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WATCH: Capitals’ Ovechkin takes part in #ALSIceBucketChallenge

What started with rookie Evgeni Kuznetsov has come full circle to Captain Alexander “The Great” Ovechkin as more Capitals players take part in the #ALSIceBucketChallenge to raise money for ALS awareness (a.k.a Lou Gehrig’s Disease). The star loaded up a Gatorade cooler full of ice and called out his good friend and rival Evgeny Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus...
Via DC Sports-Kings
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: John Carlson and Evgeny Kuznetsov complete the Ice Bucket Challenge

Over the last few weeks people all over the world have been taking part of the Ice Bucket Challenge in order to raise awareness of ALS. The Ice Bucket Challenge has recently reached the DC area with Adam Jones and the Maryland football team completing the challenge. Today, Washington Capitals players John Carlson and Evgeny Kuznetsov completed the challenge and sent the challenge...
Via DC Sports-Kings
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Mike Green ties the knot

Capitals defenseman Mike Green, seen here with new wife Courtney, tied the knot last night in Calgary (courtesy of Russian Machine Never Breaks) Wedding bells were ringing for Capitals’ defenseman Mike Green as he and his new wife Courtney tied the knot last night in Calgary. The 28-year old Calgary native was looking rather dapper with his good friend Paul Woloshyn, showing everyone...
Via DC Sports-Kings
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom to receive silver medal after all

"While I will always be disappointed that I wasn’t able to play in the gold medal game with my fellow countrymen, I’m pleased that my name has been cleared by the IOC," Nicklas Backstrom told Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington.#96943566 / gettyimages.comLest you've forgotten what triggered Backstrom's suspension from the Gold Medal game against Canada in Sochi...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom will finally receive his silver medal after controversial positive drug test

Nicklas Backstrom is finally going to be awarded what he deserves. A report from CSN Washington indicates that Backstrom will receive his silver medal from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on August 28th prior to a Swedish Hockey League game. You may recall that Backstrom was banned from Sweden’s gold medal game against Canada after failing a drug test. The ruling was an extremely...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Backstrom will get silver medal this month

Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom represented his native Sweden in the 2014 Winter Olympics, but he wasn’t allowed to participate in the gold medal game against Canada because he tested positive for a banned substance. It was later revealed that the substance in question was pseudoephedrine, which was in his system because he was taking the allergy medication Zyrtec...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin workout video set to ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ is gold (video)

It appears that Alexander Ovechkin is getting over his broken engagement with tennis star Maria Kirilenko by dedicating himself to physical fitness. Ovi posted some videos to his Instagram account in which the Washington Capitals superstar is engaging in some strenuous-looking workouts as he prepares for the upcoming season. The first one is simple enough, […] The post Alexander...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rod Langway On The Washington Capitals

from Katie Strang of ESPN, The 57-year-old Langway, reached via phone at his residence outside Fredericksburg, Virginia, said he thinks an improved defense will be a huge asset for the Capitals moving forward. The Capitals also added another former Penguin, veteran Brooks Orpik, for good measure to round out a back end that was a sore spot for the team last season. "...
Via Kukla's Korner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

‘An exciting time’ for Capitals goalie Braden Holtby

The gap between the end of a disappointing fourth season with the Washington Capitals and the resulting turnover that soon followed felt like it had whipped past, so Braden Holtby had little time to dwell. First, he was stomaching the aftermath of the lowest save percentage and goals-against average of his brief NHL career, reconciling a strong final month with the confidence issues...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Checking in on the Washington Capitals

Last year: 38-30-14, fifth in the Metro Division. Missed the postseason by three points. Key additions: Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik, Justin Peters Key subtractions: Mikhail Grabovski, Jaroslav Halak, Michal Neuvirth, Dustin Penner (likely) Franchise direction: Like the rival Penguins, Washington chose to make major changes in the front office over overhauling its roster. In...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Versatile Laich eager to help Capitals again

Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich couldn't wait for Monday to come. It's the day he's finally scheduled to hit the ice and incorporate skating into his offseason training regimen. It's been two years since Laich has been as energized and excited to lace 'em up as he is now; two very hard, painful, injury-riddled years to be exact. "Now when I step...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Previewing Detroit’s Conference Foe, The Washington Capitals And The Face Of The Wings’ Franchise

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, The Capitals have a new general manager (Brian McLellan), a new coach (longtime Predators man Barry Trotz) and several new players as they embark on another attempt to make good on that Stanley Cup chatter that’s echoed around Washington for several years. McLellan nabbed the prize free agent on the market, luring defenseman...
Via Kukla's Korner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooks Laich, Julianne Hough’s Twitter interactions nearly sickeningly saccharine (pics)

As the NHL world reels as it attempts to come to terms with the news that Alexander Ovechkin and tennis star Maria Kirilenko have broken off their engagement, at least some solace can be achieved by knowing that the relationship between Brooks Laich, Ovi’s Washington Capitals teammate, and actress Julianne Hough is still going strong. […] The post Brooks Laich, Julianne Hough’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Ovechkin's fiancée break up with him over Instagram pic?

I would imagine there is more to it than this, but it isn’t uncommon for social media to be the straw that broke the camel’s back in a relationship. According to SI, Ovechkin’s lady tennis player Maria Kirilenko didn’t take too kindly to this Instagram photo of Ovechkin and Russian basketball pro Vitaly Fridzon in Helicopter (you can see the photo below).  The sad part is...
Via BlackSportsOnline
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Kirilenko breaks off engagement with Alex Ovechkin

Alexander Ovechkin and women’s tennis star Maria Kirilenko got engaged over a year ago. The two had been dating for three years and seemed very happy together, but the relationship apparently did not work out. On Monday, Kirilenko released a statement through the Russian Tennis Federation announcing that she has called off the engagement. “I […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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