Last Word on Hockey’s Top 50 Personalities of 2016: 30-21

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This is the third installment of Last Word on Hockey’s five-part series breaking down the top 50 personalities in the hockey world during 2016. They were picked based on skill, accomplishments, notoriety, or compelling narratives. If you missed the first part, you can read it here. The second part can also be found here. Last Word on […] READ MORE


The All-Time Best Washington Capitals Free Agent Signing

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Welcome to LWOS Hockey’s summer series. After the historic 2016 NHL Free Agency period, it’s a good time to look at the best free agent signing in the history of all 30 NHL franchises. Up next, the all-time best Washington Capitals  free agent signing.  Make sure to check out the previous articles in our 2016 […] READ MORE


Marcus Johansson, Capitals Settle on 3-Year Deal

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The Washington Capitals and winger Marcus Johansson found common ground before their scheduled arbitration hearing this morning at 9:00 a.m. Caps re-sign forward Marcus Johansson to a three-year, $13.75 million contract. Settled before arbitration. — Katie Brown (@katiebhockey) July 20, 2016 The Farjestads BK Karlstad graduate’s new contract is just over an $800,000 raise from […] READ MORE


NHL Schedule Release: Intriguing Home-Opening Matchups in 2016-17

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Roughly a week after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the franchise’s fourth Stanley Cup, the NHL looked ahead to their 100th season of operation with a sneak peek of the 2016-17 slate. Here is a full list of the #NHL Home-Opener dates pic.twitter.com/yJtHEFvsHW — SiriusXM NHL Network (@SiriusXMNHL) June 20, 2016 NHL Releases 2016-17 Home Opener […] READ MORE


World Cup of Hockey: Team Russia Roster Revealed

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The 2016 World Cup of Hockey will take place in Toronto, Ontario at Air Canada Centre as a pre-season clash of the nations. Team Canada, Team Czech Republic, Team Finland, Team Sweden, Team USA, Team Europe, Team North America, and Team Russia will duke it out for international supremacy. Just announced, the Russians will have […] READ MORE


The Washington Capitals and the Second Round Curse

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“All around me are familiar faces. Worn out faces, worn out places.” These are two lines of Tears for Fears’s “Mad World” that the Washington Capitals, their management and their fans hear every year. Some times, life isn’t fair. For Alex Ovechkin and the team he captains, that time of year happens every point in time […] READ MORE


Series Review: Penguins Eliminate Capitals

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After a hard-fought overtime win Tuesday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminated the Washington Capitals and advance to the Eastern Conference finals. The Washington Capitals have once again capitulated, despite a valiant effort that erased a 3-0 deficit and forced the Penguins to the brink in overtime to turn what appeared to be a complete no-show […] READ MORE


Penguins Capitals Game 6: Pittsburgh Looks to Close Out Series at Home

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The Pittsburgh Penguins enter Tuesday looking to eliminate the Capitals in game six and move on to the Eastern Conference Finals. Either they win at home and close out the series, or head to Washington for a decisive game seven. In game five, the Penguins were unable to close out the series and fell to […] READ MORE


Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins Series Preview

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Television viewing audiences have been sagging, but the Washington Capitals-Pittsburgh Penguins matchup may be just the tonic to cure what ails the NHL. Numbers appear to be down across the country, due in no small part to the lack of a Canadian team competing for post-season glory. The hockey giants known as the Kings and […] READ MORE