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Mike Harris was a reporter for The Washington Times.

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Washington Redskins Executive Vice President and General Manager Bruce Allen, right, introduces former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, left, as the new head coach of the Washington Redskins at a press conference at Redskins Park, Ashburn, Va., Thursday, January 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

HARRIS: Shopping season opens for Redskins, who need plenty of help

Free agency shouldn't be the primary means of building a team. "From within" is the term teams across all sports use. You draft and develop your own players and that should be the priority. But the right free agent or two added to that core group, along with a trade or two, can make the difference. Published March 10, 2014

Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8) waits for play to start during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

HARRIS: Blown game leaves Caps missing the point

You simply cannot let a game like Sunday's get away when you are fighting for a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs, particularly when it is against one of the teams so close to you in the standings. You just can't. No way, no how, under any circumstances. Published March 3, 2014

Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, reacts as he comes to the bench after a collision with Winnipeg Jets left wing Andrew Ladd in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Washington. Ovechkin returned to the game and the Capitals won 4-2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

HARRIS: Caps have work to do to keep playoff streak alive

The Caps, with 63 points in their first 59 games, would not be playing for the Stanley Cup if the playoffs were starting now. What will things look like come April 13, when the regular season ends? Published February 24, 2014

USA defenseman John Carlson, right, is congratulated for his goal against Slovakia by USA forward James van Riemsdyk during the 2014 Winter Olympics men's ice hockey game at Shayba Arena, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Caps' Canadian contingent cheers for country over Carlson

Some of John Carlson's teammates on the Washington Capitals have a message for him as he prepares with his U.S. Olympic teammates for Friday's semifinal matchup with Canada. Play well, pal. Have a good game. But lose. Published February 20, 2014

Alex Carpenter of the Untied States controls the puck as Sarah Forster of Switzerland closes in during the third period of the 2014 Winter Olympics women's ice hockey game at Shayba Arena, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

HARRIS: USA's Carpenter looks like another can't-miss kid

Capitals followers of a certain age no doubt remember Bobby Carpenter, the Sports Illustrated cover boy who came to the Caps with the third overall pick in the 1981 entry draft. His daughter Alex scored twice for Team USA on Monday. Published February 10, 2014

Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller (30) stops a shot by Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, in the shootout portion of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Washington. The Sabres won 2-1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

HARRIS: Time for NHL to cut ties with shootout gimmick

Imagine if the NBA or college basketball decided one overtime was enough. Let's just go to a free-throw shooting contest. Or if baseball said hey, after two extra innings we're going to turn this into Home Run Derby! Bogus. Gimmick. Any other synonym that comes to mind. Published January 15, 2014