WASHINGTON CAPITALS NEWS

New Capitals coach Trotz turns attention to Ovechkin

  Barry Trotz was late for an appointment because he was at the DMV, getting his first Virginia driver's license and plates. His son is enrolled in school, and he's lived in his new house long enough for the air conditioning to break down. He's not a Tennessee resident for the first time in 17 years, and the life upheaval was such that he didn't take his usual summer...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will Alex Ovechkin “Grow His Game”?

from the CP at TSN, Trotz is the new coach of the Washington Capitals, which means first and foremost he is the coach of the immensely talented three-time league MVP whose individual accolades have yet to translate into substantial playoff success. Things will be plenty different for everyone when training camp opens Friday, but what arguably matters most is how No. 8 takes...
Via Kukla's Korner
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

NHL Network US Preseason Schedule

NEW YORK / TORONTO (September 18, 2014) – NHL Network™-U.S. will begin its 2014-15 preseason broadcast schedule with the Buffalo Sabres-Washington Capitals game on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Highlighted by rivalries, doubleheaders, player debuts, the Sept. 24 2014 Kraft Hockeyville game featuring the Arizona Coyotes and Calgary Flames in Sylvan Lake, Alta., and the Oct...
Via Kukla's Korner
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Capitals coach Trotz has plans for Ovechkin

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Barry Trotz was late for an appointment because he was at the DMV, getting his first Virginia driver's license and plates. His son is enrolled in school, and he's lived in his new house long enough for the air conditioning to break down. He's not a Tennessee resident for the first time in 17 years, and the life upheaval was such that he didn't...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

NHL players guess their rating in EA’s NHL 15

A group of the NHL’s brightest stars were asked to guess their rating in EA’s NHL 15. The answers, especially those from Alex Ovechkin, were brilliant.
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NHL players guess their rating in EA’s NHL 15

A group of the NHL’s brightest stars were asked to guess their rating in EA’s NHL 15. The answers, especially those from Alex Ovechkin, were brilliant.
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Capitals announce 2014 training camp roster, schedule

The Washington Capitals have unveiled their 2014 training camp roster, a group of 66 total players that begins preseason practices on Friday, as well as the full schedule for the upcoming weeks heading toward the Oct. 9 season opener versus Montreal. General Manager Brian MacLellan and Coach Barry Trotz, each entering their first seasons with the Capitals in their current positions...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Open auditions for Capitals' sixth defensive spot

With roughly $24 million committed to their top five defensemen, it’s clear the Capitals will open training camp on Friday with Brooks Orpik, Mike Green, Matt Niskanen, John Carlson and Karl Alzner locked into the top five defensive spots. It’s slotting those three other defensemen that poses a challenge to Barry Trotz and his coaching staff as they prepare for Friday’s start...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin Parties Hard For His 29th Birthday

Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin is turning 29 this year and it looks like he sure knows how to party still. [Instagram] The post Alex Ovechkin Parties Hard For His 29th Birthday appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
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Remembering Past Capitals Anniversary Giveaways

As we celebrate the Capitals' 40th anniversary, let's take a moment to admire existing tokens used to commemorate previous 'milestones' on the calendar.
Via Capitals Outsider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Alex Ovechkin Bring Washington Success?

Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin flaunted his offensive expertise throughout the 2013-14 season.  The 28-year-old right-wing scored 51 goals and 28 assists, giving him 79 points for the regular season.  His 51 goals led the league, winning him the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy for the fourth time in his 10 year career.  Unfortunately the Capitals missed the playoffs...
Via Beyond The Benches
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Capitals 24/7 Renewed, Moves to Epix

Epix has reached a deal with the NHL to produce what will be similar to the 24/7 documentary following the teams involved in the Winter Classic. This season will feature the Chicago Blackhawks and the Washington Capitals. The Blackhawks Capitals TV show will remain four episodes, and more details will be announced at a press conference on September 23rd in Washington, D.C. This is...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Season Preview: @kjcmalakai The Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals Season PreviewBy: Ken Clawson (twitter @kjcmalakai)Ken is my old high school friend, college roommate and friend of the site. He lives in the DC area and begrudgingly has assimilated some Capitals knowledge and has been kind enough to share some thoughts for the upcoming season. Give him a follow on twitter from the handle above.Losses: Dustin Penner, Mikhail...
Via PensInitiative
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Ward Bobbleheads Have Arrived!

