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”

More Capitals Camp Cuts 

The Caps announced late Tuesday afternoon that they were cutting a few more players:

They released defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka from PTO, loan Riley Barber, Colby Williams, and goalie Parker Milner to Hershey (AHL) for their camp.

Additionally, they placed Zach Sill and Liam  O’Brien on waivers for purposes of loan to Hershey (AHL), according the Caps PR. 

The new roster now stands at 30 with the following players:


Washington Capitals Clear the House: Who’s Left?

The Capitals, as expected, made a slew of cuts on Sunday morning. No big surprises.

Here’s who is still on the training camp roster

Forwards:

Riley Barber – Hershey Bears. He looked good on Saturday which probably earned him more time.

Travis Boyd – Hershey Bears. He seems to be a favorite. He has some good hands and is a smooth skater.

Alex Chiasson – He is looking for a new spot in the NhL and with the only goal on Saturday, he deserves more time.

Tyler Graovac – He certainly has proved himself deserving of more time after Friday. He was the only standout player in a shutout game.

Liam O’Brien – This Hershey Bear has long been on the Caps radar. He could be ready.

Anthony PelusoThe man from Manitoba is hoping for an NHL position. He has a lot of grit, which ended him in the box twice on Friday.

Zach Sill – Hershey Bears. We are still out on this one.

Chandler Stephenson –  surprised that he is still here. We would like to see more consistency from him.

Jakub Vrana – Hershey Bears. He is our front runner and most of you seem to agree. He is slick, fierce, and the most consistent of any prospects.

Nathan Walker – Hershey Bears. This guy from OZ is pretty spectacular too. He may be short but he makes up for it in tenacity and the will to score.

Defensemen/ Goalies:

Madison Bowey – Hershey Bears. Our top pick for defenseman. We look forward to seeing more in the next week or so.

Christian Djoos – Hershey Bears. Grabs attention but he is a bit inconsistent. We want to like him for the Caps but aren’t there yet.

Jyrki Jokipakka – From Finland. Hasn’t stood out for us yet. We’ll be watching to see why he stayed.

Aaron Ness – Hershey Bears. Coach seems to like him. The media likes him. We aren’t impressed enough. What are we missing?

Jonas Siegenthaler– Hershey Bears. Ok we like him. He may not have matured into an NHL player yet, but we have high hopes for him.

Colby Williams – Hershey Bears. We admit, he hasn’t been tops on our radar. We are a little baffled by this.

Pheonix Copley – Hershey Bears. The third goalie. If Grubi leaves next season we would expect him to move up to number two.

Parker Milner – Hershey Bears/South Carolina – He will be spending more time in training with the goalie coaches.

Tyler Lewington– Does well for Hershey, personally we don’t see him making the cut just yet.

So that is that for today. Camp and the next three preseason should show us who is prime for some NHL hockey. Follow us on twitter: @incoldplacesdc for updates and more video and photos.