Tag Archives: Abe Pollin

Silver Jubilee: Capitals Celebrate 25 Years At 7th And F Streets

25 years ago, the Washington Capitals and the Washington Wizards moved into the MCI Center, their new downtown home, located at the corner of 7th Street and F Street in Northwest DC.  Prior to that, both teams resided at the … Continue reading

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Take The Langway Home: The Trade That Saved the Capitals Franchise 40 Years Ago Today

Photo: Capitals 40 years ago today, the Washington Capitals made the most significant trade in franchise history. On September 9, 1982, then-General Manager David Poile traded captain Ryan Walter and defenseman Rick Green to the Montreal Canadiens, in exchange for All-Star defensemen Rod Langway and Brian Engblom, and forwards Doug … Continue reading

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Building The Washington Capitals: A Look At The Expansion Draft Of 1974

Photo: NHL.com NHL expansion drafts typically involve the existing NHL teams losing players to create the league’s newest team. The upcoming expansion draft to populate the newly-minted Seattle Kraken is no exception. In this piece, NoVa Caps looks back at … Continue reading

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Caps 101: What’s In A Name? Birth of the Washington Capitals, And The Candidate Names That Didn’t Make The Cut

AP Images The cities of Washington D.C. and Kansas City were officially awarded franchise licenses from the NHL on June 8, 1972, allowing them to become the league’s 17th and 18th franchises, set to begin play in the fall of … Continue reading

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The First Night: Looking Back At the Capitals’ First Regular Season Game

Goalie Ron Low #1 of the Washington Capitals makes the save during an NHL game against the New York Rangers on October 9, 1974 at the Madison Square Garden Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images Every October, the Capitals play the … Continue reading

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Honoring Abe: The Man Who Brought The NHL To Washington

As Stanley Cup rings are delivered and a banner prepared for revealing, it is appropriate to reflect on those responsible for bringing a Stanley Cup to Washington. Of course, fans can thank the players, coaches, General Manager Brian MacLellan, and … Continue reading

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The Capitals Come to Washington: Expansion of the Washington Hockey Franchise

On June 4, 1972, the National Hockey League (NHL) board of governors awarded Washington, DC and Kansas City expansion franchises who would be the 17th and 18th franchises in the NHL. 

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University of Maryland to Host Capital Centre Family Reunion

Washington Post The Capital Centre was the first-ever home of the Washington Capitals and was constructed in 1972 under former Capitals Owner Abe Pollin, who owned the team from its inception in 1974 to 1999, when he sold the team … Continue reading

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Abe Pollin: The Man Who Started It All

Before Ted Leonsis purchased the Washington Capitals in 1999, the Caps were headed by Abe Pollin. Pollin, who passed away in November 2009,  was the Capitals owner from the team’s inception in 1974 to 1999, when he sold the franchise … Continue reading

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