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


Some day, Capitals defenseman Jack Hillen will look back on this month of April and remember how it changed his life for the better.


When Capitals center Brooks Laich caught a flight to Switzerland for a chance to play for the Floten Flyers of the Swiss League, his departure raised a thorny question.