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.
Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals made his debut with HC Dynamo Moscow on Thursday against HC Dinamo Minsk. It was Ovechkin's first game with the club since the 2004-05 season.
The National Hockey League announced Wednesday that the preseason schedule is cancelled.
NHL Lockout 2012: Alex Ovechkin Threatens To Stay In KHL 'If Salaries Get Slashed,' No One Believes Him
Alex Ovechkin officially signed with Dynamo Moscow Wednesday and almost immediately made a vague threat to stay in Russia if player salaries get cut as the result of an ongoing NHL lockout.
Goalkeeper Michael Neuvirth became the first Washington Capitals player to sign overseas during the NHL Lockout, while the team has officially cancelled a rookie event for Thursday.
Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin has reportedly signed with Dynamo Moscow of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League. Ovechkin said he would play overseas while the NHL and players union try to end a lockout.
Monday was Alex Ovechin's 27th birthday, and he celebrated the way any of us would: with a cake. A pyrotechnic cake.
The real question is, how many others share Ovechkin's resolve?
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.
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.
The Capitals have assigned 21 players to Hershey ahead of the potential NHL lockout.
The Washington Capitals have reached a deal with their young star defenseman John Carlson, ensuring he'll be with the Caps for six more years.
The NHL will not have a season until a new CBA is reached, according to league commissioner Gary Bettman. Meanwhile, neither the players nor owners seem to be willing to give an inch.
With Alexander Semin's departure to Carolina, Brouwer will be one of the players looked upon to replace the lost goals on the wing.
The Washington Capitals have signed forward Troy Brouwer to a three-year contract extension through 2016.
Let's be frank, with a lockout due to start Saturday, we're not going to be hearing many good stories about the NHL. It's nice, every now and then, to be reminded of the positive impact the league's players can have.
Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin confirmed on Friday afternoon that if the NHL faces an extended lockout he will be playing in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League.