Caps open training camp, Ovi back to left wing

The Washington Capitals opened their training camp today under new bench boss Barry Trotz.  Word from Kettler was that the first practice was intense, with plenty of hard skating. One question that beckoned an answer before training camp was the main position that Alexander Ovechkin would play this season for Washington.  Ovechkin, a career left winger, played right wing often...
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Mathieu Perreault, Tom Wilson, and Roster Decisions

Photo by RMNB's intrepid Chris Gordon Sunday night, the Washington Capitals finally addressed an elephant in the room when they traded center Mathieu Perreault to the Anaheim Ducks for minor leaguer John Mitchell and a fourth-round pick in this year’s draft.  With the move, the Capitals are now at 23 players on the NHL roster and seem to have their opening night 23-man sheet...
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Tom Wilson weighs in on Wings’ rink project, as do Duggan, Snyder; there’s a sticky wicket, too

I would generally just update the afternoon rink post to keep things in one place (see: Sunday morning's post about the rink proposal and the overnight report regarding the balance of the "District Detroit" project), but this trio of stories/interviews merit their own "update" entry. First, Olympia Entertainment CEO Tom Wilson spoke with Detroit Sports 105...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals Injury Update: Tom Wilson suffers ankle injury

Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson suffered an ankle injury from a fall that happened a few weeks ago. The details regarding the dynamic of the injury have not been specified thus far. However, it is possible that he could miss part of training camp to allow for recovery, according to Jason Brough of NBC Sports.#168742210 / gettyimages.comIt remains unknown how Wilson managed...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps Top Fights of 2013-2014: Number 2

Tom Wilson vs. Lance Bouma.  October 3rd.  8:10 into the first period.  Caps down 1-0. Coming in at number three in the Caps Top Fights of 2013-2014 is big Tom Wilson. It was known at the beginning of the season that if anyone was going to drop the gloves and fight for the Caps, it […]
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps’ Wilson now sidelined until after training camp begins

Forward Tom Wilson, who injured his ankle this offseason, is not expected to return to the ice until after training camp opens this September, a Capitals representative said Wednesday. According to the spokesman, doctors determined the expected timetable for Wilson’s recovery after evaluating him in Toronto, which included X-rays and MRIs on the injured ankle. No clarification...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps Top Fights of 2013-2014: Number 3

Tom Wilson vs. Rich Clune. December 7th. 16:30 into the first period. Capitals up 3-0.
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals' Tom Wilson suffers ankle injury after fall

The Washington Capitals could be without hard-hitting forward Tom Wilson for training camp after the 20-year-old injured his ankle in a fall in Ontario. According to the team's Dump 'n Chase blog, the extent of the right-winger's injury will not be known until he is fully evaluated by doctors in Toronto, with the team's medical staff remaining in contact. That evaluation...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Tom Wilson and Open House at Verizon Center!

The Caps held an open house at Verizon Center on Wednesday, inviting fans in to shop for season tickets, talk hockey with Capitals assistant general manager Don Fishman, and to meet forward Tom Wilson.
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Capitals Tom Wilson destroys Isles Mike Halmo

As the season winds down in the NHL, the one thing that fans in Washington D.C. have learned is that Tom Wilson will fight anyone at anytime. Last night against the Islanders was no different. After laying down a heavy hit, Islanders Mike Halmo took exception and came to his teammates defense. Tom Wilson isn’t a small guy, Halmo however skated into a huge mismatch. One can only...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Wilson Vs. Mike Halmo

Don't mess with Tom WIlson.
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Devils’ Patrik Elias Checked Into Stanchion By Capitals’ Tom Wilson (GIF)

A scary scene developed in New Jersey on Friday night when Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson checked Devils forward Patrik Elias into the stanchion between the benches. Elias immediately left the game and didn’t return for the second period. There is no status on his condition at this time. Elias looks unsteady as he coasts off ice and then heads off to locker room.— Tom...
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: Tom Wilson vs. Kyle Clifford

