CAPITALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Could Chandler Stephenson be the Capitals' third-line center of the future?

"Stephenson is coming – I’m not sure that he’s a solution right away," General Manager Brian MacLellan said recently.
Via Capitals Insider
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Beagle wants Caps to see him as third-line center solution

Later today we’ll begin our player-by-player analysis of the 2015-16 Capitals’ numerical roster (beginning with Matt Niskanen and ending with Evgeny Kuznetsov).But since the topic
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vanecek Anchors Comeback Win, Stingrays Take 3-2 Series Lead

Capitals goalie prospect Vitek Vanecek helped the South Carolina Stingrays mount another comeback victory over the Wheeling Nailers, winning 3-1 to take a 3-2 Eastern Conference Finals series lead back to North Charleston.
Via Capitals Outsider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Traded to Washington midseason, defenseman Mike Weber now facing free agency

With the Capitals expected to have seven defenseman under contract for next year, Weber is unlikely to return.
Via Capitals Insider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Jay Beagle be the Caps long-term solution at third line center?

Jay Beagle is hoping to become the Capitals permanent answer at third line center next season.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Chimera: 'I still think I'm going to be back'

Chimera is one of the Capitals' three unrestricted free agents.
Via Capitals Insider
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Capitals shouldn’t change a thing

Blow it all up! Trade Alexander Ovechkin! Fire Barry Trotz! Change the entire team! Hold your horses and settle down that raw emotion. The Capitals fell to the Penguins in the Eastern Conference semis in six games. It was a hard fought series from both sides and was top notch entertainment from two of the league’s best.  This year marked only the second time in the Alexander...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: CSN anchor pours one out for Capitals, advises kids to give up on their dreams

They say you gotta laugh to keep from crying. Comcast Mid Atlantic’s Michael Jenkins found a way to do just that after the President’s Cup winning Washington Capitals were eliminated in the second round against the Pittsburgh Penguins, as he “drank” the night away … on the air. Now, he couldn’t have really drank on the air … because there are rules against that and...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Burakovsky to Represent Sweden at 2016 IIHF World Championship

ARLINGTON, Va. – Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky will represent Sweden at the 2016 IIHF World Championship in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. Burakovsky is scheduled to join the team for Sweden’s game on Sunday, May 15, against Switzerland in...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Different Year, Same Capitals

Within the last few years, the Washington Capitals have become synonymous with playoff failures. They have been one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference since 2007, making the playoffs in eight of those nine seasons and finishing first in their division for six of them. Yet, despite having so much regular season success, they still haven't made a Stanley Cup appearance...
Via The Sports Quotient
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Script Ohio: Is Mike Weber ready to fill Ezekiel Elliott’s shoes?

Joe Dexter and Clair Crawford discuss where they feel Mike Weber stands heading into the summer and if he can be the full-time back starting early in the season. Plus, can the Ohio State offensive line be as productive as the Ed Warinner groups over the last three years? The post Script Ohio: Is Mike Weber ready to fill Ezekiel Elliott’s shoes? appeared first on The Buckeye Battle...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
10 days ago  |  Discuss

CSN anchor driven to drink on the job after another Capitals playoff loss

If you’ve been following the NHL at all over the last decade, you know that the Washington Capitals are somewhat snakebitten when it comes to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Since the 2007-2008 season, the Capitals have won their division six times and never even reached a conference final, let alone lift the Stanley Cup. So after another unceremonious early postseason exit this week...
Via Awful Announcing
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Beninati Gets Emotional After Another Capitals Playoff Elimination

WASHINGTON — Longtime play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati believed with all his being that, in 22 years covering the Capitals, this 2015-16 iteration was the best he had ever seen, that this year’s team was “the one.” And so, he was as disheartened as any fan when the Penguins emerged victorious in overtime of Game 6 Tuesday night, to bounce the Capitals from the playoffs...
Via CBS DC
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps play-by-play man doesn’t want to hear that Washington ‘choked’

Comcast SportsNet play-by-play man Joe Beninati had a message for would-be Capitals critics after Washington’s season ended in painfully familiar fashion on Tuesday. He doesn’t want to hear the c-words — “choke” or “collapse” — when talking about the Capitals’ latest second-round exit. “The wound obviously is very fresh and we’ve seen this far too often...
Via DC Sports Blog
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jay Beagle made one of the best non-goalie saves ever

After a comeback of epic proportions, the Capitals and Penguins game needed a signature moment for everyone to remember. Jay Beagle provided that moment for Game 6 and at the time it was an absolute series saver. The weirdest part of the video has to be Braden Holtby. He looks like he gave up on the play. Jay Beagle saves his grass. The effort ended up being all for not as the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin cries after Caps loss

You have to feel for Alexander Ovechkin and Washington Capitals fans. For the second time since 2009, the team won the Presidents’ Trophy and failed to reach the conference finals. The loss is already posing questions: Should the Caps trade Ovechkin and/or Nicklas Backstrom? It’s hard to say, but at this time, the team is likely still reeling from the crushing 4-3 defeat in overtime...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Beagle's heroic stick save might be the best play of the NHL season

Despite a devastating season-ending defeat to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night, the Washington Capitals made a heroic three-goal comeback to force overtime in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals -- fighting off the negative postseason narratives that have been haunting them the past couple of years.When overtime began, it appeared the end was going to be quick and...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Penguins eliminate Capitals thanks to Nick Bonino's OT game-winner

The Stanley Cup Playoffs stayed up to its usual, crazy standards Tuesday night, after the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminated the Washington Capitals 4-3 in overtime. The Penguins had a 3-0 lead with just over six minutes to go in the second period. They appeared to be in great shape there and have the game in the bag, but the Capitals stormed back thanks to goals by T.J. Oshie, Justin...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

These Capitals really were different. Their postseason demise was preventable.

PITTSBURGH — These Washington Capitals were different. Now their playoff results would be, too. Down three goals to the league’s hottest team, an ordinary Caps outfit might have wilted and gone away. The Capitals somehow rallied Tuesday night, riding a clutch veteran and a miracle wave of penalties into overtime. Their obituaries were erased. The jokes […]
Via DC Sports Blog
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps Fall Behind 3-0, Come Back to Tie (Video)

WASHINGTON — The Washington Capitals, fighting for their playoff lives in Game 6, fell behind 3-0 midway through the second period. This made their mathematical chances of survival very slim. But the team mounted a very improbable comeback over the next 20 minutes, getting on the board in the second period and scoring twice more in the third. Here’s a look at how the dramatic...
Via CBS DC
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Why teammates whack T.J. Oshie’s butt, and other Caps mysteries revealed

You might have some questions about the Capitals’ pregame routines. Here are a few answers. They’re not comprehensive. They’re not close to comprehensive, actually.  What does it mean when teammates whack T.J. Oshie on the, you know, on the, you know, what does it mean when they, you know… “Slap me on the [butt]?” Oshie […]
Via DC Sports Blog
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Can The Capitals Make A Comeback?

Believe it or not, the Washington Capitals have not made it past the second round of the playoffs since 1997-98. One of the greatest hockey players in the history of the NHL, Alex Ovechkin, has never reached the Conference Finals, let alone the Stanley Cup Finals. The problem, however, has not been Alex Ovechkin. The problem has been the team as a whole and how they seem to self...
Via The Sports Quotient
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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