The Capitals finishing first in the Metropolitan Division was something fairly unexpected for most of the NHL. They rode some key figures through the season, all of which had crucial roles in the team’s success. One figure who throughout the league, and even within the Capitals’ fanbase, hasn’t gotten enough love is John Carlson. Carlson, […]
The regular season is finally over, which means it’s finally time for the two-month journey through the NHL playoffs. After all the dust settled, the Capitals got placed in a first round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets, who finished the season 45-30-7. This series is bound to be a close one – much more […]
With only five games remaining in the regular season, it is safe to say, though not yet certain, that the Capitals will make the playoffs. As the number of games left for each team begins to dwindle down, the number of potential first round opponents for each team gets increasingly slim. For Washington, however, there […]
On March 13th, it was announced that the Washington Capitals were reassigning defenseman Madison Bowey to the American Hockey League, after he played in the NHL for 51 games this season. Although this may not have been Bowey’s favorite thing to hear, it is great news for the Hershey Bears. Embed from Getty Images This […]
The period of time between the trade deadline and early April is when NHL teams hope that their players will either continue already-strong play, or improve upon play that hasn’t been satisfactory. Atop the Metropolitan Division, this is especially true for everybody in the Washington Capitals dressing room, but specifically for goaltender Braden Holtby. Holtby […]
As known every time the NHL trade deadline looms, teams have a few options in order to give them the best odds, whether it be for the present, future, or both. Some teams are sellers and look to trade away valuable players in hopes of large returns, which usually involves an array of draft picks […]
The NHL All-Star break is a time for many teams to look back on their season thus far, and to search for new ways to improve their game as the entire league begins its push toward a playoff spot (or a lottery pick). From October 5th, (the first game of the season) all the way […]
There’s something special about going to a game as an away fan. You’ll get dirty looks. You’ll get heckled. You’re outnumbered. In short, it’s incredible. Before this game, I had only gone to an away Flyers game once before. Back in the magical 2009-10 season, the Flyers met the Devils in the first round of […]
As the All-Star break approaches each season, it seems that fans argue over which players have earned the right to be in the conversation for various awards.
One of the things that the Washington Capitals’ organization does the best is develop goaltenders.