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We had one draft pick, Auston Matthews, and then the trades came in. The one you care about goes like this:

The Washington Capitals have acquired Center Lars Eller from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for second round picks in 2017 and 2018.

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You Can Buy a ‘Rock the Rainbow’ Caps Shirt Now

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Brandi and Braden Holtby represented the Washington Capitals in this month’s Capital Pride Parade. The shirts they wore, which I guess we’re calling #RockTheRainbow, were a hit even before the crushing sadness of the following day’s news. Everybody wanted one, but only a select few Caps org folks actually had the privilege.

That changes now.

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Here’s Your 2016-17 Caps Schedule

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Here’s something to liven up what is otherwise one of the dullest off seasons in recent memory: The Caps have released the schedule for next season.

In a shocking turn of events, half the games are road games! Let’s look together.

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The full schedule won’t be released until Tuesday, but we already know how the 2016-17 season will begin: with pain.

The Washington Capitals will open up the new season at home against the Islanders on October 15, but two days prior they’ll be in Pittsburgh for the Penguins’ home opener.

That night, the Penguins will raise their new Stanley Cup banner in front of the Washington Capitals, who don’t have one of those.

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Nate Schmidt: 2015-16 Season Review

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This was supposed to be the season Nate Schmidt established himself as a bona fide top-four defenseman. That did not happen. Instead we got an uneven year and a semi-disastrous playoffs. Where do we go from here? That’s up to Nate, who definitely has the right attitude.

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Mr. Hockey died today. Perhaps the greatest player of all time and definitely the inspiration for many generations of superstars, Gordie Howe, 88, passed away on Friday morning.

Reacting to the news, Washington Capitals players took to social media to share their thoughts and wish the best to the family of #9.

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Mike Richards: 2015-16 Season Review

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This time last year, Mike Richards was the NHL’s pariah.

At the dawn of 2016, signed by the Capitals, he became Brian MacLellan’s low-risk experiment.

And today he is an inspiration, a story to tell your kids: Everybody falls down sometimes; the trick is to get back up.

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Alex Ovechkin: 2015-16 Season Review

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What is there to say about Alex Ovechkin’s season that could not be said in 50-point, bright-red, italicized comic sans?

50 GOALSSSSS

Let’s do it.

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Michael Latta: 2015-16 Season Review

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Let’s be real. When you decided to read RMNB’s season recap of Michael Latta, you didn’t think, man, what a great season. You thought, oh fun, there’s gonna be photos of him at the beach and ketchup bottles stuff.

There is. There definitely is, but I swear that Michael Latta is a solid NHL player who is ready for regular assignments on the fourth line. He’s a gamer. Let’s talk about it.

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It’s time to place your bets on the big game. It’s Joel Ward and the Sharks vs Eric Fehr and the Penguins. Either way, we’re going to see a beloved former Capital lift the best trophy in sports, so that’s pretty neat.

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