coaches and staff, met General Manager Brian MacLellan, and finally...
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Kings Avoid Distractions Ahead of Game 4

NEW YORK – Better not ask the LA Kings players for tickets to tonight’s Game 4. Doesn’t matter the relationship you might have with them. They’re not budging. And forget about having breakfast or...
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Caps set record in season finale loss

After a season during which they never seemed to find consistency or an identity, Sunday afternoon the Capitals went out, appropriately, with a whimper. Washington’s 1-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning...
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Washington stomped by surging Bruins

The Washington Capitals needed to prove their playoff worthiness Saturday afternoon when they met the white-hot Boston Bruins in front of a home crowd hungry for the postseason. Despite the obvious motivation,...