Metropolitan Division

Brodeur Heading to the Hall

Martin Brodeur always had a way of looking calm, cool and collected in net in a career that spanned more than 20 years. And that figures to be the case again on Tuesday afternoon, when the sure-fire, first-ball...

Draft Day: Grubauer Dealt

John Carlson scored career-high's in goals (15), assists (53) and points (68) last season. Some great timing a pending unrestricted free agent, already due to earn some significant term and dollars in his next ...

Trotz’s Next Act: He’ll Have Options

It's hard to remember the last time a head coach, in any sport, fresh off winning a championship, made the decision to leave their respective organization. Enter Barry Trotz, who did just that on Monday. Tro...
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Barry Trotz: this where the heartbreaks end

For this writer the most beautiful aspect of the Washington Capitals first Stanley Cup win is that gave head coach Barry Trotz some richly deserved glory and immortality after 19 seasons of solid hockey coachin...

He, Who is Alexander Ovechkin

Alexander Ovechkin isn't that guy. No, Alex Ovechkin, owner of seven scoring titles, a trio of Art Ross trophies (among other individual-owned hardware) and a 196 lead on Sidney Crosby for most goals since 2...

Capitals End Penguins’ Three-peat Bid

The Capitals had burned the Penguins on odd-man rushes early in their second-round series, but Pittsburgh had done a much better job of limiting those chances over the past two games. And now, 5:27 into over...

Defending Champs Face Elimination Monday

The Penguins might’ve played their most dominant game of the playoffs Saturday night in Washington, but they return home to Pittsburgh facing elimination. The Penguins blew two one-goal leads, including surr...

For Pens and Caps, It’s Now a Best-of-Three

With the Capitals holding a 2-1 lead in their second-round series, Game 4 was as close to a must-win for the Penguins as a non-elimination game can get. The result, too, couldn’t have been much closer. How c...
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Rest in Peace Bow-tie Bill

The NHL lost a living legend yesterday with the death of Bill Torrey. If anyone created a formula for creating and developing expansion franchises it was Bowtie Bill. He took a team that struggled to compete wi...