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Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom Announces Annual Brynas Black-White Game As Part Of Hockey Is For Everyone Initiative

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom announced on Wednesday that the annual game between Brynas Black-White is set for Thursday, August 15 at Galverinken in his hometown of Gavle, Sweden. The game will feature female hockey players for the first time.

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Capitals’ Draft Day Memories Away From The Stage

It’s that time of year, once again. The 2019 NHL Entry Draft is set to start this Friday in Vancouver, British, Columbia. But let’s be honest, any professional sport’s draft can at times have all the excitement of a five … Continue reading

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“We Could Have Had…?!”: Washington Capitals Draft Day Regrets – 2000 Through 2010

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Throughout the existence of the NHL, teams and fans have experienced their fair share of draft pick fails, when, at the time of the selection, a team believes they chose the best player available, but as … Continue reading

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Some Team Structure Improvements Are Needed For the Washington Capitals in 2019-20

Where can the Washington Capitals make some tweaks in 2019-20? Continue reading

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How Much Will Nicklas Backstrom Cost The Capitals?

Photo: NHL Via Getty Images One of the biggest boxes on Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan‘s to-do list this offseason is to re-sign center Nicklas Backstrom to a contract extension. The 31-year old can sign an extension at any … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom On Former Teammate Marcus Johansson: “I Feel Like Maybe If Anyone Deserves To Win It This Year, It’s Him In Boston.’’

Photo: Zimbio According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, the Washington Capitals are interested in a reunion with forward Marcus Johansson, who can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Johansson is in the final year of a three-year … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why the Washington Capitals Should Remain in Playoff Contention in 2019-20

The Washington Capitals should be in the postseason mix for the 2019-20 season. Continue reading

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Summer To-Do List: Capitals Management Has Some Tough Decisions To Make As They Manage the Salary Cap

Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan has a busy summer ahead with key players needing new contracts. Continue reading

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Jakub Vrana: What Will His Next Contract Look Like?

Washington Capitals forward Jakub Vrana will be a restricted free agent this summer. Continue reading

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What Went Wrong: Why Did the Capitals Suffer a First-Round Stumble Versus the Carolina Hurricanes?

In round 1, the Washington Capitals were upset by the youthful Carolina Hurricanes. Continue reading

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