Washington Capitals Nicklas’ Backstrom, Christian Djoos Participate In Brynas Black-White Game


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In what has become somewhat of an summertime tradition, the Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom and Christian Djoos participated in annual Brynas IF Black-White tune-up game Thursday evening at the Gavlerinken Arena, just north of Backstrom and Djoos’ hometown of Gavle, Sweden.  Continue reading

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Fashion Sense…Hockey Style: History of the Capitals Alternate Sweaters


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The jersey, or as traditionalists prefer, hockey sweater, is a staple of the National Hockey League fan’s wardrobe.  Some fans have one go-to piece worn for all occasions.  Others obsessively collect sweaters like trading cards.  Some fans rock the jersey of their favorite player, while others personalize it with their own name or message.  Whether a replica reproduction or authentic model complete with fighting strap and stitched name plate, the hockey jersey is the only player equipment mass-produced for fans.   Continue reading

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Washington Capitals’ Lars Eller Has His Day With the Stanley Cup

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The Stanley Cup made its way back to Europe on Tuesday. Capitals’ Center Lars Eller, who had the Cup-winning goal for the Capitals, brought the Cup to his hometown of Rodovere, Denmark on Wednesday, marking the first time in history the Stanley Cup has made an appearance in Denmark. (Reminder, you can find the latest schedule of dates for Capitals players “day with the Stanley Cup” right here.)  Continue reading

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The Cupless Caps: An Open Letter to the Former Caps Who Just Missed the Glory

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We’ve all thought about it at one point or another since June, “I wish _____ had been on the team when the Capitals won the Stanley Cup”. It’s common to grow a personal fondness to certain players, whether they’ve played for the Capitals or not. But when that big ol’ Cup is being passed around in those first few moments of glory, we often don’t think of the players who have come and gone before that final buzzer sounded.  Continue reading

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What to Expect When You’re A Champion: The Feeling Entering Training Camp Will be Different, But the Expectation Will Remain the Same

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Most people at this point in August are enjoying the sound of waves crashing against sand, preparing to send their kids off to school or college in a few weeks time, and for hockey fans, waiting for NHL training camps to start up in roughly the same time frame. For the Capitals and their fans, the adrenaline rush and emotion of winning the franchise’s first championship still lingers strongly, with several members of the team waiting for their day with Lord Stanley’s chalice. Unlike preseasons and training camps past, this season’s will lack the feeling of disappointment or need to finish unfinished business. The demons have been exorcised, and the feeling will be different, but the expectation will remain the same. Continue reading

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Washington Capitals and Woodworking: Two Loves Together as One


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Tradition; the handing down of information, beliefs and/or customs from generation to generation by word of mouth or practice.  Continue reading

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Capitals’ Devante Smith-Pelly Has His Day With The Stanley Cup


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After spending a busy week with Braden Holtby, Brett Leonhardt, Brock Miles, Scott Murray, and Tom Wilson, the Stanley Cup wrapped-up this particular Canadian leg of the tour by spending the day with Devante Smith-Pelly in the greater Toronto area. The Cup returns to Europe tomorrow. (Reminder, you can find the latest schedule of dates for Capitals players “day with the Stanley Cup” right here.)
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Shane Gersich Scores Two in Da Beauty League Game

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Washington Capitals forward Shane Gersich was in action in a Da Beauty League game Monday night in Minnesota. Da Beauty League is a camp for NHL players from Minnesota.  Continue reading

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Biggest Challenges Facing the Capitals As They Head Into 2018 Training Camp

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It has been a summer filled with Lord Stanley for the Washington Capitals.  The Capitals have been celebrating the franchise’s first Stanley Cup during the long, warm summer months.  With training camp about a month away, the Capitals will look to defend their Stanley Cup with hopes of winning two straight. Continue reading

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A Look At Recent Stanley Cup Champion Roster Turnovers and the Results that Followed

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With most of the Washington CapitalsStanley Cup championship roster returning for a shot at a repeat, NoVa Caps takes a look at the most recent NHL rosters that won the Stanley Cup, the turnover those rosters faced after hoisting the Cup and the results that followed.  Continue reading

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