The Joel Ward bobbleheads have finally found their way to DC.
Via Capitals Outsider
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Green: ‘I’d be worried if I played against Capitals’

http://sports-kings.com/dcsportskings/nhl/mike-green-id-be-worried-if-i-played-against-capitals.html Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports bloggers that cover the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, fantasy sports, college sports and much more. From funny videos to pictures we have it all
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Green: ‘I’d be worried if I played against Capitals’

AP Image The Washington Captilas are gearing up to start a new era under new head coach Barry Trotz and general manager Brian MacLellan.  The Capitals made some big signings that will help them make a playoff push in 2013-14. One player who is impressed with the teams new direction is defenseman Mike Green.  Speaking to CSN Washington, Green said that if he played for another team...
Via DC Sports-Kings
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Trotz wasn’t sure if he’d be ‘good fit’ for Green, is excited now

A lot has been made about how new head coach Barry Trotz will handle Alex Ovechkin and Washington’s offense, but what about defenseman Mike Green? Green surpassed the 70-point mark in back-to-back seasons and was a Norris Trophy nominee twice, but he was slowed down by injuries and hasn’t been the same since. Still just 28 years old, Green has become “an enigma,” as former...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin asked out by little girl during skate with special needs kids

Alexander Ovechkin hosted a private skate for 60 children with developmental disabilities at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va., on Thursday. Via the Washington Capitals (by way of Russian Machine Never Breaks): Nearly 60 children and adolescents from American Special Hockey Association programs will have the opportunity to skate and learn from the Capitals captain Alex...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps Announce Ovechkin Bobblehead Night

The new Alex Ovechkin bobblehead will feature the team's 40th anniversary logo.
Via Capitals Outsider
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin asked out by little girl during skate with special needs kids (video)

Alexander Ovechkin hosted a private skate for 60 children with developmental disabilities at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va., on Thursday. Via the Washington Capitals (by way of Russian Machine Never Breaks): Nearly 60 children and adolescents from American Special Hockey Association programs will have the opportunity to skate and learn from the Capitals […] The...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin will play both left and right wing

Head coach Barry Trotz is supposed to bring change to the Washington Capitals. That change may be coming sooner than expected as he revealed he plans to have Alex Ovechkin skate on both the left and the right wing as the team prepares to enter training camp. Trotz on Ovechkin's wing placement: "Actually both." Said he's leaning more towards LW entering camp, but...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin Capitals’ offseason changes a ‘wake-up call’

Alex Ovechkin returned to town on Wednesday, and by Thursday the autograph-seekers arrived at Kettler Iceplex. Herds of special-needs children, hosted by the Capitals captain, participated in an early afternoon skate. They posed for a massive group picture and chanted “Ovi, Ovi,” and when Ovechkin dropped the puck for a light scrimmage, he launched it high toward the ceiling...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

HBO won't be airing '24/7' series for 2015 Winter Classic; NHL to announce new TV partner

HBO said on Thursday they will not produce the series “24/7 The Road: To the NHL Winter Classic” for the upcoming outdoor game on New Year’s Day between the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks. “Everybody at HBO enjoyed working with the NHL and its teams on ‘24/7’ the past four years. It was an exciting endeavor and we’re very proud of the never-before-seen presentation...
Via KCM Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps' Ovechkin says right knee is fine after injury at worlds

  Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin says the right knee he injured at the hockey world championship is fine and he's been working out for the past month or so. Speaking to reporters Thursday, about a week before training camp opens, the three-time NHL MVP says: ''My knee doesn't bother me.'' Ovechkin adds: ''Everything feels fine and 100 percent...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

HBO Won’t Be Airing ’24/7: Road To The Winter Classic’ This Year

The Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks will face off at Nationals Park on New Year’s Day in the 2015 Winter Classic, but the lead-up to the outdoor game won’t be as entertaining as it has been in years past. That’s because HBO confirmed Wednesday that they will not be airing their annual 24/7: Road To The Winter Classic behind-the-scenes miniseries this year. The news...
Via Next Impulse Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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