The NHL offseason is in full effect with development camps across the league set to take place. The Washington Capitals are amid diverse changes in personnel throughout the organization. Below The Hockey Writers gives Capitals’ fans the top sites for them to keep track of news and commentary around the team throughout the hockey season. Comment below if there’s suggestions of sites we might have missed. The use of twitter provides live reactions during games and transactions which enhances discussion. If you’re a Capitals fan the twitter accounts linked below are must follows.
The Post is arguably the best resource for Capitals news and info on the day-to-day happenings with the team. Alex Prewitt is in his first year on the beat with the Capitals and has done a great job so far. If you live in the D.C. area picking up a copy of the Washington Post during the season every day is practically mandatory.
The Capitals website provides updates on the team and have one of the best blogs in the NHL run by Mike Vogel. You can view numerous videos of post game interviews along with locker room chat on the Monumental Network as well.
- Mike Vogel’s Blog
- Capitals Videos
- Caps Today Blog
- Mike Vogel’s Twitter
- Team Twitter Account
- Capitals PR Twitter
- Broadcaster John Walton’s Twitter
This branch of the Comcast Sportsnet provides coverage both on television and online. Chuck Gormley provides solid coverage of the team on a daily basis and throughout the offseason. Ben Raby also provides insight on the team online.
C Mikhail Grabovski eventually got what he wanted from the Islanders, probably sacrificed one year. 4 yrs, $20 million. #CapitalsTalk
— Chuck Gormley (@CharlesAGormley) July 2, 2014
Japers’ Rink is part of the fabulous SB Nation community that engages fans in a community environment. It’s the best place for fan-to-fan discussion during games and throughout the year.
The Times is another top notch newspaper to read in D.C., along with Capitals coverage you can read news and columns on other Washington located sports teams. Brian McNally is the main Capitals beat writer for this publication and provides insight on other local teams.
Russian Machine Never Breaks
RMNB provides some in-depth and funny Capitals coverage throughout the year. They also cover the team’s AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, on their affiliate site termed Sweetest Hockey on Earth.
- RMNB Blog
- Sweetest Hockey’s Blog
- Ian Oland’s Twitter
- Chris Gordon’s Twitter
- Fedor Fedin’s Twitter
- Twitter Account of Sweetest Hockey on Earth
- Kyle Mace’s Twitter
New RMNB: Caps spend $68 million acquiring players that Pittsburgh didn't want http://t.co/ywThBFX0sP
— RMNB (@russianmachine) July 1, 2014
The Hockey Writers
At THW, we provide commentary and updates on the Capitals throughout the year. We focus on Capitals prospects and the NHL club.
- The Hockey Writers Twitter Account
- Matthew Speck’s Twitter
- George Foussekis’ Twitter
- Margaret Stuart’s Twitter
Washington’s AHL affiliate is one of the most historic American Hockey League franchise in history. They fill the seats every night at Giant Center and any Capitals fan should consider watching a game in Hershey to see potential Capitals players of the future. Below are some must follows.
- Hershey Bears Website
- Hershey Bears Twitter Account
- Broadcaster Scott Stuccio’s Twitter
- Pennlive.com’s Blog
- Tim Leone’s (Pennlive.com/Patriot News) Twitter
Matthew Speck covers the Washington Capitals organization for The Hockey Writers. He provides coverage of both Washington at the NHL level and prospect related content. Matthew also covers local sports for the Lebanon Daily News in Central Pennsylvania. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.