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Mark Off Markov

The Habs have resigned blueliner Andrei Markov to a 4-year/$23 million deal (that's $5.75m per year, for those of you whose math skills aren't terribly strong).If nothing else, it helps set the...

Offseason Shopping List: Defensemen

Having unanimously settled a new first-line center for the Caps, it's time to find a new "number one" defenseman. As was the case with centers, should the team choose to go the free agent route,...

Take Your Pick

Keeping in mind that hockey is played at both ends of the ice, which blueliner would you rather have for the coming season (stats are 2006-07 numbers - click on the Player tag to see who it is if...

Caps Sign Lepistö

Yesterday's rumor has become today's news as the Caps have indeed signed Sami Lepistö to an entry-level deal. Read all about young Sami at those two links.

Caps To Sign Lepistö?

He may not be Brian Rafalski. Hell, he might not be Brian Pothier. But the intertubes are buzzing (it's more of a faint hum, really) with news of the Caps extending a contract offer to Finnish...

Jeff Schultz By The Numbers

If the Caps have an offensive lineman-type on their team, it's probably Jeff Schultz, and not because of his size (in fact, I'm sure "Sarge" would agree that he could stand to put a few pounds of...

Who Sits?: Blueline Edition

Two weeks ago we looked at which forwards would sit when the team's corps of centers and wingers finally got healthy. The consensus was that Kris Beech should pack his bags and that Matt Bradley...

One Less Spot Up For Grabs?

One wonders which came first - Tarik penciling Josef Boumedienne into the starting lineup or his decision to profile the Swedish rearguard in tomorrow's WaPo. Regardless, both pieces give some...

Sunday Roundup/Gameday: Caps @ Pens

[NHL.com Preview - WashingtonCaps.com Preview]In case you haven't heard, the Caps and Pens will be facing off this afternoon on national television. The Pens enter the game with a 15-game point...

What To Expect From Alzner In 2008-09

Now that Karl Alzner is signed, the question on everybody's mind is how much of an impact can he make for the Caps next year? Vogs takes a look at the recent history of rookie blueliners, noting...

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