18-12-2004 Marek Zidlicky reaches career high !
Marek Zidlicky marked a new career high in assists with 17 assists after assisting in tonights game against San Jose Sharks on a goal by Adam Oates. My line mate is so good I just have to throw it his direction and it's in the net. Anyone can look good playing with this guy, the happy player said in a hockey magazine.

A native of Czech, Marek Zidlicky was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 6th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 242 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 51 assists along with 72 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 30 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 3+17=20 with 6 PIM.


16-12-2004 Darren McCarty speaks up.
Darren McCarty is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

16-12-2004 Chris Corrinet injured.
Chris Corrinet of Portland Pirates suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Hamilton Bulldogs. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . I'll remember that goon's number for the cheap hit he gave me. When we meet again he better keep his head up, that's all. I was very lucky it wasn't more serious, he commented to the media.

14-12-2004 Team captain meets with Darren McCarty
Following the team's recent 2-0 win against Minnesota Wild on 14-12-2004, Washington Capitals captain Adam Oates and Darren McCarty did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Adam Oates

14-12-2004 Mikael Renberg speaks up.
Mikael Renberg is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

13-12-2004 Nathan Paetsch speaks up.
Nathan Paetsch is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

12-12-2004 Claude Lemieux reaches a milestone !
Claude Lemieux scored the 900th point of his career in tonight's game against the New York Islanders on a goal by Martin Erat. There's no 'I' in team and we have to get everyone playing the same system. It's not enough to just play a solid 20 or 40 minutes of hockey - you have to play 60. Hey, you know what? I forgot the question, was the comment released to the press after the game..

A native of Canada, Claude Lemieux was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1983 entry draft. He has appeared in 1325 NHL games during his career, notching 443 goals and adding 457 assists along with 1737 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 28 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 2+5=7 with 19 PIM.


11-12-2004 Team captain meets with Claude Lemieux
Team captain Adam Oates called a short meeting with Claude Lemieux after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Claude Lemieux as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

11-12-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Ron Tugnutt hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. David Legwand has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Claude Lemieux has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Mikael Renberg is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Nathan Paetsch has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



10-12-2004 Claude Lemieux speaks up.
Claude Lemieux is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 11 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

7-12-2004 Claude Lemieux speaks up.
Claude Lemieux is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 11 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

7-12-2004 Nathan Paetsch speaks up.
Nathan Paetsch is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

5-12-2004 Nathan Paetsch speaks up.
Nathan Paetsch is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

4-12-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Dominik Hasek is playing well with 3 wins in his 3 starts last week and allowing 2 goals. Jason Smith is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Kevin Stevens is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Jaromir Jagr is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Adam Oates is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Marek Zidlicky is looking red hot with a 9 game point streak.

Who's cold

Ron Tugnutt hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mikael Renberg has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Nathan Paetsch has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



3-12-2004 Stephen Peat frustrated
Washington Capitals right wing Stephen Peat feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Stephen Peat was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old right wing has not yet played for the Washington Capitals this season. He has played 26 games with the Portland Pirates this season, totalling 7+9=16 with 53 PIM.


1-12-2004 Andrei Nikolishin frustrated
Washington Capitals left wing Andrei Nikolishin feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Russia, Andrei Nikolishin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2nd round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 714 NHL games during his career, notching 125 goals and adding 227 assists along with 211 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 25 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 7+11=18 with 0 PIM.


30-11-2004 Jeff Lucky resumes full training.
Portland Pirates right wing Jeff Lucky has resumed full training after his injury.

28-11-2004 David Legwand frustrated
Washington Capitals center David Legwand feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, David Legwand was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 426 NHL games during his career, notching 59 goals and adding 86 assists along with 109 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 23 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 4+4=8 with 6 PIM.


27-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

David Legwand is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Jaromir Jagr is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Ulf Dahlen is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Marek Zidlicky is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak.

