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The Capitals’ Gambles on Reclamation Projects Bodes Well for Sergei Shumakov

Anton Novoderezhkin/TASS via Getty Images Over the past few summers, acquisitions such as Justin Williams, T.J. Oshie, and Lars Eller (to name a few) have been the talk of the town when training camp rolled around for the Capitals, bringing … Continue reading

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Freight Train Expectations: With A Full Season As A First-Line Player Under His Belt, Tom Wilson Looks Set for Success

While it may seem hard to believe, the 2018-19 NHL season will begin in just several more weeks. With training camp set to begin sometime in September, players will begin making their way back to their teams’ respective cities to … Continue reading

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The Great Eight and Father Time: Will Alex Ovechkin Continue to Stave off the Proverbial Decline?

Photo: Sporting News After a 33-goal showing in 2016-17, pundits claimed Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin had begun the struggle against Father Time that many athletes experience once they reach the wrong side of 30-years old. In what has become a … Continue reading

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Bounce-Back Bound: T.J. Oshie Should Improve Next Season on An Injury-plagued 2017-18

Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America When the Capitals signed right wing T.J. Oshie to an eight-year, $46 million contract after the 2016-17 season, they did so on the heels of a season in which the tenacious forward scored a career-high … Continue reading

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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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