Jack Hillen


Jack Hillen just can't buy a break.


They may say they don’t pay attention to the white noise. They may say Monday’s 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline is just another day on the calendar.

Don’t believe them.


The Capitals addressed their need for a sixth defenseman today when they acquired hard-hitting, shot-blocking, mitts-dropping, no-nonsense veteran Tim Gleason from the Carolina Hurricanes in excha


Someday someone is going to be either brave enough or smart enough to stop Alex Ovechkin on the power play.

Or not.


For most of the Capitals, the NHL All-Star break affords an opportunity to find someplace warm to rest their bodies and their minds in preparation for the final three months of the regular season.