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Leon Draisaitl, Nathan MacKinnon and Artemi Panarin Named Finalists For Ted Lindsay Award

PHOTO CREDIT: PERRY NELSON-USA TODAY SPORTS TORONTO (July 14, 2020)  The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced today the three finalists for the 2019-20 Ted Lindsay Award (TLA) are forwards Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers, Nathan MacKinnon of … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Lars Eller: “I Want To Be With My Team And Win Another Cup.”

Washington Capitals center Lars Eller told the media on Tuesday that “a lot of thoughts [went] into the decision [to play]” and he was “weighing the pros and cons” of doing so with a new baby due August 8, when … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Carl Hagelin: “It’ll Be A Battle Right Away.”

Washington Capitals forward Carl Hagelin told the media on a Zoom call on Tuesday that “it’ll be a battle right away” when the team resumes play on August 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Toronto. He said that it … Continue reading

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Todd Reirden Will Assess Capitals Players During This Week’s Training Camp; Next Week Could Focus on Line Combinations & Pairs

On Monday afternoon, Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden spoke to the media on a Zoom call following the group practices from the first day of training camp in Phase 3 of the NHL’s Return to Play Plan. The Capitals are set … Continue reading

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Brian Pinho Primed For Training Camp And New Contract Extension

It happened so late in the 2019-2020 season, many didn’t even really notice. After a very quiet rookie campaign in the AHL, Brian Pinho seemingly found the light switch at the very tail end of the season. He finished the … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov, Michal Kempny Miss First Day Of Phase Three For Capitals

Goaltender Ilya Samsonov in addition to defensemen Michal Kempny and Alexander Alexeyev, who could be a black ace when the Washington Capitals‘ round-robin slate begins against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday, August 3 in Toronto, missed the first day … Continue reading

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Six More NHL Players Tested Positive For COVID-19 In Past Week

Photo: YouTube Six NHL players have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week, including one not in phase two protocol, the league announced on Monday as it transitioned to phase three (training camps) of the return-to-play plan. 4934 players … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Tom Wilson: “We’re Coming Back To Win”

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson told reporters on the first day of training camp that there is one cost in returning to play: “[the] infectious disease and anyone can get it.” Wilson and the Capitals started preparing for their round-robin … Continue reading

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Gary Bettman: “We Think We Have A Terrific Plan”

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was a guest on CNN early this afternoon to discuss the return of hockey. Bettman discussed the league’s established protocols and evaluation metrics with regards to testing for COVID-19.

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Nicklas Backstrom After Day 1 of Capitals’ Training Camp: “I Think We Are Just Lucky To Play Hockey Again”

On Monday afternoon, Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom spoke to the media on a Zoom call following Group Blue’s practice from the first day of training camp in Phase 3 of the NHL’s Return to Play Plan. The Capitals are … Continue reading

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