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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 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, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).

“It’ll Hopefully Be A Long Run For Us”: Evgeny Kuznetsov and Jonas Siegenthaler Speak to the Media Before the Start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

With the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs less than 24 hours away, the Washington Capitals are getting used to life in the hub city bubble and gearing up for their first meaningful game action in over four months. On Sunday, members … Continue reading

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Bon Voyage For the Bubble: Washington Capitals’ Family Members Bid Farewell As Stanley Cup Playoff Action Approaches

Photo: @paigemdowd via Nicole Marie Photography As the Washington Capitals (save for goaltender Ilya Samsonov) set to depart for Canada for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs after four months of time at home with family, many of the players’ spouses, … Continue reading

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“My Wife Hates When I Play Candy Crush” – Alex Ovechkin Talks What Drives Wife Nastya Crazy, How Many Goals He Needs to Feel He’s Done his Job, and More in Interview

Since the coronavirus put the 2019-20 NHL season on hiatus, players and their families have become more accessible through social media, with some members of the Washington Capitals (T.J. Oshie, Nick Jensen, and Nicklas Backstrom) welcoming new family members. Capitals … Continue reading

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Hailing the Heroes: Vancouver Canucks and City of Vancouver Salute Healthcare Workers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Vancouver Canucks With the entire planet in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of people in the healthcare industry have been working to the extremes as the virus has spread and overrun some cities and countries. Their contributions to … Continue reading

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#PlaybyPlayofAnything: Sports Play-by-Play Announcers Keep Busy During Coronavirus Pandemic

Getty Images With the onset of the coronavirus cancelling, pausing, or suspending various sports leagues’ seasons and events in the last several weeks, the impact goes beyond just teams, players, and personnel. The broadcasting crews that cover these leagues have … Continue reading

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March Baby Boom! T.J. Oshie, Nick Jensen, And Families Welcome Sons One Day Apart

@tjoshie7 While the NHL is currently on hiatus following the outbreak of the coronavirus, leaving many despondent over the pause of the 2019-20 season, two members of the Washington Capitals had much more important matters to attend to in the … Continue reading

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“Backstrom From the Brink” – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals @ Chicago Blackhawks – March 14, 2010

Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals have captured three President’s Trophies (best record at the end of the season) in their nearly 46-year history, all coming within the previous decade. While the team dominated regular season play in … Continue reading

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Too Soon to Panik: Richard Panik Bouncing Back After Slow Start to the Season

Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images When the Washington Capitals signed forward Richard Panik to a four-year contract in free agency last summer, they did so in the hopes the veteran forward would be able to provide a boost in secondary … Continue reading

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Play “What Is Love”! Garnet Hathaway Finishes Beautiful Passing Sequence With A Top Shelf Goal

Washington Capitals While right wing Garnet Hathaway was not signed to a four-year contract in the free agency in the summer of 2019 for superior offensive skills, the 28-year forward has chipped in offensively at times in his first season … Continue reading

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Islanders’ Johnny Boychuk Takes Skate Blade to the Face In Game Against Canadiens

Hockey, like any sport, brings with it the potential for injury, with a combination of hard, cold ice, sticks, a puck, and sharp skate blades being potential causes of injury to players or officials. On Tuesday night, in a game … Continue reading

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