CAPITALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Capitals: Jay Beagle Deserves Promotion to Third Line Centre

The Washington Capitals have a problem they hope to address. Though the forward lines are stacked, even down to the fourth line, the team needs to address the position of a third line centre. Considering this is the checking line, the team needs a big, physical forward who can generate offense and play a solid all-around game. However, they have the solution to this problem sitting...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 hours ago

2015-16 Season In Review: Alex Ovechkin

With the Capitals’ 2015-16 season now in the rearview mirror, we continue with our numerical player-by-player roster analysis.No. 8 Alex OvechkinAge: 30 (turns 31 on
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Taking on a bigger role, Matt Niskanen had his best season

When injuries hit the defense, Niskanen took on the toughest defensive assignments and also played on the penalty kill and power play.
Via Capitals Insider
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Madison Bowey the missing piece that Washington needs?

It’s hard not to see a bitter irony in the fact that Madison Bowey is still playing hockey, while the Washington Capitals are not. After all, the Caps are the dream for Bowey, a physical two-way defenseman currently enjoying his first year of pro with the AHL’s Hershey Bears. But if Bowey can help the Bears get five more playoff wins, it will be the perfect ending to an excellent...
Via The Hockey News
11 hours ago

2015-16 Season in Review: Mike Weber

With the Capitals’ 2015-16 season now in the rearview mirror, we continue with our numerical player-by-player roster analysis.No. 6 Mike WeberAge: 28 (turns 29 on
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stanislav Galiev spent the season in the NHL, but that meant little playing time

The forward appeared in just 24 games for Washington, which did not want to send him to the minors for fear of exposing him to waivers.
Via Capitals Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Over half of Finland watched the World Championship gold medal game

When you are a hockey obsessed country it is tough to really shock anyone with anything. Some people will argue that player selection on the national team is a pretty big deal, while others will say attendance figures warrant some discussion. How about record breaking television numbers? That would seem like a pretty newsworthy accomplishment. In the case of Finland, their television...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals GM to Put Emphasis on Improving Team’s Speed, Offense

WASHINGTON — At the start of 2015-16 Capitals season, General Manager Brian MacLellan spoke in great detail about his careful construction of the roster, noting his efforts to maintain a balance between speed and heaviness. “You’re always struggling with being big and heavy and being fast enough to win,” he told 106.7 The Fan last October. “You’re looking to play two...
Via CBS DC
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals and MSE Foundation Volunteers Visit Fort Dupont for Service Project

ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz, Capitals wives Mandy Alzner, Brandi Holtby, Katie Niskanen, Kim Trotz and Taylor Winnik, Red Rockers, Slapshot and 100 fans participated in a Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Chandler Stephenson be the Capitals' third-line center of the future?

"Stephenson is coming – I’m not sure that he’s a solution right away," General Manager Brian MacLellan said recently.
Via Capitals Insider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Jay Beagle be the Caps long-term solution at third line center?

Jay Beagle is hoping to become the Capitals permanent answer at third line center next season.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Capitals shouldn’t change a thing

Blow it all up! Trade Alexander Ovechkin! Fire Barry Trotz! Change the entire team! Hold your horses and settle down that raw emotion. The Capitals fell to the Penguins in the Eastern Conference semis in six games. It was a hard fought series from both sides and was top notch entertainment from two of the league’s best.  This year marked only the second time in the Alexander...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: CSN anchor pours one out for Capitals, advises kids to give up on their dreams

They say you gotta laugh to keep from crying. Comcast Mid Atlantic’s Michael Jenkins found a way to do just that after the President’s Cup winning Washington Capitals were eliminated in the second round against the Pittsburgh Penguins, as he “drank” the night away … on the air. Now, he couldn’t have really drank on the air … because there are rules against that and...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Different Year, Same Capitals

Within the last few years, the Washington Capitals have become synonymous with playoff failures. They have been one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference since 2007, making the playoffs in eight of those nine seasons and finishing first in their division for six of them. Yet, despite having so much regular season success, they still haven't made a Stanley Cup appearance...
Via The Sports Quotient
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Script Ohio: Is Mike Weber ready to fill Ezekiel Elliott’s shoes?

