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Japers' Rink Jun 18, 2016

Saturday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A Rink Wrap Rewind, contracts under negotiation, and killing time ‘til the NHL Awards. Is it Wednesday yet? Your savory breakfast links: From Winnik to Alzner - that’s a wrap and a recap for the Rink’s player Wraps. Suits on tap next week. [Rink] What needs to change on the roster for next season? Frankly, not much. [TSN] But then, there’s the question of how much everyone will cost. [CSNMA] The Caps are in talks with Marcus Johansson’s agent, and it all seems quite cordial. [4th Period] It seems that assistant coach Todd Reirden will...
Japers' Rink Jun 17, 2016

2015-16 Rink Wrap Recap

From Alzner to Winnik, we took a look at and graded the 2015-16 season for every player who laced 'em up for the Caps for a significant number of games during the campaign, with an eye towards 2016-17. We’ve still got a couple of suits to talk about next week, but here’s a list of the players we’ve discussed, along with their current grades (recall that the 5-to-6 range is essentially “met expectations”), so you can easily catch up on any you might have missed: Karl Alzner (8.1) Nicklas Backstrom (7.2) Jay Beagle (7.3) Andre Burakovsky (5.9) John Carlson (7.1) Jason...
Japers' Rink Jun 16, 2016

Japers' Rink Radio Episode 10: The Expansion Draft

With the NHL Draft just a few weeks away a different type of draft has taken center stage Stephen Pepper and Adam Stringham are joined by Kevin Klein to talk about next summer's Expansion Draft. in Japers' Rink Radio's big tenth episode extravaganza. So head on over to General Fanager to pull together your own protected list and play along while you listen. Is Tom Wilson worth protecting in the expansion draft? Is Karl Alzner a more valuable asset than Dmitry Orlov? You get to protect seven forwards, three defensemen and a goalie - who makes the cut? Thanks for helping us make it into...
Japers' Rink Jun 16, 2016

2015-16 Rink Wrap: Daniel Winnik

From Alzner to Winnik, we're taking a look at and grading the 2015-16 season for every player who laced 'em up for the Caps for a significant number of games during the campaign, with an eye towards 2016-17. Last but not least, Daniel Winnik. Japers' Rink Player Card (click for a hi-res version, and a glossary of terms used in this post can be found here; data via NHL.com, war-on-ice.com, General Fanager and Stats.HockeyAnalysis.com): Winnik's Season, Game-by-Game (via HockeyViz, explained here): Winnik's HERO Chart (via Own The...
Japers' Rink Jun 16, 2016

Thursday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Alzner goes under the knife, the Bears clean out their lockers, season reviews continue and more. Your savory breakfast links: The team announced that Karl Alzner underwent successful sports hernia surgery, and that he should be fully ready for the start of the season. [Caps Today, WaPo, CSNMA, WashTimes] 2015-2016 in the rearview mirror for: Tom Wilson. [Rink, RMNB] Evgeny Kuznetsov. Did he just run out of gas? [CSNMA] Nate Schmidt, searching for consistency. [WaPo] Caps assistant coach Todd Reirden is still in the mix for the Calgary head...

Lillard: I have always been a shoe person

Damian Lillard plays a little game of H.O.R.S.E with Brooke Olzendam, and talks a little Trail Blazers basketball along the way
Japers' Rink Jun 15, 2016

2015-16 Rink Wrap: Tom Wilson

From Alzner to Winnik, we're taking a look at and grading the 2015-16 season for every player who laced 'em up for the Caps for a significant number of games during the campaign, with an eye towards 2016-17. Next up, Tom Wilson. Japers' Rink Player Card (click for a hi-res version, and a glossary of terms used in this post can be found here; data via NHL.com, war-on-ice.com, General Fanager and Stats.HockeyAnalysis.com): Wilson's Season, Game-by-Game (via HockeyViz, explained here): Wilson's HERO Chart (via Own The Puck): ...
Japers' Rink Jun 14, 2016

2015-16 Rink Wrap: Justin Williams

From Alzner to Winnik, we're taking a look at and grading the 2015-16 season for every player who laced 'em up for the Caps for a significant number of games during the campaign, with an eye towards 2016-17. Next up, Justin Williams. Japers' Rink Player Card (click for a hi-res version, and a glossary of terms used in this post can be found here; data via NHL.com, war-on-ice.com, General Fanager and Stats.HockeyAnalysis.com): Williams' Season, Game-by-Game (via HockeyViz, explained here): Williams' HERO Chart (via Own The Puck): ...
Japers' Rink Jun 13, 2016

