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Caps GM: Taking Filip Forsberg a no-brainer

Washington Capitals General Manager George McPhee said that selecting Filip Forsberg in the first round (11th overall) of the NHL Draft Friday was a no-brainer.

Saturday - 06/23/2012, 09:00am EDT

Tags: ben raby, George McPhee, Filip Forsberg

Caps' McPhee: Coaching interviews complete

Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee says that he is finished interviewing candidates for the team's vacant head coaching position. Now it's just a matter of making a decision and hiring the 16th head coach in team history.

Saturday - 06/23/2012, 08:59am EDT

Tags: ben raby, Dale Hunter, George McPhee

Caps acquire center Mike Ribeiro from Dallas

The Washington Capitals have acquired center Mike Ribeiro from the Dallas Stars for prospect Cody Eakin and a second-round pick (54th overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft, the club announced Friday.

Saturday - 06/23/2012, 08:46am EDT

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Racist tweets drown out pure Game 7 glory

Moments after right winger Joel Ward shoveled the puck past Bruins goalie Tim Thomas in the second minute of overtime, sealing the fate of the 2011 Stanley Cup champions, hateful speech began popping up on Twitter. Some users have deleted their comments -- though they still appear in search engines -- while others stand by their 144 characters.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 09:47am EDT

Tags: Joel Ward, ben raby, Paul D. Shinkman, Kevin Weekes, Wayne Simmonds

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Top 10 games of Caps' regular season (10 through 6)

With the regular-season complete and the Stanley Cup Playoffs set to begin Wednesday (the Caps open in Boston on Thursday), WTOP.com has counted down the Top 10 games of the Capitals' regular season. Today we look at games 10 through 6.

Sunday - 04/08/2012, 09:43pm EDT

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Caps on familiar side of playoffs

The Washington Capitals woke up this morning in unfamiliar territory -- on the outside of a playoff position with five games to play.

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 03:51pm EDT

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Backstrom in Sweden spending time with family

Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom is in Sweden to spend time with his family, a team spokesman confirmed to WTOP Monday.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 03:47pm EST

Tags: Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals, Dale Hunter, ben raby

Neuvirth disappointed with non-start against Sharks

Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth arrived at the Verizon Center Monday afternoon prepared to start that night's game against the San Jose Sharks.

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 06:44am EST

Tags: Washington Capitals, Michal Neuvirth, Dale Hunter, ben raby, Tomas Vokoun

Rangers have familiar faces for Caps' Hunter

While Dale Hunter's having coached Caps defensemen Dennis Wideman and John Carlson with the Ontario Hockey League's London Knights has been well chronicled, Sunday's game against the Rangers offered Hunter the chance to see three more of his former players.

Monday - 02/13/2012, 06:25am EST

Tags: ben raby, Washington Capitals, Dale Hunter

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After shaky start, Vokoun found success

Fifteen years ago Monday, Feb. 6, 1997, Tomas Vokoun made an emergency start for the Canadiens in what quickly became a humbling experience.

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 06:10am EST

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