CAPITALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Capitals' Karl Alzner makes strides, but sits out conditioning test Friday

Karl Alzner looked good in drills on the first day of training camp, but the Capitals defenseman was held out of a grueling, timed conditioning test for
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
17 hours ago

Justin Williams on fast starts and hockey's fickle nature

The best team in hockey doesn't always win. The Capitals have the playoff losses to prove it. Justin Williams details why a fast start and consistent play is a major key to success.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
20 hours ago

Capitals rookie Riley Barber details his first NHL training camp

Capitals rookie Riley barber tells CSN's Jill Sorenson and Sebastian Salazar what exactly training camp is all about.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
21 hours ago

New Bag for Capitals Club Red 365 Members

The Washington Capitals today emailed Capitals Club Red 365 members, announcing their 2015-16 gift.
Via Capitals Outsider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Re-Signs Dmitry Orlov

The Washington Capitals have re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Dmitry Orlov to a one-year, $2.57 million contract, the team announced Wednesday. Orlov gets a slight raise from the $2.25 million he made last year (with a $2 million AAV). He’s battled injuries in his career, making his career take an odd shape, but he played a significant role for the Caps last year. He...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Capitals sign defenseman Orlov to $2.57 million, 1-year deal

TORONTO (AP) The Washington Capitals re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Dmitry Orlov to a $2.57 million, one-year contract. General manager Brian MacLellan announced the deal Wednesday after Orlov finished practice with Russia at the World Cup of Hockey. The 25-year-old with offensive talent and a penchant for mistakes had eight goals and 21 assists for Washington last...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin plans to play in the Olympics even if NHL doesn’t

It was just about a year ago that Alex Ovechkin made his intentions clear about playing in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, whether the NHL is there or not. Now that the World Cup of Hockey is about to start, Pierre LeBrun of ESPN checked back with Ovechkin to see if his thoughts had changed, or if the WCH satiated his appetite for international competition. Nope. I asked Ovechkin...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin says the NHL's playoff seeding is 'weird'

Like some hockey fans, Alexander Ovechkin thinks the NHL’s current playoff format is “weird.” The NHL realigned divisions in 2013-14, completely changing up the format which saw top-ranked teams facing bottom-ranked teams in each round. In the new format, in the second round, teams are no longer re-seeded and instead they have to compete in a divisional matchup. The new...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Oshie hits Couture head-first into the boards

We all knew that USA vs. Canada was going to be a rough and tumble affair regardless of the exhibition title. We saw it with the Ryan Kesler hit on Shea Weber and I am sure we will see it again during the actual tournament. A hit planted on Logan Couture by T.J. Oshie may have been the scariest of the evening as he went head-first into the boards. The angle presented in the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals to Hold Media Day on Sept. 23 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will officially open their 2016-17 NHL training camp on Friday, Sept. 23, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. All Capitals players, coaches and management will be available to the media. There...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Grubauer to Represent Team Europe at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

ARLINGTON, Va. – Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer (Germany) has been selected to represent Team Europe at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Grubauer joins Capitals teammates Nicklas Backstrom (Sweden), John Carlson (United States), Braden Holtby (...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL's rift with IOC still a hot topic of World Cup of Hockey gets underway

At a glance, the transition from the Rio Olympics in the summer to the World Cup of Hockey in the fall seems like a seamless move from one international event to another.What the casual kick-back hockey viewer might not know is how opposing these two events are—how fractured the relationship between the National Hockey League and the International Olympics Committee has become...
Via Yardbarker
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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