The 2004-05 NHL lockout was perhaps the worst thing to happen to hockey in the modern era. A whole season was lost, and a lot of casual fans tuned out the game.
It's the dream of owner Ted Leonsis, who said he'd "cry like a baby" if it happened. It's the dream of public address announcer Wes Johnson, who said he wouldn't be able to hear himself if it happened. It's the dream of every kid who wants to play in the NHL.
After a couple of early playoff exits and an offseason applauded around the NHL, the Washington Capitals look primed to live up to expectations and make this “the year” to finally grab the Stanley Cup. Check out The Washington Times' special section on the Caps for everything you need to know about the 2011-12 season.
There are times in a game when Karl Alzner knows he made a mistake. It's likely no one else in the arena notices — not even on his own bench.
An excerpt from Ted Starkey's "Transition Game: The Story of the 2010-11 Washington Capitals."
Taking a look at the Washington Capitals' goaltending situation.
Breaking down the Washington Capitals' defense.
TWT's Stephen Whyno makes his NHL season predictions
The Washington Capitals season-opening depth chart