On Thursday, former Capital Wojtek Wolski suffered a serious injury in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League.
Wolski, who has five goals in 19 games for Metallurg Magnitogorsk, had to be stretchered off the ice after diving for a loose puck. Wolski collided with Barys’ Vladimir Markelov and crashed headfirst into the boards. Wolski laid on the ice motionless.
Metallurg had an update on Wolski’s condition Friday and it’s not good.
After spending several years with 106.7 The Fan, this season’s Capitals games will be broadcast over the radio on WFED 1500, Federal News Radio. We’re going from FM to AM people.
John Walton will enter his sixth season as the team’s radio play-by-play man. You can listen to a live stream of the station here.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will be raising their 2016 Stanley Cup championship banner on Thursday against the Capitals. And now they’re rubbing it in.
According to the Penguins Twitter account, all four of their Stanley Cup banners have been redesigned and reprinted. They are larger and, I’m assuming, more ostentatious than ever. Three of the banners have already been raised to the rafters while the fourth will be raised in front of the Caps on opening night.
It’s no secret that Capitals majority owners Ted Leonsis — who also leads the ownership group that controls the Wizards, Mystics, and Verizon Center — has long wanted more control of the broadcast rights for his teams’ games. He’ll finally get it, if a new deal announced today earns approval from the NHL and NBA.
In what a joint press release called “an innovative cross-equity and leadership structure,” Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) gets an ownership stake in CSN Mid-Atlantic, including representation on the network’s board of directors. The deal also extends CSN’s rights to broadcast Caps and Wizards games “well into the future.”
A week after seeing Green Day play at the 9:30 Club, the hippest owner in the NHL, Ted Leonsis, is hosting a concert of his own literally at his house. According to an email sent out by the Democrats of Virginia Tuesday morning, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee James Taylor will play at Leonsis’s Potomac, Maryland, home this Friday.
The concert will raise money for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Two years ago, Tom Wilson, Michael Latta, and Andre Burakovsky all lived with each other in an apartment in Arlington. The trio labeled themselves “brobeans” and, according to Michael Latta, couldn’t stop wrestling with each other.
Last September, Burakovsky moved out, citing a need for privacy. It put in motion a Jenga-like collapse for the Caps roomies, as Michael Latta was later non-tendered by the team in June and signed with Los Angeles in July.
However, on Monday night things finally seemed to get back to normal for our favorite boys when Burakovsky tweeted a photo with Tom Wilson.
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