2015-16 Rink Wrap: Nate Schmidt

From Alzner to Winnik, we're taking a look at and grading the 2015-16 season for every player who laced 'em up for the Caps for a significant number of games during the campaign, with an eye towards 2016-17. Next up, Nate Schmidt. Japers' Rink Player Card (click for a hi-res version, and a glossary of terms used in this post can be found here; data via NHL.com, war-on-ice.com, General Fanager and Stats.HockeyAnalysis.com): Schmidt's Season, Game-by-Game (via HockeyViz, explained here): Schmidt's HERO Chart (via Own The Puck): ...
Japers' Rink Jun 8, 2016

2015-16 Rink Wrap: T.J. Oshie

From Alzner to Winnik, we're taking a look at and grading the 2015-16 season for every player who laced 'em up for the Caps for a significant number of games during the campaign, with an eye towards 2016-17. Next up, T.J. Oshie. Japers' Rink Player Card (click for a hi-res version, and a glossary of terms used in this post can be found here; data via NHL.com, war-on-ice.com, General Fanager and Stats.HockeyAnalysis.com): Oshie's Season, Game-by-Game (via HockeyViz, explained here): Oshie's HERO Chart (via Own The Puck): ...
Japers' Rink Jun 6, 2016

2015-16 Rink Wrap: Dmitry Orlov

From Alzner to Winnik, we're taking a look at and grading the 2015-16 season for every player who laced 'em up for the Caps for a significant number of games during the campaign, with an eye towards 2016-17. Next up, Dmitry Orlov. Japers' Rink Player Card (click for a hi-res version, and a glossary of terms used in this post can be found here; data via NHL.com, war-on-ice.com, General Fanager and Stats.HockeyAnalysis.com): Orlov's Season, Game-by-Game (via HockeyViz, explained here): Orlov's HERO Chart (via Own The Puck): ...
Japers' Rink Jun 3, 2016

2015-16 Rink Wrap: Matt Niskanen

From Alzner to Winnik, we're taking a look at and grading the 2015-16 season for every player who laced 'em up for the Caps for a significant number of games during the campaign, with an eye towards 2016-17. Next up, Matt Niskanen. Japers' Rink Player Card (click for a hi-res version, and a glossary of terms used in this post can be found here; data via NHL.com, war-on-ice.com, General Fanager and Stats.HockeyAnalysis.com): Niskanen's Season, Game-by-Game (via HockeyViz, explained here): Niskanen's HERO Chart (via Own The Puck): ...
Japers' Rink Jun 3, 2016

Friday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Bears look to bounce back in Game 2, ranking NHL arena experiences and more. Your savory breakfast links: After a close game turned not-so-close in Game 1, the Bears look to draw even in their Calder Cup Final series tonight. [Dump 'n Chase] Hear from Hershey's bench boss after yesterday's practice. [Monumental video] A few leftovers from Game 1. [Patriot-News, StarsandSticks] Season in review: Michael Latta. [Rink, RMNB] Braden Holtby. [WaPo] Karl Alzner. [CSNMA] Tom Wilson. [Peerless] Get ready, because in just a few weeks...
Japers' Rink Jun 2, 2016

2015-16 Rink Wrap: Michael Latta

From Alzner to Winnik, we're taking a look at and grading the 2015-16 season for every player who laced 'em up for the Caps for a significant number of games during the campaign, with an eye towards 2016-17. Next up, Michael Latta. Japers' Rink Player Card (click for a hi-res version, and a glossary of terms used in this post can be found here; data via NHL.com, war-on-ice.com, General Fanager and Stats.HockeyAnalysis.com): Latta's Season, Game-by-Game (via HockeyViz, explained here): Latta's HERO Chart (via Own The Puck): ...
Japers' Rink Jun 1, 2016

2015-16 Rink Wrap: Evgeny Kuznetsov

From Alzner to Winnik, we're taking a look at and grading the 2015-16 season for every player who laced 'em up for the Caps for a significant number of games during the campaign, with an eye towards 2016-17. Next up, Evgeny Kuznetsov. Japers' Rink Player Card (click for a hi-res version, and a glossary of terms used in this post can be found here; data via NHL.com, war-on-ice.com, General Fanager and Stats.HockeyAnalysis.com): Kuznetsov's Season, Game-by-Game (via HockeyViz, explained here): Kuznetsov's HERO Chart (via Own The...

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    Jacob Trouba

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  • 11 Steven Stamkos

    Steven Stamkos

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  • 3 Milan Lucic

    Milan Lucic

    NHL Free Agency Rumors: Milan Lucic A Fit For Dallas Stars?

  • 2 Tomas Hertl

    Tomas Hertl

    Sharks' Tomas Hertl reportedly agrees to two-year, $6 million deal

  • 2 Taylor Hall

    Taylor Hall

    Cult of Hockey: It looks like Taylor Hall is on the way out of Edmonton

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