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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan: “We’ll Get Younger But We’re Still Going To Have A Veteran Team. That’s Our Core.”

Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan told the media during his end-of-season media availability on Wednesday that “We’ll get younger [over the offseason] but we’re still going to have a veteran team. That’s our core.” The team had the oldest roster … Continue reading

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“Playing With Alex Ovechkin Was An Experience I Will Cherish For the Rest of My Life”: Zdeno Chara Speaks On His NHL Future, Playing With Alex Ovechkin, and More In His Exit Interview

With the Washington Capitals’ season ending in another first round postseason exit, the team’s players and coaches conducted their annual exit interviews at MedStar Capitals Iceplex with the media, via teleconference, before heading their separate ways for the offseason. In his, … Continue reading

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Capitals Head Coach Peter Laviolette After Game 4: “We Were Not Good, Fast Enough, This One Wasn’t Close”

The Washington Capitals’ Game 4 loss to the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Friday night was anything but spectacular, with multiple members of the team citing the need for players to improve in time for a crucial Game 5 … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom On Capitals’ 3-1 Series Deficit: “Tough Situation. Tough Spot. But Something We’ve Been Through Before.”

After losing 4-1 to the Boston Bruins in Game 4 of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoff first-round series, Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom told the media that the message coming from the leadership group is “Tough situation. Tough spot. But … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Head Coach Peter Laviolette: “It’s A Tight Series. It’s Close. The Difference Is Small. We’ve Got To Find A Way To Bring That Difference To Our Side Tomorrow.”

Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette told the media after the team’s optional practice on Thursday that center Lars Eller, who missed Game 3 of the team’s first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Boston Bruins due to a lower-body … Continue reading

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Climbing the Ladder: Washington Capitals Prospect Bogdan Trineyev Talks About His Road to the Kharlamov Trophy

Junior Hockey League After his team, MHL Dynamo, won the Kharlamov Cup in the Russian Junior Hockey League championship last month, Washington Capitals forward prospect, Bogdan Trineyev met with the media and discussed several topics, including his background and the … Continue reading

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NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly On Capitals’ Tom Wilson: “He’s Put Himself In This Position But The Spotlight’s On Him”

Photo: The Athletic NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly talked to The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun about many topics in an interview published on Wednesday, including Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson after the 26-year-old was fined $5,000 by the league for roughing … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Anthony Mantha Views Final Five Games As “Preparation For Playoff Hockey”

Photo: The Athletic After playing on the left side of center Nicklas Backstrom’s wing for his first eight games with the Washington Capitals, forward Anthony Mantha said that it “felt good” and “natural” to be on right side for the … Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Offensive Production From Defensemen Comes From “Different Areas,” According To Peter Laviolette

Head coach Peter Laviolette told the media after the Washington Capitals‘ practice on Tuesday that the team’s offensive production from defensemen at even-strength comes from “a little bit of everything,” and “different areas” such as exiting the defensive zone and adding … Continue reading

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Red Wings’ Jakub Vrana On Trade From Capitals: “I Was Kind Of Shocked But At The Same Time, It’s A Great Opportunity I’m Looking Forward To”

On his first day with his new team after being acquired in a trade along with Richard Panik, a first-round pick in 2021, and a second-round pick in 2022 from the Washington Capitals on Monday, Detroit Red Wings forward Jakub … Continue reading

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