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Capitals Prospect Preview: Nathan Walker on pace to make history

CSN's Jill Sorenson and Tarik El-Bashir preview Capitals prospect Nathan Walker, who is in a unique position to make NHL history during the 2017-18 season.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
13 hours ago

Capitals 2017-18 Prospect Preview: Nathan Walker

As we skate toward the start of the 2017-18 NHL Regular Season, our CSN Capitals team of Jill Sorenson and Tarik El-Bashir detail and analyze
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
14 hours ago

Caps Fan Needs Your Retweets

Back in May, the NHL announced that the Washington Capitals would be playing the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium as part of their set of “Stadium Series” games. With any outdoor game, there generally comes a special hockey jersey worn by each team to commemorate the moment. The unveiling of the […]
Via Capitals Outsider
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wojtek Wolski Ready to Return from Broken Neck

“I never thought I’d say I got lucky breaking my neck.” Those were the words spoken by Wojtek Wolski shortly after a freak on-ice incident early in the 2016-17 KHL season left him suffering from a number of severe injuries. In particular, the Zabrze, Poland, native sustained two fractured cervical vertebrae, a concussion, and spinal cord trauma during what appeared to be a...
Via The Hockey Writers
19 hours ago

Could Taylor Chorney See A Bigger Role Next Season with the Departures of Alzner, Schmidt, and Shattenkirk?

Amber Searls/USA Today Sports While much has been made about the likelihood of some of the Capitals’ most promising defensive prospects making the leap to the NHL next season, lost in the conversation is veteran blueliner Taylor Chorney, who, after playing in 55 games in his first season as a Capital, played just 18 contests last season. Now, with the departure of key defensemen...
Via NoVa Caps
1 day ago

Optimizing the Capitals’ Forward lineup

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Since Ryan Stimson has published his piece about Individual playing styles and how they mesh with each other on Hockey-Graphs, I wanted to do the exercise of finding the most optimal Caps lineup. Then I read Prashanth Iyer’s article on TheAthletic, in which he does the same thing with the Wings’ lineup, so I was also given a template on how to do...
Via NoVa Caps
1 day ago

Will additions from Hershey Lead to Sweet Success for the Capitals?

This summer, the Capitals watched Kevin Shattenkirk, Karl Alzner, Justin Williams, Nate Schmidt, Marcus Johansson, and Daniel Winnik walk out the door. They were all valuable pieces to Washington’s success for the past two seasons, and they were all fan favorites. But did those players’ departure completely hamstring the Caps?  The answer is probably not. The Capitals have...
Via NoVa Caps
2 days ago

T.J. Oshie Wins Yvon Labre Award

The Caps Fan Club tallied the votes and T.J. Oshie was this year's fan favorite.
Via Capitals Outsider
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Captain Garrett Mitchell Returns to Hershey

Hershey Bears Garrett Mitchell signed a one-year AHL contract Monday, which means their captain will return for his seventh season with the Bears.
Via Capitals Outsider
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin’s wedding reception featured shirtless dancing, Russian ballet dancers and a huge cake

Alex Ovechkin knows how to throw a good party. The Washington Capitals forward married Anastasia Shubskaya last year, but he threw a memorable reception this weekend in Moscow which featured shirtless dancing, the song “Rasputin” by Boney M, some Russian ballet dancers and one enormous cake.Let’s start with the highlight – Ovechkin ditching his shirt and dancing to some Boney...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Johansson caught off guard by trade to Devils

Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals went all in, paying for missed chance at Stanley Cup

The Washington Capitals were one of the clear favorites to win the Stanley Cup last season after acquiring Kevin Shattenkirk in a trade with the St. Louis Blues just before the trade deadline. The move was the final sign indicating the Capitals were going all in on the year, willing to sacrifice their future for the chance of winning now. As we all know, the Capitals didn’t achieve...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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