Who's cold

Ron Tugnutt hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Claude Lemieux is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Mikael Renberg has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Nathan Paetsch has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Martin Erat has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



25-11-2004 Nathan Paetsch speaks up.
Nathan Paetsch is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

25-11-2004 Jeff Lucky resumes light training.
Portland Pirates right wing Jeff Lucky has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

25-11-2004 Jeff Lucky injured.
Jeff Lucky of Portland Pirates suffered head injury during tonights minorleague game against the Chicago Wolves. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . Of course, spending a week or so nursing your injury can take you off your game, he said when he was taken off the ice.

23-11-2004 Darren McCarty speaks up.
Darren McCarty is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

20-11-2004 Claude Lemieux frustrated
Washington Capitals right wing Claude Lemieux feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Claude Lemieux was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1983 entry draft. He has appeared in 1317 NHL games during his career, notching 442 goals and adding 453 assists along with 1725 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 20 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 7 PIM.


20-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Dave Scatchard is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Kevin Stevens is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Jaromir Jagr is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Adam Oates is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Andrei Nikolishin is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Marek Zidlicky is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Darren McCarty is sliding on a 20 game streak without registering a single point. David Legwand has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Claude Lemieux has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



19-11-2004 Darren McCarty speaks up.
Darren McCarty is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

19-11-2004 Mark Murphy resumes full training.
Portland Pirates center Mark Murphy has resumed full training after his injury.

18-11-2004 Team captain meets with Roman Tvrdon
Following the team's recent 5-4 loss at Philadelphia Flyers on 18-11-2004, Washington Capitals captain Adam Oates and Roman Tvrdon did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Adam Oates

17-11-2004 Tommy Sonnenberg agrees on a contract.
Tommy Sonnenberg has signed a one year deal with the Portland Pirates. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

17-11-2004 Mike Siklenka injured.
Mike Siklenka of Portland Pirates suffered groin injury during tonights minorleague game against the Grand Rapids Griffins. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months . Hey sometimes you do all the right things but something still goes wrong, you can't worry about injuries or you won't be playing long, he said as the trainers examined him.

16-11-2004 Washington Capitals trade
Washington Capitals traded WSH's round 2 pick in 2005 to Colorado Avalanche for Jason Smith and Mark Popovic

A native of Canada, Jason Smith was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 710 NHL games during his career, notching 22 goals and adding 100 assists along with 572 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman has played 19 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Mark Popovic was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 36 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 5 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 22 year old defenseman has played 19 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 0 PIM.


16-11-2004 Washington Capitals trade
Washington Capitals traded Shea Weber and Alexander Radulov to St. Louis Blues for Dominik Hasek , Mark Howe, Marek Zidlicky and Martin Erat

A native of Czech, Dominik Hasek was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the of the 1983 entry draft. He has appeared in 636 NHL games during his career, booking 99 career shutouts and allowing 1443 goals. The 29 year old goaltender has played 14 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, allowing 17 goals on 214 while booking 4 shutouts.

A native of Czech, Mark Howe was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 2nd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 461 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 48 assists along with 264 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 17 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 2 PIM.

A native of Czech, Marek Zidlicky was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 6th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 229 NHL games during his career, notching 13 goals and adding 37 assists along with 70 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 17 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 4 PIM.

A native of Czech, Martin Erat was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 7th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 212 NHL games during his career, notching 47 goals and adding 45 assists along with 76 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 3 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 3+1=4 with 0 PIM.

A native of Russia, Shea Weber was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 92 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 45 assists along with 9 penalty minutes. The 19 year old defenseman has played 18 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 3+8=11 with 5 PIM.

A native of Finland, Alexander Radulov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 18 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 2 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 18 year old right wing has played 18 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 2 PIM.


14-11-2004 Mark Murphy resumes light training.
Portland Pirates center Mark Murphy has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

14-11-2004 Mark Murphy injured.
Mark Murphy of Portland Pirates suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Springfield Falcons. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . I was worried when it happened, but it's not stiff now and that's a good sign. I should be skating again before the end of the week, he said while limping toward the dressing room.

