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Lars Eller’s Coming Out Postseason Party: How The “Great Dane” Overcame Adversity and Finished on Top of the World

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Like any Stanley Cup champion’s playoff run, the Capitals’ postseason was punctuated by outstanding performances by both star players and unsung heroes alike. Alex Ovechkin was himeself, potting huge goals and blocking shots, too.  Evgeny Kuznetsov blossomed … Continue reading

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Positive Player Development: Tom Wilson Is Starting to Find His Offensive Game

Tom Wilson’s offensive development has taken positive steps under Barry Trotz. Continue reading

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Lars Eller Could Be An X-Factor for the Capitals Down the Stretch

As it stands, the Capitals are in a position in which they will most likely qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, barring a late season setback. Given their results the last two springs, the Capitals will need production from all … Continue reading

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Swede Scorer: Nicklas Backstrom’s Milestone Goals

With Nicklas Backstrom recently scoring his 200th career goal, it’s time to look back on other milestones in his career. While Backstrom, as a playmaking center, is more notable for his playmaking abilities than for his goal-scoring, scoring 200 goals is … Continue reading

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A Solution Needs to Be Found for the Struggle That is Andre Burakovsky’s Season

After losing a number of key forwards such as Justin Williams, Daniel Winnik, and Marcus Johansson to free agency and a trade, respectively, the Capitals looked to the continued development of fourth-year forward Andre Burakovsky as one of the possible … Continue reading

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Where’s T.J.?: T.J. Oshie’s Offensive Slump Uncharacteristic of the Usually-Productive Forward

Since the Capitals acquired him nearly three years ago, right wing T.J. Oshie has been the model of consistency when it comes to offensive production, with 136 points (70 goals, 66 assists) in 190 games played in a Caps sweater. … Continue reading

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Vrana Vision: Jakub Vrana is Only 21, But His Play May Indicate Otherwise

Photo: USA Today At just 21-years old, forward Jakub Vrana is one of the youngest members of the Capitals, and is in his first full season in the NHL. The former first-round pick (13th overall in 2014) is one of … Continue reading

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Top-Line Tom: Tom Wilson Finally Molding into the Top-Six Player the Caps Envisioned

James Guillory/USA Today After an impressive performance in the first round of 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Capitals right wing Tom Wilson seemed to have begun to turn his career around after beginning it as a fourth-line player through his first … Continue reading

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Chandler Stephenson Appears to Have Earned Himself A Permanent Spot on the Capitals

Photo: NHL Since being recalled by the Capitals after an injury to fellow forward Andre Burakovsky, forward Chandler Stephenson has played impressively, and it appears his hard work ethic and productive start to the season (with the Caps) has earned … Continue reading

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After Unwanted, Rough Start to the Season, Tom Wilson Making Up for Lost Time

Richard A. Whittaker/Getty Images When Capitals right wing Tom Wilson was handed a four-game suspension before the start of this season, one that he was/is expected to take on a more offensive role than he had played in his first … Continue reading

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