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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, and enjoys photography and reading in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).

Victory is Sweet!: Hershey Bears Top Marlies 5-2, Win Fourth Straight

Photo: Toronto Marlies Two days after shutting out the Belleville Senators for their third consecutive win, the Hershey Bears pounded the Toronto Marlies 5-2 to earn their fourth straight victory and sweep their weekend set.

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Hershey Bears Blank Belleville Senators 3-0, Win Third Straight

Photo: Belleville Senators Despite the continued absence of star forward Chris Bourque due to the Olympics and the loss of right wing Riley Barber to a one-game suspension, the Hershey Bears have fared well in the last little while, success … Continue reading

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The Last 92: A Look Back at Michael Nylander’s Capitals Career

Photo: Getty Images In the 43-year history of the Capitals, just three players have worn No. 92 on the back of their sweaters. While budding superstar Evgeny Kuznetsov is the most recent and current owner of the number, longtime NHLer … Continue reading

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Barry Trotz to Coach in 1,500th Career Game, Fifth Coach Ever to Do So

While the Capitals will be looking to win their second straight game tonight in Chicago against the Blackhawks, tonight’s game will mark Head Coach Barry Trotz’ 1,500th NHL game coached of his career. In doing so, Trotz will become just … Continue reading

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Should the Capitals Trade For a Defenseman, Or Is it Best to Let the Kids Figure Things Out?

A few weeks ago, NoVa Caps posed the question as to whether or not the Capitals should pursue a reunion with longtime defenseman Mike Green, who is likely to be a hot commodity come the trade deadline in two weeks, … Continue reading

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Capitals Acquire Joe Whitney and Adam Chapie from New York Rangers in Exchange for John Albert and Hubert Labrie

Photo: AHL The Capitals bolstered their forward depth today, acquiring forwards Joe Whitney and Adam Chapie from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward John Albert and defenseman Hubert Labrie.

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A Solution Needs to Be Found for the Struggle That is Andre Burakovsky’s Season

After losing a number of key forwards such as Justin Williams, Daniel Winnik, and Marcus Johansson to free agency and a trade, respectively, the Capitals looked to the continued development of fourth-year forward Andre Burakovsky as one of the possible … Continue reading

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Should the Capitals Consider A Reunion with Mike Green?

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images With the NHL Trade Deadline just a few weeks away, teams around the NHL will be scouting out potential acquisitions that could help bolster their chances of making the playoffs, or in some cases, selling off veteran … Continue reading

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If There’s One Man Who Can Bring the NHL All-Star Game to Washington, it’s Ted Leonsis

Photo: Getty Images With the recent announcement that the San Jose Sharks will be the hosts of the 2019 NHL All-Star Game, and the conclusion of a memorable weekend in Tampa Bay, the thought among some Capitals fans (certainly myself) … Continue reading

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Bears Fall to Sound Tigers 3-1, Lose Eighth Consecutive Game

Just Sports Photography While the NHL may be in a break due to All-Star weekend, the American Hockey League has continued business as normal. While the Capitals managed to snap their three-game losing streak on Thursday against the Florida Panthers, … Continue reading

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