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From the Small-Town Farm to the Big City Arena— Capitals’ Braden Holtby: “You Put Your Mind And Energy Towards Something, You Can Do Whatever You Want”

The face of Washington Capitals goaltending during the last decade has been Braden Holtby, or affectionately known as “Holtbeast” by fans. But prior to being drafted in 2008, many seasons spent with the AHL’s Hershey Bears and ECHL’s South Carolina … Continue reading

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Brian MacLellan’s Yearly Report Card: Assessing The Capitals’ GM’s Moves In 2019-20

Photo: @Capitals After a first-round Stanley Cup Playoff exit in 2018-19, Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan was forced to make some changes to his roster. Unfortunately, it backfired as the Capitals fell in the first round once again, and it … Continue reading

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Report: Capitals’ Assistant GM Ross Mahoney Had Three Interviews Before Devils Removed Interim Tag Off Tom Fitzgerald

Screencap: NHL.com Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman wrote in his weekly 31 Thoughts column on Sunday that Washington Capitals’ assistant GM Ross Mahoney had three interviews with the New Jersey Devils before they took the interim tag off of GM Tom Fitzgerald … Continue reading

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Report: Predators Give Capitals Permission To Interview Peter Laviolette To Fill Head Coaching Vacancy

Photo: Yahoo Finance Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman reported on Sunday night that the Nashville Predators have given the Washington Capitals permission to talk to their former head coach, Peter Laviolette, who was fired by the team on January 6.

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52 In A Decade – Remembering Mike Green’s Time With the Washington Capitals

Greg Fiume/Getty Images North America A few days ago, former and longtime Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green, announced his retirement from the NHL after 15 seasons, 10 of them in Washington. Over the course of his time in the District, … Continue reading

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Looking At The Capitals’ Best Free Agency Options In Goal

Photo: Lehigh Valley Phantoms With goaltender Braden Holtby set to become an unrestricted free agent in the coming weeks and Ilya Samsonov, who is poised to grab a more significant role in his second NHL season, missing the entire 2020 … Continue reading

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Looking At The Capitals’ Best UFA Options At Forward

Photo NHL via Getty Images After the Washington Capitals scored only eight goals in their five-game loss in the first-round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, it is clear that the team could use another forward, especially with Ilya Kovalchuk … Continue reading

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Looking At The Capitals’ Best UFA Options On Defense

Photo: Getty Images After the Washington Capitals gave up an average of 3.44 goals-per-game from December 22 onward (the most among the 24 teams that were invited to the NHL’s return-to-play plan) and saw their defensive lineup turn into a … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin To Be NHL21 Cover Athlete; Game Will Be Released On October 16

Photo: NHL.com Electronic Arts Inc. announced today that EA SPORTS™ NHL ® 21 is coming to the PlayStation 4 And Xbox One on October 16 and unveiled a first look at Stanley Cup ® winner Alex Ovechkin as the game’s cover … Continue reading

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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan: “We Need An Experienced Coach, [One Who Will] Press Buttons On Some Players”

After firing head coach Todd Reirden on Sunday morning, Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan told the media that “we need an experienced coach, [one who will] press buttons on some players.” He added that the team is “going to find … Continue reading

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