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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

John Carlson Must Be An X-Factor for the Capitals Next Season

The Capitals are entering the most important offseason in franchise history after yet another collapse in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and it has been known for months now that it will bring massive changes to the roster. Among the many … Continue reading

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Next Man Up?: Looking at Prospects Who Could Make the Leap Next Season

The Capitals have always been a team that’s drafted well, whether it be selecting a franchise player in the first-round, finding an elite goaltender in the fourth, or a role player late in the draft. With the majority of their … Continue reading

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As it Currently Stands, Karl Alzner Has Likely Played His Last Game as A Capital

Since making the Capitals’ Opening Night lineup in training camp prior to the 2010-11 season, defenseman Karl Alzner has been in the Caps’ Opening Night lineup for over 500 consecutive games and become one of the most beloved and respected … Continue reading

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History Behind A Number: No. 44

Photo: Sports Illustrated Throughout the Capitals’ 42 years in existence, they’ve issued a total of 87 different jersey numbers to the hundreds of players that have suited up in the District. In NoVa Caps’ brand new feature, History Behind A … Continue reading

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Nostalgic Nick: Nicklas Backstrom and William Nylander Share More than Just Ice Time As Members of Team Sweden

Photo: Jimmy Wixton/SportsBladet Nicklas Backstrom told reporters during his exit interview a few days ago that he was heading to Germany to represent his home country of Sweden in the World Hockey Championships. Among his teammates on his country’s team … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom: “Obviously it’s Not Working”

After another crushing early exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Capitals players and coaches gathered at Kettler Capitals Iceplex to clean out their lockers and meet with the media for their annual exit interviews. Star center Nicklas Backstrom has … Continue reading

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With Their Season Over, the Caps Face A Massively Important Offseason With their Pending Free Agents

Photo: Washington Times While the Capitals nor their fans expected to be heading home early from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the cold truth is that the team must move forward, and for General Manager Brian MacLellan, that starts with making … Continue reading

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Seventh Heaven: A Review of Game 7’s in Capitals History

Len Redkoles/Getty Images North America With the Capitals set to host the Pittsburgh Penguins tomorrow night in what promises to be an unforgettable Game 7, the 15th in the 42-year history of the franchise, NoVa Caps is looking back at … Continue reading

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Coming Full Circle: It’s Time for the Capitals to Rewrite History & Their Fans to Believe

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images  While the Capitals have seen the scenario they face tonight when they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena, a must-win game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs that determines their fate, there is much more … Continue reading

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Righting the Ship: Kevin Shattenkirk Turning Around His Game at the Right Time

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images When the Capitals acquired defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk at the end of February, they did so with the hope he could bolster their already-loaded blueline for a Stanley Cup run. But through the first few games of the … Continue reading

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