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Capitals Insider: May 23, 2010 - May 29, 2010

Bettman: D.C. to host outdoor game in '2-3 years'

Commissioner Gary Bettman, in his annual state-of-the-league news conference, moments ago confirmed reports that the Penguins will host the Caps in the 2011 Winter Classic at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on New Year's Day. That part was expected. This part wasn't: Bettman also said that the Caps will host their...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 28, 2010; 2:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (78)
 
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Source: Caps to play in Winter Classic

After months of speculation, the worst kept secret in the NHL is out: The Penguins will host the Capitals in next year's Winter Classic, the league's outdoor showcase, according to a source close to the Winter Classic negotiations. It's expected that Commissioner Gary Bettman will make a formal announcement in...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 27, 2010; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (113)
 
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Stanley Cup finals to begin Saturday

The NHL just announced the schedule for the Cup finals, which begin Saturday with the Blackhawks hosting the Flyers. From NHL.com: Game 1: Saturday, May 29 at Chicago, 8 p.m. NBC Game 2: Monday, May 31 at Chicago, 8 p.m. NBC Game 3: Wednesday, June 2 at Philadelphia, 8 p.m....

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 24, 2010; 11:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (464)
 
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Caps' Jose Theodore nominated for King Clancy

Capitals goalie Jose Theodore has been nominated by his teammates for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, which is awarded annually "to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community." Theodore's teammates voted late in the regular...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 24, 2010; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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Finally healthy, Flyers are forward-thinking

(Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) With three key forwards back in the lineup, the Philadelphia Flyers are in a healthy position heading into Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. | Story » Quick roundup of links: *Winner of Habs-Flyers gets the Blackhawks, fresh off a resounding sweep of the Sharks....

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  May 24, 2010; 9:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
 
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Ovechkin, Russia stunned by Czech Republic

Alex Ovechkin suffered a little more heartbreak earlier today in a season I'm sure he's eager to put behind him. As you may have seen by now, Russia's 27-game winning streak at the world championships was halted today by a 2-1 loss to Jaromir Jagr and the Czechs in the...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 23, 2010; 8:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
 
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