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Capitals announce 2014 training camp roster, schedule

The Washington Capitals have unveiled their 2014 training camp roster, a group of 66 total players that begins preseason practices on Friday, as well as the full schedule for the upcoming weeks heading toward the Oct. 9 season opener versus Montreal. General Manager Brian MacLellan and Coach Barry Trotz, each entering their first seasons with the Capitals in their current positions...
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Open auditions for Capitals' sixth defensive spot

With roughly $24 million committed to their top five defensemen, it’s clear the Capitals will open training camp on Friday with Brooks Orpik, Mike Green, Matt Niskanen, John Carlson and Karl Alzner locked into the top five defensive spots. It’s slotting those three other defensemen that poses a challenge to Barry Trotz and his coaching staff as they prepare for Friday’s start...
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Alex Ovechkin Parties Hard For His 29th Birthday

Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin is turning 29 this year and it looks like he sure knows how to party still. [Instagram] The post Alex Ovechkin Parties Hard For His 29th Birthday appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Remembering Past Capitals Anniversary Giveaways

As we celebrate the Capitals' 40th anniversary, let's take a moment to admire existing tokens used to commemorate previous 'milestones' on the calendar.
Via Capitals Outsider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Alex Ovechkin Bring Washington Success?

Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin flaunted his offensive expertise throughout the 2013-14 season.  The 28-year-old right-wing scored 51 goals and 28 assists, giving him 79 points for the regular season.  His 51 goals led the league, winning him the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy for the fourth time in his 10 year career.  Unfortunately the Capitals missed the playoffs...
Via Beyond The Benches
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Season Preview: @kjcmalakai The Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals Season PreviewBy: Ken Clawson (twitter @kjcmalakai)Ken is my old high school friend, college roommate and friend of the site. He lives in the DC area and begrudgingly has assimilated some Capitals knowledge and has been kind enough to share some thoughts for the upcoming season. Give him a follow on twitter from the handle above.Losses: Dustin Penner, Mikhail...
Via PensInitiative
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Green: ‘I’d be worried if I played against Capitals’

AP Image The Washington Captilas are gearing up to start a new era under new head coach Barry Trotz and general manager Brian MacLellan.  The Capitals made some big signings that will help them make a playoff push in 2013-14. One player who is impressed with the teams new direction is defenseman Mike Green.  Speaking to CSN Washington, Green said that if he played for another team...
Via DC Sports-Kings
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin asked out by little girl during skate with special needs kids (video)

Alexander Ovechkin hosted a private skate for 60 children with developmental disabilities at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va., on Thursday. Via the Washington Capitals (by way of Russian Machine Never Breaks): Nearly 60 children and adolescents from American Special Hockey Association programs will have the opportunity to skate and learn from the Capitals […] The...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

HBO Won’t Be Airing ’24/7: Road To The Winter Classic’ This Year

The Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks will face off at Nationals Park on New Year’s Day in the 2015 Winter Classic, but the lead-up to the outdoor game won’t be as entertaining as it has been in years past. That’s because HBO confirmed Wednesday that they will not be airing their annual 24/7: Road To The Winter Classic behind-the-scenes miniseries this year. The news...
Via Next Impulse Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Depth Chart 2014 2015

Washington Capitals C 1. Nicklas Backstrom  2. Evgeny Kuznetsov  3. Brooks Laich  4. Jay Beagle  5. Kris Newbury  L 1. Marcus Johansson  2. Joel Ward  3. Jason Chimera  4. Aaron Volpatti  R 1. Alex Ovechkin  2. Troy Brouwer  3. Eric Fehr  4. Ryan Stoa  ...

After a season at Erie, Swedish rookie Andre Burakovsky in the hunt for job with Capitals

As the taxi steered from a Pennsylvania airport and toward the team hotel last summer, Andre Burakovsky stared out the window at all the quintessential American fast food joints whizzing by. “I like that place,” Burakovsky said, pointing to a McDonald’s. “I like that place,” he said again, nodding toward Chipotle, and soon the head scout seated beside him — and the front...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Alex Ovechkin explains Fascism Photo

Washington Capitals start Alexander Ovechkin created a stir a few weeks ago when he held up a sign that said “Save children from Fascism”.  The sign was taken by the media as Ovechkin’s support for Russian President Putin and his stance on Ukraine. Those assumptions should not be seen as too far fetch given Ovechkin’s close relation with President Putin.  It was also seen...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Eastern Conference Preview: Washington Capitals

As we look ahead to the 2014-15 NHL season, we have already discussed the Pacific Division. We have now turned our attention to the Metropolitan Division, beginning with the Carolina Hurricanes and New Jersey Devils. Washington will host the Blackhawks in … Continue reading → The post Eastern Conference Preview: Washington Capitals appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
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Review and Preview: Washington Capitals

One way or another, the red will rock in DC.#159184798 / gettyimages.comHello! This will be a synoptic feature Mon-Sat the next five weeks to gear up for the start of the 2014-'15 season. We're going in reverse alphabetical order and alternating between the Eastern and Western Conferences, because why not?Washington CapitalsReviewRoster changes, IN: D Matt Niskanen, D Brooks...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Backstrom finally gets Olympic medal after drug test fiasco

AP Image Washngton Capitals and Swedish center Nicklas Backstrom has finally received the silver medal that he was denied after testing positive for high levels of pseudoephedrine.  Pseudoephedrine is present in an allergy medication Backstrom has used for seven years. The positive sample meant that Backstrom was suspended from the Olympic gold medal game between Sweden and Canada...
Via DC Sports-Kings
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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