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Recent articles by Isabelle:

NHL free agency 2019: Maple Leafs trade for Tyson Barrie, Canadiens offer sheet to Aho

The latest moves and rumors as the league's free agent signing period opens. → Read More

Rangers, Penguins swing big as Capitals fill holes in NHL free agency

The Capitals' division added a lot of talent as the league's free agent signing period opened Monday. → Read More

Richard Panik, Capitals reportedly agree to four-year contract worth around $10 million

The move, which can become official when free agency opens Monday, lets the Capitals fill a hole on their third line. → Read More

Capitals on the hunt for third-line right wing after trading Andre Burakovsky

“We’re pursuing all the fits we see for a third-line right wing in free agency,” General Manager Brian MacLellan said Saturday. → Read More

Capitals trade forward Andre Burakovsky to Colorado Avalanche for two draft picks

The move, which brings second- and third-round picks in the 2020 draft to Washington while also providing the team with salary cap space, came after Burakovsky had requested a trade. → Read More

Capitals to qualify restricted free agent forward Andre Burakovsky

Because Burakovsky’s salary last season was $3.25 million, his qualifying offer has to match that, and it’s considered a slight overpay for a player whose production has flatlined the past two seasons. → Read More

Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik announces retirement

“I’ve been extremely lucky to have the best job in the world for many years, but my body is telling me it is time to move on to something new,” said the two-time Cup winner. → Read More

As Jack Hughes, Kaapo Kakko go 1-2 in NHL draft, Capitals take Connor McMichael at No. 25

The 18-year-old Canadian center isn’t expected in Washington for a few years, but is “really excited to be a Capital.” → Read More

Capitals enter NHL draft weekend amid a cap crunch and trade speculation

“I don’t know that we’re ever not in an all-in situation," GM Brian MacLellan said Thursday of the team's approach to the offseason. "We view ourselves as a contender for the Cup and we want to put the best team forward and make the best decisions to do that." → Read More

Radko Gudas brings his big-hitting ways to Washington as Capitals add another ‘heavy’ player

“I was pretty happy that I got traded to a team that’s well known for their winning and their will to win every game they play,” the defenseman said. → Read More

After bouncing around the NHL last season, Carl Hagelin gets stability with Capitals extension

“I stayed with Washington to have a chance to win," Hagelin said after he landed a four-year, $11 million extension. → Read More

Capitals re-sign forward Carl Hagelin to four-year, $11 million deal

Washington traded for Hagelin in February and quickly became enamored with his versatility, from playing on a top penalty-kill unit to his ability to slot in anywhere in the lineup. → Read More

Washington Capitals trade Matt Niskanen to Philadelphia Flyers for Radko Gudas

In the first big move of their offseason, Washington sends a top-four defenseman to a division foe in a move designed to create cap space. → Read More

Blues’ half-century wait ends with Stanley Cup win over Bruins

Ryan O’Reilly wins Conn Smythe and rookie goalie Jordan Binnington stars in 4-1 victory on the road in Game 7. → Read More

One more for the Stanley Cup: Unlike Blues, some Bruins have been there, done that

“I just believe that our guys that have been there – have won a Cup, have lost a Cup," Boston Coach Bruce Cassidy said before the series. "That should give us an edge." → Read More

Bruins bounce back, blast Blues to force Game 7 in the Stanley Cup finals

Brad Marchand scored on a power play early, and Tuukka Rask slammed the door as Boston spoiled the party in St. Louis with a 5-1 win. → Read More

Tuukka Rask looks like the MVP of the Stanley Cup playoffs — even if the Bruins lose Game 7

Boston's goaltender carries a .938 save percentage and 1.93 goals against average in 23 playoff games into Wednesday's Game 7. → Read More

Zach Sanford has been the Blues’ secret weapon in the Stanley Cup finals

Sanford has "been a huge piece in us finding a way to create against this team," Blues center Ryan O'Reilly said of the Massachusetts native. → Read More

Officiating gaffes continue to plague the Stanley Cup playoffs

The NHL's referees have played a prominent role in the outcome of this season's postseason games and one former official believes the league may have made things worse by trying to address a Round 1 controversy. → Read More

Jordan Binnington came out of nowhere to save the St. Louis Blues’ season

"What’s most impressive for me is his belief in himself and how that’s transferred to obviously where we are today," Blues GM Doug Armstrong said. → Read More