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It never stops. The Caps have traded Troy Brouwer, goalie prospect Pheonix Copley, and a third round pick to the St Louis Blues in exchange for T.J. Oshie.

We don’t have time to react to this right now aside from HOLY CRAP and

https://twitter.com/brouwerrangers/status/616711560833011713

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13:  Justin Williams #14 of the Los Angeles Kings of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with the Stanley Cup after the Kings 3-2 double overtime victory against the New York Rangers in Game Five of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

No one saw this coming. The Washington Capitals have signed right wing Justin Williams, formerly of the Los Angeles Kings. It’s a two-year contract worth an average value of $3.25 million.

Williams is a three-time Cup winner and now he’s going to play for the Caps– maybe with Ovi and Nicky. That’s a good price and a good term for a very good player. This is awesome.

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Peter’s Scifi/Fantasy Draft: Making RMNB Last

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You are about to read an essay commissioned by RMNB Platinum Patron Michael Reschly as part of the Making RMNB Last campaign. Michael chose the topic, and now Peter must write about it. Game on.

Michael has asked me to draft a hockey team using only scifi and fantasy characters. My entire life was leading up to this moment and now we are here. Michael suggested Harry Potter as first-line center and Chewbacca as goalie, and that’s when I stopped paying attention to his ideas.

First, some self-imposed limitations: none. Anything goes. Let’s party.

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Here’s Your 2015-16 Washington Capitals Schedule!

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Photoshop by maddyjl

Summer just started but winter is coming, specifically on October 10th, when the Washington Capitals’ 2015-16 season kicks off with an opener against the New Jersey Devils and a four-game homestand. Yeah, the schedule has been released. You can view every game for every team, or you can hop on down here and view the Caps schedule in whatever cheesy format I can make fit here.

UPDATE: Nathan has made downloadable versions of the schedule that you can put in your calendar. Just home games, just road games, and all games. And here is an ICS version made by Peter S.

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Joel Ward: 2014-15 Season Review

When George McPhee signed Joel Ward to a four-year, $12-million deal, many thought it was an exorbitant contract based on a playoff performance he’d never live up to. But then, he sorta did.

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Nate Schmidt: 2014-15 Season Review

Once again, Nate Schmidt put up a sterling performance for the Washington Capitals and was rewarded for his effort by a demotion to Hershey.

Same Schmidt, different day.

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Alex Ovechkin: 2014-15 Season Review

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I was trying to come up with the most elegant way to introduce the RMNB season review for Alex Ovechkin, but all I came up with is this:

OVI BESSSSTTTTT

HAHHAHAHAHAHHAA))))))))))

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Brooks Orpik: 2014-15 Season Review

“The things that Brooks Orpik does you can’t put a value on.” That’s what Barry Trotz said in July, and he was wrong. You can put a value on it, and that value is $27.5 million over 5 years.

In year one of his contract, Orpik did well enough– but this was never about the player so much as the wacky expectations foisted upon him.

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Michael Latta: 2014-15 Season Review

I guess you could make the argument that Michael Latta was a bit of a non-factor this season, but I think what we saw in 2014-15 presages a great career ahead for ol’ Steamboat.

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Brooks Laich: 2014-15 Season Review

Considering he made $4.5 million and played bottom-six minutes, Brooks Laich didn’t give the Caps their money’s worth this season. But 2014-15 was a success in other ways.

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