Celebrating Evgeny Kuznetsov: HAPPY BIRTHDAY KUZY

Russian player Evgeny Kuznetzov celebrates his 25th birthday between IIHF World Ice Hockey matches. Team Russia defeated Team Czech in the quarter-finals on Thursday in Paris , France and Saturday will meet Team Canada in Cologne, Germany. Kuzy earned two assists in the game. Kuzy is a restricted free agent and hopefully in the midst…

Grubauer Proves in Worlds He is Ready to be Number One

We love Philipp Grubauer. He has really proven himself this past season. Coach Trotz gave him plenty of opportunities to shine and shine he did. Lets look back at the his performance this season and at Worlds where he was beyond incredible.  So we start with his overall stats.  He played in 24 games with…

Caps Post Season: T.J. Oshie–Can’t Afford to Let Him Go…

…or can’t afford to keep him? That’s the $20 million plus question. His current contract, which he signed with the St. Louis Blues in 2012 was five years for $20,875,000. Right now he receives  $4.175 million a year and given his performance with the Caps this year, it’s a sure thing he will be looking for…

Washington Capitals: The Blame Game Continues

The great “what do with do with this team” debate continues this week following the fall of the Caps, again. There is plenty of blame to go around. Every blogger, every media person, and every fan has an opinion. Everyone is searching for an answer. In the end, the only opinion that will matter is…

Let’s Talk Washington Capitals Coaches 

Every time the Caps fail to make it past Round Two of the NHL playoffs, the call for the coach’s head can’t be far away. This season is no different as we have begun to see the tweets in favor of replacing Barry Trotz are building as frustration is replacing tears and anger. So let’s…

Caps Post-Season: Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson: Goon or Endearing Emergent Superstar? We heard it all and saw it all with right winger Tom Wilson this season. He led the team in penalty minutes in the regular season (133) and in the playoffs (34). This did not always endear him to fans or to Coach Barry Trotz. To balance against…

Caps Post Season: Justin Williams Not Accustomed to Losing

It has been a few days now since the Washington Capitals walked off the ice at Verizon for the end of the season. Friday was clean out their lockers and take a grilling from media, day. Justin Williams was brutally honest about how disappointed he was in the final outcome. “The actual images are guys…

Caps Breakdown Day; The Pain Continues

Updated 1230 pm We weren’t there this morning to see the Washington Capitals’ players departing Kettler after cleaning out their gear. The pros were there to report on team statements and we have captured them here for you. In general, you get the sense that most of the players were playing through with injuries (according…

After Another Elimination, Are the Capitals Still a Cup Contender?

The Washington Capitals had a good regular season again, winning the Presidents’ Trophy for the third time in franchise history (2009-10, 2015-16 and 2016-17). However, success in the regular season doesn’t always reflect success in the playoffs. Once more, the Caps were eliminated in Round Two (semifinals) of the Eastern Conference and by rival Pittsburgh Penguins;…

Caps Skate: We Still Believe

Photos by Brittney Marcum The Washington Capitals are back in DC for the win. This morning they came together as a team to warm up their legs and build on that comraderie that is the backbone of their success. The team worked on defending the net, their power play, and just some good old passing…

Caps Playoffs: The Ovechkin Factor

Year after year we hear the complaint about the Caps first line, especially their star player Alex Ovechkin. Today Coach Trotz did what none have dared do before and moved the underperforming captain to the third line.  Typically Ovechkin bombs in the playoffs. Typically he scores five goals before the series ends for the Caps….

Sidney Crosby’s Injury: Negatives and Positives

An opinion article by Lily Rosenberg. On Monday night we beat the Penguins 3-2 in overtime, thanks to a beautiful goal by Kevin Shattenkirk. That was one of many important moments in the game. The other one happened 5:24 minutes into the first. Sidney Crosby was hit by Alexander Ovechkin’s hockey stick, which sent him…