Category Archives: Coaching

Former Capitals Defenseman John Erskine Joins Queens University Men’s Hockey Team As Assistant Coach

Rob Carr/Getty Images Whether a superstar or role player, many NHL players go on to pursue careers in coaching, oftentimes joining an NHL, minor league team, or even college teams. Add former Capitals defenseman John Erskine to the latter.

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At the Midway Point, Are The Capitals Still the Favorite to Win the Metropolitan Division?

With half of the 2017-18 regular season in the books, are the Washington Capitals still the best team in the Metropolitan Division? Continue reading

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Ten Years Ago – Capitals Appoint Boudreau Head Coach

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images When November 22 rolls around each year, most Americans above a certain age associate the day with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  It is also a day that is close to Thanksgiving, either on the … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Leaves Game with Injury, His Head Coach Fired After Game

Photos: Metallurg On Thursday, November 2, 2017, KHL’s Metallurg Magnitogorsk, the team in which Capitals’ goalie prospect Ilya Samsonov plays for, lost to Lada Togliatti by a 3-1 score at home.  This was their second loss in succession and their fourth … Continue reading

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Lack Of Goal Scorers, John Carlson And Scoring Special Teams: A Couple Of Caps Thoughts

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports The Washington Capitals are still having some scoring issues. With a 4-4-1 record through the first nine games, the Capitals have scored 28 goals, which equates to 3.11 per game. However, given the current state of … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Evening News Links: What a Night!

Photo: NHL Caps rally with an Ovi hat trick, Penguins steamrolled in Chi’ town, rolling out the red carpet on a Saturday night, Chocolate town is revving up, prepping for the Canadiens, catching up with Braden Holtby and more n … Continue reading

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Capitals defeat Blues 4-3, End Preseason on High Note

The Capitals’ preseason wrapped up this afternoon with a 4-3 win against the Blues at Scottrade Arena in St. Louis this afternoon. 

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Capitals’ Trotz is Planning to Start Season With Orpik in Top 4

With the losses of Kevin Shattenkirk and Karl Alzner in free agency and Nate Schmidt to the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft, the Capitals have a hole to fill on their defense. Salary cap restrictions due to long-term … Continue reading

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Canes Clip Caps, 3-1

Less than 96 hours before Tuesday’s 5:00 p.m. roster deadline, players hoping to make the team on Opening Night took to the ice in Raleigh for the Capitals’ sixth preseason game of the year. While there were some noteworthy performances, … Continue reading

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With Opening Night Six Days Away, Who Will Take the Ice for the Capitals Next Thursday?

So far the Capitals have been through two weeks of training camp, and pundits are already putting together potential lineups for Opening Night on October 5 in Ottawa. For last week’s projection, click here. In this piece, NoVa Caps contributor … Continue reading

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