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  • Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green celebrates his game-winning goal in overtime with teammates Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-3. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Mike Green's power-play goal gives Capitals OT win against Hurricanes

    Just when the air had been taken out of the Washington Capitals in the third period of Saturday night's season opener, coach Bruce Boudreau displayed only calm behind the bench. The message was clear.


  • Rod Lamkey Jr. / The Washington Times
BUILDING A WINNER: Washington Capitals GM George McPhee, in the locker room at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, started rebuilding the team with Alex Ovechkin in the 2004 draft. Since then, he has added the pieces needed to make the team a consistent winner. <b>Video, washingtontimes.com/multimedia.</b>

    Capitals' McPhee rebuilt team for success after lockout, salary cap

    The 2004-05 NHL lockout was perhaps the worst thing to happen to hockey in the modern era. A whole season was lost, and a lot of casual fans tuned out the game.


  • ** FILE ** Jason Chimera's game-winning shot slides by the glove of New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) in the second overtime in Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series at Madison Square Garden in New York on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. The Capitals won 4-3. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Jason Chimera's extension keeps Capitals' core with 'special' ambitions intact

    In dollars and common sense, Jason Chimera's two-year extension worth $3.5 million that the Washington Capitals announced Thursday isn't on par with deals signed by Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom or even Brooks Laich.


  • Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau put his players through a excruciating conditioning test on Day 1 of training camp. It was the first time he's done something like this with his players. (Joseph Silverman / The Washington Times)

    Capitals get rude awakening to start training camp

    Jeff Halpern's happy to be back in training camp with his hometown Capitals, but that wasn't anywhere near his mind when he got to the rink. He and his teammates knew what was coming: a grueling, timed conditioning test on the first day of training camp.


  • The Washington Capitals are counting on Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Brooks Laich and Alex Ovechkin to become leaders this season. Do they have what it takes? (Green: Joseph Silverman/The Washington Times), (Backstrom: AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek), (Laich: Associated Press Photographs), (Ovechkin: AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    DALY: Leaders or followers? We'll find out

    Since the Washington Capitals ran aground in the second round of the playoffs, their front office has had meetings with Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Green, Brooks Laich — the core Caps, in other words. The subject of the sit-downs? Leadership.


  • Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee added leadership and experience on the first day of NHL free agency. (Associated Press)

    With Hamrlik, Halpern and Ward, Capitals add leadership and experience

    On the eve of free agency, Mike Knuble knew exactly what he wanted the Washington Capitals to add to the roster.


  • **FILE** Brooks Laich (Associated Press)

    Caps re-sign Laich to 6-year deal

    Just like fans, his teammates, coaches and members of the front office, Brooks Laich was frustrated about how the Washington Capitals' season ended with a second-round sweep at the hands of the division-rival Tampa Bay Lightning.


  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
Capitals forward Brooks Laich signed to a six-year deal worth $27 million. Left Alex Ovechkin (2021) and center Nicklas Backstrom already are locked up with long-term contracts.

    Another run at the Cup

    Just like fans, his teammates, coaches and members of the front office, Brooks Laich was frustrated about how the Washington Capitals' season ended - with a second-round sweep at the hands of the division-rival Tampa Bay Lightning.


  • Washington Capitals center Brooks Laich signed a six-year, $27 million deal  Tuesday to remain with the Capitals. The 28-year-old was set to become an unrestricted free agent Friday. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson, File)

    DALY: McPhee's moves need to pay off come the playoffs

    Every year, the Washington Capitals try to turn their playoff losses into learning experiences. There's no finger pointing, no big roster upheaval, no emotion of any kind, really. They just take a step back, survey the wreckage and say: What could we have done better? What should we have done better?


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