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John Carlson Misses Practice, Team Off On Friday: The Latest From The Capitals Bubble In Toronto

Photo: @Capitals The Capitals returned to practice at the Ford Performance Centre in Toronto Thursday afternoon following their 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday. The Capitals will be off on Friday, then hold two more practice sessions before … Continue reading

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Jack Adams Award Finalists Announced

NEW YORK (July 15, 2020) – Bruce Cassidy of the Boston Bruins, John Tortorella of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Alain Vigneault of the Philadelphia Flyers are the three finalists for the 2019-20 Jack Adams Award, presented to the head coach who has “contributed the most to his team’s success,” the National Hockey … Continue reading

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Will Restarting the Season Be A Bigger Risk for Head Coaches Due to COVID-19?

NHL training camps are scheduled to open on July 10 at the designated home base (hub city) for each of the playoff teams, with playoffs anticipated to start sometime in August. One potential concern is that coaches could be very … Continue reading

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The NHL Pause Has Cooled Todd Reirden’s Hot Seat…For Now

The NHL paused its 2019-20 season back on March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As you may recall, just prior to the pause, many Capitals fans were calling for the Capitals to replace Todd Reirden, as the team continued … Continue reading

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Discussion Of “The Blueprint Game” And The Corresponding Capitals Downturn

You might ask yourself, what’s the value in pinpointing a specific game or set of games that might accurately represent a demarcation point or a change in trajectory of a team’s performance. If a team is struggling, the reasoning and … Continue reading

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Blue Jackets Coach John Tortorella Fined $20,000 For Comments Made Following Sunday’s Game

Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella has been fined $20,000 for comments following the Blackhawks and Blue Jackets game on Columbus on Sunday, Dec. 29, the National Hockey League announced today.

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Playoff Drama: Early Storylines Through the First Couple of Playoff Games

After two games of each playoff series, the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs are looking a bit unpredictable. Continue reading

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In the Middle Of November Home Cooking, the Capitals Look to Extend Their Win Streak Versus Columbus

The Washington Capitals face the Columbus Blue Jackets for the first time since the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Continue reading

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Game 6 Preview: Capitals Look To Close Out Columbus

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals can advance to Round 2 to play the Pittsburgh Penguins for the third consecutive season, but first, they will have to win one more game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The game will be telecasted … Continue reading

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Finishing the Job: The Capitals Will Look to Shut Down the Blue Jackets in Game 6

After a thrilling overtime win on Saturday night, the Washington Capitals have now taken their first lead in their first round playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets that they earlier trailed 2-0. Now up 3-2 in a series many … Continue reading

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