CAPITALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Capitals’ prospect Madison Bowey ejected for questionable hit

The Hershey Bears may have to play Game 5 of their Calder Cup playoff series on Sunday without the services of defenceman Madison Bowey. Bowey was ejected from Game 4 on Friday night after catching Toronto Marlies forward Kasperi Kapanen with an elbow to the head. The 21-year-old Washington Capitals prospect was assessed a five-minute major for elbowing and a game misconduct. Madison...
Via The Hockey News
4 hours ago

Matt Niskanen named to Team USA for the World Cup of Hockey

The Capitals defenseman joins teammates John Carlson and T.J. Oshie on Team USA.
Via Capitals Insider
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington’s 5 Most Important Free Agents in 2016

Now that the Washington Capitals have had a few weeks pass since their latest playoff elimination, the team will now gear up towards a prospectively less eventful, but still important, offseason. There are only three unrestricted free agents out of the 24 regular players on the NHL club and the salary cap is expected to go up from $71.4 million this season to $74 million next year...
Via The Hockey Writers
13 hours ago

In his first season with the Caps, T.J. Oshie stabilized the top line

Oshie had one of the most productive seasons of his career, scoring a career-high 26 goals with 25 assists.
Via Capitals Insider
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals: Jay Beagle Deserves Promotion to Third Line Centre

The Washington Capitals have a problem they hope to address. Though the forward lines are stacked, even down to the fourth line, the team needs to address the position of a third line centre. Considering this is the checking line, the team needs a big, physical forward who can generate offense and play a solid all-around game. However, they have the solution to this problem sitting...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Is Madison Bowey the missing piece that Washington needs?

It’s hard not to see a bitter irony in the fact that Madison Bowey is still playing hockey, while the Washington Capitals are not. After all, the Caps are the dream for Bowey, a physical two-way defenseman currently enjoying his first year of pro with the AHL’s Hershey Bears. But if Bowey can help the Bears get five more playoff wins, it will be the perfect ending to an excellent...
Via The Hockey News
1 day ago

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals GM to Put Emphasis on Improving Team’s Speed, Offense

WASHINGTON — At the start of 2015-16 Capitals season, General Manager Brian MacLellan spoke in great detail about his careful construction of the roster, noting his efforts to maintain a balance between speed and heaviness. “You’re always struggling with being big and heavy and being fast enough to win,” he told 106.7 The Fan last October. “You’re looking to play two...
Via CBS DC
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Latta faces the most uncertainty among the Capitals' restricted free agents

Michael Latta played in just two games after the trade deadline, and the Capitals would like to see him add more dimension to his game.
Via Capitals Insider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015-16 Season in Review: Taylor Chorney

With the Capitals’ 2015-16 season now in the rearview mirror, we continue with our player-by-player analysis through their numerical roster.No. 4 Matt NiskanenAge: 29 (turns
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals and MSE Foundation Volunteers Visit Fort Dupont for Service Project

ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz, Capitals wives Mandy Alzner, Brandi Holtby, Katie Niskanen, Kim Trotz and Taylor Winnik, Red Rockers, Slapshot and 100 fans participated in a Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Capitals shouldn’t change a thing

Blow it all up! Trade Alexander Ovechkin! Fire Barry Trotz! Change the entire team! Hold your horses and settle down that raw emotion. The Capitals fell to the Penguins in the Eastern Conference semis in six games. It was a hard fought series from both sides and was top notch entertainment from two of the league’s best.  This year marked only the second time in the Alexander...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: CSN anchor pours one out for Capitals, advises kids to give up on their dreams

They say you gotta laugh to keep from crying. Comcast Mid Atlantic’s Michael Jenkins found a way to do just that after the President’s Cup winning Washington Capitals were eliminated in the second round against the Pittsburgh Penguins, as he “drank” the night away … on the air. Now, he couldn’t have really drank on the air … because there are rules against that and...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Different Year, Same Capitals

Within the last few years, the Washington Capitals have become synonymous with playoff failures. They have been one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference since 2007, making the playoffs in eight of those nine seasons and finishing first in their division for six of them. Yet, despite having so much regular season success, they still haven't made a Stanley Cup appearance...
Via The Sports Quotient
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Script Ohio: Is Mike Weber ready to fill Ezekiel Elliott’s shoes?

