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Former Capital, Baltimore Skipjack Steve Seftel Details Struggle With Mental Illness and Hockey Career in New Book

Photo: Blair Adams/Kitchener Today Hockey is by no means an easy sport, and the effect it can have internally on a player has been well-documented, with many players opening up about mental illnesses or issues brought on by the long … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Alumni Profile: Brooks Laich

Photo: Greg Flume/Getty Images Come the 2019-20 season, offseason acquisition Garnet Hathaway will suit up for the Capitals donning No. 21 on his sweater. While he will (presumably) keep the number for the duration of his four-year contract, in this … Continue reading

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Former Capitals Goalie Michal Neuvirth Signs Professional Tryout Offer With Toronto Maple Leafs

Photo: NHL Formerly Capitals goaltender Michal Neuvirth, who was once considered as a possible Goalie of the Future and who most recently played with the Philadelphia Flyers, has reportedly signed a Professional Tryout Offer with the Toronto Maple Leafs, per … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Greg Joly

Over their 45-year history, the Capitals have selected a total of 437 players in the NHL draft, with some selections turning into stars and others falling well short of expectations, with some somewhere in between. With the 2019 NHL Entry … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile – Alexander Semin

Photo: Dilip Vashwanat/Getty Images In the early years of the Alex Ovechkin era, the Capitals’ now-captain was one of two prominent goal scorers on the team that would eventually form the nucleus of the team’s core. The other, Alexander Semin, … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Rod Langway

Photo: @Capitals One of the greatest defenseman in Washington Capitals franchise history, Rod Langway’s playing style, leadership, and persona earned him the nickname “Secretary of Defense”, and his arrival to the team in 1982 was franchise-changing.  In this latest Capitals … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Peter Bondra

Photo: Washington Capitals Prior to the arrival and subsequent dominance of Capitals captain and franchise goals and points leader Alex Ovechkin in 2005, the title of franchise great was often given to forward Peter Bondra. In this latest Capitals Alumni … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Dennis Maruk

All Capitals fans are aware that Alex Ovechkin holds nearly every goal scoring record for the team, including goals for a single season and goals for a career.  But years ago, there was another prolific goal-scorer who plied his trade … Continue reading

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Capitals Christmas Alumni Profile: A Look Back at Three Former Capitals Who Celebrate Their Birthday on Christmas Day

Photo: Getty Images While people around the world have finished or are finishing their Christmas Day celebrations, for three former members of the Washington Capitals, they have double the reason to celebrate, as their birthdays fall on arguably the most … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Boyd Gordon

Photo: Greg Fiume/Getty Images Throughout their 44-year history, and particularly in the Alex Ovechkin era, the Capitals have employed a number of role players that have aided in the team’s success, whether by adding occasional offensive productivity or playing exemplary … Continue reading

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