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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

Despite His Impressive Overall Numbers, Ovechkin is Struggling More than You Think

For the past four years, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has won the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy as the league’s leading goal scorer, and each time,  he’s done so with 50 or more goals. However, The Great Eight is on pace … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Records His 700th Career Point

For years, Capitals fans have known just how special center Nicklas Backstrom truly is. From his first NHL point to his 500th career assist this season, Backstrom has been one of the NHL’s most consistent point producers and most underrated … Continue reading

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What Does the Future Hold For Philipp Grubauer?

Nick Wass/Associated Press Goalie Philipp Grubauer has quietly had a spectacular season in his second season as backup to Braden Holtby. But having proved himself worthy of a starting job and with his contract due to end at the end … Continue reading

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Capitals Honor Ovechkin Before Game Against Kings

Photo: Washington Capitals After recording his 1,000th career point at the Verizon Center on January 21, Alex Ovechkin was honored before this afternoon’s game at home against the Los Angeles Kings. 

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First-Line Fixture: T.J. Oshie Playing too Good For Caps to Let Him Go

Photo: NHL When the Capitals acquired T.J. Oshie nearly two years ago, they did so with the hope he could solidify the first-line right wing spot in their lineup; one that had been a revolving door for years. And now … Continue reading

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Ted Leonsis Has Given Nicklas Backstrom Permission to Participate in 2018 Olympics

Since 1998, NHL players have been participants in the Winter Olympics held every four years. However, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman recently told the media at the NHL All-Star Game that he does not anticipate players participating next year. Capitals Owner … Continue reading

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With His Production Increasing, An Expansion Draft Just Months Away, and A Summer of Tough Decisions Ahead, Should the Caps Consider Trading Dmitry Orlov?

Photo: Toronto Maple Leafs After missing the entire 2014-15 season due to complications from surgery on his wrist, Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov had to prove to the Capitals last season that he could still be a factor. Despite some struggles … Continue reading

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Andre Burakovsky’s Confidence Growing With His Early Strikes

Photo: Washington Capitals There was a time in mid-December when nothing seemed to be going right for Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky. After scoring two goals in the Caps’ first game of the season, the 21-year old Swede had been stuck … Continue reading

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Game Preview: Capitals @ Blues

After suffering their first loss after a nine-game winning streak in a controversial game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Capitals head to St. Louis to face the Blues in the first game of the team’s annual fathers’ trip, and for the … Continue reading

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Is Justin Williams A Hall of Famer?

Patrick Smith/Getty Images Even before signing with the Caps on July 1, 2015, forward Justin Williams was a proven winner. Three Stanley Cups, a Conn Smythe Trophy, and over 10 seasons of experience were just a “few” of the reasons … Continue reading

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