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  • Will the Capitals play an exhibition game in Baltimore?

    Will the Capitals play an exhibition game in Baltimore?
    The Washington Capitals and 1st Mariner Arena announced today that they will make a "special" announcement Monday afternoon at the arena. Baltimore city officials and Capitals GM George McPhee will be in attendance, so expect a pretty significant...
  • Your turn: The best wire-to-wire season you have witnessed?

    Your turn: The best wire-to-wire season you have witnessed?
    If you watched Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday night, you witnessed the end of one of the greatest wire-to-wire seasons in recent sports history. Tim Thomas, the former journeyman turned unlikely All-Star goalie, capped off his superlative...
  • Where are the Ravens, Orioles on ESPN's franchise rankings?

    Where are the Ravens, Orioles on ESPN's franchise rankings?
    ESPN The Magazine has unveiled its annual Ultimate Team Rankings, which measure “how much MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL franchises give back to the fans in exchange for all the time, money and emotion the fans invest in them.” The franchises were...
  • Olie Kolzig returns to Capitals as associate coach

    WASHINGTON — Olie Kolzig left the Washington Capitals on less-than-ideal terms after nearly two decades as a popular and productive goalie. Clearly, that rift is a thing of the past. The man known as “Olie the Goalie” returned to the...
  • Welcome to Baltimore Sports Blitz

    Welcome to Baltimore Sports Blitz
    Allow me to reintroduce myself. My name is Matt Vensel. You might remember me from blogs such as Virtual Vensanity and, well, OK, that's it. I have joined the staff at The Baltimore Sun after three awesome years at our sister paper, b free daily, which is...
  • Caps recap: Capitals showed true grit in win over Penguins

    Caps recap: Capitals showed true grit in win over Penguins
    The pre-Super Bowl showdown between the Capitals and the Penguins was significantly lacking sizzle with Pittsburgh stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin out of the lineup. But that doesn't mean the Capitals' 3-0 win on Sunday wasn't impressive....
  • Five players the Caps should target at the deadline

    Five players the Caps should target at the deadline
    Expect the Capitals, who trail the Lightning by five points in the Southeast Division, to be players before the NHL's trade deadline on Feb. 28. As it's currently constituted, this team doesn't appear to be capable of going on a deep playoff run (though...
  • Caps recap: Has Ovechkin gotten his groove back?

    Caps recap: Has Ovechkin gotten his groove back?
    The Capitals' season continues to see-saw with 21 games left before the playoffs. They haven't been able to get in a steady rhythm since a strong November, winning a few games before losing a few then doing it all over again and again. Yet somehow,...
  • Coffee Companion -- 4/13

    Coffee Companion -- 4/13
    Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine. Running it back: A...
  • Forget dunks and QB trick shots; check out this goal

    Forget dunks and QB trick shots; check out this goal
    I'm starting to become desensitized when it comes to slam dunk videos that don't feature Blake Griffin and the edited-down compilations of quarterback trick shots. But crazy hockey goals? I'll never get tired of those (well, unless someone scores one of...
  • Lack of picks doesn't bother GM McPhee

    — Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee will have five selections, tied for the fewest in franchise history, when the NHL draft begins tonight at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. The small number of draft picks doesn't bother...
  • Your turn: What should be the Capitals' top offseason priority?

    Your turn: What should be the Capitals' top offseason priority?
    The Capitals have started to retool their roster after another early playoff exit. They have re-signed center Brooks Laich, traded for power forward Troy Brouwer and added a few draft picks to their minor-league system. Expect more changes -- perhaps more...