Can Vrana Deliver for the Capitals?
Tonight has the potential to be well remembered in recent Capitals history. That’s because this date will be recognized as the start of Jakub Vrana’s NHL career. At 20-years old, the former first-round pick will be the youngest player on the team and the first Capitals selection from the 2014 Draft or later to play […]
Washington’s 5 Most Important Free Agents in 2016
Now that the Washington Capitals have had a few weeks pass since their latest playoff elimination, the team will now gear up towards a prospectively less eventful, but still important, offseason. There are only three unrestricted free agents out of the 24 regular players on the NHL club and the salary cap is expected to […]
Stanley Quips: What Does Postseason Failure Really Look Like?
Another season, another playoff disappointment. That’s what almost everyone will remember of the 2015-16 Washington Capitals and not the fact that they had their second greatest regular season in franchise history. There have been plenty of signs, however, that showed in advance that teams like the Pittsburgh Penguins had a wonderful chance of beating them […]
Can the Capitals End Mike Sullivan’s Success
It was December 12th when Pittsburgh decided to go a different direction by firing head coach Mike Johnston and replacing him with assistant Mike Sullivan. It was a move general manager Jim Rutherford had to make. The Penguins were sitting 15-10-3 and looked like they could miss the playoffs. Sidney Crosby only had six goals […]
Stanley Quips: Games of Luck and Chance
After four games of unnecessary violence and an overdose of special teams play, the Washington Capitals now see themselves with a three games to one lead heading back to the nation’s capital. On Friday, they will hope to finally put the series to bed against their hated rival Philadelphia Flyers. Surely, all will be talking […]
Can the Capitals Hack Hakstol’s System?
You would think that after an 84-point season and loads of turnover on the NHL roster and coaching staff, the Philadelphia Flyers would be in the middle of a rebuild for 2016. That wasn’t the case, as new head coach Dave Hakstol guided the team to the final spot in the playoffs with 96 points. […]
Will The Presidents’ Trophy Ever Be Respected?
With an election coming up this year to decide the leader of the United States, it seems like the running narrative is that this country is more divided and indecisive on opinions every year. The same can be said for us predicting who should win the Stanley Cup every year because of hundreds of reasons. […]
Capitals Prospects in the Postseason
With Washington clinching their playoff berth weeks ago, their doesn’t seem to be much drama at the NHL club as of right now. However, in the offices of General Manager Brian McClellan and Assistant General Manager and former Director of Amateur Scouting Ross Mahoney, their eyes are also on the dozens of prospects that are either […]
A Tribute to the 2016 Penn State Men’s Hockey Team
Within the men’s college hockey programs in the United States, very rarely do you celebrate a season in which you barely missed making the 16-team field for the upcoming NCAA tournament. Penn State’s season is a little bit different. If anything, the Nittany Lions celebrated a season where they are officially leaving an imprint in the […]
Has Washington Killed their Penalty Kill Woes?
There is no denying that this year’s rendition of the Washington Capitals are one of the best regular season teams of all-time. With 15 games to go, Barry Trotz’s men are on pace to finish with 124 points with 14 games to go. Not only is that good enough to surpass their previous team record […]
The Last 10 Stanley Cup Champions at the Trade Deadline
With the trade deadline getting closer by the day, NHL teams are hoping to make one final move to improve their roster for the short term and long term. For teams like Washington, this could be the last time to make sure all their weaknesses are strengthened before getting into the postseason. Some fans will […]
Midseason Rankings: Washington’s Ten Best Prospects
What else is there to say with the Washington Capitals this year? They are not only the best team in the league, but this year’s iteration has a chance of having one of the most historic regular seasons in not only team history, but also in NHL history. As of today, the team is on […]
Alex Ovechkin and What It’s Like To Play 500
Remember the game 500? You know, the one where you throw any ball towards your friends and shout a certain value for that throw if one of them catches it, or grabs it first if you add on “dead or alive”? You heave it up in the air and try things whether they work or […]
Capitals Prospects at the World Juniors
With the World Junior Championships underway, Washington Capitals fans can observe the tournament knowing that they won’t be under-represented. This year, the franchise will have three of their recent draft picks playing for their respective National Teams. There was the possibility of having four prospects in the tournament if it wasn’t for two-time tournament veteran […]
How Lucky Can You Be: The Capitals and PDO
After a tremendous 22-game start for the Washington Capitals, many reasons for the team’s success are turning into valid explanations. The team is fantastic in puck possession. Justin Williams and T.J. Oshie have not disappointed one bit. Evgeny Kuznetsov is turning into a superstar while Nate Schmidt and Dmitry Orlov have caught fans’ attention after […]
Stock Up and Stock Down: Capitals Prospects
With two months of hockey completed this season, it is now time to take a look at the stock report of a handful of prospects from the Washington Capitals. Because the NHL club is looking like one of the best teams in the league, it is understandable to ignore the future of this franchise. Eventually, […]
Washington’s Projected Scratches and Call-Ups
It might have felt like forever, September is here. With that, training camps for all NHL teams almost ready to go and the anticipation for the 2015-16 regular season begins. During that time period, you will see plenty of articles about any team’s ideal 19-man line combinations and 23-man rosters, but once the final cuts […]
The Six Most Intriguing Free Agents at Capitals Development Camp
With Development Camp finishing up for the Washington Capitals this Saturday, the vast majority of work is almost done for the team’s coaching staff and front office executives. Outside of adding a cheap but productive bottom six forward, Barry Trotz’s team is almost complete for the 2015-16 season, but that doesn’t stop him from finding […]
How Do Williams and Oshie Fit in Washington?
Man, talk about a week’s worth of opinions. First, General Manager Brian McClellan was skewered for wasting a first round pick on a goaltender. Now, he has been praised for […]
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