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Ilir Latifi vs Jan Blachowicz announced for UFC Fight Night 53 in Sweden

The light heavyweights join fellow Swedes Nico Musoke and Nicklas Backstrom on the Oct. 2014 fight card. With Amir Sadollah's return confirmed for UFC Fight Night 53 not too long ago, a Light Heavyweight tilt is also now expected toShow More Summary

Washington Capitals: 5 Keys to a Fast Start After Olympic Break

The 2014 Olympics weren't kind to the members of the Washington Capitals, as each of the five participants returned to D.C. without much to be happy about from their time in Sochi. Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson earned silver medals as members of Team Sweden, but neither can possibly be too pleased with how the tournament finished up. Show More Summary

Nicklas Backstrom Couldn’t Play in the Gold Medal Hockey Game After Testing Positive for…Allergy Medication

7 months agoSports : Total Pro Sports

Imagine you’re a hockey player about to compete for the chance to win an Olympic gold medal against the greatest hockey power in the world. Now imagine that, two hours before said game, somebody comes into the locker room and says you can’t play the game because you took some allergy medicine. Given that you […]

Swedish Hockey Official Has A Conspiracy Theory About Failed Drug Test Before Gold Medal Game

The general manager of the Swedish hockey team explained during a press conference why he believes that the timing of Nicklas Backstrom's failed drug test was a political conspiracy. Backstrom, one of Sweden's top players, was banned...Show More Summary

One Of Sweden's Top Hockey Players Was Banned From Gold Medal Game After Positive Drug Test

Sweden lost the gold medal game in men's ice hockey to Canada 3-0, playing the game without one of their top players, center Nicklas Backstrom. Backstrom, who was originally listed as a starter for the gold medal game, was a late scratch from the lineup after testing positive for a banned substance according to Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports. Show More Summary

AP: Nicklas Backstrom Missed Gold Medal Game Due To Failed Doping Test

7 months agoSports : Deadspin

Swedish reports stated that center Nicklas Backstrom wouldn't play in the gold medal game against Canada due to migraines. But other reports suggest Backstrom missed the game after testing positive for something during doping test. Read more...

Projected Stats for Each Washington Capital in Sochi

Initially, the Washington Capitals were only going to be sending three players to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, as just Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin and John Carlson were named to their respective national team rosters. However,...Show More Summary

Pass-Fail Marks for Each Olympic-Bound Washington Capital in Sochi

The Washington Capitals will be sending three players to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. On Jan. 7, Alex Ovechkin (Russia) and Nicklas Backstrom (Sweden) joined John Carlson (USA) as Capitals who received the honor of representing...Show More Summary

5 Prospects Washington Capitals Should Have Their Eye on in 2014 Draft Class

The Washington Capitals have done a remarkable job of identifying and selecting high-end talent on a consistent basis, despite rarely having selections earlier than No. 15 overall. Though Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Karl Alzner...Show More Summary

The Most Disappointing Washington Capitals so Far in 2013-14

Despite some brief stretches of brilliance, the Washington Capitals' 2013-14 campaign has seen the team turn in a rather inconsistent effort over the course of the season's first 28 games. Obviously, Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom,...Show More Summary

Washington Capitals' Biggest Underachievers so Far in 2013-14

With the 2013-14 campaign nearly at the quarter pole already, the Washington Capitals still haven't truly given us an accurate depiction of what kind of team they really are. Sure, Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson MikeShow More Summary

Early 2013-14 Grades for Each Washington Capitals Line

Through the early part of the Washington Capitals' 2013-14 season, the lines and line pairings have been a definite work in progress. With the exception of the top offensive line of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson,...Show More Summary

Hockey Matchups We Can't Wait to See at 2014 Sochi Olympics

Patrick Kane vs Jonathan Toews. Nicklas Backstrom vs Alex Ovechkin. Anze Kopitar vs the world. These are just a few examples of matchups worth getting excited about as we inch closer toward the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The level...Show More Summary

Breaking Down the Washington Capitals' Prospects at Forward

If there is one area where the Washington Capitals appear to be loaded, it would be with respect to forwards. The Caps' top six consists of Alexander Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer, Mikhail Grabovski, Brooks Laich and Martin...Show More Summary

Washington Capitals: Why Team Should Have Interest in Danny Briere

For the Washington Capitals, the past six postseasons have not been kind, especially for the team's offensive stars. Year after year, Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green have all taken turns coming up empty during clutchShow More Summary

The 5 Biggest Storylines to Follow During the Washington Capitals' Offseason

For the Washington Capitals, the window to win the franchise's first Stanley Cup with its current core certainly isn't getting any larger. Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Green and Brooks Laich are now all seasoned veterans, and...Show More Summary

Ranking the 3 Most Underrated Players on the Washington Capitals

Everyone knows who the best players are on the Washington Capitals. Alex Ovechkin. Nicklas Backstrom. Mike Green. Mike Ribeiro. Troy Brouwer. But what about the unsung heroes? The forgotten contributors? The guys who do all the work and get none of the credit? Here is a ranking of the three most underrated players on the Washington Capitals. Show More Summary

Predicting Which Washington Capitals Will Leave in the Offseason

With the type of season it has been for the Washington Capitals, one has to wonder what the Caps' roster might look like next season. Some things are a foregone conclusion. We know Alexander Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby will be in D.C. Show More Summary

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2 years agoSports : Grantland

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