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.


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.

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