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The Hockey Writers May 20, 2017

T.J. Oshie Is the Finisher The Wild Need

T.J. Oshie will be a very popular man this offseason. The 30-year-old forward is coming off a very strong season playing on the top line for the Washington Capitals, helping the team to another Presidents’ Trophy win and solidifying his standing as the best player who could hit the free-agent market come July 1. Both […]
Japers' Rink May 19, 2017
Friday Caps Clips

Friday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The day in “Trade Ovi”, Backstrom brings it in the room and on the ice, Zhenya turns 25 and more. Your savory breakfast links: “When things need to be said, and Nick speaks, you listen, because he cares,” T.J. Oshie said. “He thinks about what he says and he says the right things at a lot of the right moments. It’s not very often, but when something needs to be said, Nick does a good job of saying it, and people listen.” [Rink] Backstrom is not backing down at the Worlds, scoring his second goal of the tournament in a 3-1 semifinal...
Oil On Whyte May 18, 2017

Edmonton Oilers: Potential UFA T.J. Oshie Packs Punch

Despite an outstanding 2016-17 season, the Edmonton Oilers know there is still room for improvement. One area of improvement, of course, involves adding more depth and offence to the forward lines. From the looks of the prospective free agent market, there are many promising names that the team could add. A huge one, however, would be […] Edmonton Oilers: Potential UFA T.J. Oshie Packs Punch - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Canes Country May 15, 2017
Free Agent Spotlight: T.J. Oshie would fill a need for the Hurricanes, but would not come cheap

Free Agent Spotlight: T.J. Oshie would fill a need for the Hurricanes, but would not come cheap

Should the Canes swing for the fences and try to pick up the top free-agent forward on the market? The Carolina Hurricanes need an additional goal scorer. T.J. Oshie is a goal scorer, and a clutch one at that. Similar in many ways to his teammate with the Washington Capitals, former Hurricane Justin Williams, Oshie has finished each of his two years with Washington no worse than second in team goal scoring, no small feat on a team that includes Alex Ovechkin, Marcus Johansson and Nicklas Backstrom among others in its ranks. He may be the most sought-after free agent in 2017, and will...
The Hockey Writers May 14, 2017

Keeping T.J. Oshie Is a No-Brainer

The Washington Capitals have a lot of pending free agents to address, but one of them should be handled with the utmost importance. T.J. Oshie is set to hit the free-agent market on July 1 and is bound to be one of the hottest names on the market. Acquired in a 2015 offseason trade for Troy […]
Japers' Rink May 12, 2017
The Noon Number: Not-So-Free Agents

The Noon Number: Not-So-Free Agents

A look at a looming summer of choices and negotiations 10 - Number of Caps who dressed in Game 7 who will be free agents this summer (also the number of Caps who dressed in Game 7 who won’t be, of course). Here are the ten free agents: Restricted Free Agents: Evgeny Kuznetsov, Andre Burakovsky, Dmitry Orlov, Nate Schmidt, Philipp Grubauer Unrestricted Free Agents: T.J. Oshie, Justin Williams, Daniel Winnik, Karl Alzner, Kevin Shattenkirk Add Brett Connolly to that first list, and General Manager Brian MacLellan will certainly have a busy offseason ahead of him. For more on the Caps’...
Japers' Rink Apr 26, 2017
Rink Report: First and Third Lines Ready For Matchup

Rink Report: First and Third Lines Ready For Matchup

The top line hopes for a repeat, while and improved third trio hopes to turn the tables on Pittsburgh In the 2016 version of the Washington Capitals-Pittsburgh Penguins second round playoff series, two things stood out for the Capitals, a positive and a negative factor. The positive was the play of the Capitals’ top line against Sidney Crosby. In that series, Crosby was held to just two assists in the six games. Meanwhile, Nicklas Backstrom recorded four assists, while T.J. Oshie managed to score five goals and added an assist of his own. Success against the Penguins has come naturally...
Japers' Rink Apr 24, 2017
Capitals-Penguins: By the Numbers

Capitals-Penguins: By the Numbers

A statistical look at the season series between the Capitals and Penguins And so it's set. Capitals vs. Penguins. Red, white and blue vs. black and gold. Nine previous playoff meetings, with the Caps being victorious just once... and the Pens beating the Caps en route to all four of their Cups, just for extra salt in the wound. Petr Nedved’s four-overtime heartbreaker. That wonderful, but rare, 1994 series. T.J. Oshie’s overtime hat trick. Braden Holtby vs. Marc-Andre Fleury for the first time. Alex Ovechkin’s hat trick vs. Sidney Crosby’s hat trick... and of course, Ovechkin vs....

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