Canadiens: Montreal Trades Kovalchuk to Washington

The Washington Capitals have acquired forward Ilya Kovalchuk from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. “Ilya is a talented offensive player who we feel will provide us with additional depth and flexibility up front,” said Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan. “He is a skilled forward whoContinue reading “Canadiens: Montreal Trades Kovalchuk to Washington”

2019-2020 Season Preview: Washington Capitals

After winning their first Stanley Cup in 2018, it’s been all about doing it again for the Washington Capitals. Last year, they ran up against the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round of the playoffs and lost. As if in response to falling short, Washington tinkered with the roster and hopes to have reached anContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Washington Capitals”

Capitals: Washington Speeds Up with Hagelin Swap

When the Washington Capitals put Devante Smith-Pelly on waivers, you knew something was up. And when Smith-Pelly cleared waivers, it happened. The Capitals traded a pair of picks – one third-rounder for 2019 and a conditional sixth-rounder for 2020 – to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for winger Carl Hagelin. The deal instantly raisesContinue reading “Capitals: Washington Speeds Up with Hagelin Swap”

2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Nate Schmidt’s Improbable Road to Vegas

Hockey is a funny game abound with funny stories. Sometimes those stories are “ha-ha” funny. Sometimes those stories are weirdly funny. Sometimes they’re both. The story of Vegas Golden Knights defenceman Nate Schmidt is a bit of both, especially in the context of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The 26-year-old from St. Cloud has takenContinue reading “2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Nate Schmidt’s Improbable Road to Vegas”