Joe Dexter and Clair Crawford discuss where they feel Mike Weber stands heading into the summer and if he can be the full-time back starting early in the season. Plus, can the Ohio State offensive line be as productive as the Ed Warinner groups over the last three years? The post Script Ohio: Is Mike Weber ready to fill Ezekiel Elliott’s shoes? appeared first on The Buckeye Battle...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
13 days ago  |  Discuss

CSN anchor driven to drink on the job after another Capitals playoff loss

If you’ve been following the NHL at all over the last decade, you know that the Washington Capitals are somewhat snakebitten when it comes to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Since the 2007-2008 season, the Capitals have won their division six times and never even reached a conference final, let alone lift the Stanley Cup. So after another unceremonious early postseason exit this week...
Via Awful Announcing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't blame Alex Ovechkin for another Capitals early exit

If Washington Capitals fans are feeling a bit of deja vu again after another heartbreaking playoff exit, no one would blame them. This was supposed to be the year that those playoff demons would be exercised. The Caps had a goaltender who tied the NHL record for wins in a regular season, they had balanced scoring up and down their lineup, and the brunt of the pressure wasn’t...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Beninati Gets Emotional After Another Capitals Playoff Elimination

WASHINGTON — Longtime play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati believed with all his being that, in 22 years covering the Capitals, this 2015-16 iteration was the best he had ever seen, that this year’s team was “the one.” And so, he was as disheartened as any fan when the Penguins emerged victorious in overtime of Game 6 Tuesday night, to bounce the Capitals from the playoffs...
Via CBS DC
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps play-by-play man doesn’t want to hear that Washington ‘choked’

Comcast SportsNet play-by-play man Joe Beninati had a message for would-be Capitals critics after Washington’s season ended in painfully familiar fashion on Tuesday. He doesn’t want to hear the c-words — “choke” or “collapse” — when talking about the Capitals’ latest second-round exit. “The wound obviously is very fresh and we’ve seen this far too often...
Via DC Sports Blog
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Beagle’s Superman Style Dive Sets Twitter A Blaze

The Pittsburgh Penguins overtook the Washington Capitals 4-3 in overtime Tuesday night in Pittsburgh ending the Capitals season. However, Capitals forward Jay Beagle made a save in Game 6 while goalie Braden Holtby was out of position against Penguins Patric Hornqvist that kept the game going as he dove across the mouth of the goal that could have had us all to sleep a little...
Via Beyond The Benches
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Beagle's heroic stick save might be the best play of the NHL season

Despite a devastating season-ending defeat to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night, the Washington Capitals made a heroic three-goal comeback to force overtime in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals -- fighting off the negative postseason narratives that have been haunting them the past couple of years.When overtime began, it appeared the end was going to be quick and...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Penguins eliminate Capitals thanks to Nick Bonino's OT game-winner

The Stanley Cup Playoffs stayed up to its usual, crazy standards Tuesday night, after the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminated the Washington Capitals 4-3 in overtime. The Penguins had a 3-0 lead with just over six minutes to go in the second period. They appeared to be in great shape there and have the game in the bag, but the Capitals stormed back thanks to goals by T.J. Oshie, Justin...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

These Capitals really were different. Their postseason demise was preventable.

PITTSBURGH — These Washington Capitals were different. Now their playoff results would be, too. Down three goals to the league’s hottest team, an ordinary Caps outfit might have wilted and gone away. The Capitals somehow rallied Tuesday night, riding a clutch veteran and a miracle wave of penalties into overtime. Their obituaries were erased. The jokes […]
Via DC Sports Blog
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps Fall Behind 3-0, Come Back to Tie (Video)

WASHINGTON — The Washington Capitals, fighting for their playoff lives in Game 6, fell behind 3-0 midway through the second period. This made their mathematical chances of survival very slim. But the team mounted a very improbable comeback over the next 20 minutes, getting on the board in the second period and scoring twice more in the third. Here’s a look at how the dramatic...
Via CBS DC
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Why teammates whack T.J. Oshie’s butt, and other Caps mysteries revealed

You might have some questions about the Capitals’ pregame routines. Here are a few answers. They’re not comprehensive. They’re not close to comprehensive, actually.  What does it mean when teammates whack T.J. Oshie on the, you know, on the, you know, what does it mean when they, you know… “Slap me on the [butt]?” Oshie […]
Via DC Sports Blog
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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