Month: April 2019

Player Analysis & News
Player Season Recap

Capitals Player Season Recap: Nicklas Backstrom

One of the most underrated centers in the NHL today, Nicklas Backstrom has been a crucial part of the Capitals’ organization for many years. Drafted in 2006, “Backy” has been a playmaking machine for the club and a serious lifeline for goal scorers like Alex Ovechkin and Jakub Vrana. Backstrom accumulated 74 points this season […]

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All Things Caps
Caps News 2019
Where the Fans Are

Capitals Gave Fans Some Great Memories

Alright so the 2018/19 season didn’t go the Capitals way, but man did the summer of 2018 and the season of celebration that followed give fans memories that will last a lifetime. The best were those that included fan time with the Stanley Cup!

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Where the Fans Are

Capitals End of Season Signals Lots of Changes

The end of the Capitals season signals a time for the management to take a close look at the team and what is needed for next season. We at FiCP are doing this too. We are all looking at what worked, what didn’t, and how to do better next season. We feel inspired!

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Where the Fans Are

Capitals Player Jerseys – Not Your Ordinary Work Clothes

A player’s jersey is probably one of the most noticeable items that they wear, but what happens to those jerseys during the time that they are being worn is generally not well known. Most players wear three sets of their home and road jerseys and two sets of the alternate jersey over the course of […]

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Player Analysis & News
Player Season Recap

Player Season Recap: Alex Ovechkin

Ever since he was drafted by the Washington Capitals in 2004, Alex Ovechkin has ignited the hockey community in the DMV in so many ways. He has proven himself to be a world class, one of a kind hockey player. He has surprised us all with insane highlight reel goals and brought home the Stanley […]

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Caps News 2019
Player Analysis & News

John Carlson: Still One of the NHL’s Best Defenseman

John Carlson is a key component to the Washington Capitals’ success. He has become an elite defensemen in the NHL with a history as a two-time AHL Calder Cup and one-time NHL Stanley Cup champion. The defenseman was invited to the All-Star Games twice (2010 and 2019) and in the 2017-18 season he held the […]

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Player Analysis & News
Playoffs 2019

Decade of Excellence – Thankful Even After Defeat

The Capitals have been eliminated from the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs earlier than any Caps fan had hoped. Whether the craziness of this year’s playoffs with all division winners being eliminated in the first round makes it any easier is up for debate. For me personally, I’m disappointed that hockey in the District has come […]

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Player Analysis & News
Playoffs 2019

The Kuznetsov Concern Was Real

All through the playoffs fans and the media covering the Washington Capitals expressed concerns about Evgeny Kuznetsov’s performance. By the time the Caps exited the playoffs it was clear that they were right to be concerned. Maybe if they made it to the second round the Caps would have seen a resurgence in his performance. […]

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A Gloomy Goodbye to Capitals

Friday was clean-out and meet the press day at MedStar Capitals IcePlex for the Washington Capitals whose season ended earlier in the week. This is never a pleasant time as the players are asked a series of embarrassing questions about the loss and their performance. This year it was no different than any other year […]

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Around the NHL
Playoffs 2019

Hurricanes and Islanders First Night Battle

The NY Islanders did that great thing and swept the Pittsburgh Penguins in round one. The Carolina Hurricanes took seven games to defeat the 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals. The two meet in New York Friday night for the first game of round two. The puck drops at 7 pm on NBCSN.

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