The Hope to Have Fans Back in Arenas and Stadiums by August or September: News from President Trump’s Call with Major-League Sports Commissioners

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On Saturday afternoon, President Donald Trump held a conference call with all major-league sports commissioners discussing the all-of-America response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Commissioner Gary Bettman was on the call for the NHL. President Trump recognized the “good work” done teams and players in their communities, the workforce, and the fanbase. Continue reading

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Connor McMichael: Annual Review and Forecast – 2019-2020 Season

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We continue our annual prospect review and forecast series with Connor McMichael, forward for the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). (You can access all of our Capitals Prospect Reports and player analysis on our “Prospects” page right here.) Continue reading

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Climactic Clinching at Home – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Florida Panthers – April 5, 2008

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The Washington Capitals were about to play their last game of the 2007-08 season, and on the verge of completing a nearly impossible run to the playoffs. On Thanksgiving Day, the Capitals had the worst record in the entire NHL. On New Year’s Day, they were tied for last place in the Eastern Conference. On March 9, they were tied with the Florida Panthers for tenth place in the Eastern Conference, trailing ninth place Buffalo Sabers by two points, trailing the eighth place Flyers by 6 points, and trailing the Carolina Hurricanes, who led their division, by 7 points. Continue reading

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Some NHL Players Are Considering Foregoing Their Final Check of the Season, Which Comes April 15

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In a recent segment of Insider Trading, TSN’s Frank Seravalli discussed how some NHL players are considering foregoing their final check of the season. Continue reading

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Benton Maass: Annual Review and Forecast -2019-2020 Season

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We continue our annual prospect review and forecast series with Benton Maass, defenseman for the University of New Hampshire. (You can access all of our Capitals Prospect Reports and player analysis on our “Prospects” page right here.) Continue reading

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Islanders President Lou Lamoriello ‘Extremely Optimistic’ 2019-2020 NHL Season Will Resume


In these times of great uncertainty, it’s refreshing to hear a few positive thoughts on the sunny days to come. Not much is known with regards to the re-start of sports, but New York Islanders President Lou Lamoriello is ‘extremely optimistic’ that the 2019-2020 NHL season will indeed resume at some point. Continue reading

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“My Wife Hates When I Play Candy Crush” – Alex Ovechkin Talks What Drives Wife Nastya Crazy, How Many Goals He Needs to Feel He’s Done his Job, and More in Interview

Since the coronavirus put the 2019-20 NHL season on hiatus, players and their families have become more accessible through social media, with some members of the Washington Capitals (T.J. Oshie, Nick Jensen, and Nicklas Backstrom) welcoming new family members. Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin has been spending time with his family, and in a recent “Being Honest” interview with Men’s Journal, Ovechkin talks what drives wife Nastya crazy, his favorite thing to do with son Sergei, and how many goals a season is acceptable for him, and more. Continue reading

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Golden Knights’ Chandler Stephenson & Girlfriend Tasha Maltman Participate in The Front Steps Project

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Vegas Golden Knights center and former Washington Capitals player Chandler Stephenson and his girlfriend, Tasha Maltman joined “The Front Steps Project“, which is an effort to bring everyone virtually together when feeling isolated by documenting photographs. This initiative has inspired photographers around the country to start their own Front Steps Project. Continue reading

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If the Stanley Cup Playoffs Began Today, Which Teams Would Be the Favorites To Win?

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The world is full of challenging and tough times right now with the COVID-19 outbreak.  Sports seasons are paused and have uncertain futures, and that holds true in the NHL right now. Continue reading

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Barry Trotz Reflects on Time Spent Coaching Alex Ovechkin

Former Washington Capitals bench boss and Stanley Cup champion Barry Trotz reflected on his time coaching Alex Ovechkin Thursday afternoon during an appearance on Sportsnet’s Hockey Central. Trotz was asked whether or not he enjoyed coaching superstars because his Islanders are a team without one. Continue reading

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