September 26th, 2016 In Long Read, Previews and Predictions, Top Stories, Washington Capitals 0 comments

Despite a record-breaking season full of trophies, milestones, and unbelievable stories, the season ended in a way that has become all too familiar for the Washington Capitals: with a disappointing, heartbreaking exit in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. With only weeks before training camp and not too many changes left to be made,...

September 14th, 2016 In Free Agents, News, Washington Capitals 0 comments

Dmitry Orlov is currently competing at the World Cup as a member of Team Russia, but his future with the Washington Capitals entering 2016-17 is uncertain. Orlov, 25, is one of just a handful of noteworthy restricted free agents left unsigned by NHL teams at this point in the summer and spoke about the possibility of re-signing with the...

September 5th, 2016 In Top Stories, Washington Capitals 0 comments

Washington Capitals centre Nicklas Backstrom was only three years old when he got his first pair of skates and was so excited that he slept with them on. Fast forward to 2006, and he made the jump from a hockey-loving teenager to one of the most promising prospects to enter National Hockey League. Backstrom's hopes came to life after he was...

August 26th, 2016 In News, Washington Capitals 0 comments

Two-time Stanley Cup and Gagarin Cup champion, Slava Kozlov played his farewell game in his hometown Voskresensk a few days ago but guess who stole the show in spite of the presence of a number of NHL superstars?Alex Ovechkin, of course. Kozlov organized a lineup full of current and past NHL stars and decided to give all the game's proceedings...

August 14th, 2016 In News, Top Stories, Washington Capitals 0 comments

It’s been nearly 11 years since Alex Ovechkin first suited up for the Washington Capitals to make his NHL debut. After being drafted by the Capitals first overall in the 2004 NHL Draft, he debuted with the franchise in the 2005-06 season playing 81 games that season notching 52 goals and 106 points - eventually going on to win the Calder trophy...

August 12th, 2016 In Capitals Transactions, Washington Capitals 0 comments

The warning signs for the looming end of Michael Latta’s time with the Washington Capitals came early when he became a healthy scratch when other Caps players came back onto the roster after recovering from injuries. When he stopped seeing ice time in late February, it was clear that the Caps hadn’t found a spot for him in their lineup and...

August 9th, 2016 In Capitals Management, Long Read, Washington Capitals 0 comments

A few weeks ago, reports came out that new Las Vegas General Manager George McPhee sought Washington's permission to interview Ross Mahoney for the vacant assistant general manager position. Considering that McPhee was the Capitals' General Manager for 17 years before current GM Brian McClellan, it would be understandable why getting Mahoney would...

August 9th, 2016 In Washington Capitals 0 comments

The offseason is winding down, and the Washington Capitals have had a quiet, but productive one. They've acquired Lars Eller, who should slot in as their third-line centre, and the additions of Brett Connolly and Brad Malone should fill out the bottom-six. However, they have one piece of unfinished business, and that is re-signing defenseman...

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