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CAPITALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

It's hard to say goodbye, but Carlson and Niskanen approve the Capitals recent moves

It's tough to say goodbye to a team mate. It's even tougher to say goodbye to four.“I know the business side of things,” defenseman John Carlson said to CSN Washington. “You’ve got to learn to roll with it. We lost some great friends of mine, some great players on the ice.  But I think we added some great, great quality players, too. So I think in this league it’s tough...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Curtis Glencross regrets taking discount to stay with Flames

Athletes are usually commended for taking a “hometown discount” in order to stay with a specific team. Curtis Glencross took such a contract when he accepted a four-year, $10.2 million contract with the Calgary Flames back in 2011. Fans were thrilled to see Glencross locked in at such an affordable rate, but the 32-year-old forward regrets his old contract. Glencross spoke...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals' Orlov is ready to play some hockey

It's been a long time since Dmitry Orlov played some NHL hockey.The Washington Capitals defenseman missed the entire 2014-15 season due to a wrist injury and surgery. And now that his wrist is completely healed, he's ready to get back on the ice and contribute for the Capitals.Orlov was able to participate in three games for the AHL's Hershey Bears on a conditioning stint, but he...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin on space tourism: I am doing all right staying on Earth

Alexander Ovechkin has always been viewed as a rather peculiar, somewhat eccentric fellow. Now it may be apropos to refer to him as a “space oddity.” The Washington Capitals superstar recently had an asteroid named after him in Russia. Astronomer Leonid Elenin — who said he named the asteroid, discovered in 2009, after Ovi as a late birthday gift — presented the NHL superstar...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin Vows to Play in 2018 Olympics Despite NHL Being Undecided

View image | gettyimages.com The NHL is undecided on if their players will participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but one player vowing to play no matter what. That player happens to be one of the league’s more prominent players. Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin desires to win a gold medal for his home nation Russia, so much so he is...
Via KCM Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Agreement or not, Alex Ovechkin is going to the 2018 Olympics

The NHL hasn’t decided whether its players will participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Alex Ovechkin has decided that it doesn’t matter, he’s going. In an interview with Tass in Russia, Ovechkin said that he, and others, will head to Pyeongchang to play for their country: “The same situation was with the [2014] Sochi Games, they said NHL could not be...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin intent on playing at 2018 Winter Olympics, even without NHL agreement

Alex Ovechkin loves playing for Russia.Ovechkin has stated that he will play for his country in the Pyeongchang, South Korea Winter Olympics in 2018. If the NHL and International Ice Hockey Federation don't reach an agreement, NHL players may not participate in the Olympics. That doesn't matter to Ovechkin."The same situation was with the (2014) Sochi Games, they said NHL could...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps' Brooks Laich gets engaged to Julianne Hough

Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich’s offseason started a little earlier than he might have liked, but it hasn’t been a bad summer for him, either. Laich and girlfriend Julianne Hough from “Dancing With the Stars” now are engaged. Hough announced the news on her Instagram account Tuesday. She also wrote in the caption: “We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Quickly addressing some silly Yandle/Glencross rumors

Over the past two weeks, the Rangers have “been linked” –in quotes for a reason– to a pair of rumors. The first is that they are keen on landing UFA forward Curtis Glencross. Glencross, coming off a four-year deal that paid him $2.55 million per season, is seen as someone who can add forward depth […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
24 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Power Rankings: How Good are the Capitals?

View image | gettyimages.com With the NHL’s major offseason dates in the past, the NHL has reached its lull period. With that being said, we at TSR thought it’d be a good time to ignite conversation and to do so in a highly debatable power rankings article. To find out where Ted Van Green ranks Alexander Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, and the Washington Capitals, click the link...
Via TopSportsReport
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Brouwer receives adorable letter from young Capitals fan

T.J. Oshie isn't the only player who broke the hearts of young fans in the July 2 trade that sent him from St. Louis to Washington in exchange for Troy Brouwer, goalie Phoenix Copley and a third-round draft pick. It turns out young Washington fans were just as upset about losing Brouwer, who spent the last four seasons with the Capitals. Brouwer tweeted a picture on Thursday of...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals’ T.J. Oshie Marries Longtime Girlfriend Lauren Cosgrove (Photos)

If you’re one of Lauren Cosgrove’s 70,000 Instagram followers, you might have noticed a slight change to her handle. Well, that’s because she married Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie this weekend. Welcome to Instagram, Lauren Oshie. The two tied the knot in Minnesota and Lauren posted many pictures of the special day. You’re one lucky man, T.J. This embed...
Via NESN.com
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby Is Worth Every Penny

