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Assessing the Lars Eller-Brad Marchand Fight and the Bigger Issues at Hand

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports On Wednesday, the Washington Capitals opened their Stanley Cup title defense with a near-flawless dismantling of the Boston Bruins. Goaltender Braden Holtby was rarely tested, and the Caps high-flying offense picked up where it left off … 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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What Now? Reconciling With A Changing Culture In Washington

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images After decades of playoff disappointment, longtime Capitals fans were conditioned to despair in April and May. Our responses to springtime heartbreaks, bad bounces, and tough luck were positively Pavlovian. Game 7 loss. Ding! OT winner … Continue reading

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

Photo: NHL via Getty Images 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. … Continue reading

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Braden Holtby: The Comeback Kid?

In the wake of the Capitals’ Stanley Cup victory, many of the amazing playoff goals and goal scorers have been highlighted and praised.  Evgeny Kuznetsov sending Pittsburgh home.  Alex Ovechkin setting the early tone in Game 7 in Tampa.  DSP … Continue reading

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All-time Caps to never win a Stanley Cup?

Photo: NHL/Getty Images While still basking in the silver shine of a Stanley Cup victory, the attention of many Capitals fans has shifted to looking ahead to the future.  There are contracts to sign and coaches to choose.  Young players … Continue reading

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Lars Eller’s Coming Out Postseason Party: How The “Great Dane” Overcame Adversity and Finished on Top of the World

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Like any Stanley Cup champion’s playoff run, the Capitals’ postseason was punctuated by outstanding performances by both star players and unsung heroes alike. Alex Ovechkin was himeself, potting huge goals and blocking shots, too.  Evgeny Kuznetsov blossomed … Continue reading

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