CAPITALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Nicklas Backstrom Participates In Mats Zuccarello All-Star Game

Washington Capitals’ center Nicklas Backstrom participated in the 2017 Zuccarello All-Star Game Wednesday night at the DNB Arena in Stavenger, Norway.  Backstrom joined event host Mats Zuccarello (Rangers) and current NHL stars including Carl Haglin (Penguins) Oscar Lindbergh (Rangers), and Mika Zabinajad (Rangers), in a charity hockey game, all to raise money for “Right To...
Via NoVa Caps
1 hour ago

The 25 most important players for the Caps: No. 23 Riley Barber

Riley Barber doesn't posess otherwordly physical abillities. But his desire, I.Q. and pure hockey skill makes up for it. He is on the rise for the Capitals. 
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
6 hours ago

Alex Ovechkin’s Mother-In-Law Passed Away

Photo: @aleksanderovechkinofficial Vera Glagoleva, the mother of Alex Ovechkin’s wife Nastya, has passed away. The cause of death is reported to be cancer according to a Russian news outlet. The rumors of cancer were denied back in May and until the death, Vera was receiving treatment in the U.S. The article is in the Russian language but translated below: It is reported that...
Via NoVa Caps
6 hours ago

Capitals’ Nathan Walker Ready for Historic NHL Jump

The Washington Capitals will be relying on their youth to step up and fill the voids on the roster, especially as they try to cope with key departures. Not only did they lose a wealth of defensemen, but the Capitals also lost some of their key wingers. Justin Williams and Daniel Winnik left through free agency, but the biggest loss to the forward lines came when Washington traded...
Via The Hockey Writers
10 hours ago

The Two-Year Plan for the Washington Capitals’ Defense

The Washington Capitals will enter training camp in a few weeks with a number of open roster spots. As many as three, possibly four prospects could potentially make the Opening Night roster, with two of those players starting on the backend. This article takes a “big picture” view of the Capitals backend, and how it will likely evolve over the next 24 months. It’s been...
Via NoVa Caps
1 day ago

Capitals Faceoff

The Capitals Faceoff podcast is anchored by CSNMA's Capitals correspondent JJ Regan and highlights all members of CSNs Capitals coverage team including Capitals Insider Tarik El-Bashir and beat reporter Jill Sorenson.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago

Bryan Murray, the first coach to lead the Caps to the playoffs, dies at 74

Bryan Murray, who raised the Washington Capitals from the depths of the NHL into a constant playoff presence, passed away Saturday at the age of 74. He had been receiving treatment for incurable colon cancer since 2014. “Bryan Murray’s strength and character were reflected in the teams he coached and the teams he built over […]
Via DC Sports Blog
4 days ago

It’s Not Cup or Bust for Ovechkin

This past season was one that definitely seemed like “the year” for the Washington Capitals. Not only did they clinch their division and the Eastern Conference, dominating all of their opponents throughout the year, they also took home their second consecutive Presidents’ Trophy. Despite all of their regular season accomplishments, Washington’s historic year came to a close...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

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
July 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Marcus Johansson caught off guard by trade to Devils

Via Associated Press
July 07, 2017  |  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
July 03, 2017  |  Discuss
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