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Highlights From Lucas Johansen’s Reddit AMA

After practice on Day Three of Development Camp, the Washington Capitals first round draft pick Lucas Johansen did his first Reddit AMA. Here are the highlights.
Via Capitals Outsider
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Development Camp Spotlight: Madison Bowey

When it comes to 2016’s Washington Capitals Development Camp, a lot of the hype has surrounded first-round pick Lucas Johansen, as well as the other new Capitals’ prospects entering camp this year. However, the storyline also lies with the Development Camp veterans, especially when it comes to Madison Bowey, who is attending the Capitals’ mini-camp for his third time. Takeaways...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 hours ago

Capitals sign Tom Wilson to $4 million, 2-year contract

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) The Washington Capitals have signed right wing Tom Wilson to a $4 million, two-year contract. Wilson will count $2 million against the salary cap over the length of the deal. He will earn $1.75 million next season and $2.25 million in 2017-18. Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan announced on Thursday they had agreed to the new deal with Wilson, a pending...
Via Associated Press
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Re-sign Zach Sill

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Zach Sill to a two-year, two-way contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Sill, 28, scored one goal in 10 games with the Capitals last s...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

If Chimera goes, who will fill his skates?

If we can assume pending free agent Jason Chimera will not be a member of the Capitals next season and that the Caps may
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

At development camp, Capitals map out plans to search for goaltending depth

The Capitals will sign two goaltenders in unrestricted free agency with the expectation that each will play for their minor league affiliates.
Via Capitals Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Fond Farewell to Michael Latta

For the Caps, Michael Latta will probably be missed more off the ice than on it.
Via Capitals Outsider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Make Six Selections on Second Day of 2016 NHL Draft

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals selected center Garrett Pilon (87th overall), left wing Damien Riat (117th overall), left wing Beck Malenstyn (145th overall), left wing Axel Jonsson-Fjallby (147th overall), defenseman Chase Priskie (177th...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps Trade for Eller, Re-Sign Carey and Ness

WASHINGTON — The Washington Capitals made a flurry of moves during today’s draft, retaining Paul Carey and Aaron Ness while trading a pair of second-round picks for Canadiens center Lars Eller. First, the trade, which reunites Eller with T.J. Oshie, both of whom were drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the first round of different NHL drafts, but signed on the same day in 2008...
Via CBS DC
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby Wins Yvon Labre Award

Caps fans vote for goaltender Braden Holtby as their favorite player in 2015-16.
Via Capitals Outsider
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals' Holtby wins Vezina Trophy

Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goalie at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Holtby was rewarded for a remarkable season in which he tied Martin Brodeur's league record with 48 victories for the Presidents' Trophy-winning Caps. His goals-against average was fifth in the league at 2.20, and he finished eighth in...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals 2016-17 Regular Season Schedule

WASHINGTON — The Capitals announced their 2016-17 regular season schedule Tuesday. As we learned Monday, Washington will open its season in Pittsburgh on Thursday, Oct. 13, the same day the Penguins will raise their championship banner. The Caps will host the New York Islanders on Saturday, Oct. 15 for their home opener. Other dates to remember: Oct. 22 — Capitals host New York...
Via CBS DC
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby rocks the rainbow and red in Capital Pride Parade

The Washington Capitals marched in their first official Capital Pride Parade on Saturday, and right at the front of the team’s delegation was Braden Holtby. Draped in a rainbow flag and sporting a red Capitals “RockTheRainbow” T-shirt, the team’s netminder shook hands, took selfies with fans lining the parade route and marched with wife Brandi, along with […]
Via DC Sports Blog
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrik Laine believes it will take him five years to be like Ovechkin

You can’t say prospect Patrik Laine doesn’t have confidence. The likely second overall pick in the upcoming NHL Draft was talking with TSN’s Gino Reda and he told the hockey insider that it will take him five years to be like Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin. The 18-year-old compared his game to the Great 8 and said fellow prospect Auston Matthews compares to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ovechkin looked good in Russian charity basketball game

Alexander Ovechkin is amazing out on the ice, but it turns out that he’s a pretty solid athlete on the hardwood too. Ovechkin recently competed in a charity basketball game in Russia which was supporting a charity for children with cerebral palsy. Check out his highlights: Not too bad. Basketball does run in Ovie’s family as his mother, Tatyana, is a two-time gold medal winner...
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Over half of Finland watched the World Championship gold medal game

When you are a hockey obsessed country it is tough to really shock anyone with anything. Some people will argue that player selection on the national team is a pretty big deal, while others will say attendance figures warrant some discussion. How about record breaking television numbers? That would seem like a pretty newsworthy accomplishment. In the case of Finland, their television...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss
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