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


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


2015-16 Jack Adams Award Predictions

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The Jack Adams Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League coach “adjudged to have contributed the most to his team’s success.” Predictions For The 2015-16 Jack Adams Award Honorable Mention: Lindy Ruff, Dallas Stars: 50-23-9, 109 pts  Whenever you win the toughest division in the league people take notice. When you do so after […] READ MORE


Team Canada names coaches, rejects Jack Adams winners

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It was recently announced that Team Canada chose their coaches for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. So full staff is: Babcock, Quenneville, Julien, Trotz and Peters — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) November 5, 2015 Mike Babcock of the Toronto Maple Leafs will be head coach with assistants Joel Quenneville of the Chicago Blackhawks, Claude Julien […] READ MORE



What Mike Green Brings to Red Wings

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Well, it was an active July 1st after all for the Detroit Red Wings. After kicking the tires on Mike Green for most of the day, they acquired the 29-year old defenseman on a 3-year, $18 million contract and checking center Brad Richards on a 1-year deal for $3 million. In this article, we’ll focus […] READ MORE


NHL’s 30 in 30: Washington Capitals

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For the month of June, Last Word On Sports will be covering each team in our 30 in 30 series. Once a day, we take a look at an NHL team’s past season, what their off-season looks like, and what they could hope to achieve before the start of their 2015-16 season. Everybody wants to […] READ MORE


Eric Fehr Sidelined with Injury, Marcus Johansson Probable for Game Four

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The Washington Capitals will look to even up the series against the New York Islanders this Tuesday, however they’ll have to do so without the services of centre Eric Fehr, who left game three after taking a solid hit from Islanders forward Kyle Okposo. Fehr did not return to the game and has been ruled […] READ MORE


Last Word on NHL Awards: Jack Adams Trophy

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Last Word On Sports is doing our annual awards nominations and predictions. We’ll be giving you our nominations and predictions for the Selke Trophy, Vezina Trophy, Calder Trophy, Norris Trophy, Jack Adams Trophy, and the Hart Trophy. Among hockey fans around the league it feels like there are two kinds of coaches in the National […] READ MORE