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If it wasn't obvious on opening night, it became painfully clear Tuesday: Adam Oates' Washington Capitals are a work in progress. Not what fans yearned to see in the home opener at Verizon Center.
When the Washington Capitals are on, they're a thing of beauty to watch.
As fans cloaked in red streamed into Verizon Center on Tuesday night, for at least a little while it didn't feel like the Washington Capitals were playing a mid-January game against the Winnipeg Jets.
Not too many fans gathered to watch Matt Hendricks bark out orders for his Washington Capitals teammates last week during informal workouts, but each day the group on the ice at the team's practice facility grew.
The Caps are expected to sign Eric Fehr to a one-year contract as soon as the NHL opens for business and the right wing passes a physical, a team source said Saturday. The deal will count $600,000 against the salary cap, and Fehr will be paid that pro-rated amount for a 48-game season.
George McPhee can't talk about it yet. It's probably best for Washington Capitals fans not to think about it.
There is growing concern about Nicklas Backstrom, the Washington Capitals No. 1 center who got hurt during his NHL lockout stint in Russia and this week went to see a specialist.
The day fans and players have been waiting months for finally arrived. The NHL lockout is over.
Word of the end of the NHL lockout traveled fast for the Washington Capitals. Players' Association representative Jason Chimera was the first to find out the news