Balance is good. It's good for a lot of things. It's good for tires. It's good on a beam. It's good on a seesaw. Having balance on a seesaw is having two riders of near-equal weight who get to enjoy flinging themselves up into the air with the help of the weight of the other rider. Without balance, the lighter of the two riders is stuck up in the air, legs waving wildly, until his fellow rider decides that this ride isn't worth it, gets off and sends his partner crashing back to the ground. Expect a lot of wild waving legs from the Washington Capitals right wingers this season as the team is left-wing heavy. Right now, the right...
As reported by Puck Daddy, Ward talked about his offseason in a recent interview with 102.1 The Edge in Toronto. There were threats made against him because of his game seven overtime winner against the Boston Bruins. He also underwent surgery to correct a sports hernia.
He got a little lonely.
"I was a single male laying in bed like that, I figured I'd try to relieve myself a little bit. Well, sure enough I got a nerve that kinda connect from my seeds up to my scarring that slowly prevents me from relieving ...
The Capitals have assigned first-round pick Filip Forsberg to the Swedish second division.
Forsberg, 17, will join Leksands of the Swedish second division for the 2012-13 season. The Caps hope that the move will help him mature physically and earn more experience in a country and environment he is comfortable in.
Forsberg was taken by the Capitals with the 11th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Rated by some as a top-five prospect, he has a natural goal-scoring ability and great hands, two attributes that make him a mouth-watering talent for Caps fans.
Forsberg, who signed a three-year entry-level deal in mid-July, will be amon...
In what will end up being a mediocre off-season in the eyes of Detroit Red Wings fans everywhere, the organization has done very little and seems to be all out of ideas. But does it make sense to go after yet another forward?
With a one-year deal worth $7 million, Alex Semin is headed to Raleigh to frustrate the living bejesus out of Carolina Hurricanes fans join Jordan Staal as part of a new-look offense for the Carolina Hurricanes.
It's a good deal for both parties. Semin, by hook (not the two-minute variety, with which Semin is very familiar) or crook gets his money and the team is only on the hook for one year. Not a bad deal for a boom-or-bust guy like Semin, even if he is coming off a bust season.
Now just where does that leave the Capitals?
They're not exactly up a creek with no paddle because it was pretty clear that Semin wanted to leave from season's end...
The Capitals named Calle Johansson an assistant coach this morning. Johansson, 45, holds the record for most games played as a Capital with 983.
Caps Coach Adam Oates told reporters over the weekend that he was looking for somebody he was familiar with to help him with coaching duties. “To have a guy that played in the game that I’ve had some personal time with is very important to me,” Oates said.
Johansson spent parts of six seasons as a teammate of Oates. He holds several franchise records, including most points (474) and assists (361) by a defenseman.
Since retiring from the NHL in 2004, Johansson has spent most of his...
The Capitals announced Monday that they have signed defenseman Mike Green to a three-year deal worth $18.25 million. Green will make $6 million over the next two seasons, and $6.25 million in 2014-15.
Capitals GM George McPhee was optimistic Sunday that a deal would get done, but after Green turned down the team’s qualifying offer of one-year, $5 million, a bit of uncertainty crept in amongst the team’s fan-base.
McPhee told reporters Saturday “I don’t elaborate on these things. But we’re talking and I think there’s a deal to be made there. So hopefully we’ll have an answer today or tomorrow.&rdquo...
The Washington Capitals announced the signing of 26-year-old left winger Wojtek Wolski to a one-year, $600,000 contract.
General Manager George McPhee made the announcement Wednesday afternoon, just one week after announcing the re-signings of centers Jay Beagle and Matthew Perreault.
The Capitals will be Wolski's fifth NHL team since he was drafted as the 21st overall pick in the 2004 NHL draft. He was named the OHL's Red Tilson Trophy winner in 2006 as the league's most outstanding player and achieved career-highs in goals (23), assists (42), points (65), and games played (80) during the 2009-2010 season with the Colorado Avalanche and Phoenix Coyotes.
The New York Rangers announced Monday night that they had reached an agreement with free agent center Jeff Halpern on a one-year contract worth $700,000.
Halpern spent last season with the Capitals, appearing in 69 regular season games, scoring four goals and tallying 12 assists. He played in just two playoff games for the Caps, as then coach Dale Hunter preferred Jay Beagle as the fourth line center.
The biggest facet of Halpern’s game is his ability to win face-offs. Even as a fourth-line center getting limited minutes, Halpern was second on the Caps in face-off wins with 365 during the 2011-12 season. Only Brooks Laich...