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The NFL’s annual game of tag has begun

This is always an exciting day every NFL off-season, teams make decisions on whether to retain a player’s services or let them hit the open market. The players at hand must be considered ‘veteran’ players, usually players that are coming off of their initial rookie deals and are restricted free agents or unrestricted free agents. The ‘tag’ allows a team to choose one of those players to stay on the…

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Ovechkin, Washington bury Toronto behind fast start

Toronto ended up being just what Washington needed to snap their losing streak and their issue with slow starts. The Capitals started fast and kept the heat on the Leafs throughout the game, earning a 4-0 win. Washington is now 29-1-4 on the season when they score first in games, how they start games is huge for them. The win put the Capitals in back in the mix in their…

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Capitals aim to cure case of the slow starts

The Washington Capitals were on a roll, winning eight of the past 10 games before stumbling across a rough patch. Now, in the midst of a three game losing streak, Washington aims to better secure their place in the postseason. Currently sitting comfortably with the first of two wildcard spots in the Eastern Conference, anything can happen in the remaining 19 games. Exactly the reason that Washington must get it’s…

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Wizards win as Pierce, Beal return

The Washington Wizards can take a deep sigh of relief, the six game losing streak is over. Despite an impressive rally from the Detroit Pistons, the Wizards were able to hold on for a 99-95 win. Of course, in true Wizards fashion, it had to be interesting. After giving up a 21 point lead, the Wizards found themselves up one point with ten seconds left. Bradley Beal who had been…

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Sixers get revenge, Washington on a six game slide

The Philadelphia 76ers were embarrassed earlier this season at the hands of the Washington Wizards, they got their revenge last night. The team famously or infamously known for their ‘tanking’ the last two seasons, stifled the Wizards and carved out an eight point win 89-81. Handing Washington a sixth consecutive loss, the Wizards have fallen to fifth in the Eastern Conference standings. Washington has lost back to back games against…

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Jones and Canty first to go in Baltimore

The Baltimore Ravens are trying to gain as much cap space as possible before the start of free agency. Not necessarily to sign other players, but to retain their own. Of course that means there will be losses along the way, as of today, Chris Canty and Jacoby Jones are no longer Ravens. Baltimore was able to save $750,000 by cutting Jones and $2.66 million in space per Aaron Wilson…

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Early casualties of the cap

Free Agency is set to kick off in a matter of days, the NFL draft is still a month or so away. What makes this free agency class much different than past years is the amount of productive players that will hit the market, there are only a handful of teams who have a ton of money and won’t have to make ‘tough’ decisions on retaining players. As for the…

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