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Ted Starkey is a veteran sportswriter who has covered the NHL, NFL and MLB, writing for The Washington Times, Tampa Tribune, AOL Sports, FanHouse.com, USAHockey.com and BuffaloBills.com, 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.

Is the NHL following MLB's follies?

The 1994-95 MLB players strike set baseball back for a decade. Is the NHL on the same path?

The NHL calls in the feds

Can federal mediation help end the NHL lockout?

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.