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About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of Caps fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. Born the year the Capitals went to their first and only Stanley Cup Final, Michael is a diehard Caps fan and is the owner of the very first Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe B himself. His favorite player became Nate Schmidt after meeting Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles

Nicklas Backstrom Could be the Capitals’ X-factor in the Playoffs

Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has always been one of the NHL’s best players, and has yet again, gone inexcusably unnoticed by the NHL media and fan bases outside the Nation’s Capital. The highly-productive Swede is having one of his best … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Division Rivals and their Upcoming Schedules

Nick Wass/Associated Press The Washington Capitals have had a relatively easy time this season when it comes to holding on to their spot at the top of the Metropolitan Division, being one of the NHL’s best teams throughout the 2016-17 … Continue reading

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Andre Burakovsky’s First Game Back was One to Remember

After his long-awaited return to the lineup on Saturday night in a victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky stat-line looked as though he hadn’t missed a beat, making it easy to see why he’s such an … Continue reading

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No Matter How Burdensome His Contract is, Brooks Orpik is an Asset on the Blueline

Nick Wass/Associated Press  When the Capitals signed defenseman Brooks Orpik to a five-year, $27.5 million contract in the summer of 2014, the deal was met with a mixture of reactions. Now in his third season in a Caps sweater, Orpik … Continue reading

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A Look at Joé Juneau’s Capitals Career

Photo: Fanspeak The Capitals have had a lot of players in their 42-year history that have etched their names into the franchise record books. Joe (pronounced Joe-AY) Juneau is one of those players.

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The Conn Man: Brett Connolly Making a Case to Stay

When the Capitals signed Brett Connolly, a former sixth overall pick, to a one-year, $850,000 contract last summer, they did so with the hope that he could provide some depth and offensive punch to an already stacked lineup. What they’ve … Continue reading

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Into the Shark Tank: Capitals-Sharks Preview

In the first game of a three-game West Coast road trip, the Capitals face the San Jose Sharks for the final time this season. Coming off a disappointing 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars, the Caps look to right the … Continue reading

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Why Nicklas Backstrom is a Future Hall of Famer

When the Capitals drafted center Nicklas Backstrom fourth overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, they envisioned him as their top center of the future. Fast forward almost 11 years, and the 29-year old Backstrom is quietly building a career … Continue reading

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The Dmitry Dilemma: Dmitry Orlov’s Strong Season Makes For An Interesting Decision on His Future

Getty Images When he signed a one-year contract late last summer, Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov was making a bet on himself to match or exceed his career-high 29 points (eight goals, 21 assists) from the 2015-16 season. So far, it’s … Continue reading

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Rejuvenation: How Brian MacLellan Changed the Direction and Attitude of the Capitals

Photo: CSN Midatlantic Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan (a GM of the Year finalist last season) has proven in his three seasons as the personnel decision-maker that he isn’t one to make bad decisions. Since taking over for longtime GM George … Continue reading

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