Month: July 2016

All Things Caps

Smile!.. It’s Nate Schmidt’s birthday!!

This season Nate Schmidt played in twice as many Caps games than the past two seasons. We love watching Schmidty play. He gives all he has every game;  he hits with power, blocks blistering slap shots with his body, has speed in his skating, and a smile on his face during his interviews in between […]

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Samsanov: A (goal)ie for the Future

At 6’3″ ,200 pounds, and born in Magnitogorsk Russia, Ilya Samsonov came to Caps Development Camp with brand new white goalie pads. By the end of camp those pads had marks on them from pucks upon pucks being shot at the 19-year-old goaltender.   Drafted last year in the first round, Samsonov still has two […]

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Washington Capitals News

Caps Players Getting in Some Family Time

One of the hardest things about being a hockey player (or any professional athlete) is the time one has to spend away from family. The few weeks between the end of the season and the start of training camp we see players cram in as much time together as they can. Our Washington Capitals are […]

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Orlov Married!!

We have been waiting all summer for this news. Dmitry Orlov has finally tied the knot with the beautiful Varvara Amosova!  The couple have been together for many years and a few months ago we spotted a stunning new ring on Varvara’s hand. Best wishes for a long life together; one blessed with beautiful children […]

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Around the NHL

Only One N. Backstrom in the NHL Now

It has always confused me a little when the Caps played the Minnesota Wild (and last year the Calgary Flames) and there media reports debating if Nick Backstrom would play. Now we here in Washington all knew our guy was playing so who was this ‘other’ Nick? Niklas Backstrom is a talented goalie who played […]

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Around the NHL

A Letter to LA Kings Fans about Michael Latta..

Dear Los Angeles, You may not be aware of this but your team just acquired a true gem in Michael Latta. Latts, as we here in DC call him, is one of the hardest working players around and won’t ever stop fighting (literally and figuratively) for the team. Latta was a fan favorite here and we […]

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Caps at the Beach

While Caps Development Camp was on last week, many of the players were off enjoying the beach, be it at a lake or on the ocean. Here are some pictures they have shared so far this summer: The Winnik’s could be found relaxing in the beauty of Lake Tahoe after spending several weeks traveling across […]

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Washington Capitals News

Thank you Chimmer!

Whatever you called Jason Chimera: Ice Cheetah, Chim Dawg, Chimmer or Jason, he will be greatly missed by Caps fans everywhere. A player like Chimera wasn’t going to sit idle for long as a free agent.  So now we get to play against him when those boys from Brooklyn visit Verizon Center this season for […]

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Dev Camp 2016: Day Four in Pictures

This morning started much like every other morning… until we remembered that camp was still going on! So off we went. Skaters arrived on the ice around 10 and were split on to two separate rinks again; D-men on one side and forwards on the other. All three goalies began with the forwards on the […]

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