• It’s Washington Capitals day at PHT
    NBC Sports

    It’s Washington Capitals day at PHT

    Imagine having a hangover without the party. That’s how some in the Washington Capitals organization felt during the off-season. It was bad enough that they fell – again – to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a second-round series, even with home-ice advantage

  • Butcher has talks with 5 NHL teams since becoming free agent
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    Butcher has talks with 5 NHL teams since becoming free agent

    Defenseman Will Butcher is attracting plenty of interest on his first day as an NHL free agent since college hockey's top player turned down an opportunity to sign with the Colorado Avalanche. The former University of Denver play had discussions with five teams on Wednesday, the player's agent Stephen Bartlett wrote in a text to The Associated Press. And, Bartlett added, he's scheduled to have talks with more teams over the next couple of days. Bartlett wouldn't reveal the entire list of teams, but did confirm he's had discussions with the Buffalo Sabres, New Jersey Devils and expansion Vegas Golden Knights. The three teams were first mentioned in a report published by The Denver Post. The Avalanche

  • Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Voice of the Capitals
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    Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Voice of the Capitals

    The days leading up to the expansion draft in June were jittery ones for Caps backup goalie Philipp Grubauer, who suspected there was a decent chance he’d get selected by the Golden Knights. “A little stressful,” Grubauer acknowledged Tuesday following an informal practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. “We were on the phone every day or like every couple of minutes basically.” Being left somewhat in the dark was an nerve-racking experience, even for someone who makes a living dealing with stressful situations on the ice. “Nobody knew what was going on,” he said, referring to his camp’s attempts to figure out which direction Las Vegas GM George McPhee might chose. “We just kinda watched from Germany.”