GNGHockey’s Top 20 Defensemen

During the NHL offseason, there are numerous lists of top teams, players, and other hockey-related things made by reporters, writers, and fans. We didn’t want to miss the opportunity to hop on the bandwagon, so here is our edition of the top 20 NHL defensemen!   20. Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers Embed from Getty Images […]

Between the Pipes: Ilya Samsonov

Quality goaltending has been a hallmark of the Washington Capitals’ organization dating back to the days of Olaf Kolzig, Semyon Varlamov, and, more recently, Braden Holtby. With the departure of Philip Grubauer and the subsequent calling-up of AHL goalie Phoenix Copley, the Hershey Bears were suddenly faced with a disparity in net. While Vitek Vanecek […]

A Look Ahead After a Stanley Cup Victory

The summer following a Stanley Cup victory is full of many things. Excitement, rising expectations, the thought of a title defense, and of course, celebration. We have already seen all of these things come to fruition as the summer drags along. From all of our favorite Capitals partying with the Cup, to seeing the Vegas […]

An Ode to a Good Boy: Jay Beagle’s Journey to Vancouver

On Sunday, July 1, 2018, hearts around the world from Hershey, Pennsylvania to Washington D.C., and back again were broken upon hearing that Jay Beagle, the undrafted and Stanley Cup-winning center previously of the Washington Capitals had signed a 4-year, $12-million deal to become a member of the Vancouver Canucks.  Over the previous 11 seasons […]

Capitals bring back Brooks Orpik on a one-year deal

Just a month after being traded and bought out by the Colorado Avalanche, Brooks Orpik returns to the Capitals on a one-year, $1 million deal. Orpik’s return ensures that Washington will return all six defensemen from last season after re-signing John Carlson and Michal Kempny earlier this summer. This time around, however, Orpik will be […]

How a Few Former Bears Helped the Capitals Win the Stanley Cup

If you’re familiar with the 2016-2017 Hershey Bears roster, then the 2018 Stanley Cup Champions roster will look very familiar. As any NHL team does when they make the playoffs, the Washington Capitals recalled quite a few of their minor league players to help assist the team in capturing their first Stanley Cup. Let’s take […]

Best Moments from the Washington Capitals’ Stanley Cup Run

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are always full of amazing, electrifying moments for every participating team, regardless of who comes out on top. For the Washington Capitals, these moments were plentiful, as they finally made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals, defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in five games to hoist the trophy. […]

Capitals re-sign Riley Barber to one-year deal

After being tendered a qualifying offer last week, Riley Barber agreed to a one-year deal to stay with the Capitals in 2018-19. The two-way deal will pay Barber an AAV of $650k and $115k in the AHL. The 24-year-old Barber will likely return to Hershey next year for his fourth season with the team. Since […]