Alex Ovechkin on the Cover of Russian Forbes

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Alex Ovechkin just landed on another magazine cover. This time it’s the Russian Forbes and Ovi looks very serious about it.

In the accompanying article, the business side of Ovechkin’s hockey career is intimately discussed, including the Russian machine’s 13-year NHL contract and why he decided to drop Don Meehan as an agent early in his career – opting instead to make decisions as a family.

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Fehr poses with the Stanley Cup in the office of his Winnipeg home. (Photo: @keeperofthecup)

In June, former Capitals forward Eric Fehr became a Stanley Cup champion for the first time after his new team, the Pittsburgh Penguins, defeated the San Jose Sharks in six games. The 30-year-old Fehr scored three goals and added an assist during the Penguins’ playoff run, which included a GWG in Round Two against the Caps.

On Wednesday, Fehr got his designated day with the Cup, meeting the Phil Pritchard at his Winnipeg home. After taking a photo in his office, Fehr let his family lift the trophy.

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Ten days ago, Michael Latta officially left the Washington Capitals, signing a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Kings. Not only is Latta getting a full-time roster spot, he’s also getting a brand new number and it’s one that his long-time fans will be familiar with.

Latta will wear number 17 next season – the same number he wore in junior hockey with the Guelph Storm. It’s also the same number Milan Lucic wore for the Kings last season.

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In the past, Alex Ovechkin has taken home a giant bobblehead of Alex Ovechkin, called himself the “biggest fan” of Alex Ovechkin, and entered a raffle to meet Alex Ovechkin. So naturally, the next logical step was for Alex Ovechkin to pose for a picture in front of an army of Alex Ovechkins.

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Making the rounds on Hockey Tumblr this week is an image from 2014 I have never seen before. It’s a photo, published by the official Sochi Olympics Twitter account, of (what Tumblr claims to be) Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin riding on the back of a buggy. But that description does not do the pic justice. No, it does not.

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Nearly 14 months ago, Evgeny Kuznetsov’s wife Nastia gave birth to the couple’s first child, an adorable baby girl named Ecenia. “I am a dad,” Kuznetsov wrote in Russian, the night Ecenia was born. “Thank you for my daughter, my love.”

Fast forward to Monday, Kuznetsov posted a photo of one-year-old Ecenia wearing a diadem, cape, and a shirt which has the phrase “I’m the boss” on it. Kuznetsov captioned the photo “Царевна👼🏼.” According to RMNB’s Igor Kleyner, the word translates to tsarevna, which means the daughter of tsar or the daughter of a king.

Ecenia is Evgeny’s princess.

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After becoming a shootout hero in the Olympics, TJ Oshie has become the National Hockey League player most synonymous with America. So it was only appropriate that on the United States’ 240th birthday, the Capitals winger wished the hockey world a “happy fourth.”

To do so, Oshie posted a personal photo of his locker stall from the Sochi Olympics.

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Capitals 2016 Development Camp in Photos

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Photos: Amanda Bowen

The Washington Capitals hosted their annual development camp for prospects two weeks earlier this year – arguably the busiest week of the offseason – to better accommodate prospects’ demanding schedules over the summer.

Three days after the 2016 NHL Draft, Caps prospects, which included the likes of top prospects Madison Bowey and Riley Barber as well as every pick from the 2015 and 2016 drafts, took the ice. The prospects learned system play and did drills to allow the front office to evaluate their skills and get baseline numbers. The prospects also participated in off-ice programs to learn what it takes to be a professional in the league. There was also a team-building rowing event held near Georgetown.

Lost in the headlines of qualifying offers, huge trades, and the first day of free agency, talented 2015 first-round pick Ilya Samsonov made his Caps debut, working feverishly with legendary goalie coach Mitch Korn. “[Camp] was really hard,” Samsonov said through a translator. “So many shots.” Forward Stan Galiev even made an appearance several days to help translate. Over the next year, the culture-shocked Samsonov, who only knows a handful of English words, will Skype once a week with Barry Trotz’s son Tyson, to better learn the language and communicate with coaches.

On Saturday, Caps Development Camp concluded with a scrimmage in front of a mostly full Kettler Capitals Iceplex, where Team White picked up a fun, but insignificant win.

That’s because, as the prospects know all too well, the real games and real tests are to come. Only a handful will suit up for the Washington Capitals someday.

Below are my photos from every day this week.

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Photos From the 2016 Caps Alumni Game

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On Wednesday night, some of the best players in Capitals history (and Alan May) participated in the 2016 Caps Alumni Game to conclude Fanfest. Capitals greats Olie Kolzig, Denis Maruk, and Craig Laughlin joined fan favorites like Kevin Kaminski, and Matt Bradley, and Brent Johnson for a spirited game in front of a mostly full Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

Former YoungStars Game MVP Brian Sutherby won the exhibition for Team White in a shootout.

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Day One of Caps 2016 Development Camp in Photos

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The Washington Capitals opened their 2016 Development Camp at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Tuesday. Beyond Ilya Samsonov making his Caps debut, the day was rather uneventful, serving mostly as a warmup for a busy week ahead.

The morning session was split between forwards (white) on one rink and defense (red) on the other. There were more drills in the afternoon, none of which were too intense. It gave the the players a chance to bond and get to know each other better. (And also avoid getting caught as the first player off.)

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