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The Capitals Could Lose More Than a Player to Las Vegas

When the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft rolls around following the 2016-17 season, the Capitals and 29 other current NHL organizations will lose one player to the new franchise based in Las Vegas, Nevada. For the Capitals, however, their biggest loss may come off of the ice. On Friday, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman shared some news that many Capitals fans should have been fearing. ...
Via The Hockey Writers
12 hours ago

Washington unlikely to host the 2017 NBA All-Star Game after relocation announcement

On Thursday, the NBA announced that it would relocate the 2017 NBA All-Star game from Charlotte to another city due to the State of North Carolina not repealing HB2, a law that overturns nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ citizens. Vox.com has some more detailed content about the law and its implications in this explainer. Earlier reports, including from Adrian Wojanrowski...
Via Bullets Forever
1 day ago  |  Discuss

That time Tim Kaine hung out with MC Hammer at a Capitals game

The man Hillary Clinton selected on Friday to be her running mate once went to a hockey game at the Verizon Center with MC Hammer. Luckily, the Internet never forgets.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Johansson's new contract make it more likely he'll be taken by Vegas?

With a three-year contract signed, it appears Marcus Johansson will be a part of the Capitals' future plans. Or will he?As happy as Johansson is
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Key Position Battles for the Capitals Entering 2016-17

In the midst of a relatively quiet off-season, the Washington Capitals already have a pretty good idea of what their lineup will look like heading into the 2016-17 season. This is perfectly understandable given that their season ended at the hands of the eventual Stanley Cup champions, after a hard-fought series between arguably the league’s two best teams. The Capitals didn...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Countdown: Top 5 Marcus Johansson goals of 2015-16 season

Marcus Johansson is re-signing with the Capitals. Here are the Top 5 goals of his 2015-16 season in Washington.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals re-sign Johansson to $13.75M, 3-year deal

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) The Washington Capitals narrowly avoided arbitration with Marcus Johansson, re-signing the forward to a $13.75 million, three-year contract. Johansson will count $4.583 million against the salary cap. He'll make $4.25 million next season and $4.75 million in 2017-18 and 2018-19. The Capitals and the 25-year-old Swede were scheduled to go to arbitration Wednesday...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Red Rocker Auditions

This past Saturday, the Washington Capitals held their annual Red Rocker tryouts. Here are some of the best photos that came out of the first day of auditions, courtesy Washington Capitals Photography.
Via Capitals Outsider
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State RB Mike Weber Shows Before-And-After Photos After 1 Year On Campus

Redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber didn’t play a down of football for Ohio State in 2015, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t putting in work. Weber, a four-star recruit for the class of 2015, apparently hit the weight room big time the past year, getting himself in game shape ahead of 2016. Don’t believe us? Check out the before/after photos that Weber posted this week...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Richards hopes to continue NHL career

Mike Richards wants to extend his unlikely comeback next season. “I plan to play hockey next year. So, it will just be what is the best fit for me,” Richards told Ryan Young of Kenora Online. Richards’ career features past highs and recent lows. He has an impressive résumé. He was a 30-goal scorer with the Philadelphia Flyers, a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals to Host Blood Drive Aug. 6 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals and Inova Blood Donor Services will host a blood drive on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. Appointments are required. Blood drive donors will receive ...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Sign Cannata, Dietz and Thomas

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Joe Cannata, defenseman Darren Dietz and forward Christian Thomas to one-year, two-way deals, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Cannata, 26...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
23 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
June 24, 2016  |  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
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby to Rock The Rainbow in Capital Pride Parade

WASHINGTON — Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, along with members of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, will take part in the 2016 Capital Pride Parade on Saturday. Holtby and the Monumental Sports representatives, including Caps mascot Slapshot, the Red Rockers and Wizard Girls, will wear #RockTheRainbow shirts as they walk 1.6 miles past an expected crowd of 150,000 spectators...
Via CBS DC
June 07, 2016  |  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
June 05, 2016  |  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
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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