13-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Ron Tugnutt is playing well with 1 wins in his 2 starts last week and allowing 3 goals. Kevin Stevens is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Darren McCarty is sliding on a 17 game streak without registering a single point. Dave Scatchard has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. David Legwand has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Chris Simon has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Steve Konowalchuk has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Adam Oates has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Andrei Nikolishin has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Olaf Kolzig hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Claude Lemieux has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Mikael Renberg has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Alexander Radulov has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



10-11-2004 Team captain clashes with Nathan Paetsch
Team captain Adam Oates finally broke the silence in the locker room today when he pointed out the less than stellar play of Nathan Paetsch. If he wants to play for this team, he should be ready to chip in, said the team captain.

6-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Kevin Stevens is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Jaromir Jagr is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Adam Oates is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Shea Weber is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Darren McCarty is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Dave Scatchard is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Chris Simon has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Steve Konowalchuk has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Olaf Kolzig hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Claude Lemieux has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Mikael Renberg has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



2-11-2004 Chris Corrinet resumes full training.
Portland Pirates right wing Chris Corrinet has resumed full training after his injury.

2-11-2004 Chris Corrinet injured.
Chris Corrinet of Portland Pirates suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Milwaukee Admirals. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . Nothing serious, but I do remember who hit me and caused the injury, he commented in a radio interview after the game.

1-11-2004 Claude Lemieux frustrated
Washington Capitals right wing Claude Lemieux feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Claude Lemieux was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1983 entry draft. He has appeared in 1309 NHL games during his career, notching 442 goals and adding 453 assists along with 1723 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 12 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 5 PIM.


31-10-2004 Viktor Hubl frustrated
Washington Capitals left wing Viktor Hubl feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Viktor Hubl was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 9th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 18 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 3 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has not yet played for the Washington Capitals this season. He has played 12 games with the Portland Pirates this season, totalling 3+4=7 with 20 PIM.


30-10-2004 Chris Simon speaks up.
Chris Simon is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

30-10-2004 Andrei Nikolishin frustrated
Washington Capitals left wing Andrei Nikolishin feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Russia, Andrei Nikolishin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2nd round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 700 NHL games during his career, notching 121 goals and adding 220 assists along with 211 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 11 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 3+4=7 with 0 PIM.


30-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jaromir Jagr is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Dave Scatchard has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Steve Konowalchuk has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Adam Oates has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Mikael Renberg has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



28-10-2004 Stephen Peat frustrated
Washington Capitals right wing Stephen Peat feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Stephen Peat was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old right wing has not yet played for the Washington Capitals this season. He has played 10 games with the Portland Pirates this season, totalling 3+4=7 with 24 PIM.


27-10-2004 Claude Lemieux frustrated
Washington Capitals right wing Claude Lemieux feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Canada, Claude Lemieux was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1983 entry draft. He has appeared in 1307 NHL games during his career, notching 442 goals and adding 452 assists along with 1723 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 10 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 5 PIM.


26-10-2004 Matt Pettinger frustrated
Washington Capitals left wing Matt Pettinger feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Matt Pettinger was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 71 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 10 assists along with 38 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has not yet played for the Washington Capitals this season. He has played 9 games with the Portland Pirates this season, totalling 5+3=8 with 6 PIM.


23-10-2004 Matt Pettinger frustrated
Washington Capitals left wing Matt Pettinger feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Matt Pettinger was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 71 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 10 assists along with 38 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has not yet played for the Washington Capitals this season. He has played 8 games with the Portland Pirates this season, totalling 4+3=7 with 6 PIM.


23-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Ron Tugnutt hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Dave Scatchard has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. David Legwand has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Chris Simon has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Andrei Nikolishin has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Mikael Renberg has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



22-10-2004 Ulf Dahlen frustrated
Washington Capitals right wing Ulf Dahlen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Sweden, Ulf Dahlen was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 1985 entry draft. He has appeared in 1092 NHL games during his career, notching 321 goals and adding 360 assists along with 243 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 8 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 0 PIM.


