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Around The League In 31 Days: Radio Host to Visit All NHL Arenas in a Month

It’s a feat that few fans, if any, have ever accomplished. It will be a grueling task, one that will require a firm resolve and that will truly test one fan’s love for the sport of hockey. Many people have … Continue reading

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Being Hockey Tough: Toughness in Hockey Compared to Other Professional Sports

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images Broken noses? Stitches? Black Eyes? Missing teeth? Not a problem. At least not for players in the NHL.  Daily, players return to the game after being taken into the locker room with injuries that, in most … Continue reading

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Opinion: The Penalty to Tom Wilson Not the First Time The NHL’s Officials Have Targeted the Rugged Winger

Photo: NHL via Getty Images When Capitals right wing Tom Wilson returned to the lineup for tonight’s game against the Minnesota Wild, there was no doubt No. 43 was going to be a marked man by the men in stripes … Continue reading

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Capitals to Host “Hockey Fights Cancer” Night on Friday, 11/9

Photo: Patrick McDermott That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. On Friday, November 9th, as they face-off against their division rivals, the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Caps will hose their annual Caps Fight Cancer night. 

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The T.J. Oshie Effect: The Tenacious Forward Brings Many Underrated Qualities to the Capitals

When T.J. Oshie was traded to the Capitals in July 2015, the former Olympic hero’s offensive skill-set was a welcome addition to a Capitals team that had lacked a productive, top-six right wing for a number of seasons. And while … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Dino Ciccarelli

Over their 44-year history, the Capitals have had a number of high profile names don the team sweater, and many of those had success with the team or became household names at other points in their NHL careers. Many of … Continue reading

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NHL Set to Announce Entry Into Sports Betting Partnership; DC Could Be First Area Jurisdiction to Allow Sports Betting

Photo: Golf News Net The National Hockey League (NHL) is scheduled to announce that the league will enter into a gaming partnership that would make the NHL the first major sports league to have a formal partnership involving gambling. The … Continue reading

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Elite and Leading By Example: Evgeny Kuznetsov Has Emerged As One of the NHL’s Best Players and One of the Capitals’ Most Valuable Leaders

Patrick Smith/Getty Images Since he joined the Capitals at the tail-end of the 2013-14 season, center Evgeny Kuznetsov’s game as a player has evolved by leaps and bounds. At one time considered the best player not playing in the National … Continue reading

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A Serious Matter and A Wrong Message: A Fan’s Thoughts On The Austin Watson Suspension

Photo: NHL Earlier this evening, the NHL and NHL Players’ Association disappointed thousands after a press release revealed that Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson’s suspension for domestic abuse had been reduced from 27 to 18 games by an arbitrator. 

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Missing: How Tom Wilson’s Absence Is Affecting the Capitals

Most of the hockey world is aware that Capitals top-line right wing Tom Wilson was recently suspended for 20 games due to a hit on the St. Blues’ Oskar Sundqvist. Controversy over the hit and suspension aside, this is a … Continue reading

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