Capitals GM Brian MacLellan Optimistic About Re-Signing John Carlson

Capitals’ General Manager Brian MacLellan met with the media following the first round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft in Dallas, Texas, Friday night. During the brief media session MacLellan was asked about the current status of contract negotiations with Capitals defensman John Carlson.  Continue reading

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Capitals Select Alexandar Alexeyev With 2018 First Round Pick

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The Washington Capitals selected defenseman St. Petersburg native Alexandar Alexeyev from the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL with their first-round pick in 2018. The Capitals selected 31st overall after winning the Stanley Cup two weeks ago.  Continue reading

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Capitals Acquire 47th Overall Pick From Avalanche For Brooks Orpik and Philipp Grubauer

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The Washington Capitals acquired the 47th overall pick in the second round from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Brooks Orpik and goaltender Philipp Grubauer, the team announced roughly half an hour before the NHL Draft in Dallas on Friday evening.  Continue reading

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Players By Position Available For The Washington Capitals In The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

The Washington Capitals draft strategy has always been draft the best available player and that strategy has treated them pretty well over the years. But sometimes it’s hard to ignore the needs of the team. Looking through the prospect pool and the young players currently on the Capitals roster, it’s easy to see where the Capitals need the most help.  Continue reading

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Capitals Fan Fest to be held Saturday, June 30

The Washington Capitals will host Caps Fan Fest at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Saturday, June 30, with activations beginning at 10 a.m.  Continue reading

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Ovechkin Art Tributes Continue to Pour In, Sometimes from Unexpected Sources

The Capitals’ run to the Stanley Cup Championship inspired a variety of art work, including some from unexpected sources. Daniel Duffy is a case in point. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan, Duffy joined the legion of fans cheering on the Caps during the playoffs after they defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Continue reading

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The Latest from the Washington Capitals Rumor Mill: John Carlson, Todd Reirden, Barry Trotz, Salary Cap

It’s that time of year again, the infamous “silly season”. Between the NHL entry draft and player free agency, the wheels of change are in motion. Here are the latest rumors and news bits from the world of the Washington Capitals for June 21st, 2018. Continue reading

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Opinion: Capitals’ Refusal to Give Barry Trotz Term on A New Contract is A Mistake That Could Cost Them Big

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When it was announced that former Capitals Head Coach Barry Trotz had resigned from his post after negotiations on terms of his two-year extension fell through, there was likely shock running all throughout the fan base. Just over a week after winning the Stanley Cup, Trotz walked away. And while the possibility of Associate Coach Todd Reirden taking the reins might be enough to comfort some, the latest development in the Trotz-Capitals saga could make the Capitals’ refusal to give Trotz term (something General Manager Brian MacLellan said was a sticking point) may ultimately end up costing them more than the franchise’s only coach to win a championship. Continue reading

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Capitals Announce 2018-19 Regular Season Schedule

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The NHL released the full 2,542 game regular season schedule for all 31 teams. The 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals will open their season at home on Wednesday, October 3 against the Boston Bruins and will raise the franchise’s first Stanley Cup banner at 7:30 PM. The following night, they will visit the archrival Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena for their home opener and the first time since they eliminated the back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions from 2016 and 2017 at 7 PM.  Continue reading

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Next In Line? A In-Depth Look At Capitals Coaching Favorite Todd Reirden

While some may still find it hard to believe the announcement of Barry Trotz’ resignation as Head Coach of the Capitals (and subsequent signing with the New York Islanders), the fact is that the Capitals will be looking for their sixth bench boss in the Alex Ovechkin era, and the early favorite (and potentially obvious) choice is Associate Coach Todd Reirden, who served as an assistant under Trotz the last four seasons. In this piece, NoVa Caps looks in-depth at what Reirden brings to the table as a coach and how promoting him seems to make the most sense for a Capitals team coming off a Stanley Cup victory.  Continue reading

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