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Just think of the great ones: Bobby Orr, Doug Harvey, Nicklas Lidstrom, Ray Bourque, Denis Potvin, Larry Robinson, and Paul Coffey. Not to mention Red Kelly, Chris Chelios, Tom Johnson, Rod Langway, Doug Wilson, and Scott Niedermayer, all among the more accomplished defencemen to play in the NHL. Heady company, indeed, especially for a 21-year-defenceman [...]

Never mind not reading the newspapers. Washington Capitals players would have been well served not to read what owner Ted Leonsis had to say Tuesday. “Worst game of the season,” the social media saavy Leonsis wrote on his blog, joining the chorus of pessimism surrounding his team following Monday’s 5-0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, [...]