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Eller Fills Capitals’ Void

The Washington Capitals were among the winners of the 2016 NHL Draft Weekend, but it might be because of one simple trade. The Capitals acquired centre Lars Eller from the Montréal Canadiens in exchange for two second-round picks in 2017 and 2018. With this trade, the Capitals added even more depth to their arsenal of centres, and filled that void that they have on the third line...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 hours ago

Capitals Make Six Selections on Second Day of 2016 NHL Draft

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals selected center Garrett Pilon (87th overall), left wing Damien Riat (117th overall), left wing Beck Malenstyn (145th overall), left wing Axel Jonsson-Fjallby (147th overall), defenseman Chase Priskie (177th...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Capitals draft son of former NHL tough guy

After sitting out the second round, the Capitals drafted the son of a former NHL defenseman when they took center Garrett Pilon with the 87th
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vladimir Kuznetsov – The Next Ones: NHL 2016 Draft Prospect Profile

Vladimir Kuznetsov 2015-16 Team: Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL) Date of birth: February 02nd, 1998 Place of birth: Ekaterinburg, Russia Ht: 6’1″  Wt: 214 lbs Shoots: Left Position: LW/RW NHL Draft Eligibility: 2016 1st year eligible THW The Next Ones Ranking (June): 75 Other Rankings THW War Room Rankings: 87 Hockey Prospect: 101 ISS: 99 Future Consideration: 86...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Capitals trade down, make Lucas Johansen their pick at No. 28 in NHL draft

Team also deals a pair of second-round picks to Montreal for Lars Eller.
Via Capitals Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Acquire Lars Eller

The Washington Capitals launched the first trade of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, picking up winger Lars Eller from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Washington’s 2017 2nd round pick and 2018 2nd round pick. The 27-year-old Eller has two years remaining on his deal with a cap hit of $3.5 million. It gives the Caps, the 2016 Presidents’ Trophy winner, another offensive weapon...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Capitals re-sign Paul Carey, Aaron Ness to two-way deals

Both players spent the majority of last season in the American Hockey League.
Via Capitals Insider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals have 26th overall pick at NHL Draft

The last time the Capitals had the 26th overall pick, they drafted Evgeny Kuznetsov.
Via Capitals Insider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby Wins Yvon Labre Award

Caps fans vote for goaltender Braden Holtby as their favorite player in 2015-16.
Via Capitals Outsider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals' Braden Holtby wins Vezina Trophy

Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goalie at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.Holtby was rewarded for a remarkable season in which he tied Martin Brodeur's league record with 48 victories for the Presidents' Trophy-winning Caps. His goals-against average was fifth in the league at 2.20, and he finished eighth in save...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals' Trotz wins Jack Adams Award

Barry Trotz of the Washington Capitals won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's top coach at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Trotz earned the award for the first time by leading the Caps to an NHL-best 120 points this season, setting a franchise record with 56 victories. Washington allowed the second-fewest goals in the NHL, adding stellar defense to its traditional...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps' TJ Oshie and wife Lauren welcome second child to family.

BY JEREMY FIALKOW (@JeremyFialkow)The home of Capitals right wing TJ Oshie just got a little bit tighter.Tuesday night, the 29-year-old international hockey hero Oshie
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Prospects to Compete in Rookie Tournament

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will compete in a four-team rookie tournament to be held at Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs, Fla., from Sept. 17-20, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. The rookie to...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Capitals Trade Marcus Johansson?

The Caps either need to commit to Marcus Johansson for multiple seasons, or prepare for a future without him.
Via Capitals Outsider
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals and MSE Foundation To Sell #RockTheRainbow T-shirts To Benefit You Can Play Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 21, 2016 Washington Capitals and MSE Foundation To Sell #RockTheRainbow T-shirts To Benefit You Can Play Project ARLINGTON, Va. – #RockTheRainbow T-shi...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals 2016-17 Regular Season Schedule

WASHINGTON — The Capitals announced their 2016-17 regular season schedule Tuesday. As we learned Monday, Washington will open its season in Pittsburgh on Thursday, Oct. 13, the same day the Penguins will raise their championship banner. The Caps will host the New York Islanders on Saturday, Oct. 15 for their home opener. Other dates to remember: Oct. 22 — Capitals host New York...
Via CBS DC
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Capitals’ 2016-17 Season Opener is Not Ideal

WASHINGTON — The NHL has begun rolling out schedules for the 2016-17 regular season. The Capitals’ home opener, we’ve learned, arrives on Saturday, Oct. 15 against the New York Islanders. 117 days! See you at Verizon Center for #CapsIsles on October 15! #RockTheRed #CapsSchedule https://t.co/JR5O0v9phY pic.twitter.com/18SUIPlL1L — Washington Capitals (@Capitals) June 20...
Via CBS DC
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jakub Vrana knocking on the Capitals' door

If we can all agree the Capitals under-achieved in the post-season (even though it was the eventual Stanley Cup champions who eliminated them) we should
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby to Rock The Rainbow in Capital Pride Parade

WASHINGTON — Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, along with members of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, will take part in the 2016 Capital Pride Parade on Saturday. Holtby and the Monumental Sports representatives, including Caps mascot Slapshot, the Red Rockers and Wizard Girls, will wear #RockTheRainbow shirts as they walk 1.6 miles past an expected crowd of 150,000 spectators...
Via CBS DC
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrik Laine believes it will take him five years to be like Ovechkin

You can’t say prospect Patrik Laine doesn’t have confidence. The likely second overall pick in the upcoming NHL Draft was talking with TSN’s Gino Reda and he told the hockey insider that it will take him five years to be like Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin. The 18-year-old compared his game to the Great 8 and said fellow prospect Auston Matthews compares to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ovechkin looked good in Russian charity basketball game

Alexander Ovechkin is amazing out on the ice, but it turns out that he’s a pretty solid athlete on the hardwood too. Ovechkin recently competed in a charity basketball game in Russia which was supporting a charity for children with cerebral palsy. Check out his highlights: Not too bad. Basketball does run in Ovie’s family as his mother, Tatyana, is a two-time gold medal winner...
Via Puck Drunk Love
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Over half of Finland watched the World Championship gold medal game

When you are a hockey obsessed country it is tough to really shock anyone with anything. Some people will argue that player selection on the national team is a pretty big deal, while others will say attendance figures warrant some discussion. How about record breaking television numbers? That would seem like a pretty newsworthy accomplishment. In the case of Finland, their television...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Don't blame Alex Ovechkin for another Capitals early exit

If Washington Capitals fans are feeling a bit of deja vu again after another heartbreaking playoff exit, no one would blame them. This was supposed to be the year that those playoff demons would be exercised. The Caps had a goaltender who tied the NHL record for wins in a regular season, they had balanced scoring up and down their lineup, and the brunt of the pressure wasn’t...
Via The Comeback
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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