Joe Beninati Wins 12th Capital Emmy Award as Capitals’ Play-by-Play Announcer

36087813_10160544825975367_2214645000795324416_nUnless one is new to Capitals hockey, every Capitals fan who has watched a game broadcast on television will know and have had the pleasure of listening to the broadcasting duo of Capitals TV play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati and color analyst Craig Laughlin on NBC Sports Washington. Beninati, in particular has garnered national recognition for his outstanding play-calling. And tonight, he will receive another Capital Emmy Award for his work as a broadcaster. Continue reading

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Capitals Make Contract Offer to Michal Kempny

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Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan has been quite busy over the last 48 hours or so, with the 2018 NHL Entry Draft taking up his time the last two days and a plethora of free agents to make decisions with. Among them is trade deadline acquisition, defenseman Michal Kempny, who is a pending unrestricted free agent. The Caps (and Kempny himself) expressed interest in a reunion, and those wishes may have gotten a bit closer to becoming a reality. Continue reading

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Making the Right Moves: Brian MacLellan Works His Management Magic Yet Again

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In his four seasons as General Manager of the Capitals, Brian MacLellan has proved himself to be smart, calculating, and pretty darn effective at getting deals done, whether it be a contract or trade. And the franchise’s first Stanley Cup win a few weeks ago is evidence of such moves. Entering the offseason, MacLellan faced challenges when it came to the team’s salary cap space, pending free agents, and most recently, a search for a new Head Coach. However, the transactions MacLellan has made in the last 24 hours have proven yet again, that he knows exactly how to push the right buttons. Continue reading

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​​​​Why Being a Caps fan is Good for the Soul

“Sport is friendship, sport is health, sport is education, sport is life, sport brings the world together” – Juan Antonio Samaranch.

I recently stumbled upon this quote shortly after watching the Washington Capitals win the Stanley Cup, and I will never get tired of saying that. (insert crying, laughing, dancing emojis).  Continue reading

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Philipp Grubauer Signs Three-Year Contract Worth $10 Million With Avalanche

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Goaltender Philipp Grubauer signed a three-year contract worth $10 million ($3.33 million AAV) with the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. Grubauer was sent to the Avalanche along with defenseman Brooks Orpik from the Washington Capitals for a second-round pick in the NHL Draft on Friday evening. Grubauer, 26, could have become a restricted free agent on July 1.  Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Prospect Review and Forecast: Pheonix Copley

With the 2018 NHL Entry Draft now in our rear view mirrors, we will begin breaking-down the last 12 months for each of the Washington Capitals prospects and provide a forecast for the coming season. We begin this series of reports with a review of Pheonix Copley, who will likely be asked to fill Philipp Grubauer’s skates to start the 2018-2019 season. (You can access all of our Capitals Prospect Reports and player analysis on our “Prospects” page right here.)  Continue reading

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21st Century Capitals: A Look At the Capitals’ Draft Picks Since 2000

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The 2018 NHL Entry Draft is be the first draft that will involve drafting of players primarily born in 2000; i.e. after the “turn of the millennium”.  According to sociologists, this is the beginning of the transition to the next generation and the end of the so-called Millennium Generation, who “came of age” beginning in the Year 2000.  Here is a year by year look at the players the Washington Capitals drafted that were part of the Millennial Generation. Continue reading

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Avalanche Put Brooks Orpik on Waivers For Buyout Purposes

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The Colorado Avalanche have put defenseman Brooks Orpik for purposes of buying out the final year of his contract.  Continue reading

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Capitals Select Martin Fehervary and Kody Clark With Second Round Picks

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The Washington Capitals selected defenseman Martin Fehervary from IK Oskarshamn of Allsvenskan with the 46th overall pick and right wing Kody Clark from the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League from the 47th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.  Continue reading

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Players To Keep An Eye On For Day 2 Of The Draft for the Washington Capitals


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With their 31st pick they selected left-handed defensemen Alexander Alexeyev. There will be an in-depth look at him (and the other picks) in subsequent posts. In the meantime, there’s still rounds two through seven to go.  Continue reading

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