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CAPITALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Capitals Salute the Military 2015

Photographs from a night at Verizon Center for the Capitals' 13th annual Salute to the Military Night.
Via Capitals Outsider
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Highlight: Curtis Glencross Scores First Goal with Capitals

The Washington Capitals kicked off a five-game home stand against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. They had to do so without their captain Alex Ovechkin, who was scratch with a lower-body injury, snapping his 96-game playing streak. No Ovechkin, no problem, as newly acquired forward Curtis Glencross wasted no time making an impact with his new team. Glencross reeled in a pass...
Via KCM Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin scratched from Capitals' lineup

WASHINGTON (AP) NHL goals leader Alex Ovechkin was scratched from the Washington Capitals' lineup Thursday night against the streaking Minnesota Wild. The Capitals said Ovechkin, who missed the morning skate, is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. He leads the league with 43 goals and is tied with linemate Nicklas Backstrom for the points lead with (67. Ovechkin scored two goals...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Caps sign draft pick Tyler Lewington to three year entry deal

The Washington Capitals have signed 2013, seventh round draft pick, D Tyler Lewington to a three year entry level deal. Lewington plays int he WHL for the Medicine Hat Togers, in which he serves as a team captain.  Through 60 games this season, Lewington has registered 8 goals and 30 helpers along with 91 penalty minutes.  Lewington sits atop his team stats leaders for defenseman...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hershey Is In Good Shape

The Hershey Bears, AHL affiliate of the Washington Capitals, find themselves at the top of the American Hockey League after a successful six-point weekend. They possess the best record in the league with 77 points just ahead of the Manchester Monarchs, AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, who are right on their heels with 75 points. In preparation for the Bears Calder Cup run...
Via Beyond The Benches
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Aftermath: (3/3/15) vs Washington Capitals

In a game that was filled with often times more spats than actual hockey being played, the Columbus Blue Jackets lost to the Washington Capitals by the score of 5-3.  Highlights: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly   The Good: Jack Johnson Making his first appearance this year in the “good” section we find Jack Johnson. Johnson was an absolute force last game and that is...
Via BS Hockey
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Curtis Glencross : Chuckwagon Driver

The newest Washington Capital has an interesting hobby during the off-season.
Via Capitals Outsider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Penner costs himself NHL trade deadline TV job after Twitter rape joke

Former Stanley Cup champ Dustin Penner is currently without a team so he had planned to be a part of TSN’s NHL trade deadline coverage today.  According to a TSN press release promoting the marathon coverage, Penner would be monitoring social media: New this year, two-time Stanley Cup champion Dustin Penner joins TSN’s own Cabral “Cabbie” Richards to provide a different...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin wipes out during goal celebration against Maple Leafs (GIF)

Washington Capitals left winger Alex Ovechkin wiped out during a goal celebration in the opening minute of the first period during Sunday's game against Toronto.Ovechkin scored his 40th goal of the season just 33 seconds into the game. Ovechkin threw himself into the boards in excitement, then promptly lost his balance and wiped out. Fortunately, he didn't hurt himself, or that...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Expectations for Capitals newcomer Curtis Glencross

On Sunday, the Washington Capitals made their second move before tomorrow’s trade deadline. After getting Tim Gleason for Jack Hillen and a fourth round draft pick yesterday, the Caps made another trade by acquiring Curtis Glencross from the Calgary Flames. The price for Glencross was rather large considering what a player like Sean Bergenheim returned, but Glencross […] The...
Via Along the Boards
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps acquire Defenseman Tim Gleason, may not be done

The Washington Capitals beefed up their blue line, the weekend before Monday’s NHL trade deadline, sending D Jack Hillen and a draft pick to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for D Tim Gleason.  The draft selection Washington sent to Carolina was a fourth round pick. Head coach Barry Trotz wanted the Caps to play with a rougher edge, and Gleason will provide that.  He is a...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Penner apologizes after sending rape joke on Twitter

