The Pregame: Jay Beagle Returns to the District

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”

The Pregame: Caps Are Back in Town

After John Carlson, Braden Holtby and Todd Reirden took part in the NHL All-Star weekend festivities in San Jose and the rest of the team enjoying extra time off with both the All-Star break and the NHL mandatory bye week, the Caps are back in action. The team practiced on Thursday afternoon at MedStar Capitals Iceplex and will hold a morning skate tomorrow morning (or today if you’re reading this now) to gear up for a Friday night tilt. The second half push begins tonight with the Calgary Flames coming to Capital One Arena. The Caps hope a break can help them snap their seven game winless streak, something we hadn’t seen in quite some time.  Continue reading “The Pregame: Caps Are Back in Town”

Getting Capitals Autographs at MedStar Takes A Turn For the Worse

Opinion Piece by Chris Cleveland (aka FiCP Twitter King)


I was at Caps practice earlier today. It was a fun but short practice. There was a lot going on:  some good drills on one rink and then a big commercial taping on the other rink with Ovi and everyone’s favorite The Holtbeast.

I got to Medstar right around 11:15 and I went to check the garage to see where to get autographs for post practice. The 6th floor was pretty empty and then I went to check the 7th floor. It seemed like just about every player on the team was parked there. The 8th floor had a few guys on it but 7 was really where all the action was going to be. Continue reading “Getting Capitals Autographs at MedStar Takes A Turn For the Worse”

Devante Smith-Pelly Gives Caps a Scare At Morning Skate

Whew- let’s start by saying all is well!

But boy did DSP give us a fright this morning when he took a puck to the face off a Burky shot. FiCP were the only ones to catch it on video. Not the video we hope for when we are at practice but here it is:

The hit occurs at the end of the video:

He was ‘escorted’ off the ice with some flare:

Thankfully he returned after getting checked out. You can see the blood on his jersey.

All indications are that he will be in the lineup tonight!

Explaining what happened to Tom Wilson.