Goaltenders are the backbone of any NHL team. A team can have the best scoring power in the league, but without solid goaltending, it will never be a contender. But recently, many fans have complained that goaltenders are being overpaid and that their contracts aren't worth the salary cap hit. Admittedly, some of these complaints can be justified. Some teams are eager to sign...
Via The Sports Quotient
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

John Carlson jokes about Braden Holtby’s new contract

Braden Holtby was given a hefty raise from the Washington Capitals. He didn’t receive the $8 million a year he was asking for, but the goaltender is taking home a five-year, $30.5 million contract which will carry an average cap hit of $6.1 million. Fans and analysts were quick to dissect the new deal, but teammate John Carlson had a simple way of breaking down Holtby’s new contract.
Via Bloguin Best
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals sign goaltender Braden Holtby to a five-year contract extension

The Washington Capitals have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension with goalie Braden Holtby.  The terms of the five-year deal is $30.5 million and will run through the 2020 NHL season, giving Washington a long-term net solution. Holtby had a terrific 2014-15 season under new coach Barry Trotz and goalie coach Mitch Korn.  He set a career high with 41 wins, posting...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Capitals Prospect Stanislav Galiev Eats Cobra’s Beating Heart, Drinks Snake’s Blood

View image | gettyimages.com Check this one in the true bucket list category. While vacationing in Vietnam, Washington Capitals prospect Stanislav Galiev indulged into the country’s culinary customs. Galiev, a third-round pick of the Capitals in the 2010 NHL Draft, took down a delicate dish of a cobra’s beating heart while chasing it with a shot of the venomous snake’s...
Via KCM Sports
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch the Capitals goalies play tag during development camp

Goalies are an odd breed. You probably don’t need any more proof of that if you’ve ever watched hockey, but the Washington Capitals provided us all with another example during their development camp. We’re not sure if this was a drill or just some fun, but here’s a game of goalie tag. (H/T Reddit Hockey) The post Watch the Capitals goalies play tag during development camp...
Via Bloguin Best
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Caps sign Evgeny Kuznetsov to two-year deal

Washington has three critical restricted free agents.  One has signed a new deal, two have filed for salary arbitration. The Caps signed Evgeny Kuznetsov to a two-year bridge contract that will pay him $2.2 million this coming season and $3.4 million next season.  Kuznetsov will remain a restricted free agent when the current contract expires in 2016-17. Kuznetsov was a first round...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals Thank Departed Mike Green, as He Admits Its Time to Move on

View image | gettyimages.com Fan favorite defenseman Mike Green officially has departed the Washington Capitals after 10 seasons with the team that drafted him. Green signed a three-year deal worth a reported $18 million with the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday. And while the writing was long on the wall for the former first-round pick, his departure still leaves a void for the...
Via KCM Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Caps ink Jay Beagle to a three-year deal

The Washington Capitals have locked up one of their key un-restricted free agents, C Jay Beagle, to a three-year contract extension.  The deal is worth $5.25 million and includes an average of $1.75 million per season. The Caps have three additional key unrestricted free agents: defenseman Mike Green, froward Eric Fehr, and forward Joel Ward.  However, it does not appear any...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Green won’t return to the Washington Capitals

Defenseman Mike Green won’t be with the Washington Capitals in 2015-16. According to CSN Washington, Green is ready to test free agency when he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1st. Green’s agent Craig Oster, who is also the agent for Eric Fehr, indicated that both players would hit the open market. Oster on both Green and Fehr moving on: “The Capitals have...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Top line right wing options for the Washington Capitals

Now in their offseason, Washington Capitals’ General Manager Brian MacLellan has put finding a top line right winger to play with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom high on his to-do list. Here are some players who may fit the bill for Washington outside of their organization: Drew Stafford The Winnipeg Jets acquired Stafford and Tyler […] The post Top line right wing options...
Via Along the Boards
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Valiant third period effort not enough for the Washington Capitals

Game 6 between the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers was, in my opinion, the best game of the series so far. Throughout the entire game there was a sense of a must-win scenario. Of course, the Rangers needed to win game 6 to stay in the playoffs, but there was also pressure on the Caps to eliminate the Rangers and prevent a game 7. Both teams put forth a tremendous effort...
Via isportsweb.com
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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