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Capitals Insider: June 20, 2010 - June 26, 2010

NHL draft 2010: Overview of the Caps' picks

One day after selecting a Russian in the first round, the Capitals surprised no one today when they drafted Stanislav Galiev, an Alexander Semin fan from -- you guessed it -- Moscow in the third round. Click here to read the full story, and then check out this graphic breaking...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  June 26, 2010; 7:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (126)
 
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Day 2 of draft underway

Unlike the first round last night, Rounds 2-7 are expected to zip along today. The Caps don't pick until the third round and hold five picks total (Nos. 86, 116, 142, 146 and 176). I'll post updates right here as the Caps make their choices. So be sure to hit...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 26, 2010; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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McPhee on Kuznetsov: 'It was unanimous'

Moments after drafting Evgeny Kuznetsov with the 26th overall pick, GM George McPhee revealed that he had been willing to trade up as many as 10 spots to nab the player he and his scouts had targeted as their 2010 first-round selection. Turns out he didn't need to. Kuznetsov was...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 26, 2010; 12:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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Caps draft Kuznetsov

With the 26th pick, the Caps drafted Russian center Evgeny Kuznetsov. I'll have more on the pick later. I have to crank out a newspaper story first....

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 25, 2010; 10:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
 
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McPhee on trade talk, C. Bourque

With the NHL draft just a few minutes away, GM George McPhee said there's been a lot of tire kicking recently but was quite adamant that he does not expect to make a trade tonight. "We made a lot calls the last few days and it's quiet," McPhee said. "We're...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 25, 2010; 6:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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Draft weekend notes

Greetings from Los Angeles. The 2010 entry draft is finally upon us, and word around Staples Center is that it could be a memorable one for player movement. And I'm not talking about prospects. George McPhee acknowledged the fact that there's been plenty of chatter among GMs this week. He...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 25, 2010; 6:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (109)
 
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Video: Jose Theodore wins the Masterton

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 23, 2010; 11:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (101)
 
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Video: Alex Ovechkin wins Lindsay Award

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 23, 2010; 11:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Alex Ovechkin misses out on third straight MVP

Vancouver's Henrik Sedin just edged Alex Ovechkin to win the Hart Trophy for the NHL's most valuable player, receiving 46 first-place votes to Ovechkin's 40. Sidney Crosby came in third with 20 votes. Sedin posted a career-high 112 points, which also earned him the Art Ross Trophy as the league's...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  June 23, 2010; 9:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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Mike Green second in voting for Norris Trophy

Chicago's Duncan Keith just won the Norris Trophy for the league's best defenseman, with the Caps' Mike Green placing second in voting for the second straight year. From the NHL.com awards show blog: Keith was second among D-men in scoring (69 points) and ice time per game (26:35). He kept...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  June 23, 2010; 9:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Jose Theodore won't return to Caps

Moments after a misty-eyed speech here in Las Vegas while accepting the Bill Masterton Trophy, Jose Theodore confirmed to me that GM George McPhee called recently to inform the veteran goal that he won't be re-signed by the Caps. "We had a good talk," Theodore said. "I enjoyed my time...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 23, 2010; 8:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
 
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Jose Theodore honored with Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

Capitals goaltender Jose Theodore received the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, an award presented to "the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey." Theodore was honored for the fundraising program he started in memory of his two-month-old son, Chace, who passed away in...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  June 23, 2010; 8:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Alex Ovechkin wins third straight Lindsay Award

(Ethan Miller/Getty Images) (Formerly known as the Lester B. Pearson Award, given to the NHLPA's choice for most outstanding player.) From an NHL news release: Ted Lindsay was on hand to present the players' award as part of the 2010 NHL Awards, held at the Palms Hotel in Las...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  June 23, 2010; 8:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Q&A with Alex Ovechkin

Much like last night's transcript of Mike Green's media scrum, here's are some highlights from Alex Ovechkin's wide-ranging session with reporters ahead of tonight's NHL Awards show in Las Vegas: Q: Is there enough room for [Nats pitcher Stephen Strasburg] and you in Washington? A: Yeah, I hope we're going...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 23, 2010; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (141)
 
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Morning roundup, awards show edition

Quick cameo by the vacationing morning roundup to share some links and photos: Alex Ovechkin, up for the Hart: "Of course I want to win. We all want to win; it's [an] important thing for us. All three nominees have a good chance to win it, but no one is...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  June 23, 2010; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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Q&A with Mike Green

Here's part of a Q&A Mike Green had with the media this afternoon in Las Vegas ahead of tomorrow's award show, where the Caps defenseman is up for the Norris Trophy. I was wandering around a listening to several players' sessions, but here's what I caught of Green's interview: Q:...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 22, 2010; 8:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
 
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Agent: Milan Jurcina set to become free agent

Caps defenseman Milan Jurcina will be "going to the market on July 1," according to his agent Allan Walsh. Jurcina was dealt to the Blue Jackets in the Chris Clark deal on Dec. 28 and then reacquired at the deadline. But the bruising blueliner did not play for the Caps...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 22, 2010; 8:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Caps release schedule for 2010-11 regular season

For the second straight year, the Caps and Penguins will face off at Verizon Center for a Super Bowl Sunday matinee, the NHL announced today. (Though there are no guarantees of another Snowmageddon-plagued overtime thriller.) Washington will open its season Oct. 8 in Atlanta, with the home opener set for...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  June 22, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
 
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Caps to open regular season in Atlanta

The Caps will face the Thrashers in Atlanta on Oct. 8 in the regular season opener, then will open their home slate against the Devils the following night, the NHL announced this afternoon. The entire schedule is due out tomorrow at noon (while I'm somewhere over Colorado en route to...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 21, 2010; 4:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
 
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Agent: Caps, Tomas Fleischmann talking but 'not close'

The agent for Tomas Fleischmann said he's been engaged in negotiations with the Caps but that the sides are "not close". Rich Evans told me from his Vancouver office that Fleischmann, a pending restricted free agent, received his qualifying offer today (it includes a collective bargaining agreement-mandated 5 percent raise...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 21, 2010; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
 
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Caps announce preseason schedule

The Caps just released their entire preseason schedule for next season, and here it is: Wed. Sept. 22 at Columbus Nationwide Arena 7 p.m. Sat. Sept. 25 at Nashville Bridgestone Arena 8 p.m. Tues. Sept. 28 Boston Verizon Center 7 p.m. Wed. Sept. 29 at Boston TD Garden 7 p.m....

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  June 21, 2010; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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