Steve Whyno covers the Washington Capitals for The Washington Times.
Grinder shows value on faceoffs, penalty kill and more. If he hits unrestricted free agency, expect NHL teams to line up for his services.
Forward fails to make good use of perhaps his final NHL chance with Capitals.
Veteran defenseman played 16 games in 2013 but showed groin injuries were behind him.
Big right wing is only 19, but he's physically ready for the NHL. Training camp will be the test for the organization's No. 2 prospect.
Coach Adam Oates says 'it wasn't a decision to put him in Game 7,' adding the 29-year-old forward would have been ready for the next round. The Caps just didn't get there.
Capitals general manager says 'Alex [Ovechkin] wasn't wrong' to wonder about intentions after Game 7 loss.
Capitals left wing also had left knee injury late in regular season.
Capitals center turned 33 years old in February.
Capitals captain says he's not ready to watch fiancee Maria Kirilenko play tennis yet.
Capitals lament goaltender's impact on Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Nicklas Backstrom calls his play in Rangers series 'embarrassing.'
The Caps took seven penalties in Game 6 to the Rangers' two, both of which didn't have any impact on the result. But the scrum at the end could set a contentious tone for Monday night.
Rangers goaltender earns first-star honors in making 27 saves Sunday.
Capitals goaltender takes issue with Rangers forward pulling Mike Green to ice in Game 6.
Young forward played 18 playoff games in 2012, including all seven against Washington.
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