CAPITALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Grading the Caps' offseason moves: Re-signing Marcus Johansson

The quest for the Stanley Cup doesn't begin on the ice, but during the offseason as general managers build their teams for the upcoming campaign.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dmitry Orlov and the Capitals don't have a deal, but have been talking often

Washington has been talking regularly with the last unsigned player expected to be on its opening night roster, but the specifics on their negotiations have been difficult to figure out. 
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Feeling Benefits of Brooks Laich Trade

The 2016 NHL off-season is just about halfway over at this point in July, and the Washington Capitals seem poised to enter the season with the roster that they have made minor adjustments to this summer. The organization made one major trade, acquiring their much-needed third-line center in Lars Eller from the Montreal Canadiens. They made several minor signings, the biggest of...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Photos: Red Rockers Final Auditions!

Erin with the 2016-17 Red Rockers. (Photos courtesy Washington Capitals Photography) This past Saturday, the Washington Capitals announced their 2016-17 Red Rockers. Here are some of the best photos that came out of the first day of auditions, courtesy Washington Capitals Photography. You can see even more on the Red Rockers’ Facebook page. Introducing the 2016-17 Red Rockers! […]
Via Capitals Outsider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals: Complete History and Anatomy of Alex Ovechkin

The Washington Capitals made an easy selection in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, taking sharp-shooting Russian Alex Ovechkin first-overall. Since then, he’s gone from a young, bright-eyed sniper to a reckless, unpredictable and dynamic goal scorer, as well as the face of the Capitals’ franchise. With messy hair, a full beard, a missing tooth and wild eyes, Ovechkin has not only...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Capitals Announce In-Game Host Search

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals are seeking an in-game host to begin in the 2016-17 season. The host serves as the primary on-camera personality for all Capitals home games, including the in-arena pre-game show #CapsCountdown, feature...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Capitals Could Lose More Than a Player to Las Vegas

When the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft rolls around following the 2016-17 season, the Capitals and 29 other current NHL organizations will lose one player to the new franchise based in Las Vegas, Nevada. For the Capitals, however, their biggest loss may come off of the ice. On Friday, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman shared some news that many Capitals fans should have been fearing. ...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

Does Johansson's new contract make it more likely he'll be taken by Vegas?

With a three-year contract signed, it appears Marcus Johansson will be a part of the Capitals' future plans. Or will he?As happy as Johansson is
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals re-sign Johansson to $13.75M, 3-year deal

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) The Washington Capitals narrowly avoided arbitration with Marcus Johansson, re-signing the forward to a $13.75 million, three-year contract. Johansson will count $4.583 million against the salary cap. He'll make $4.25 million next season and $4.75 million in 2017-18 and 2018-19. The Capitals and the 25-year-old Swede were scheduled to go to arbitration Wednesday...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Johansson, Capitals appear poised for another arbitration hearing

The Washington veteran has a arbitration hearing scheduled for July 20.
Via Capitals Insider
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State RB Mike Weber Shows Before-And-After Photos After 1 Year On Campus

Redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber didn’t play a down of football for Ohio State in 2015, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t putting in work. Weber, a four-star recruit for the class of 2015, apparently hit the weight room big time the past year, getting himself in game shape ahead of 2016. Don’t believe us? Check out the before/after photos that Weber posted this week...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Richards hopes to continue NHL career

Mike Richards wants to extend his unlikely comeback next season. “I plan to play hockey next year. So, it will just be what is the best fit for me,” Richards told Ryan Young of Kenora Online. Richards’ career features past highs and recent lows. He has an impressive résumé. He was a 30-goal scorer with the Philadelphia Flyers, a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

How far is former first-round pick Jakub Vrana from joining the Capitals?

Vrana will almost certainly make his NHL debut next season, but a permanent place on the roster is likely a year away.
Via Capitals Insider
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals to Host Blood Drive Aug. 6 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals and Inova Blood Donor Services will host a blood drive on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. Appointments are required. Blood drive donors will receive ...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Sign Cannata, Dietz and Thomas

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Joe Cannata, defenseman Darren Dietz and forward Christian Thomas to one-year, two-way deals, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Cannata, 26...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps Trade for Eller, Re-Sign Carey and Ness

WASHINGTON — The Washington Capitals made a flurry of moves during today’s draft, retaining Paul Carey and Aaron Ness while trading a pair of second-round picks for Canadiens center Lars Eller. First, the trade, which reunites Eller with T.J. Oshie, both of whom were drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the first round of different NHL drafts, but signed on the same day in 2008...
Via CBS DC
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Capitals' Holtby wins Vezina Trophy

Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goalie at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Holtby was rewarded for a remarkable season in which he tied Martin Brodeur's league record with 48 victories for the Presidents' Trophy-winning Caps. His goals-against average was fifth in the league at 2.20, and he finished eighth in...
Via Associated Press
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby rocks the rainbow and red in Capital Pride Parade

The Washington Capitals marched in their first official Capital Pride Parade on Saturday, and right at the front of the team’s delegation was Braden Holtby. Draped in a rainbow flag and sporting a red Capitals “RockTheRainbow” T-shirt, the team’s netminder shook hands, took selfies with fans lining the parade route and marched with wife Brandi, along with […]
Via DC Sports Blog
June 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby to Rock The Rainbow in Capital Pride Parade

WASHINGTON — Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, along with members of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, will take part in the 2016 Capital Pride Parade on Saturday. Holtby and the Monumental Sports representatives, including Caps mascot Slapshot, the Red Rockers and Wizard Girls, will wear #RockTheRainbow shirts as they walk 1.6 miles past an expected crowd of 150,000 spectators...
Via CBS DC
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Patrik Laine believes it will take him five years to be like Ovechkin

You can’t say prospect Patrik Laine doesn’t have confidence. The likely second overall pick in the upcoming NHL Draft was talking with TSN’s Gino Reda and he told the hockey insider that it will take him five years to be like Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin. The 18-year-old compared his game to the Great 8 and said fellow prospect Auston Matthews compares to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Ovechkin looked good in Russian charity basketball game

Alexander Ovechkin is amazing out on the ice, but it turns out that he’s a pretty solid athlete on the hardwood too. Ovechkin recently competed in a charity basketball game in Russia which was supporting a charity for children with cerebral palsy. Check out his highlights: Not too bad. Basketball does run in Ovie’s family as his mother, Tatyana, is a two-time gold medal winner...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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