Clifford and Wilson duke it out after Clifford's rude comment
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Wilson starting to show skill to go with grit for Washington Capitals

In the middle of the second period of Friday night’s game against Vancouver, a play unfolded that showcased the potential the Washington Capitals have seen in Tom Wilson since they drafted him 16th overall in 2012. The 19-year-old finished a heavy, clean check on Canucks instigator Tom Sestito in the neutral zone and then turned up ice for a rush with his linemates. Wilson accelerated...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilson’s Second Career Goal a Big One

Caps rookie Tom Wilson scored his second career goal in the Capitals' 4-2 win Thursday, his first since Nov. 5.
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tom Wilson go toe-to-toe with Brandon Prust

After seven games of doing everything wrong, last night’s game against the Montreal Canadiens was a ton of things right for the Washington Capitals, and it all started with rookie Tom Wilson. With 18:11 to go in the first period, Wilson went toe-to-toe with Canadiens winger Brandon Prust, seemingly sparking the team later on in the game. The 6’4″ 210 lbs rookie from Toronto...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Young Capitals Fan Throws Steve Ott Out of Faceoff, Knocks Out Tom Wilson During Make-A-Wish Weekend (Videos)

The Washington Capitals opened their doors to Braden Neinaber over the weekend, providing the 8-year-old with an NHL experience he will never forget. Neinaber is a Saskatoon, Sask., native suffering from a rare disease called Langerhans cell histiocytosis. His hockey idol Capitals goalie and fellow Saskatchewan native Braden Holtby, so the The Children’s Wish Foundation of...
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Tom Wilson a Marked Man?

Are the refs zeroing in on Tom Wilson every time he steps on the ice?
Via Capitals Outsider
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

DMV: Tom Wilson’s Not So Tough

Eight-year-old got to skate with the Caps and KO Tom Wilson. [RMNB] For a look at Wilson’s true fight skills, see him vs. Toronto. [RMNB] Caps lost in the shootout to Buffalo, which isn’t good. [Japers' Rink] Ryan Miller made a ridiculous super-save in the process. [For The Win] Skins personnel man Morocco Brown is up for the Bucs GM job. [TWT] Kyle Shanahan interviewed for...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tale of The Tape: Wilson vs. Ashton and Erskine vs. Orr

And….the winner is….in a unanimous decision…..TOM WILSON and JOHN ERSKINE.
Via Capitals Outsider
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Wilson: ‘When you hit a guy hard and clean, you’ve got to be ready’ to fight

Right or wrong, hockey has always had its own brand of on-ice justice where players are made to answer for slights both real and perceived by being challenged to a fight. It’s an enduring part of the NHL, and the ability for players to stand up for teammates is part of the reason many believe fisticuffs always will have a place in the game. That doesn’t mean it’s not odd to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: Tom Wilson vs. Marcus Foligno

This fight all began when Tom Wilson decided to take the form of a Mack Truck.
Via Capitals Outsider
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

Happy Holidays from all of us at PDL! As you prepare to enjoy the holiday festivities, take a moment to reflect on what's important to you and what makes life special. For us, we love the great game of hockey and nearly everything associated with it aside from a few notable (Sorry Gary) exceptions.  We hope this holiday edition of Hockey Fights of the Week prepares you mentally...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Caps GM is happy Wilson ‘was vindicated’ by lack of suspension

The Washington Capitals have made adamant statements that Tom Wilson delivered a clean hit on Brayden Schenn on Tuesday. Following Thursday’s announcement that no supplemental discipline will take place, Caps GM George McPhee told the Washington Post that the league made the right decision. “We agree with the league’s position that it was a clean hit. There should not have...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

No supplementary discipline for Wilson after hit on Schenn

Capitals forward Tom Wilson checks Brayden Schenn into the boards during Tuesday's game between the Flyers and Capitals. Wilson received a five-minute charging major and a game misconduct for the hit, but will not be suspended. (Photo Courtesy of Tom Wilson's hit on Brayden Schenn in Tuesday night's 5-2 win for the Philadelphia Flyers was the turning point...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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