17-10-2004 Jaromir Jagr reaches a milestone !
Jaromir Jagr scored the 1300th point of his career in tonight's game against the Colorado Avalanche on a feed by Andrei Nikolishin. My parents came to see this game so I just had to deliver, he said after the game in the dressing room.

A native of Czech, Jaromir Jagr was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 1051 NHL games during his career, notching 566 goals and adding 734 assists along with 627 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 5 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 5+3=8 with 0 PIM.


16-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Kevin Stevens is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Jaromir Jagr is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Andrei Nikolishin is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Ulf Dahlen is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Ron Tugnutt hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Dave Scatchard has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Chris Simon has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Steve Konowalchuk has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Adam Oates has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Claude Lemieux has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Mikael Renberg has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Alexander Radulov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



9-10-2004 Matt Pettinger frustrated
Washington Capitals left wing Matt Pettinger feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Matt Pettinger was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 71 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 10 assists along with 38 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has not yet played for the Washington Capitals this season. He has played 2 games with the Portland Pirates this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 2 PIM.


9-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jaromir Jagr is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-10-2004 Viktor Hubl frustrated
Washington Capitals left wing Viktor Hubl feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Viktor Hubl was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 9th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 18 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 3 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has not yet played for the Washington Capitals this season. He has played 2 games with the Portland Pirates this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 10 PIM.


3-10-2004 Matt Pettinger frustrated
Washington Capitals left wing Matt Pettinger feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Matt Pettinger was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 71 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 10 assists along with 38 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


2-10-2004 Viktor Hubl frustrated
Washington Capitals left wing Viktor Hubl feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Viktor Hubl was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 9th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 18 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 3 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


2-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



1-10-2004 John Oduya uncertain about future
John Oduya wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

30-9-2004 Washington Capitals trade
Washington Capitals traded Jonathan Ericsson and Valtteri Filppula to Toronto Maple Leafs for Claude Lemieux

30-9-2004 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Ed BelfourAAA29Dallas Stars
Dominik Hasek AAA29St. Louis Blues
Patrick RoyA-A-A28Colorado Avalanche
Martin BrodeurA-BA-32New Jersey Devils
Curtis JosephA-A-A-27Toronto Maple Leafs
Tomas VokounA-A-A-28Dallas Stars
Billy SmithA-A-A-20Detroit Red Wings
Patrick LalimeBBB30Ottawa Senators
Marc-Andre FleuryBBB19Pittsburgh Penguins
Jean-Sebastien Giguere84848427Los Angeles Kings
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Duncan KeithBAA-19New York Islanders
Brent BurnsBA-A-19St. Louis Blues
Derek MorrisBBA-26Calgary Flames
Dan BoyleBBA-28Vancouver Canucks
Brian CampbellB-AA-25Buffalo Sabres
Ryan SuterB-A-A-18Edmonton Oilers
Shea WeberB-AA-19Washington Capitals
Brent SeabrookB-AA-19Pittsburgh Penguins
Zdeno CharaBAB27Ottawa Senators
Chris ProngerB-AB29Chicago Blackhawks
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Paul KariyaABA-29St. Louis Blues
Patrik EliasABA-28New Jersey Devils
Brett HullA-B-A-30Boston Bruins
Mark MessierBBB33Detroit Red Wings
Zach PariseBA-B19Phoenix Coyotes
Pavel BureACB33Florida Panthers
Jeff FriesenBB-B28San Jose Sharks
Mike KeaneB-A-B27St. Louis Blues
Ryan SmythB-B-B28Pittsburgh Penguins
Cliff RonningBB-B28Dallas Stars
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Mario LemieuxAA-A28Pittsburgh Penguins
Joe ThorntonA-BA-25Boston Bruins
Steve YzermanA-BA-29Detroit Red Wings
Joe SakicAB-A-35Colorado Avalanche
Gilbert PerreaultA-BA-20St. Louis Blues
Patrice BergeronBAA-18Dallas Stars
Ron FrancisBBA-31San Jose Sharks
Joe NieuwendykA-BA-28Montreal Canadiens
Sergei FedorovBB-A-34Phoenix Coyotes
Eric Staal89838719Los Angeles Kings
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrACA-32Washington Capitals
Luc RobitailleA-B-A-28Detroit Red Wings
Eric DazeA-BA-29Chicago Blackhawks
Ilya KovalchukAB-A-21Montreal Canadiens
Corey PerryA-BA-18Pittsburgh Penguins
Teemu SelanneACB34St. Louis Blues
Milan HejdukA-B-B28Colorado Avalanche
Martin St. LouisA-B-B29Columbus Blue Jackets
Steve SullivanBB-B30St. Louis Blues
Mark RecchiA-B-B29Philadelphia Flyers


