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Capitals trade for heavyweight fighter D.J. King

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Photo by Jeff Roberson/AP

The Washington Capitals have traded for Blues Left Winger D.J. King. St. Louis will receive prospect Stefan Della Rovere in return. The news was first reported by Andy Strickland on Twitter and has since been confirmed by the Capitals.


Flash Back: Capitals Resign Tomas Fleischmann to 1 Year Deal

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Washington Capitals announced Tuesday evening that they have resigned forward Tomas Fleischmann to a 1 year contract avoiding a salary arbtration meeting, which was scheduled for Wednesday in Toronto, Ontario. The club did not disclose how much the deal is worth, but Tarik El-Bashir is reporting that Fleischmann will receive 2.6 million dollars next season. This would leave the Capitals $5.9 million below the salary cap for next season according to CapGeek.


Up Close: Dmitri Orlov

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Dmitri Orlov was the only Russian defenseman in development camp last week. Evgeny Kuznetsov and Stanislav Galiev impressed the hockey mavens who gathered at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex with their skillful shooting and agile skating. In the case of Orlov the general assessment was that he was a talented prospect who has yet to demonstrate his full potential.


Up Close: Marcus Johansson

Marcus Johansson showed up for development camp amid great expectations.  After six days, and some ups and downs, the 19 year-old Swede left camp with generally favorable notices from the Caps brain trust but also with the recognition that he has some challenges ahead of him.


The Shootout: Through Their Own Eyes

Saturday, July 17, 2010

After 60 minutes of regulation and 5 minutes of overtime the game between Team White and Team Red remained tied. A shootout would determine a winner. Here's what two key players had to say.

Cody Eakin:
It is something I have been working on a little bit.  I just kind of build up my speed and then when the goalie kind of reads your speed ....at the last second I fire on the brakes and really slow down and try and beat him. . .I think it is a pretty strong move and I was lucky today that it happened to go in.”

IMG_0056 by Chris.M.G..


Development Camp Scrimmage, 7/17/10: Game