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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
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals draft son of former NHL tough guy

After sitting out the second round, the Capitals drafted the son of a former NHL defenseman when they took center Garrett Pilon with the 87th
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
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Vladimir Kuznetsov – The Next Ones: NHL 2016 Draft Prospect Profile

Vladimir Kuznetsov 2015-16 Team: Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL) Date of birth: February 02nd, 1998 Place of birth: Ekaterinburg, Russia Ht: 6’1″  Wt: 214 lbs Shoots: Left Position: LW/RW NHL Draft Eligibility: 2016 1st year eligible THW The Next Ones Ranking (June): 75 Other Rankings THW War Room Rankings: 87 Hockey Prospect: 101 ISS: 99 Future Consideration: 86...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Capitals trade down, make Lucas Johansen their pick at No. 28 in NHL draft

Team also deals a pair of second-round picks to Montreal for Lars Eller.
Via Capitals Insider
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Washington Capitals Select Lucas Johansen #28 Overall

With the 28th pick in the 2016 NHL Draft the Washington Capitals selected Lucas Johansen from the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League (WHL). About Lucas Johansen It’s in the blood for Johansen – brother of Nashville’s Ryan Johansen – as he’ll get to come up in a very good organization. A solid two-way player, he’s faced criticism from some scouts about his...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

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
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Washington Capitals Acquire Lars Eller

The Washington Capitals launched the first trade of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, picking up winger Lars Eller from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Washington’s 2017 2nd round pick and 2018 2nd round pick. The 27-year-old Eller has two years remaining on his deal with a cap hit of $3.5 million. It gives the Caps, the 2016 Presidents’ Trophy winner, another offensive weapon...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Capitals Re-sign Paul Carey and Aaron Ness

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Paul Carey to a one-year, two-way contract and defenseman Aaron Ness to a two-year, two-way contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Car...
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Capitals have 26th overall pick at NHL Draft

The last time the Capitals had the 26th overall pick, they drafted Evgeny Kuznetsov.
Via Capitals Insider
2 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
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Capitals' Braden 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 save...
Via Associated Press
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Capitals' Trotz wins Jack Adams Award

Barry Trotz of the Washington Capitals won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's top coach at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Trotz earned the award for the first time by leading the Caps to an NHL-best 120 points this season, setting a franchise record with 56 victories. Washington allowed the second-fewest goals in the NHL, adding stellar defense to its traditional...
Via Associated Press
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Caps' TJ Oshie and wife Lauren welcome second child to family.

BY JEREMY FIALKOW (@JeremyFialkow)The home of Capitals right wing TJ Oshie just got a little bit tighter.Tuesday night, the 29-year-old international hockey hero Oshie
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Capitals Prospects to Compete in Rookie Tournament

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will compete in a four-team rookie tournament to be held at Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs, Fla., from Sept. 17-20, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. The rookie to...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Capitals Trade Marcus Johansson?

The Caps either need to commit to Marcus Johansson for multiple seasons, or prepare for a future without him.
Via Capitals Outsider
4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Capitals’ 2016-17 Season Opener is Not Ideal

WASHINGTON — The NHL has begun rolling out schedules for the 2016-17 regular season. The Capitals’ home opener, we’ve learned, arrives on Saturday, Oct. 15 against the New York Islanders. 117 days! See you at Verizon Center for #CapsIsles on October 15! #RockTheRed #CapsSchedule https://t.co/JR5O0v9phY pic.twitter.com/18SUIPlL1L — Washington Capitals (@Capitals) June 20...
Via CBS DC
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Jakub Vrana knocking on the Capitals' door

If we can all agree the Capitals under-achieved in the post-season (even though it was the eventual Stanley Cup champions who eliminated them) we should
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
10 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
14 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...
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20 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...
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24 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

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
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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