25-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Adam Oates is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week. Andrei Nikolishin is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Ron Tugnutt hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Dave Scatchard has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. David Legwand has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Chris Simon has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Steve Konowalchuk has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Ulf Dahlen has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Mikael Renberg has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Owen Fussey has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jeff Lucky has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Artem Ternavsky has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Viktor Hubl has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Milan Jurcina has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Zbynek Novak has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Peter Polcik has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Alexander Radulov has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



18-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Kevin Stevens is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Andrei Nikolishin is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Ron Tugnutt hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Dave Scatchard has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Chris Simon has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Mikael Renberg has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Owen Fussey has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jeff Lucky has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Artem Ternavsky has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Viktor Hubl has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Milan Jurcina has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Zbynek Novak has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Peter Polcik has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Alexander Radulov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



12-9-2004 David Legwand frustrated
Washington Capitals center David Legwand feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, David Legwand was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 406 NHL games during his career, notching 56 goals and adding 82 assists along with 105 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 3 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 2 PIM.


11-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Frantisek Kaberle is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Kevin Stevens is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Jaromir Jagr is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Adam Oates is looking good with 5 points in 2 games last week. Shea Weber is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



10-9-2004 Stephen Peat frustrated
Washington Capitals right wing Stephen Peat feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Stephen Peat was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old right wing has not yet played for the Washington Capitals this season.


4-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



3-9-2004 Andrei Nikolishin frustrated
Washington Capitals center Andrei Nikolishin feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Russia, Andrei Nikolishin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2nd round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 689 NHL games during his career, notching 118 goals and adding 216 assists along with 211 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center is waiting for a good start this season.


3-9-2004 Stephen Peat frustrated
Washington Capitals right wing Stephen Peat feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Stephen Peat was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


3-9-2004 Viktor Hubl frustrated
Washington Capitals left wing Viktor Hubl feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Viktor Hubl was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 9th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 18 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 3 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing is looking forward for the start of the season.


31-8-2004 Stephen Peat frustrated
Washington Capitals right wing Stephen Peat feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Stephen Peat was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.


30-6-2004 Training camp preview
Washington Capitals will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Washington Capitals and Portland Pirates:
- Frantisek Kaberle D
- Alexander Karpovtsev D
- Ron Tugnutt G
- Darren McCarty L
- Dainius Zubrus L
- Dave Scatchard C
- David Legwand C
- Kevin Stevens L
- Jaromir Jagr R
- Bryan Marchment D
- Chris Simon R
- Steve Konowalchuk L
- Adam Oates C
- Andrei Nikolishin C
- Ulf Dahlen R
- Olaf Kolzig G
- Ivan Ciernik L
- Krys Barch R
- Sebastien Charpentier G
- Curtis Cruickshank G
- Michael Farrell D
- Nate Forster D
- Mark Murphy C
- Stephen Peat R
- Matt Pettinger L
- Derek Schutz C
- Cam Severson L
- Mike Siklenka R
- Ryan Van Buskirk D
- Jacob Cutta D
- Brian Sutherby C
- Nolan Yonkman D
- Chris Corrinet R
- Rastislav Stana G
- Shaone Morrisonn D
- Mikael Renberg R
- Nathan Paetsch D
- Owen Fussey R
- Jeff Lucky R
- Artem Ternavsky D
- Viktor Hubl L
- Kyle Clark R
- Milan Jurcina D
- Robert Muller G
- Roman Tvrdon C
- Matt Maglione D
- Juha Riihijarvi L
- John Oduya D
- Gerad Adams D
- Zbynek Novak C
- Peter Polcik L
- Shea Weber D
- Alexander Radulov R

