Capitals’ Mark Nemish and Steve Bowman Have Their Day With The Stanley Cup

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Sunday, July 15 was the day that Mark Nemish, the Washington Capitals Strength and Conditioning Coach, was scheduled to spend with the Stanley Cup.  He started his day at the Inova Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg, Virginia. (The lastest updated schedule for Capitals players day with the Stanley Cup can be found here.) Continue reading

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Tom Wilson’s Qualifying Offer Set to Expire at 5 PM: What Does That Mean?

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Restricted free agents who have not accepted their qualifying offer by 5 PM on Sunday will see that offer expire. However, teams do not lose their RFA’s rights to those players declining initial offers. Continue reading

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Retro Recap – October 17, 1974 – The Washington Capitals First Ever Win

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Going into the game on October 17, 1974, the Chicago Blackhawks were one of the NHL’s powerhouse teams.  They had won the Stanley Cup just two years before and had earned 105 points the previous season which was the third best in the team’s history.  Note: in those days, the regular season was 78 games, as opposed to the current 82.  Continue reading

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Nathan Walker Ties the Knot In Sydney, Australia

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Nathan Walker married his long time girlfriend, Tayla Billinghurst, at the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia Saturday evening.  Among the guests in attendance were fellow Capital, Chandler Stephenson, and his girlfriend, Tasha Maltmann who had flown in to Australia for the occasion.  Stephenson was also part of Walker’s wedding party.  Continue reading

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Johansen Brothers Host Charity Golf Event

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Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation along with NHL brothers Ryan (Predators) and Lucas (Capitals) Johansen hosted the Ryan and Lucas Johansen Charity Golf Classic on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at the Swaneset Golf and Country Club in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia. Continue reading

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Three-Season Defensive Outlook For The Washington Capitals

When we recently went over the goalie situation for the Washington Capitals, it was pretty easy to envision the next three seasons, though it still had its difficulties. At first, looking over the next three seasons for the defensive unit, it looks easy, but there could be a few challenges along the way, but they are good problems to have.  Continue reading

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How Will Marc-Andre Fleury’s New Contract Impact Braden Holtby’s Contract Situation in 2020?

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Friday morning, the Vegas Golden Knights announced that they have signed franchise goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to a three-year contract extension worth $21 million ($7 million AAV). The contract gave Fleury the third-highest cap hit by a goaltender (along with Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask). Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price ($10.5 million) and New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist ($8.5 million) are the only NHL goalies to have a larger cap hit than Rask and Fleury.  Continue reading

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How Much is Tom Wilson’s New Contract Worth? [Readers Poll]

Earlier in the week we published an analysis of contracts for players statistically similar to the Capital’s Tom Wilson. Today, we wanted to get your thoughts on exactly how much Wilson’s new contract should be worth. Continue reading

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NHL Network To Broadcast Capitals Stanley Cup Special on NHL Tonight

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NHL Tonight will telecast a special called “NHL Tonight: Capital Gains,” commemorating the first Stanley Cup in the history of the Washington Capitals tonight at 7 PM on NHL Network. Continue reading

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Capitals Re-sign Liam O’Brien To One-Year, Two-Way Contract

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The Washington Capitals announced that they signed forward Liam O’Brien to a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000. O’Brien became a restricted free agent July 1 and was the only Capital to file for salary arbitration. His hearing was scheduled for July 23 in Toronto.  Continue reading

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