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Capitals Insider: July 18, 2010 - July 24, 2010

Tom Poti set for training camp after scary injury

(Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) While waiting for some (any) news in the Ilya Kovalchuk saga, I gave Tom Poti a quick call to get an update on his status. Last time we heard from the Caps defenseman, he was home in Cape Cod recovering from a gruesome eye...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  July 23, 2010; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
 
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Ilya Kovalchuk (non) update and some Capitals news

No word yet on whether the NHLPA will file a grievance over the NHL's decision to reject Ilya Kovachuk's 17-year contract with the Devils. But this much I can tell you: The entire hockey world is checking e-mail and Twitter every few minutes looking for an update on this intriguing...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  July 23, 2010; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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NHL rejects Ilya Kovalchuk's deal with Devils: Weigh in

(Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) A day after the New Jersey Devils announced that they'd inked the NHL's belle of the free agent ball, winger Ilya Kovalchuk, to a landmark, 17-year deal worth $102 million, the league rejected the contract because it was an attempt to circumvent the collective bargaining agreement....

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  July 21, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (308)
 
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Caps GM McPhee: 'Owners have to have guts'

Talented first-round draft pick Evgeny Kuznetsov is the newest face of the Capitals' youth movement. (John McDonnell/Washington Post) The Washington Capitals' youth movement, led by owner Ted Leonsis and General Manager George McPhee, is an example for the Nationals and Wizards to follow as they begin to rebuild, writes...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  July 20, 2010; 11:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (134)
 
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Changes happening in Ted Leonsis's new sports empire

In case you missed it, business writer Thomas Heath reported yesterday that some monumental (ugh) changes are afoot in Capitals owner Ted Leonsis's Monumental Sports and Entertainment, which now includes the Wizards and Verizon Center. Dick Patrick will serve as chief operating officer of Monumental, reporting to Leonsis, as well...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  July 20, 2010; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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