June 24th, 2016 In News, NHL Entry Draft, Washington Capitals 0 comments

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...

June 24th, 2016 In Capitals Management, Washington Capitals 0 comments

By Sunday, it will be two weeks since the Stanley Cup Playoffs finally came to an end with the Pittsburgh Penguins winning the Championship. While fans from one city are still celebrating another hockey championship, another is still awaiting one for the first time in their soon to be 42-year existence. Now another offseason is upon the Washington...

June 24th, 2016 In Montreal Canadiens, Washington Capitals 0 comments

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...

June 16th, 2016 In Capitals Prospects, Washington Capitals 0 comments

The National Hockey League is a dynamic entity in that the keys to being a successful team are constantly changing. While players with physicality and size were once viewed as the primary need, the Washington Capitals saw first-hand, in yet another premature postseason exit, what they need in order to take the next step, one they have been...

June 8th, 2016 In Top Stories, Washington Capitals 0 comments

With another disappointing second-round exit, the Washington Capitals have some needs to fill and questions to answer. They must address whether or not they will promote Jay Beagle or head to free agency to fill their need for a third line centre, and they must also decide on the fate of three pending unrestricted free agents: Jason Chimera, Mike...

May 27th, 2016 In Advanced Stats, Free Agents, Top Stories, Washington Capitals 0 comments

Now that the Washington Capitals have had a few weeks pass since their latest playoff elimination, the team will now gear up towards a prospectively less eventful, but still important, offseason. There are only three unrestricted free agents out of the 24 regular players on the NHL club and the salary cap is expected to go up from $71.4 million...

May 26th, 2016 In Washington Capitals 0 comments

The Washington Capitals have a problem they hope to address. Though the forward lines are stacked, even down to the fourth line, the team needs to address the position of a third line centre. Considering this is the checking line, the team needs a big, physical forward who can generate offense and play a solid all-around game. However, they...

May 19th, 2016 In Washington Capitals 0 comments

This season was one full of history for the Washington Capitals. They had the best record in the league, tied franchise records and could not be stopped. However, the entire season, including a star-studded, Vezina-worthy performance from Braden Holtby and another 50-goal season from Alex Ovechkin, was forgotten when they again exited the playoffs...

May 13th, 2016 In International Hockey, Nashville Predators, News, Washington Capitals 0 comments

Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky is joining three other Washington teammates at the 2016 World Championship, where he will play for Team Sweden. He'll be joined by Nashville defenseman Mattias Ekholm. The Swedes currently sit at third place in Group A with a 2-1-0-1 record. Both are scheduled to make his debut in Sunday’s game...

May 13th, 2016 In Advanced Stats, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals 0 comments

Another season, another playoff disappointment. That's what almost everyone will remember of the 2015-16 Washington Capitals and not the fact that they had their second greatest regular season in franchise history. There have been plenty of signs, however, that showed in advance that teams like the Pittsburgh Penguins had a wonderful chance of...

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