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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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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan On Trading Jakub Vrana: “We Had A Frustrated Player So We Tried To Move On From That”

Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images After trading forward Jakub Vrana to the Detroit Red Wings as part of a deal to acquire forward Anthony Mantha prior to the NHL Trade Deadline on Monday, Washington Capitals GM Brian … Continue reading

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Jakub Vrana Will Serve As Healthy Scratch For Capitals vs. Devils

Photo: LWOS Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette told the media that forward Jakub Vrana will come out of the lineup as a healthy scratch in favor of forward Richard Panik against the New Jersey Devils (7 PM ET, NBC … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Brenden Dillon: “We’ve Got To Be Prepared For Anything”

Washington Capitals defenseman Brenden Dillon told the media prior to their game against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington+), their first in four days, that “All of these games are just so important. … Continue reading

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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan On Contract Negotiations With Alex Ovechkin: “We’ll Get It Done”

Photo: Sportsnet During his mid-season media availability, Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan said that “I don’t really have an update” when asked about the status of contract negotiations with captain Alex Ovechkin, who is eligible to sign a contract extension any … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Ilya Samsonov: “Right Now, I Feel More And More Better Every Day”

Washington Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov said prior to starting against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday that “It’s really hard recovery after COVID. I have a problem with the breathing, so hard.”

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“It’s Not Something I Think About”: John Carlson Talks Approaching 500 Career Points, the Capitals’ Power Play, And More

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images While it may be hard to believe, Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson is in his 11th NHL season and is fast approaching 500 career points, looking to become the only blueliner in franchise history to … Continue reading

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