Per Nate Ewell:


Capitals to Make Significant Announcement Monday, May 17, at 10:30 a.m.

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will make a significant player-related announcement on Monday, May 17, at 10:30 a.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. Media are invited to attend the announcement, which will be held in the team’s locker room at the practice facility.

WHAT: Washington Capitals significant player-related announcement

WHEN: Monday, May 17, at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Kettler Capitals Iceplex
Capitals locker room
627 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 850
Arlington, VA 22031

Will they finally be announcing a new Nicklas Backstrom long-term deal? We want your ridiculous rumors in the comments below.

  • JDP

    Backstrom 6-8 year deal. Gotta be

  • Brooks Laich retired and will now be NASCAR Inside Front Tire Changer.


  • Taylor

    Tomas Fleischmann’s dying his hair to a more natural looking color.

  • Queef

    Ovechkin traded for Cammalleri

  • They’re getting rid of either Semin or Green. Morrisonn and Morrison are both gone, and I’m not surprised if Erskine or Bradley get the boot, too. I say this because Green has really dogged in the playoffs, Semin in the last two seasons but Green in all three. I don’t say this as one of those “fire Boudreau because he lost 4 games” bandwagon-jumpers; I’ve been with the team since I was four (1999), and honestly I don’t doubt the skill of 28, 52, 26, or 9, (or Boudreau for that matter, partly because of his great commercials but mostly because he’s a great coach) but honestly, if Green is going to play forward the entire time they should put him on forward, and if none of the others are going to deliver, they should act upon this now, trade them, and get players that have decidedly done well in the playoffs so that they can be a cup contending team next year. Look at Montréal. They’re perfect for the playoffs, if not mediocre in the season. They have solid defensemen that play great defence when needed (Subban), but go on offense when appropriate. They have small and fast guys like Gomez and Gionta, and cup veterans like Metropolit. They have everything the Caps need to win the Cup

  • , and the Caps have most of it too, but they need it all.



  • Taylor

    Adam, I really doubt they’d cut Semin after 40 goals this season.. Sure, he’s terrible in the playoffs, but if someone’s producing that much, it would be a terrible idea to cut him.

  • Win or lose at Miss USA, Slapshot will now be Samantha Casey




  • Kevin

    Green and Backstrom announce engagement…”you look cute too”

  • Alex Semin to start charity to teach children the evils of smoking…

  • BobbyG

    This announcement could be about additions to and/or subtractions from the Capitals roster. Like almost everyone else however, I’m hoping it’s about a long term deal for Nicky. This news would be awesome and most welcome for Capitals Nation. I don’t doubt Ovie in Germany will also get a big boost hearing about something like this.

  • Alex Semin suspended by team for a seson for smoking. And terrible play in the playoffs.

  • Taylor

    Samantha Casey is now one of the Red Rockers.

  • Bart

    Miss Casey to replace Locker as color person.

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