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How Will The Capitals Handle Braden Holtby’s Workload This Season?

Photo: NHL.com After the Washington Capitals traded goaltender Philipp Grubauer to the Colorado Avalanche along with defenseman Brooks Orpik in exchange for the 47th pick in the NHL Draft on June 22, there will be more pressure on goaltender Braden … Continue reading

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How Will Marc-Andre Fleury’s New Contract Impact Braden Holtby’s Contract Situation in 2020?

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Friday morning, the Vegas Golden Knights announced that they have signed franchise goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to a three-year contract extension worth $21 million ($7 million AAV). The contract gave Fleury the third-highest cap hit by … Continue reading

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Three-Season Outlook In Goal For The Washington Capitals

If there is one thing one doesn’t have to worry about as a fan of the Washington Capitals is the franchise’s goaltending depth. Since Semyon Varlamov and Michal Neuvirth took over the crease back in the 2010-2011 season, it’s been … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Fan Fest: Lord Stanley Meets Capitals Fans

Photo: @Caleb_Adams3 The sweltering heat and bright shining sun didn’t deter Washington Capitals fans from standing in line for hours on end for a chance to take a picture with the coveted Stanley Cup today. The high in DC was … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Prospect Review and Forecast: Ilya Samsonov

With the 2018 NHL Entry Draft now in our rear view mirrors, we are breaking-down the last 12 months for each of the Washington Capitals prospects and provide a forecast for the coming season. We continue this series of reports with … Continue reading

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Caps Set Dates for Development Camp and Announce Alumni Game

The offseason seems a lot shorter when you win the Stanley Cup! Less than three weeks after winning the franchise’s first NHL championship, the Washington Capitals will open their 2018 Development Camp on June 25 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. The … Continue reading

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Post-Stanley Cup Parade Scrum: Brian MacLellan Speaks to the Media

After winning the Stanley Cup, the Capitals GM is going to be busy in the next few weeks. Continue reading

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Hershey Bears Hope Prospects Can Aid in Turnaround

Coming off their worst season since 2002-03, change was inevitable for the Hershey Bears. It started with the Washington Capitals not renewing the contracts of Hershey head coach Troy Mann and assistant coach Ryan Murphy. (Mann and Murphy’s replacements have … Continue reading

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Capitals Sign Goaltender Ilya Samsonov to Three-Year, Entry-Level Contract

After numerous reports about Ilya Samsonov signing with the team once his KHL contract expires, the Washington Capitals made it official on Friday morning, signing  the prospect goaltender to a three-year, entry-level deal that carries an average annual value of … Continue reading

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Latest From the Washington Capitals Rumor Mill: Samsonov, Carlson, Trotz, Leonsis

Here is the latest from the Washington Capitals “rumor mill” for the week ending 4/20. 

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