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48-game NHL season to reportedly start Jan. 19

The 2013 NHL season will reportedly be 48 games and start on Jan. 19.

Lockout over, Caps turn attention to on-ice issues

A new coach and a new system are two of the obstacles facing the Washington Capitals in the shortened 2013 NHL season.

NHL Lockout ends in dead of night

Early Sunday morning the NHL and its players association tentatively reached a deal on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

One way or another, lockout end is near

The question of whether there will be a 2013 NHL season will be answered in the next week. Time to buckle up.

Ovechkin announces engagement to Kirilenko

The Capitals left winger puts a ring on it.

Ovechkin shows up in Nike 'Hockey Is Ours' ad

The Capitals star has a way with a hockey stick, especially around produce.

NHL's dangerous game creeps closer to an end

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says that the league has a drop-dead date, and says that there will still be a 2012-13 season.

Capitals President Dick Patrick One Of Two Recipients Of Lester Patrick Trophy

Washington Capitals president Dick Patrick has been named one of two 2012 recipients of the Lester Patrick Trophy, which will be presented during the annual Hockey Hall of Fame induction celebration in Dallas on Oct. 15.

Alex Ovechkin, Russia win Channel One Cup

Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin and Team Russia took home the 2012 Channel One Cup following a 3-1 victory over Finland. Ovechkin had a hand in the eventual game-winning goal in the match.

The NHL's back-up schedule plan

Ted Starkey says the NHL likely has a plan for a shortened season all ready to go if a CBA agreement is reached this month.

NHL lockout: The time for games is over

Why the owners and players should save their energy for the bargaining table.

Hockey returns to Washington on strange night

Events in New York took the shine off what should have been a happy occasion in the District.

Hershey, Norfolk drop the puck at Verizon Center

For one night only, pro hockey returns to the District of Columbia Thursday.

In NHL lockout, time is finally of the essence

The moribund labor talks were recalled to life Tuesday and Wednesday.

Talks about talks as NHL, NHLPA spin their wheels

How the NHL lockout reached a new level of dysfunction over a simple proposal.

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.

Dynamo wants to keep Ovechkin in Russia

Dynamo President Arkady Rotenberg is not willing to let his star go without a struggle.

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.

Washington Capitals launch canned food drive

The Washington Capitals have announced that they will be launching a food drive this month.

Adam Oates discusses the NHL lockout

Capitals head coach Adam Oates is frustrated by the lockout.

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.

SB Nation, Monumental announce content partnership

We're happy to officially announce our partnership with Monumental Sports and Entertainment.

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.

Boudreau: I didn't want Caps to win Cup last year

"I think human nature dictates that I didn’t want them to win," Boudreau told

Hershey Bears in action this weekend

The Hershey Bears are scheduled to play three games this weekend.

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.