Month: July 2017

All Things Caps

Capitals Family Wishes All the Best to the Smailys

If you have spent any time at Kettler Ice Plex you have undoubtedly seen four-year old Jonas and his dad Sigi. They are part of the Capitals Practice Pack and good friends with the Caps Russian players. And they are heading off to Texas for some new adventures.   We got to know Sigi as […]

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Washington Capitals and Fans: A Giving Community

Every year we the fans become part of the Washington Capitals giving community. We participate in raffles, auctions, and donation opportunities. The Capitals help make us aware of some of the great outreach organizations in our area. Many of the players extend their personal giving of time beyond the Capitals events, especially during the off […]

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Washington Capitals Young Guns, Past and Future

The original Capitals Young Guns were a special group of players that joined the Capitals in the early 2000s. Typically, when we refer to the Young Guns we mean Alex Ovechkin, Mike Green, Nick Backstrom, and Alex Semin because of a 2008 promotional poster of the four. The name stuck. Ovi, Green, and Semin were […]

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Capitals Goaltender Coach Passes the Baton to the Next Generation

At the conclusion of the Washington Capitals’ Development Camp, goalie coach Mitch Korn announced that he would be stepping down from his position and turning the reins over to Hershey Bears coach Scott Murray. Will this mean a change in the training philosophy and perhaps even the way in which Braden Holtby and Philipp Grubauer […]

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Washington Capitals: John Carlson Ready to Bring it?

John Carlson was once seen as one of the linchpins of the Capitals special teams; however, his role slipped with the arrival of Kevin Shattenkirk last season. He frequently skated with Matt Niskanen in this new role on the second powerplay group. Carlson has a reputation as one of the best offensive defensemen in the […]

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Monday Bits and Pieces of Washington Capitals News

We are in the midst of summer hockey doldrums as we wait for training camp and the new season to start. For the Caps, there are still a few things to settle about lines and rookies.  Meanwhile, weddings are behind us. The Ovechkin’s and Laich’s are winding up their honeymoons. Former Capitals/Bears defenseman Connie Carrick […]

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Washington Capitals: Hockey Family Extraordinaire

One of the things that makes all the change this summer difficult for some Capitals fans is the sense that the family is breaking up. The players are pretty active on social media which tends to make us feel closer to them. We have the advantage of peeking into their personal lives, the weddings, babies, […]

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Washington Capitals Investing in the Future

The Washington Capitals will look different this season. Several players have left and their spots will most likely be filled with rookies from the Hershey Bears and a few new gentlemen who are filling the roster. Gone are Marcus Johansson, Nate Schmidt, Justin Williams, Daniel Winnick Kevin Shattenkirk, and Karl Alzner.  These players were key […]

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Monday Eve Capitals and Fans Social Media Updates 

We continue to wait for September and Capitals training camp and pre-season games. News moves slowly this time of year… The Hershey Bears had news! NEWS: The captain is BACK! The Bears have signed Garrett Mitchell (@Mitchy1_0) to a one-year contract. ➡️ https://t.co/zCswnottYR #HBH pic.twitter.com/sLcLFgReGD — Hershey Bears (@TheHersheyBears) July 10, 2017 CAPS TODAY: Former […]

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Washington Capitals US-Russia Connection, (and then some)…Part 2

Part two of Luis Felipe Rodrigues’ series on former Soviet/Russian players for the Washington Capitals. Read Part One here. We were reminded that in 1974, the first year of the Washington Capitals, the Cold War, a dispute between the United States and the Soviet Union, still loomed.  The dispute had and impact on hockey as many of […]

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