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About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first and only Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met 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. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp)

Capitals Announce Latest Set of Roster Cuts, Get Closer to Final Roster

After the Capitals’ 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in the team’s fourth preseason game last night, more roster cuts were expected to come sometime today. This morning, the Capitals announced their second round of roster cuts, trimming their roster … Continue reading

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Why T.J. Oshie is the Heart and Soul of the Capitals

When the Capitals acquired him two years ago in a trade with the St. Louis Blues, right wing T.J. Oshie was viewed as a complimentary piece to the Capitals’ Stanley Cup puzzle, a player who could hopefully help get the … Continue reading

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Crikey! Nathan Walker is on the Cusp of NHL History

Photo: Washington Capitals From the moment he was drafted, Capitals prospect Nathan Walker literally made history. As the first Australian-born player taken in the NHL Entry Draft (89th overall in 2014), Walker put himself in a good position to (hopefully) … Continue reading

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Rules of the Preseason

Photo: Alex Brandon/Associated Press Once NHL training camps begin, teams prepare for the start of the preseason, the true test of an offseason’s worth of conditioning and training. And while the preseason may not matter like the regular season in … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Has Arrived to Training Camp With A Purpose

Photo: Washington Capitals After a 2016-17 season that saw Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin score just 33 goals, General Manager Brian MacLellan made it clear that the soon-to-be 32-year old left wing (September 17) would need to change his conditioning and … Continue reading

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Could Liam O’Brien Be A Darkhorse Candidate to Make the Capitals’ Roster?

Photo: NHL With Capitals training camp getting underway today, there are numerous forward prospects and camp invitees that are hoping to fill one of the empty spots in the team’s Opening Night lineup. While the top forward prospects such as … Continue reading

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Capitals Announce Training Camp Roster and Schedule

If there’s one thing that indicates hockey season has arrived, it’s every NHL team’s training camp and the excitement and uncertainty of the Opening Night roster of each. This afternoon, the Capitals released their initial training camp roster and schedule … Continue reading

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Matt Niskanen Could Be the X-Factor for the Capitals’ Defense This Season

When the Capitals signed defenseman Matt Niskanen in free agency three years ago, they did so hoping that he could help bolster a defensive unit that had lacked a true game-changer for quite some time. And while Niskanen has met … Continue reading

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Will the Capitals Be Getting a New Head Athletic Trainer?

Photo: Greg Smith For the past 18 years, when a Capitals player was injured or shaken up during a game, the first person to check on him has been Head Athletic Trainer Greg Smith. However, there may be someone new tending … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Player Preview: Brooks Orpik

NoVa Caps has been preparing key “player previews” for the upcoming season as the Washington Capitals begin to gear up for the start of training camp in two weeks. Today, we continue our previews with defenseman Brooks Orpik.

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