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Justin Williams’ Impact on the Capitals is A Lasting One

When the Capitals signed right wing Justin Williams in free agency nearly two years ago, they did so with the expectation that he could be a key piece in a Stanley Cup run. And while the Caps failed to accomplish their ultimate goal in that span, the pending unrestricted free agent has made an impact on the team, even without winning it all. The man known as, “Mr. Game 7”, only...
Via NoVa Caps
3 hours ago

Leaving for Las Vegas?

According to Cap Friendly’s expansion draft tool, there are 886 players available to next month’s Las Vegas draft. Each team will lose one player in the draft. While teams have two options for protecting players in the draft and there are various layers to who is and isn’t available, the endless possibilities of who will don the Golden Nights’ uniforms next season makes...
Via NoVa Caps
5 hours ago

20 offseason Caps questions: Should the Caps re-sign T.J. Oshie?

Another playoff disappointmentas well as a host of expiring player contractshas left the Capitals with a ton of questions to answer this offseason. Over the
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
7 hours ago

Capitals ECHL affiliate wins conference, headed to Kelly Cup Finals

Finally some playoff success for Caps' fans to cheer for. The South Carolina Stingrays, Washington's ECHL affiliate, defeated the Manchester Monarchs 4-3 on Wednesday to
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
20 hours ago

OSU’s Mike Weber Still Salty About Clemson’s CFB Playoff Win

Clemson took down Ohio State in the CFB Playoffs last year, 31-0. While signing autographs, several young fans sported Clemson shirts, which didn’t make OSU RB Mike Weber very happy. The junior tailback shared some pics to his snapchat with “I’m not signing yo shirt with that stuff on snotty not lil boy.” pic.twitter.com/bsdg9sJH3E — Will (@will_mcchesney) May 21, 2017...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Oshie – What Will He Cost the Capitals?

The Washington Capitals have a long summer ahead after a disappointing 2nd round playoff loss against the Pittsburgh Penguins.  With salary cap constraints and a handful of free agents, Capitals brass will have some tough personnel decisions in the upcoming months. One of the most notable unrestricted free agents for the Capitals is T.J. Oshie.  Oshie, 30, was a 2005 1st round...
Via NoVa Caps
2 days ago

Trotz Not the Problem With Capitals, What Is?

After yet another year where the Cup-favorite Washington Capitals experienced an early playoff exit, something has to give. The last time the Capitals saw major changes was in May 2014. After failing to make the playoffs, Washington cleaned out their front office, firing general manager George McPhee and head coach Adam Oates while replacing them with Brian MacLellan and Barry Trotz...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Nicklas Backstrom’s decisive shootout goal lifts Sweden to gold medal in IIHF World Championships

  Nicklas Backstrom won’t be lifting the Stanley Cup this year. However, he won’t come away from the hockey season empty-handed. The Capitals composer scored the decisive goal for his native Sweden in a 2-1 shootout win over Canada to claim the gold medal in the IIHF World Championship. He beat Colorado Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard. Henrik Lundqvist denied Mitch Marner to...
Via KCM Sports
3 days ago

The Capitals Paramotor

Longtime Capitals season ticket holder Rich Ramos literally flies his team spirit high in the sky, having customized his paramotor with a very large Weagle.
Via Capitals Outsider
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Washington Capitals really the NHL’s biggest underachievers?

The Washington Capitals once again entered the Stanley Cup Playoffs with enormous expectations and fell short of their ultimate goal. That should sound pretty familiar, as the story has been the same for the Caps for the past several years. While it’s been nice for writers who can easily copy/paste their playoff disappointment stories year after year, it begs the question: are...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Sad Alexander Ovechkin at Wizards game shows how he’s getting over playoff loss

This particular NHL season featured more of the same for Capitals players and fans, as the team won the Presidents’ Trophy, yet managed to advance past the second round of the playoffs.After a crushing loss at home in Game 7 to the Penguins, the players and coaches did their exit interviews and called it a year.Alex Ovechkin, however, elected to hang around Verizon Center and root...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Evgeni Malkin is basking in Alex Ovechkin’s misery

The Washington Capitals may have won the Presidents’ Trophy for the second consecutive year, but that meant nothing earlier this week when they were ousted in yet another Game 7.For Alex Ovechkin, it was just another bitter moment in a long history of bitter moments. He has never advanced past the second-round series during his tenure, going 0-7 over that span.But Ovechkin’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Where it went wrong: Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 exits

Another round is down, and another bunch of teams is packing up the stalls. None of these teams left quietly, but they all still find themselves headed for summer vacation. Here's a final look at the squads that made their playoff exits after Round 2.St. Louis Blues Despite being beat up and lacking in the special teams department headed into the playoffs, the Blues found a way to...
Via Yardbarker
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh restaurant chain mocks Alex Ovechkin after series

You knew Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals would be hearing it after yet another disappointing postseason, and yet another playoff defeat at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins.The Caps won their third Presidents’ Trophy (for best overall regular season) since 2009, and all three times they have failed to advance past the second round of the playoffs. The Pens have knocked...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Eastern Conference Final: Defending champs have a tough foe in the underdog

In a wild and whacky first round, the Eastern Conference competitors spent long shifts and more overtimes than we could count trying to tear each other to pieces. In Round 2, however, nuanced ways to settle old rivalries took shape. Now, just two squads remain. One team, the underdog from the previous round. The second, the defending champs. Here is a look at the rosters gearing...
Via Yardbarker
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Game 7s make Wednesday night heaven for hockey fans

If you consider yourself a hockey fan in any kind of capacity, you might want to clear your schedule for Wednesday night. The evening of May 10 may be just another early summer night for some. But for hockey fans, it’s a night loaded with one of the sport’s crowning achievements: Game 7 drama.First, the Washington Capitals will host the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 action in...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby’s head-first collision into boards highlights NHL concussion policy flaws

A hit involving Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is throwing the NHL’s concussion protocol under a microscope during the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.Crosby played in Game 6 of a second-round matchup with the Washington Capitals on Monday and collided head-first with the boards behind the Washington net in the first period. Despite Crosby being slow to get...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins-Capitals Game Five was most-watched early-round NHL game in decades

It wasn’t just the Kentucky Derby that brought NBC great ratings Saturday. The Derby drew its second-best audience since 1992, and the following event kept up the momentum. That would be Game Five of the Pittsburgh Penguins-Washington Capitals series, which averaged 4.365 million viewers in total audience delivery (TV plus digital). As per NBC, that’s the most-watched early-round...
Via Awful Announcing
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sidney Crosby goes flying headfirst into boards from hard check

Sidney Crosby is recovering from a concussion, so the last thing he needs right now is another hit to the head. But hockey is a physical game and it’s hard to avoid getting hit, especially when your opponent knows your injury history.Crosby left Game 3 and then sat out Game 4 due to the brutal hit he took from Matt Niskanen, but returned for limited action in Game 5.The Penguins...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps fan goes viral for ‘Fire Dan Snyder’ T-shirt

The Washington Capitals tying Game 5 of their playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third period on Saturday wasn’t even the best part of Nicklas Backstrom’s goal. It was actually something else.Backstrom scored to tie the game at 2. He celebrated with his teammates of course, and one of NBC camera angles showed one particular fan who caught everyone’s attention...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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