Sweden Celebrates Winning the Gold

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The Swedish blog Inside Tre Kronor posted some exclusive images of Team Sweden celebrating winning the gold medal after their impressive shootout win over Team Canada on Sunday.
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Christian Djoos: Next Defenseman Up


The Capitals are expected to lose one or more starting defensemen as a result of the salary cap and the expansion draft. The Capitals will thus be looking long and hard at Hershey to find the next man up. Enter Christian DjoosContinue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Wins a Gold Medal for Sweden


Nicklas Backstrom scored what would ultimately be the game-winning goal in the shootout round to lead Team Sweden to a 2-1 win over Team Canada in the IIHF World Championship in Cologne, Germany. Canada won the gold medal the last two times in Worlds, but failed to get the three-peat on Sunday.
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Next Man Up?: Looking at Prospects Who Could Make the Leap Next Season

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The Capitals have always been a team that’s drafted well, whether it be selecting a franchise player in the first-round, finding an elite goaltender in the fourth, or a role player late in the draft. With the majority of their core heading to free agency (both restricted and unrestricted) on July 1, the Caps will be looking to their current prospects to see which could be NHL-ready and ready to step up next season. Here are some who could compete for a roster spot in the fall. Continue reading

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The Nicklas Backstrom and William Nylander “Bromance” is a Breath of Fresh Air


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 One of the best stories coming from this year’s IIHF World Championship is the blossoming relationship between Capitals’ star centerman Nicklas Backstrom and the Toronto Maple Leafs’ young forward William Nylander. The two have led Team Sweden to the tournament final against Team Canada on Sunday, and are having a ton of fun along the way.  Continue reading

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Bourbon and Cigars – Capitals’ Alumni Event – June 26

Join the Washington Capitals Alumni Association, in partnership with the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation, as they host the inaugural Bourbon & Cigar fundraiser on Monday, June 26, from 7-10 p.m. at the W Hotel Rooftop in Washington, D.C.  Continue reading

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Caps Fans are Encouraged to Participate in Fort Dupont Project

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In what’s become a tradition for the last seven years, the Capitals, along with the Monumental Sports and Entertainment Foundation, will once again be hosting a service project at the Fort Dupont Ice Arena on Saturday, June 3. Fans are encouraged to get involved and to sign up on the Monumental Foundation website. This year’s lineup will feature Kim Trotz; Red Rockers Kathleen and Laura; as well as everyone’s favorite hockey mascot, Slapshot.  Continue reading

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Evgeny Kuznetsov: What Will He Cost the Capitals?

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With a playoff run cut short, the Washington Capitals will be undergoing some changes over the summer.  The Capitals have a handful of restricted and unrestricted free agents on their roster, and GM Brian MacLellan has some tough decisions to make on the future of the roster. Continue reading

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Caps’ Russian Superstars Dominate in Worlds

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Two Capitals players killed it today in the IIHF Worlds for team Russia as the Red Machine shutout the Czech Republic 3-0 at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France.  Continue reading

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This is NOT Another Hockey Eulogy, but Get the Tissues Ready for the Goodbyes

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Charles Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way- in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”
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