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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | August 23, 1994
Washington Capitals center Joe Juneau spent yesterday house hunting. This morning, he will talk about signing the biggest contract in Capitals history.The deal will cover four years and pay him $8.2 million, so finding a nice house shouldn't be a problem. Reportedly, Juneau will collect $1.8 million the first year, $2 million the second and $2.2 million each in the third year and the option year.The biggest contracts on the Capitals roster had belonged to team captain and defenseman Kevin Hatcher and left wing Kelly Miller.
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By Kristin Jackson and Kristin Jackson,Knight Ridder-Tribune | April 10, 2005
How popular is Alaska cruising? Juneau, the Alaskan capital, is home to just 31,000 people, but it expects about 900,000 cruise-ship passengers to visit this year. Juneau's old-fashioned downtown -- a dozen square blocks wedged between the mountains and sea -- will be awash in tourists many summer days. On a peak day, four or five big cruise ships will nose through the narrow waterways to Juneau, turning about 10,000 passengers, plus crew, loose for a day on the town. They'll stroll and shop on the narrow downtown streets; ogle the Mendenhall Glacier at the edge of town; and climb aboard the Mount Roberts Tramway, swooping from the waterfront up a mountainside for panoramic views.
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By Sandra McKee | November 11, 1994
Washington Capitals forward Joe Juneau signed a 10-game contract with a team in Rauma, Finland, and will leave Tuesday for a month in Europe, pending resolution of the NHL lockout.Rauma is a small town of about 60,000 located an hour from Helsinki. Juneau said the Rauma team will pick up the cost of insurance to guarantee his well-being."At least I'll get to play some good hockey," he said. "A lot of guys are finding other options, and while it's maybe not as good as what we had, it just proves we can do something else."
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By MICHAEL GERST and MICHAEL GERST,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | August 13, 2000
The sky is a deep, cold, crystalline blue. Off to port, the desolate North Pacific stretches endlessly into the distance. To starboard, the howling wind sweeps down a mammoth wall of ice, a thousand tiny needles stinging already reddened cheeks and ears, the bone-deep chill exaggerated by the speed of the excursion boat. As you see your breath condensing in the cool air, as you feel the icy salt spray in your face, you have to keep telling yourself that this really is August, and back home in the Lower 48, the heat is unbearable and much of the land is parched.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | March 24, 1994
When Washington general manager David Poile welcomed center Joe Juneau to the Capitals, he didn't do a slow ice dance. Poile told the former Boston Bruin exactly what he wanted from him."I told him, 'You've been a good player behind three top players in Boston,' " Poile said. "I told him, 'We do not have a top forward, an explosive forward to lead our offense, and this is a great opportunity for you to do that.' "Some players may have shied. Juneau's face lighted up."It made me feel great," he said.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | March 23, 1994
LANDOVER -- Neither the Washington Capitals nor their fans had any trouble picking Joe Juneau out of the crowd on the USAir Arena ice last night.Juneau was the one with the extended face guard on his helmet, the number 90 on his back and the lively puck on his hockey stick.He was the one getting the puck to Kevin Hatcher to set up Calle Johansson's power-play goal with 4:56 gone in the first period for a 1-0 lead against the Hartford Whalers.He also was the one carrying the puck up the ice to safety before passing to Dimitri Khristich for the set-up to Randy Burridge and Washington's second power-play goal and a 2-1 lead with 8:02 gone in the second period.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | January 31, 1995
Losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-1, Sunday was tough enough, but yesterday the Washington Capitals' frustration grew when the team learned that star center Joe Juneau will be sidelined indefinitely with a hip flexor.Coach Jim Schoenfeld, whose team is 1-3-1 and needs to get its offense scoring with consistency, showed his exasperation when asked whether Juneau has a groin pull as well as a hip flexor."It's been from the [gluteus] to the groin, to the tooth to the ear, I don't know," Schoenfeld said.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | March 27, 1994
The trade occurred less than a week ago, but Al Iafrate will be back at USAir Arena today with the Boston Bruins, facing his old team with nothing but joy in his heart.And on the opposite side will be the Washington Capitals and their new center Joe Juneau, fresh from the Bruins, who while not as happy as Iafrate, is fast becoming enamored with his new team."I've never heard Al sound so happy," said Cindy Kiphart, who makes her home with Iafrate and who will give birth to their second child tomorrow.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | March 22, 1994
LANDOVER -- Washington Capitals management gave up hope that its forwards would break out of their season-long slump and made a boldmove yesterday that could anchor the franchise for a long time.The Capitals traded All-Star defenseman Al Iafrate to Boston for the offensive promise of 26-year-old center Joe Juneau."We made this trade for a variety of reasons," Capitals general manager David Poile said. "But first and foremost, it's a big step toward increasing our offensive production."That has been a big concern since the Capitals traded Dino Ciccarelli to Detroit after the 1991-92 season.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | April 8, 1995
