Caps News Network on Kings of Leonsis

Posted by Dave Nichols | Saturday, September 25, 2010 | | 0 comments »

The fine folks over at Kings of Leonsis asked us to participate in a roundtable discussion on some topics relating to the upcoming season.  It was the second installment of a series, you can see the first here.  We were only too happy to oblige.

Please click the link and check out the discussion.

Other panelists were Emily Bennett (Japers’ Rink) and Chris Gordon (Caps Snaps).

Thanks to Kings of Leonsis for including us!

Capitals Sign Neuvirth to Contract Extension

Posted by Dave Nichols | Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | , , | 2 comments »

The Washington Capitals announced today they signed goalie Michal Neuvirth to a two-year contract extension.  Terms of the deal were not announced.

Neuvirth, 22, is expected to compete with Semyon Varlamov for the goaltending duties with the Capitals this year.  He was 9-4-0 with a 2.75 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage in 17 games with the Capitals last season. He went 7-1-0 with a 1.75 goals-against average and a.914 save percentage at Verizon Center in 2009-10.

Neuvirth was 17-3-1 with a shutout, a 2.24 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage in 22 regular-season games with the Hershey Bears in the American Hockey League (AHL). During the playoffs Neuvirth was 14-4 with a shutout, a 2.07 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage in 18 Calder Cup playoff games en route to his second Calder Cup championship.

The team also signed goalie Brandon Anderson to a three-year entry-level contract.  He took part in Capitals rookie camp and played in the 4-3 win over the Flyers rookies on Sept. 16.

Tom Poti Gets Two-Year Extension

Posted by Cheryl Nichols | Tuesday, September 21, 2010 | , , , | 0 comments »

Post by Cheryl Nichols

The Washington Capitals sign Defenseman Tom Poti to a two year contract extension.

"I'm excited about the core group we have here and I think we have the ability to win a Stanley Cup. Not just this year, but year's to and my wife love it here and I'm excited to be here for a couple more years."

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Tom Poti was willing to take less money because he has been in the league for twelve years and thinks that his best chance to win the Stanley Cup is in Washington with this team.

"Ultimately what I want to do is win." 

See video for more reaction from Poti.