Dustin Penner on Saturday learned the hard way that rape jokes are no laughing matter. Penner, a winger who spent nine seasons in the NHL but is currently a free agent, tweeted some questions about acquaintance rape in an apparent attempt to be funny. Here is what the two-time Stanley Cup champion wrote: Penner apparently...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Penner made and defended a rape joke on Twitter

Dustin Penner is most known for his pancake injury, but his reputation (what little there is) took a big step back after he made a rape joke on Twitter. Penner isn’t currently playing in the NHL and he apparently had time for this “joke” which no one found funny. After the initial backlash started, Penner defended his comment. Apparently being opposed to a rape joke makes...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals acquire D Gleason from Hurricanes for Hillen, pick

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Tim Gleason from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Jack Hillen and a draft pick. Under terms of the trade announced Saturday, Carolina receives the Capitals' fourth-round pick in the upcoming draft. Washington general manager Brian MacLellan calls Gleason ''a veteran, physical defenseman'' whose '...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Sharp to Washington Capitals

The Chicago Blackhawks are in trade talks with the Washington Capitals over Patrick Sharp. The Washington Capitals are in search of a top line winger to play with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom. Sharp has been having a poor season with 10 goals and 22 assists for 32 points in 49 games. He is 33 years old and may possibly be on the decline, making this a good time to deal him. The left
Via NHL Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blackhawks, Caps discussed Patrick Sharp trade

  The Chicago Blackhawks could be on the verges of some big changes.   The Blackhawks recently discussed a possible trade with the Washington Capitals that would send forward Patrick Sharp to D.C., according to Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune. It’s unclear at this point where those talks went or if they’re even still alive, as Kuc offered no more information. ...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Washington Capitals the Best Team in the Eastern Conference?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Alexander...
Via TopSportsReport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Chimera drops Zac Rinaldo with nasty uppercut (GIF)

Washington Capitals left winger Jason Chimera dropped Philadelphia Flyers center Zac Rinaldo with an uppercut to the face during the second period of Sunday's game at the Wells Fargo Center.Chimera delivered the short right hand that dropped Rinaldo to his knees after they got tangled up near the Flyers bench.Chimera was given five minutes for fighting and two minutes for roughing...
Via Holdout Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Jason Chimera Drops Flyers’ Zac Rinaldo with Uppercut

Whenever the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers are on the ice together, tensions boil. After a chippy first period, things continued in the second. Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo made a run at Capitals defenseman Mike Green. Green’s teammate Jason Chimera took exception to the run, and gave Rinaldo a nice crosscheck right in front of the Flyers’ bench. That turned into...
Via KCM Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps down the Isles in shootout, 3-2

The Washington Capitals continue to surge to the playoffs, defeating the New York Islanders 3-2 in a shootout, earning their fourth consecutive win.  Despite previous surges, this was the first time this season that the Caps have strung together four straight wins. Travis Hamonic gave the Isles this initial lead at the 7:41 mark  of the opening period.  Hamonic fired a wrister...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals to unveil CapTrick, in-game fantasy hockey

Tonight is the soft launch of CapTrick, the Washington Capitals' new in-game fantasy hockey contest. The Capitals have partnered with the mobile app DailyMVP to bring its fans the ability to compete in contests during each and every game to win prizes. The post Washington Capitals to unveil CapTrick, in-game fantasy hockey appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Trotz Rewards Beagle’s Dogged Play

The three most consistent Caps in terms of effort this season are league leading goal scorer and captain, Alex Ovechkin, net minder Braden Holtby, who has saved the Caps on nights when they’re not playing their best, and the undrafted 2008 free agent acquisition Jay Beagle, who works hard every single shift. Coach Barry Trotz […] The post Trotz Rewards Beagle’s Dogged Play...
Via Two Pad Stack
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Russia, Ukraine and the Alexander Ovechkin effect

I have to admit, foreign affairs are not exactly in my wheelhouse. As a fat, happy American, I am mostly blissfully unaware of the turmoil outside of the United States,..... The post Russia, Ukraine And The Alexander Ovechkin Effect appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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