Ted Starkey

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Bruce Boudreau's hiring, five years later


Five years ago Friday, Bruce Boudreau coached his first Capitals game. Ted Starkey remembers how the hiring changed the course of the franchise's history.

As noise increases, slow progress in NHL lockout


Amid the rhetoric, both sides in the NHL labor dispute appear to be getting on the same page.

Capitals, Penguins rivalry lives on in AHL


Washington vs. Pittsburgh? Try Hershey vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

The KHL's Alex Ovechkin pipe dream


Could the Capitals' biggest star remain in Russia after the NHL Lockout ends. Not a chance, says Ted Starkey.

The NHL Lockout's state of (no) play


The NHL lockout celebrates its two-month anniversary this weekend. Ted Starkey looks at how matters are progressing ... or not.

Remembering the Cap Centre, 15 years later


15 years ago this month, the Capitals played their final game at their first home. Ted Starkey remembers.

Oates prepares to take Hall of Fame place


On the eve of his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Capitals head coach reflects on his career and looks forward to his coaching debut.

Caps' Holtby: 'Lucky' to have Hershey landing spot


SB Nation DC's Ted Starkey took another trip to Hershey over the weekend to check up on the Caps' young goaltender and 2012 playoff hero.

Isles hope to emulate Caps in urban move


As the Islanders announce a move to Brooklyn in 2015, Ted Starkey looks back at when the Washington Capitals pulled a similar trick.

AHL openers present alternate reality


SB Nation DC's Ted Starkey takes in the closest thing to Capitals hockey you can see during the lockout -- the opener for the club's AHL affiliate in Hershey.

The beginning of the end?


After a month of no news and no progress, negotiations lurched forward Tuesday.

A longer wait for Washington Winter Classic?


If the lockout wipes out this year's NHL Winter Classic, it could be another year's wait for the event to come to Washington.

The NHL lockout's predictable path


The rhetoric doesn't sound good, but there may be a glimmer of hope for the 2012-13 NHL season, after all.

Time to talk for NHL, NHLPA


While the early days of the NHL lockout have been largely unproductive and filled with bravado, it's about time for both sides to get serious or face serious consequences.

What's A Locked-Out NHL Fan To Do? Head To Hershey


So, there won't be any hockey in Washington, D.C. for a while. What's a fan to do? Head to Hershey, of course.

NHL Lockout 2012: The Die Is Cast On Hockey's Massive Gamble


Eight years ago, the NHL sacrificed a season to bring financial stability to the league. With the third lockout of Gary Bettman's reign, the league is putting those hard-won gains at risk.

John Carlson Extension Boosts Capitals' Blue Line


As the NHL's collective bargaining agreement winds down toward its final hours, teams look to get players signed under the terms of the old agreement. Friday, the Capitals were no exception.

NHL Lockout 2012: Brooks Laich Says Players 'Have To Fight This Time'

As several members of the Washington Capitals took part in an informal workout Friday afternoon at Kettler Iceplex, the atmosphere was not unlike that of a team's breakdown day at the end of the season.

NHL Lockout 2012: A Tale Of Two Lockouts


As with last year's NBA lockout, television may be the key to bringing the NHL's players and owners together.

Troy Brouwer Gets Bigger Contract, Big Role With Capitals


With Alexander Semin's departure to Carolina, Brouwer will be one of the players looked upon to replace the lost goals on the wing.

Rod Langway Trade Turned Capitals Into Contenders


30 years ago Sunday, then-Capitals GM David Poile made the most significant trade in the brief history of the Washington Capitals.

After Labor Day Holiday, NHL Labor War Approaches


In a normal NHL year, the passing of the Labor Day holiday would usually mean that training camps were just around the corner. This year, however, is far from normal.

An Evening With George McPhee: 'I Didn't Expect Dale Hunter To Play That Defensively'


Capitals General Manager George McPhee discusses coaches past and present, replacing Alexander Semin, and his own idea of the "perfect player."

When The Caps Were Saved In The Summer Of '82


Today, the Capitals are one of the glamour franchises in the NHL. But 30 years ago this week, the future of professional hockey in Washington was hanging by a thread.

Book Excerpt: Alex Ovechkin Arrives


In an excerpt from his new book, "Red Rising," SB Nation DC Capitals editor Ted Starkey recounts the road trip that stamped Alex Ovechkin as a bona fide NHL star.

NHL CBA Outlook Grim, But It's Not 2004


Ted Starkey thinks there will be an NHL season this winter. Here's why.

Capitals Prospects Get International Experience In Lake Placid

Who says there's no hockey in August? SB Nation DC's Ted Starkey heads to Lake Placid to check in on some Capitals prospects in USA Hockey's National Junior Evaluation Camp.

NHL Free Agency: Capitals Have Catching Up To Do


While their Eastern Conference competitors have made bold moves this offseason, the Capitals have mostly remained quiet.

NHL Free Agency 2012: Alexander Semin's Journey Moves On To Carolina


While it took 26 days from the opening of free agency to get a deal done, Alexander Semin finally found a new NHL home Thursday, signing a one-year, $7 million deal with the Carolina Hurricanes. T...

22 Years Later, David Poile Faces Scott Stevens Redux


With current Nashville and former Washington general manager David Poile facing the loss of a franchise defenseman, we take a look back at the summer of 1990 and a decision that changed the Capitals forever.

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