Players reporting out of shape:
- Steve Konowalchuk L
- Curtis Cruickshank G
- Nate Forster D
- Owen Fussey R
- Milan Jurcina D
- John Oduya D
- Zbynek Novak C
- Shea Weber D

Players reporting in good shape:
- Ron Tugnutt G
- Mikael Renberg R
- Kyle Clark R


30-6-2004 Tim Hunter leaves team
Tim Hunters contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Roman Loginov leaves team
Roman Loginovs contract has expired and he has left the team.

28-6-2004 Alexander Radulov returns
Washington Capitals were delighted to hear that Alexander Radulov has returned to the team.

26-6-2004 Mikael Renberg rejects contract offer.
Mikael Renberg rejected the $1 600 000 per year, 3 year offer from Washington Capitals

25-6-2004 Andrei Nikolishin frustrated
Washington Capitals center Andrei Nikolishin feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Russia, Andrei Nikolishin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2nd round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 689 NHL games during his career, notching 118 goals and adding 216 assists along with 211 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center is expecting a good season for the team.


25-6-2004 Shaone Morrisonn returns
Washington Capitals were delighted to hear that Shaone Morrisonn has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Nathan Paetsch returns
Washington Capitals were delighted to hear that Nathan Paetsch has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Owen Fussey returns
Washington Capitals were delighted to hear that Owen Fussey has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Jeff Lucky returns
Washington Capitals were delighted to hear that Jeff Lucky has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Artem Ternavsky returns
Washington Capitals were delighted to hear that Artem Ternavsky has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Milan Jurcina returns
Washington Capitals were delighted to hear that Milan Jurcina has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Zbynek Novak returns
Washington Capitals were delighted to hear that Zbynek Novak has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Peter Polcik returns
Washington Capitals were delighted to hear that Peter Polcik has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Shea Weber returns
Washington Capitals were delighted to hear that Shea Weber has returned to the team.

24-6-2004 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


23-6-2004 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Alexander Karpovtsev (Washington Capitals) UFA
-Steve Konowalchuk (Washington Capitals) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Mikael Renberg (Washington Capitals) UFA
-Juha Riihijarvi (Portland Pirates) UFA


23-6-2004 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Tim Hunter(pro)
-Roman Loginov(farm)


21-6-2004 Frantisek Kaberle agrees on a contract.
Frantisek Kaberle has signed a $1 600 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Washington Capitals. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Czech, Frantisek Kaberle was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 3rd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 352 NHL games during his career, notching 13 goals and adding 81 assists along with 50 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.


21-6-2004 Steve Konowalchuk rejects contract offer.
Steve Konowalchuk rejected the $2 500 000 per year, 3 year offer from Washington Capitals

21-6-2004 Roman Tvrdon agrees on a contract.
Roman Tvrdon has signed a $380 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Washington Capitals. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Slovakia, Roman Tvrdon was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 5th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old center is expecting a good season for the team.


20-6-2004 Ulf Dahlen frustrated
Washington Capitals right wing Ulf Dahlen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Sweden, Ulf Dahlen was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 1985 entry draft. He has appeared in 1084 NHL games during his career, notching 319 goals and adding 356 assists along with 243 penalty minutes. The 27 year old right wing has played 82 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 25+15=40 with 6 PIM.


20-6-2004 Board collects bonuses
The board of owners has collected $11 000 000 profit from the team to shareholders.

20-6-2004 Archie Henderson retires
Washington Capitals staff member Archie Henderson has announced his retirement due to health reasons.

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