Report: Capitals Are “In Total ‘Go For It’ Mode”

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Now that the 2018-19 NHL season has ended, the offseason trade buzz is starting to ramp up. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman, the Washington Capitals are among the most active teams in trade talks so far this offseason, which he said that there is a lot of. Continue reading

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Thank You Nisky!: A Tribute to Matt Niskanen

niskyIn today’s world of sports, trades are a common occurrence for teams strapped by financial constraints, and this morning brought this reality front and center when defenseman Matt Niskanen was dealt to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for fellow blueliner Radko Gudas, in a move that saved the Caps what will undoubtedly be crucial salary cap space for future moves. However, Niskanen’s departure leaves not only void on the ice, but off it as well. Continue reading

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A Deeper Dive Into The Capitals’ Latest Acquisition, Radko Gudas

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The Washington Capitals cleared some much-needed cap space when they traded defenseman Matt Niskanen to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Radko Gudas on Friday morning. He enters the 2019-20 season on the last year of his four-year, $13.4 million ($3.35 million AAV) contract (30% of which was retained by Philadelphia) and can become an unrestricted free agent after the season. Continue reading

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Capitals Acquire Radko Gudas From Flyers In Exchange For Matt Niskanen

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The Washington Capitals announced on Friday morning that the team acquired defenseman Radko Gudas from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Matt Niskanen. The Flyers will retain 30% of Gudas’ cap hit. The trade clears $3.395 million in cap space for the Capitals to spend in free agency and/or other deals. Continue reading

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Capitals Announce Fan Activities During Development Camp

The Washington Capitals announced on Thursday that their annual development camp for prospects will take place from June 25-29 at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. The entirety of camp will be open to the public. Continue reading

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Blues Beat Bruins, 4-1, In Game 7 To Win Stanley Cup For First Time In Franchise History

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After sitting in last place in the NHL with 36 points on January 3rd, the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins by a score of 4-1 in Game 7 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night for their first title in franchise history. Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington, who set an NHL rookie record with his 16th victory of the postseason, made 32 saves in the win. Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask recorded 16 stops in the loss. The Blues tied an NHL record with their 10th road win of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Continue reading

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NHL And NHLPA Recommend New Rules After Competition Committee Meeting On Tuesday

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The co-chairs of the NHL and NHL Players Association Competition Committee released recommendations on rule changes for next season and beyond on Tuesday. After seeing several questionable calls throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, it is very likely that changes will be made in the offseason. The panel recommended six changes in total. Continue reading

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Donate Blood On Saturday, July 27 And Get Free Capitals T-Shirt, Nick Jensen Bobblehead

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The Washington Capitals announced on Tuesday that they will hold a blood drive at MedStar Capitals Iceplex, the team’s practice facility in Arlington, Virginia, on Saturday, July 27 from 7 AM to 5 PM. Donors will get a free Capitals t-shirt in addition to a bobblehead of defenseman Nick Jensen. Continue reading

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Some Team Structure Improvements Are Needed For the Washington Capitals in 2019-20

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After winning the Stanley Cup in the previous season, the Washington Capitals followed up their 2018 Stanley Cup campaign with another Metropolitan Division winning campaign in 2019.  Unfortunately for the Capitals, their Stanley Cup aspirations were cut short by the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round of the postseason.  The Capitals have a lot to be proud of in what the club accomplished over the last year. Continue reading

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Capitals Re-sign Liam O’Brien

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The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Liam O’Brien to a one-year, two-way contract, with an average annual value of $700,000, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Continue reading

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