Pondering the Caps New Season: Third and Fourth Lines

Last week we took a look at the Capitals top six players and what the top two lines might look like in the upcoming season.  The third and fourth lines will definitely look different in the 2019/20 season with the loss of Brett Connolly and Andre Burakovsky. Who will play with Lars Eller? Will Carl Hagelin be on the bottom six or the top six? How will the coach slot in those new players donning a red sweater for the first time? It feels as if we have more questions then we have answers. Continue reading “Pondering the Caps New Season: Third and Fourth Lines”

Capitals Development Camp Review 2019

Development Camp is a great time to get an early look at who might be on the Capitals roster in the years ahead. We have been watching the process unfold for a few years now and it is exciting to see a young draft finally make the jump to the Hershey Bears or the Washington Capitals. We remember seeing a grinning Tom Wilson for the first time and thinking there was something different about that guy. Before he played with the Bears and became a Caps sensation, Jakub Vrana was a 2014 draft who wowed the crowd that summer. Continue reading “Capitals Development Camp Review 2019”

Capitals Dev Camp: All About the Goaltenders

Every summer the Capitals host development camp in Arlington, Virginia. And every summer we get to look at a new crop of goaltenders that are learning from some of the best coaches in the NHL and AHL. This summer is no different. Continue reading “Capitals Dev Camp: All About the Goaltenders”

Hockey is Coming: Capitals Dev Camp, Equipment Sale, and More

It seems like forever since we watched any professional hockey practices at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. Development camp begins June 25th with the potential arrival of new draft picks and NHL hopefuls. Continue reading “Hockey is Coming: Capitals Dev Camp, Equipment Sale, and More”

Capitals Training Camp Competition Continues on Sunday

The Capitals held training camp on Sunday morning after a day off and following the loss of their fourth preseason game on Friday. Todd Reirden spoke after camp and repeatedly said he is happy with the performance of veteran players.  He said we can expect to see more of them begin to play in the next few preseason games.  Continue reading “Capitals Training Camp Competition Continues on Sunday”

Capitals 7th Defenseman, Who should It Be?

The Washington Capitals six active defensemen are probably already decided, but questions loom on whom head coach Todd Reirden should choose as a “depth guy” for the blue line. So far this preseason, a few have plead their case on why they should be the one if they don’t sign someone off the free agent market. Continue reading “Capitals 7th Defenseman, Who should It Be?”

Capitals on the Road to Montreal for Third Preseason

The Capitals will play their third preseason game Thursday in Montreal and are hoping this will be their first win. They last traveled to Habs country March 24 where they took the win with a 6-4 lead at the Bell Centre. Continue reading “Capitals on the Road to Montreal for Third Preseason”

O’Brien and Hobbs Fighting for a Spot on Capitals Roster

It was obvious in Tuesday night’s preseason game that Liam O’Brien and Connor Hobbs wanted to standout in their performance. What better way than to drop their mits and go at it. Continue reading “O’Brien and Hobbs Fighting for a Spot on Capitals Roster”

Capitals Drop Preseason Home Opener in New-Look Capital One Arena

The Washington Capitals continued their preseason on Tuesday night against the Boston Bruins, the same team they took on Sunday afternoon to open the exhibition slate as well as the team they will begin the regular season against on October 3rd at Capital One Arena. They once again fell to the Bruins, this time by a final of 5-2. The big story, however, wasn’t what took place on the ice but the new-look arena off the ice. FiCP was there and got a first look at the renovations.  Continue reading “Capitals Drop Preseason Home Opener in New-Look Capital One Arena”

Capitals Roster Cuts Begin

Following their second preseason game and a week of training camp, the Capitals have sent the following players back to their home teams:

Alex Alexeyev

Eric Florchuk

Kody Clark

Riley Sutter

Alex Kannok-Leipert

Kristian Marthinsen

The Caps have loaned Martin Fehervary to Sweden’s HV17 league. Additionally they released Logan Thompson from his tryout agreement.

No big surprises with the first round of cuts as all the players released to their junior level teams probably need a bit more time before they are ready for the NHL.

The Capitals released the following new roster for camp, which resumes Thursday.