When Joe Juneau signed his four-year, $8.2 million contract in August, Washington Capitals general manager David Poile pointed to him as the team's brightest star.Juneau, who had a reputation as a fine playmaker, said it was his job to make goal scorers where there were none."This contract shows there are going to be demands on me, and I'm going to have to produce," Juneau said at the time.It took Juneau nearly half of this lockout-shortened season to start living up to those demands."Sometimes it is frustrating for a guy like me not to get points two or three games in a row, because that's what I'm striving for," said Juneau, who was traded to the Capitals by the Boston xTC Bruins on March 21, 1994, for defenseman Al Iafrate.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | November 2, 1996
LANDOVER -- When the Washington Capitals traded for Joe Juneau in March 1994, they traded for a superb setup man while hoping they were getting a major goal scorer.For two seasons, Juneau wrestled with the disparity. This season, he came in committed to shooting more. Friday night, his determination produced his first three-goal game as a Capital. Combined with a brilliant 39-save performance by Olie Kolzig, it produced a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.Defenseman Sergei Gonchar scored Washington's fourth goal.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | January 27, 1996
LANDOVER -- The Washington Capitals turned a plodding game into a joyous celebration last night, yanking the sellout crowd out of their seats midway through the final period.In a little less than six minutes, the Caps took the lead on a power-play goal by Joe Juneau, killed a five-minute major penalty brought on when defenseman Mark Tinordi was caught spearing, and made it clear they were fully intending to get goalie Jim Carey his fourth shutout of the season and the eighth of his career if they could.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | December 6, 1995
Washington Capitals center Joe Juneau always has played with sticks. Tonight, with the official release of the compact disc "Offwings," he trades his hockey stick for drumsticks."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | November 20, 1995
With six losses in their past eight games, the Washington Capitals are starting to fray around the edges.As the team heads back to practice today, following back-to-back losses to the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2 in overtime Friday and 3-0 on Saturday, the Capitals and their coach agree on the problem: a lack of goal scoring. But they differ on the reasons for it.The Capitals seem to believe the absence of injured Pat Peake and Peter Bondra has much to do with their problems. Coach Jim Schoenfeld believes, simply, that all 20 players on his team are not giving everything they have.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | November 19, 1995
PITTSBURGH -- Washington Capitals goalie Jim Carey made 23 saves last night, but it wouldn't have mattered if he had made 100. The Capitals couldn't score.They were 0-for-8 on the power play.They were 0-for-32 on the shot clock.And the Pittsburgh Penguins went 2-for-2 on the weekend, shutting out the Capitals, 3-0, after beating them in overtime at USAir Arena the night before.Ken Wregget's second shutout of the season was the first against the Capitals since a 2-0 loss to New Jersey on Feb. 20."
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By SANDRA McKEE and SANDRA McKEE,SUN STAFF | October 1, 1995
LANDOVER -- Center Joe Juneau assisted on all of Washington's goals as the Capitals played to a 4-4 tie with the Philadelphia Flyers last night.Martin Gendron, Keith Jones, Dale Hunter and Calle Johansson scored for Washington, and goaltender Jim Carey made 30 saves.But this tie still was a bitter pill for Washington. The Caps had lost 4-3 in overtime to the Flyers in their first preseason game and last night Johansson's power-play goal 5:07 into the third period had given the Capitals a 4-2 lead.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | November 2, 1996
LANDOVER -- When the Washington Capitals traded for Joe Juneau in March 1994, they traded for a superb setup man while hoping they were getting a major goal scorer.For two seasons, Juneau wrestled with the disparity. This season, he came in committed to shooting more. Friday night, his determination produced his first three-goal game as a Capital. Combined with a brilliant 39-save performance by Olie Kolzig, it produced a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.Defenseman Sergei Gonchar scored Washington's fourth goal.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | November 19, 1995
PITTSBURGH -- Washington Capitals goalie Jim Carey made 23 saves last night, but it wouldn't have mattered if he had made 100. The Capitals couldn't score.They were 0-for-8 on the power play.They were 0-for-32 on the shot clock.And the Pittsburgh Penguins went 2-for-2 on the weekend, shutting out the Capitals, 3-0, after beating them in overtime at USAir Arena the night before.Ken Wregget's second shutout of the season was the first against the Capitals since a 2-0 loss to New Jersey on Feb. 20."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | April 16, 1995
QUEBEC -- If anyone thinks the Washington Capitals had a different look in their 3-0 shutout of the Florida Panthers on Friday night, he is right. And that look will continue tonight against the Quebec Nordiques.After that? Wait and see.Lines that had seemed set suddenly were shuffled. Capitals coach Jim Schoenfeld started moving his players around last Wednesday during a 2-1 loss to New Jersey. But Friday, the changes were even more startling.There on a line together was the team's leading scorer, Peter Bondra, and Michal Pivonka -- nothing unusual about that.
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