Joe Dexter and Clair Crawford discuss where they feel Mike Weber stands heading into the summer and if he can be the full-time back starting early in the season. Plus, can the Ohio State offensive line be as productive as the Ed Warinner groups over the last three years? The post Script Ohio: Is Mike Weber ready to fill Ezekiel Elliott’s shoes? appeared first on The Buckeye Battle...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
14 days ago  |  Discuss

CSN anchor driven to drink on the job after another Capitals playoff loss

If you’ve been following the NHL at all over the last decade, you know that the Washington Capitals are somewhat snakebitten when it comes to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Since the 2007-2008 season, the Capitals have won their division six times and never even reached a conference final, let alone lift the Stanley Cup. So after another unceremonious early postseason exit this week...
Via Awful Announcing
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't blame Alex Ovechkin for another Capitals early exit

If Washington Capitals fans are feeling a bit of deja vu again after another heartbreaking playoff exit, no one would blame them. This was supposed to be the year that those playoff demons would be exercised. The Caps had a goaltender who tied the NHL record for wins in a regular season, they had balanced scoring up and down their lineup, and the brunt of the pressure wasn’t...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Beninati Gets Emotional After Another Capitals Playoff Elimination

WASHINGTON — Longtime play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati believed with all his being that, in 22 years covering the Capitals, this 2015-16 iteration was the best he had ever seen, that this year’s team was “the one.” And so, he was as disheartened as any fan when the Penguins emerged victorious in overtime of Game 6 Tuesday night, to bounce the Capitals from the playoffs...
Via CBS DC
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps play-by-play man doesn’t want to hear that Washington ‘choked’

Comcast SportsNet play-by-play man Joe Beninati had a message for would-be Capitals critics after Washington’s season ended in painfully familiar fashion on Tuesday. He doesn’t want to hear the c-words — “choke” or “collapse” — when talking about the Capitals’ latest second-round exit. “The wound obviously is very fresh and we’ve seen this far too often...
Via DC Sports Blog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Beagle’s Superman Style Dive Sets Twitter A Blaze

The Pittsburgh Penguins overtook the Washington Capitals 4-3 in overtime Tuesday night in Pittsburgh ending the Capitals season. However, Capitals forward Jay Beagle made a save in Game 6 while goalie Braden Holtby was out of position against Penguins Patric Hornqvist that kept the game going as he dove across the mouth of the goal that could have had us all to sleep a little...
Via Beyond The Benches
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin cries after Caps loss

You have to feel for Alexander Ovechkin and Washington Capitals fans. For the second time since 2009, the team won the Presidents’ Trophy and failed to reach the conference finals. The loss is already posing questions: Should the Caps trade Ovechkin and/or Nicklas Backstrom? It’s hard to say, but at this time, the team is likely still reeling from the crushing 4-3 defeat in overtime...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Penguins eliminate Capitals thanks to Nick Bonino's OT game-winner

The Stanley Cup Playoffs stayed up to its usual, crazy standards Tuesday night, after the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminated the Washington Capitals 4-3 in overtime. The Penguins had a 3-0 lead with just over six minutes to go in the second period. They appeared to be in great shape there and have the game in the bag, but the Capitals stormed back thanks to goals by T.J. Oshie, Justin...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

These Capitals really were different. Their postseason demise was preventable.

PITTSBURGH — These Washington Capitals were different. Now their playoff results would be, too. Down three goals to the league’s hottest team, an ordinary Caps outfit might have wilted and gone away. The Capitals somehow rallied Tuesday night, riding a clutch veteran and a miracle wave of penalties into overtime. Their obituaries were erased. The jokes […]
Via DC Sports Blog
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps Fall Behind 3-0, Come Back to Tie (Video)

WASHINGTON — The Washington Capitals, fighting for their playoff lives in Game 6, fell behind 3-0 midway through the second period. This made their mathematical chances of survival very slim. But the team mounted a very improbable comeback over the next 20 minutes, getting on the board in the second period and scoring twice more in the third. Here’s a look at how the dramatic...
Via CBS DC
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Why teammates whack T.J. Oshie’s butt, and other Caps mysteries revealed

You might have some questions about the Capitals’ pregame routines. Here are a few answers. They’re not comprehensive. They’re not close to comprehensive, actually.  What does it mean when teammates whack T.J. Oshie on the, you know, on the, you know, what does it mean when they, you know… “Slap me on the [butt]?” Oshie […]
Via DC Sports Blog
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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