Capitals Daily Report: The Boys are Back in Town

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Hockey is back in the DMV. After a couple of days off for the bye week, the boys are back in town. The Capitals held practice Friday morning in front of a packed Kettler, before departing for Detroit to begin a three-game road trip. Two familiar faces rejoined the team from Hershey.  Continue reading

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After the Addition of Tom Gilbert, Are the Capitals Done Adding to Their Roster?

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It is the Capitals bye-week and the players have had a good time on their miini-break away from the rink.  While the Capitals have been vacationing in warmer places, Capitals GM Brian MacLellan has been hard at work trying to add some depth to his lineup.  Continue reading

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Capitals Recall Zach Sanford and Jakub Vrana from Hershey

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The Washington Capitals have recalled forwards Zach Sanford and Jakub Vrana from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.  Continue reading

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This Capitals Team is Even Better than Last Year’s Team

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opinion I know what you’re thinking: “Oh no, not another one of these ‘convincers’ saying this team is different.” I’m not here to do that necessarily. I know there’s two types of Caps fans out there. There’s the “Oh they’re winning now, it doesn’t matter, show me in the playoffs” and then there’s the “let’s just enjoy the ride”, the glass half empty vs. the glass half fullContinue reading

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Despite His Impressive Overall Numbers, Ovechkin is Struggling More than You Think

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For the past four years, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has won the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy as the league’s leading goal scorer, and each time,  he’s done so with 50 or more goals. However, The Great Eight is on pace for his lowest goal total in five seasons and the burning question is why? Continue reading

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Hershey Named One of America’s Best Hockey Towns

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The annual study of the country’s best hockey towns ranks 118 cities and towns with NHL, AHL, ECHL or NCAA Division I men’s hockey teams. The study compared each of these places based on their fan intensity and quality of life. Specifically, the study focused on metrics like the average game attendance as a percentage of stadium capacity and per-game attendance as a percentage of the total population in each hockey town.  Continue reading

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Avoiding the 43rd Scar: Preparing for Pittsburgh

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This is the fourth and final musing during the Capitals’ bye-week, which takes a closer look at the most challenging opponent the Caps may face in the postseason; more specifically, that team from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Continue reading

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Hershey Bears Prepare for a Weekend Away (Photos)

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With some important points up for grabs, the Hershey Bears are heading into a weekend against the Providence Bruins and Bridgeport Sound Tigers. They worked hard on drills, but in typical hockey player fashion, they made sure to have fun while doing it.  Continue reading

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Preamble to the Playoff-Push

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opinion This is the third of several musings during the break. The second article discussed some of the remaining regular season schedule challenges beginning with the potential impact of the bye-week. The first article centered on Barry Trotz and his Midas touch. Today, we take a “big picture” look at the history of the Capitals. Continue reading

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Capitals Acquire Tom Gilbert from Los Angeles

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The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Tom Gilbert from the Los Angeles Kings for future considerations, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Gilbert will report to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.  Continue reading

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