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After Nine Seasons, John Erskine Leaves Caps With Plenty of Memories

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In 2006, then-Capitals General Manager George McPhee signed a defenseman by the name of John Erskine as a free agent. A former second-round pick by the Dallas Stars in 1998 (39th overall), Erskine was unknown to most Caps fans. 822 more words


Capitals, Schmidt agree to two-year extension

The Washington Capitals announced that they have signed a two-year, $1,625,000 contract extension with defenseman Nate Schmidt.

Schmidt’s deal is one-way and will pay him $750,000 next season and $875,000 in 2016-17. 120 more words

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Caps injury update: Green possible vs. Stars, Beagle doubtful, Orpik out

Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz updated the media on the laundry list of injuries currently plaguing his hockey club.

The good news is defenseman Mike Green, who suffered an upper body injury in the Caps 6-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on the weekend, is a possibility tonight when Washington hosts the Dallas Stars. 374 more words

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John Erskine

Erskine was once asked if he found it disconcerting to see members of the audience looking at their watches during a long lecture.

“No,” replied Erskine, “not until they start shaking them.”


Taking a closer look at Brooks Orpik, Part 2

In my last post, I took a look at how¬†Brooks Orpik’s possession stats compared to defensemen around the NHL who faced similar minutes in terms of quality of competition and zone starts during the 2013-14 season. 579 more words

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