Filip Forsberg due to fall off, but Predators fans shouldn’t be worried


To this point in the season, there’s little arguing that Filip Forsberg has been one of most shocking stories. The centerpiece of a deal that brought Martin Erat to the Washington Capitals from the Nashville Predators, Forsberg looks to be blossoming before our very eyes.

And while he continues to produce at an alarming rate, there remains a certain skepticism about his ability to keep it up. Could the Capitals really have traded away an early Calder candidate for a player they would jettison just eight months after his arrival in the US capital? Is this a deal Washington will forever regret? Read more

Suspend him or not: Alex Ovechkin check to the head on Niklas Hjalmarsson

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Alex Ovechkin (Getty Images)

For the second straight game, Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin threw what can best be described as a questionable hit.

On Tuesday night, during the Capitals game against the Calgary Flames, Ovechkin caught Curtis Glencross with a high hit. A scrum ensued, everything was sorted out, and what came of it was a roughing call to Glencross.

Friday night, in the Capitals first game since the hit on Glencross, Ovechkin caught Chicago Blackhawks’ defenseman Niklas Hjlamarsson with another hit in the upper chest and head region. This time, it was whistled by the referees as an illegal check to the head: Read more

Blackhawks unveil sharp-looking Winter Classic jerseys

Chicago Blackhawks logo (Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

The Chicago Blackhawks have revealed the jerseys they’ll wear at the 2015 Winter Classic in Washington, D.C. – and like just about everything associated with the Hawks’ iconic logo, it looks quite good.

Hawks left winger Brandon Saad modeled the Winter Classic jersey Wednesday night. It has a lace-up collar and secondary logos placed on each sleeve that overlap the top two stripes on the sleeve, instead of the standard placement of them on the shoulders: Read more

Celebrity overtime: Seven questions with Arrested Development’s Will Arnett

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Will Arnett (Trae Patton/CBS)

Stars like hockey too, and everyone once in a while they’re more interested in chatting up last night’s game than they are in pontificating about their latest TV or film projects. In our weekly “Celebrity Overtime” feature, we take five minutes with various celebrities to discuss their love of the good old-fashioned game.

Will Arnett is a renowned fan of the game. Since leaving Toronto to star in series like Arrested Development, Up All Night and most recently, CBS sitcom The Millers alongside Beau Bridges and Margo Martindale, he’s carried his Leafs love loud and proud. He even has a friendly behind-the-scenes rivalry with The Millers creator Greg Garcia, a hardcore Caps fan. Read more

Alex Ovechkin becomes Capitals’ all-time leading scorer

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Alex Ovechkin (Getty Images)

When the Capitals selected Alex Ovechkin first overall in the 2004 NHL entry draft, they knew they were getting a blue-chip talent. But if you told them it would take Ovechkin less than nine full seasons to become the franchise’s all-time leading scorer, they might have told you such an accomplishment was on the outer boundaries of their wildest dreams. Yet that’s where history led the Russian winger, who achieved that goal – knocking Caps icon Peter Bondra out of top spot – with an assist on Nicklas Backstrom’s first-period goal against Calgary Tuesday night: Read more

Gatineau’s Alexandre Carrier is making moves on The Hot List

Alexandre Carrier (Photo by Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

The big prospect news of the week came with Buffalo sending Sam Reinhart back to junior after a nine-game tryout and one assist. I’m totally on board with this move. Reinhart now gets a chance to do some serious damage at the world juniors for Canada and pull the Western League’s Kootenay Ice out of an early season funk. He’ll get his NHL shot again next year and perhaps one day, the players listed below will, too.

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Nashville’s Filip Forsberg is making us look good

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Filip Forsberg (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)

There is unpredictability in every draft, so when Filip Forsberg slipped to Washington at No. 11 in the 2012 edition, it was shocking, but understandable. After all, trends can lead to strange runs at the annual event and eight defensemen taken in the first 10 slots certainly qualifies. But as the leading scorer for the Nashville Predators this season, Forsberg is showing why we had the left winger ranked second overall in our Draft Preview edition that year…and No. 1 wouldn’t be the same if we re-ordered right now.

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