Category Archives: History

Many Goals Scored and 30 Years Ago: A Look Back at the Washington Capitals’ 1989-90 Season

Photo: NHL For most of the 1970’s, the Capital s were a terrible team who usually finished dead last in their division and often dead last in the league as a whole. The team didn’t qualify for the playoffs until the … Continue reading

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Four Female Officials to Work NHL Prospect Tournament, See NHL Action for the First Time

Photo: NHL Over the years, the NHL has seen a number of individuals break barriers, whether it be the legendary Willie O’Ree break the NHL’s color barrier, Wayne Gretzky shatter what was once thought to be unbreakable records, or players … Continue reading

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Next In the Sweater Number Line – Alexander Alexeyev Set to Join Long List of Players Who Have Donned No. 27 For The Capitals

This past Sunday, Washington Capitals defensive prospect Alexander Alexeyev took part in the 11th Annual NHL Players Association Rookie Showcase, which features many of the top rookies in the league held this year the Capitals’ practice facility, MedStar Capitals Iceplex, in Arlington, … Continue reading

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Sutter: A Hockey Family History – Part 2

In the third round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the Washington Capitals selected forward Riley Sutter (93rd overall pick). Riley is the son of Ron Sutter, who is one of six brothers that played in the NHL, and who make up one of … Continue reading

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Former Capital, Baltimore Skipjack Steve Seftel Details Struggle With Mental Illness and Hockey Career in New Book

Photo: Blair Adams/Kitchener Today Hockey is by no means an easy sport, and the effect it can have internally on a player has been well-documented, with many players opening up about mental illnesses or issues brought on by the long … Continue reading

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Sutter: A Hockey Family History – Part 1

Photo: Philip Pritchard/@KeeperOfTheCup In the third round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the Washington Capitals selected forward Riley Sutter (93rd overall pick). Riley is the son of Ron Sutter, who is one of six brothers that played in the NHL, … Continue reading

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Superstar Sidekicks: A Look At the Players Who Got to Play With the Capitals’ Two Superstars

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images This week, the “Down Goes Brown” column, written by Sean McIndoe for The Athletic (behind the pay wall), focused on “Projecting the Opening Night lineup for whichever team you personally cheer for”, describing the projected lineup … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Alumni Profile: Brooks Laich

Photo: Greg Flume/Getty Images Come the 2019-20 season, offseason acquisition Garnet Hathaway will suit up for the Capitals donning No. 21 on his sweater. While he will (presumably) keep the number for the duration of his four-year contract, in this … Continue reading

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St. Louis Blues’ Championship Run Foreshadowed by Past Runs of their Predecessors in Washington

Photo: Michael Dwyer/Associated Press A few weeks ago, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle looked at some past transactions that the 2019 Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues and the Capitals made with one another that fueled both of the two most … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Uniform Numbers From Today and Yesterday- Multiples Of 7

Photos: NHL Via Getty Images Over the summer, the Washington Capitals have signed a trio of players in free agency: forwards Richard Panik, Garnet Hathaway, and Brendan Leipsic.  The Capitals issued the following uniform numbers to them: Panik will wear … Continue reading

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