Daily Archives: May 16, 2018

The NHL’s Decision on Anton Stralman’s Hit to Tom Wilson A Missed Opportunity to Send the Correct Message

USA Today After preaching a need for consistency on disciplinary action on illegal hits and plays in the league, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety had a prime opportunity to act upon that need after Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton … Continue reading

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After a Game 3 Letdown, the Capitals Look to Rebound in Game 4 Versus Tampa Bay

The Washington Capitals look to bounce back against the Tampa Bay Lightning after losing in Game 3. Continue reading

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Thoughts from Section 217: Rituals and Superstitions

I think anyone who has ever been a sports fan has superstitions. Their “do’s and dont’s”, and game day rituals they follow. This, I’m sure holds true with the teams we support as well. 

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Scenes from Wednesday’s Capitals Optional Practice

After dropping Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final series against the Tampa Bay Lightning, numerous Washington Capitals players hit the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex for an optional practice on Wednesday. If you couldn’t make it out this afternoon, … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Participates in Capitals Optional Practice Wednesday, “When Nicky is Ready To Go, He’s Ready To Go”- Trotz

Nicklas Backstrom has missed the last four games due to an upper-body right hand injury but has continued to make progress for a potential return. With the Washington Capitals dropping Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Finals series with the … Continue reading

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Capitals Re-Sign Defenseman Aaron Ness to One-Year, Two-Way Deal

The Washington Capitals announced on Wednesday morning the re-signing of defenseman Aaron Ness. The deal is a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000/$425,000. The prospect spent most of this past season with the club’s AHL affiliate Hershey Bears where he led … Continue reading

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Tom Wilson Isn’t Pleased with hit by Anton Stralman, Believes NHL Department of Player Safety Needs to Review

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images At 8:58 of the first period in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning, there was a big hit from Anton Stralman on Tom Wilson along the boards … Continue reading

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