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Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III cleared another checkpoint Thursday with a successful NFL preseason debut. The Redskins' starting QB went 4-for-6 for 70 yards against the Buffalo Bills' starting defense and ended his night with a 20- yard touchdown to Pierre Garcon.
The Washington Capitals are banking on two-time Norris Trophy finalist Mike Green returning to his old form. The defenseman has no doubts that he can again produce the offensive numbers that made him one of the NHL's most gifted blueliners from 2008 to 2010.
Former Washington Capitals forward Alexander Semin remains without a contract for next season and it is not yet known if the Russian sniper will return to the NHL or sign with a team in Russia's KHL.
Of the 46 prospects at the Washington Capitals' development camp this week, only a handful will be invited to the team's main training camp in September. Within that smaller group, there may only be one or two players with any shot at making the Caps' opening night roster.
Forty-six NHL hopefuls are gathering this week at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex for the Caps' annual development camp.
The game-time temperature was 97 degrees at Pfitzner Stadium, but starting pitcher Drew Storen could not have been more comfortable.
The Washington Capitals added depth to their blueline late Monday night, signing free agent defenseman Jack Hillen to a one-year $650,000 one- way contract.
The path from Anchorage, Alaska to Washington, D.C. can make for a long journey with many stops along way- just ask former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin. The newest member of the Washington Capitals, Alaska native Joey Crabb, would also concur.
Amid all of the coverage this week of the Washington Capitals hiring Adam Oates as the 16th head coach in team history, there has been plenty of focus on Oates' playing career.
Adam Oates will be the 16th head coach in Washington Capitals history, WTOP has learned.
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