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Capitals Insider: May 2, 2010 - May 8, 2010

McPhee: The Alexes 'probably could have used the rest'

With the IIHF world championships set to start in Germany today, I asked George McPhee what he thought of his star players competing in this tournament, some only three months after participating in the Olympics. McPhee's response? Well, he said, it depends on the player. "It's better for some players...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 7, 2010; 8:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (130)
 
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From the archives: Skating through life

It's Friday, the Caps are on vacation and this hockey town is kind of quiet. So with that in mind, let's take a trip back to February of 1999, when the local ice hockey team had an entirely different set of speed-loving young guns and Rachel Nichols was just a...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  May 7, 2010; 6:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Tags: Adam Oates, Capitals, Jan Bulis, Peter Bondra, Richard Zednik, Washington Capitals  
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Alex Ovechkin up for NHLPA's most outstanding player

Alex Ovechkin has been named a finalist for the NHLPA's Ted Lindsay award, given annually to the most outstanding player as judged by his peers. Ovechkin, which has won the award the past two seasons (it was formerly known as the Lester B. Pearson award), is joined by Pittsburgh's Sidney...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 6, 2010; 2:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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Ovechkin leads defending champ Russia at worlds

Alex Ovechkin attends a training session in Novogorsk outside Moscow on May 6. (Denis Sinyakov/Reuters) While fans in D.C. continue to lament the Capitals' first-round exit from the playoffs, Alex Ovechkin has moved on to his next task: defending Russia's world title. From the AP: The worlds mark Ovechkin's...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  May 6, 2010; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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George McPhee nominated for GM of the year (updated)

George McPhee was nominated for the first annual General Manager of the year award, the NHL announced moments ago. The other finalists are Phoenix's Don Maloney and Nashville's David Poile. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) From the league's story: McPhee and Poile didn't have to do as much tinkering as...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 6, 2010; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
 
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Jose Theodore's 'Saves for Kids' charity raises $35k

José Theodore instructs fourth-grader Daniel Barnes on the finer points of being a goalie at King Elementary School in the District. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post) From a team news release: Theodore raised money for Saves for Kids, a fundraising program that benefited the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  May 6, 2010; 9:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Draft details

Since more than a few of you have inquired about June's draft and where the Caps will be selecting, here are the details: The Caps have six picks, beginning with the 26th overall selection. After that, they've got picks in the third, fourth, fifth (two) and sixth. The second fifth...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 5, 2010; 7:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (138)
 
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Mike Green on first-round playoff loss: 'It's heart wrenching'

Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post Five days after declining to speak about the Caps' humbling first-round playoff loss, and two days after disappearing on breakdown day, defenseman Mike Green decided it was time to speak to reporters (and, by extension, you, the paying customer). Green talked for about 15...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 3, 2010; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (211)
 
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Caps' summer schedule

It finally hit me this morning: The season really is over. So I did what I always do the Monday after it ends: I put together my keep-an-eye-on-list for the summer. And because many of you have inquired about important offseason dates, I figured I would share it. May 7:...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 3, 2010; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
 
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