By not qualifying Smith-Pelly on Monday, the two sides were able to avoid the arbitration process and find common ground for an extension before July 1. Smith-Pelly scored seven goals with nine assists during 75 regular-season games. He signed with the Capitals a year ago after the last year of his contract was bought out by the New Jersey Devils, and he called this year with the Capitals "the best" of his life. … [Read more...] about Capitals, Smith-Pelly on verge of one-year, $1 million extension
NEW YORK -- The New York City Police Department sent teams to major media outlets in the city Thursday following a deadly shooting at a newspaper building in Maryland. In a statement, NYPD Commissioner for Counterterrorism and Intelligence John Miller says the deployment is out of an abundance of caution, and not based on any specific threats. … [Read more...] about NYPD deploys to media outlets out of caution after Capital Gazette shooting
With Kempny's deal near done, the Capitals have checked off their top unrestricted free agent priorities. Right wing Tom Wilson is a restricted free agent who could sign a long-term deal, but because Washington owns the 24-year-old's negotiating rights, there is less of a rush on that contract, and it's rare for such players not to remain on the team that holds those rights. The Capitals have set repeating as Stanley Cup champions as their goal, and bringing back their top four defensemen as well as their top nine forwards will have them well-positioned to do so. … [Read more...] about Defenseman Michal Kempny on verge of multiyear extension with Capitals
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 29, 2018 Shortly after the incident, The Baltimore Sun revealed that Jarrod Ramos was identified as the suspect in the shooting. He was described as a 38-year-old man from Laurel who has been embroiled in a “longstanding dispute with the Capital.” … [Read more...] about Justin Trudeau Pays Tribute to ‘Capital Gazette’ Victims
Mr Trump said: "My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Thank you to all of the First Responders who are currently on the scene." … [Read more...] about Where is Maryland’s Capital Gazette newspaper and what happened during the shooting in Annapolis?