Category Archives: Players

Alex Ovechkin Talks Stanley Cup, Family, Childhood, and More in Exclusive Interview With Elliotte Friedman

Photo: John Locher/Associated Press After the Capitals won the Stanley Cup in June, captain Alex Ovechkin (among others) was asked repeatedly about his feelings on winning the trophy that had long eluded him throughout his career and what it meant … Continue reading

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A Serious Matter and A Wrong Message: A Fan’s Thoughts On The Austin Watson Suspension

Photo: NHL Earlier this evening, the NHL and NHL Players’ Association disappointed thousands after a press release revealed that Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson’s suspension for domestic abuse had been reduced from 27 to 18 games by an arbitrator. 

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Missing: How Tom Wilson’s Absence Is Affecting the Capitals

Most of the hockey world is aware that Capitals top-line right wing Tom Wilson was recently suspended for 20 games due to a hit on the St. Blues’ Oskar Sundqvist. Controversy over the hit and suspension aside, this is a … Continue reading

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The Capitals Need to Smartly Manage the Early Time Off and Back-to-Back Games In October

The Capitals need to manage their days off accordingly with a tough week ahead in October Continue reading

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Oshie on the Offensive: T.J. Oshie’s Hot Start to 2018-19 A Promising Sign For a Bounceback Season

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images While the 2017-18 season was certainly one to remember for the Capitals as a team, on an individual level, it was unquestionably a struggle for right wing T.J. Oshie, who entered the season fresh off a … Continue reading

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Former Capital Alexander Semin Scores Game Winning Goal for Vityaz in KHL

Photo: HC Vityaz Saturday was a great day for Alexander Semin, who played for the Caps from 2003-2012, but now plays for HC Vityaz in the KHL. HC Vityaz was playing HC Spartak at the CSKA Arena, with Spartak the home team. 

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Brooks Orpik Scores His First Goal in 182 Regular Season Games

Photo: USAToday Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has never been known for his offensive abilities in his career (as evidenced by his 17 career goals in nearly 1,000 games. However, during the Capitals’ Thursday night matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Orpik … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Penguins React to Tom Wilson’s Hit on Oskar Sundqvist

Photo: CBS Sports After a controversial hit in the Capitals’ final preseason tilt yesterday, right wing Tom Wilson has once again come under scrutiny and faces potential supplementary discipline as a result. The Pittsburgh Penguins are no stranger to Wilson’s … Continue reading

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Tom Wilson Offered In-Person Player Safety Hearing For Hit On Oskar Sundqvist

Photo: Nick Wass, AP Washington Capitals‘ forward Tom Wilson was offered an in-person hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Sunday for his hit on St. Louis Blues’ forward Oskar Sundqvist in the Capitals’ 5-2 win over the Blues. … Continue reading

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Will Tom Wilson Be Suspended For Hit On Oskar Sundqvist?

Photo: NBC Washington After a strong postseason, forward Tom Wilson was expected to begin the season on the first line with forward Alex Ovechkin and center Evgeny Kuznetsov but he might have to wait before he skates in that spot. 

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