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Capitals' Holtby begins ramping up for World Cup

The Capitals’ informal skates resumed Monday morning with one notable addition: goaltender Braden Holtby, the reigning Vezina Trophy winner.After facing shots for nearly an hour,
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals players proud to present big check to Horton's Kids

Capitals players presented a $23,450 check to Horton's Kids, which benefits at risk youth starting school.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin’s jersey from first NHL game sells for more than $14k at auction

Alex Ovechkin has scored 525 goals, won the Hart Trophy three times, and the Maurice Rocket Trophy six times for leading the NHL in goals scored. While he appears to have plenty more seasons ahead of him, Ovechkin is already a legend and Hall of Fame candidate. Those factors are why Ovechkin’s memorabilia is a hot commodity, which explains why a jersey from his first NHL game...
Via KCM Sports
9 days ago

The Caps in Rio

(Pavel Lysenkov of Sovietsky Sport) As the Rio Summer Olympics are underway, the world’s attention is drawn to the embattled host city for two whole weeks. What events might your favorite Washington Capitals participate in? Alex Ovechkin, Soccer Size, speed, physicality, and a willingness to win at all costs. Ovechkin definitely has all of those things. […]
Via Capitals Outsider
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin is a Large, Graceful Rollerblading Machine

WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin is listed as 6-foot-3, 239 pounds on Hockey-Reference.com. In this video, he is weightless. Ovechkin posted the video to his Instagram Sunday. It’s probably not surprising that a guy who wears (ice) skates for a living is an excellent rollerblader. But still, the man is majestic. According to Russian Machine Never Breaks, Ovechkin spent a great deal...
Via CBS DC
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Stingrays Emulate Capitals With New Third Jersey

The South Carolina Stingrays unveiled a Washington Capitals-themed alternate jersey Thursday.
Via Capitals Outsider
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Caps jersey from Alex Ovechkin’s NHL debut up for auction

The jersey that Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin wore during the first period of his first NHL game on Oct. 5, 2005 is up for auction again. The black jersey features an “NHL Cares: Katrina Relief Fund” patch, which every player sported during the first period of his team’s home opener that season. The NHL auctioned off the jerseys after […]
Via DC Sports Blog
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Red Rockers Final Auditions!

Erin with the 2016-17 Red Rockers. (Photos courtesy Washington Capitals Photography) This past Saturday, the Washington Capitals announced their 2016-17 Red Rockers. Here are some of the best photos that came out of the first day of auditions, courtesy Washington Capitals Photography. You can see even more on the Red Rockers’ Facebook page. Introducing the 2016-17 Red Rockers! […]
Via Capitals Outsider
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Announce In-Game Host Search

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals are seeking an in-game host to begin in the 2016-17 season. The host serves as the primary on-camera personality for all Capitals home games, including the in-arena pre-game show #CapsCountdown, feature...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals re-sign Johansson to $13.75M, 3-year deal

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) The Washington Capitals narrowly avoided arbitration with Marcus Johansson, re-signing the forward to a $13.75 million, three-year contract. Johansson will count $4.583 million against the salary cap. He'll make $4.25 million next season and $4.75 million in 2017-18 and 2018-19. The Capitals and the 25-year-old Swede were scheduled to go to arbitration Wednesday...
Via Associated Press
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Marcus Johansson, Capitals appear poised for another arbitration hearing

The Washington veteran has a arbitration hearing scheduled for July 20.
Via Capitals Insider
July 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Ohio State RB Mike Weber Shows Before-And-After Photos After 1 Year On Campus

Redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber didn’t play a down of football for Ohio State in 2015, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t putting in work. Weber, a four-star recruit for the class of 2015, apparently hit the weight room big time the past year, getting himself in game shape ahead of 2016. Don’t believe us? Check out the before/after photos that Weber posted this week...
Via College Spun
July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Richards hopes to continue NHL career

Mike Richards wants to extend his unlikely comeback next season. “I plan to play hockey next year. So, it will just be what is the best fit for me,” Richards told Ryan Young of Kenora Online. Richards’ career features past highs and recent lows. He has an impressive résumé. He was a 30-goal scorer with the Philadelphia Flyers, a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the...
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July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Capitals Sign Cannata, Dietz and Thomas

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Joe Cannata, defenseman Darren Dietz and forward Christian Thomas to one-year, two-way deals, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Cannata, 26...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals 2016 Development Camp Guide

The Washington Capitals will host their 2016 Prospect Development Camp from June 28 - July 2, 2016 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. All on-ice sessions are free and open to the public. Capitals development camp is an annual week-long summer sessio...
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June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Caps Trade for Eller, Re-Sign Carey and Ness

WASHINGTON — The Washington Capitals made a flurry of moves during today’s draft, retaining Paul Carey and Aaron Ness while trading a pair of second-round picks for Canadiens center Lars Eller. First, the trade, which reunites Eller with T.J. Oshie, both of whom were drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the first round of different NHL drafts, but signed on the same day in 2008...
Via CBS DC
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Capitals' Holtby wins Vezina Trophy

Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goalie at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Holtby was rewarded for a remarkable season in which he tied Martin Brodeur's league record with 48 victories for the Presidents' Trophy-winning Caps. His goals-against average was fifth in the league at 2.20, and he finished eighth in...
Via Associated Press
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss
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