On Tuesday night, Jay Beagle returned to Washington but this time in a Vancouver Canucks uniform. The longtime fan favorite who spent 10 seasons with the Capitals ended up signing with Vancouver during the summer and many fans were sad when learning of Beagle’s departure. Whether you marveled at his hard work ethic on the ice or were touched by Beagle’s kindness toward the Caps fanbase, Tuesday would certainly be an emotional night for both Beagle himself and the Caps organization as a whole. Continue reading “Caps Fans Salute Jay Beagle Tuesday Night (Tribute Video)”
The Washington Capitals defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Tuesday night at Capital One Arena. Coming off the break, the Caps have won two of their last three games to pull closer in the Metropolitan Division race. Their record improves to 28-18-6 and thanks to losses by the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins, they are now in second place just two points behind the first place Islanders. Continue reading “Capitals Defeat Canucks 3-2 with Alex Ovechkin Achieving Another Milestone”
Tonight will be an emotional night for Caps fans as they welcome back a center who brought a blue collared work ethic on the ice and a good heart off the ice. Jay Beagle was an integral part in the Capitals success. In 10 seasons, he played 471 games finishing with 116 points (51 goals and 65 assists). It ended in the best way possible, hoisting the Stanley Cup. Continue reading “The Pregame: Jay Beagle Returns to the District”
On Monday night, the Washington Capitals took on the Vancouver Canucks to begin a four-game road trip. Prior to the game, one of our favorite Capitals players finally got to receive his Stanley Cup ring. Jay Beagle had been a longtime fixture with the Capitals almost as long as Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom had. A key component on the fourth line and face-offs on the ice and a personable guy among the fans off the ice, it was great to see Beagle finally get his ring. Continue reading “Jay Beagle Gets His Ring and We Couldn’t Be Happier”
Oh Jay Beagle how we adore you and that infectious boyish smile of yours. You have always been so kind to your fans. You always showed us that we were all part of this team. And he has shared the love of this sport with the youngest of players – setting a high bar for them.
And the guy who doesn’t get on social media may never know how much we admire him and how much we will miss him, as well as Ashley and the children. Continue reading “The Beagle is Gone”
As we wait for the NHL Expansion Draft on Wednesday, we thought we would take a look back at Jay Beagle. There is something about Jay that endears him to all Caps fans. His lack of a social media presence always makes us giggle a little. He is such a clean-cut, hometown-guy next door kind of guy. He is a loving husband and devoted dad.
As a player he has been a pretty solid performer for the Caps. In 392 games he has recorded 44 goals and 50 assists. Not shabby for a bottom six player. 2016/17 was the first year he managed to play a full season–previously injuries have kept him off the ice. If you look at the numbers, this season appears to be his best year in the NHL with 30 points in 81 games.
Beagle, who has one more year on his Caps contract, was left exposed on the protection lists submitted to the Vegas Golden Knights. Rumors have been floating that GM George McPhee might pick him over Philipp Grubauer or Nate Schmidt. At 31, he still has a lot of play left in him and would be an asset to any team.
As the Caps consider how to round out the 2017/18 roster, we expect to see Jay playing with some younger new players. His experience and cool reserve could help guide them into their own successful careers. Any way you look at it, we have a thing for Beags and hope he will be back when the Caps take the ice next season.
Lots of happy dancing around Washington Capitals Land today as center Jay Beagle returns to the line up. There were hints Saturday that he could be in as soon as today and BAM there he is on the ice again.
Beags has been preparing for his return for the past few weeks, gradually skating with trainers before Caps practice and then finally joining in for practice. We knew he had traveled with the team and were hoping today would be the day.
WELCOME BACK JAY
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