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Did the refs really kill Ovechkin?

Slava Malamud of Sport-Express envisions a bright future for Alex Ovechkin in this translation of an article from the Russian sporting press.

Nicklas Backstrom "Feels Pretty Damn Good"

The Caps' top pivot is healthy and ready to go...

Backstrom: "2013 Couldn't Have Started Any Better"

Nicklas Backstrom is beaming with optimism as the lockout ends and he leaves Moscow for Washington

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Christian Djoos signs with Brynäs

Backstrom Returns to Sweden... To Renew His Visa

Nicklas Backstrom deals with bureaucracy and life in the KHL

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Christian Djoos Update (Updated)

Marcus Johansson Signs with BIK Karlskoga

Marcus Johansson has signed with BIK Karlskoga of second-tier Swedish league HockeyAllsvenskan

Bäckström: I Didn’t Want That Number

Nicklas Backstrom on life in the KHL, his contract and his unnecessarily controversial #99 sweater.

Nicklas Bäckström: "It feels pretty amazing."

Nicklas Backstrom is interviewed on Swedish TV about his injury and recovery. Japers' Rink has the translation.

Nicklas Backstrom: "I Hope I Will Be Ready For The Playoffs"

Nicklas Backstrom talks about his recovery from the concussion that has had him sidelined since January 3 and when he hopes to return in this translation of a Swedish-language article

Backstrom: "It's Incredibly Frustrating"

Nicklas Backstrom speaks about his recovery from taking Rene Bourque's elbow to the head in this translation from a Swedish article

Mattias Sjögren: Adjusting to North America and the American League

Translation of a Swedish language interview with Mattias Sjogren

Marcus Johansson: Healthy and Ready

Marcus Johansson on training, last season and expectations for the upcoming campaign

Nicklas Bäckström: "I’m still incredibly disappointed"

Nicklas Backstrom checks in from Sweden as he discusses his new skating coach, the disappointment of yet another early playoff exit, and the excitement of a new season.

Backstrom: "They Had Us Fooled Completely"

Translation of a Swedish interview with Nicklas Backstrom ranging from his 2010-11 season to his off-season training regimen.

Ovechkin: "We Need to Take a Lesson from the Canadians"

Translation of part 2 of Ovechkin interview in Sovetsky Sport. Ovi gives his thoughts on what Team Russia needs to do to move forward. Hint: take a page from the Canadian's playbook.

Ovechkin Presents 1,000,000 Rubles to Dynamo Moscow Youth Hockey Program on Behalf of Gillette

Today Alex Ovechkin presented a check for 1,000,000 rubles on behalf of Gillette to Dynamo Moscow for their youth hockey program. Translation of interview with Pavel Lysenkov of Sovetsky Sport.

Mattias Sjögren: "They Really Believe in Me"

An interview with the newest member of the Washington Capitals' organization, Mattias Sjögren.

Report: Caps Sign Mattias Sjögren

Report: Caps Sign Mattias Sjögren

Marcus Johansson: "Tampa Got Us to Play Exactly As They Wanted"

Nicklas Backstrom: "We Have Been Waiting for This"

Nicklas Backstrom speaks with his hometown newspaper about his injuries and why the Caps are better this year.

Marcus Johansson: "I Think it is the Confidence That Has Developed Most..."

With his first NHL regular season almost complete, Marcus Johansson spoke with Swedish paper Värmlands Folkblad about his time with the Caps.

Semyon Varlamov: "Right Now I'm Thinking of the NHL, and Only the NHL"

Semyon Varlamov spoke with Slava Malamud of Sport Express after Carolina loss and quells rumors about his interest in the KHL.

Nazarov Meets with Ovechkin and Semin

Andrei Nazarov was present for Washington's victory over St. Louis. He stopped by visit Ovechkin and Semin on his US scouting tour for the Russian National Team for the upcoming IIHF World Championship.

Dmitri Orlov: "I Really Want to Stay In Washington"

New Hershey Bear and Caps hopeful Dmitri Orlov shares his thoughts on his immediate and future plans with Slava Malamud of Sport Express.

Report: Nicklas Backstrom Has a Broken Thumb

Per Aftonbladet, Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has a small fracture in his thumb

Evgeny Kuznetsov: "If Ovechkin, Malkin and Datsyuk Played in Russia, I Wouldn't Even Think of Leaving for the NHL"

Washington Capitals prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov talks with Sport-Express about his recent selection to KHL All-Star team and where he thinks he might be next season.

Ovechkin Captaincy in 2012 ASG? "I've got to get there first, and with the way I'm playing.."

Slava Malamud of Sport-Express shares his notes from post-game meeting with Russian press following the All Star Game.

Semyon Varlamov: "We Need to Give It Our All For the Entire 60 Minutes"

Semyon Varlamov talks with Sovetsky Sport's Pavel Lysenkov after the overtime loss to Philadephia and gives his take on the loss and the prospect of a preseason game in Russia next year.

20 Questions With Alex Ovechkin and Andrei Arshavin

Sport-Express plays 20 Questions with Alex Ovechkin and Andrei Arshavin.

Semyon Varlamov on Team Russia's World Junior Championship

Slava Malamud from Sport Express gets Semyon Varlamov's take on Team Russia's stunning upset in the WJ championship game.

Marcus Johansson: We Can Win the Stanley Cup This Year

Translation of a Swedish interview with the Caps' rookie pivot