Ted Starkey


Ted Starkey is a veteran sportswriter who has covered the NHL, NFL and MLB, writing for The Washington Times, Tampa Tribune, AOL Sports,, and, as well as the author of two books on the Washington Capitals, Transition Game: The Story of the 2010-11 Washington Capitals and Red Rising: The Washington Capitals Story.


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.

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