It happened. The Capitals have acquired defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk from the St Louis Blues.
The Blues will get Zach Sanford, a first round pick in 2017, and a conditional second round pick in 2019. The Blues will retain 39 percent of Shattenkirk’s salary.
The Capitals also will get goalie Pheonix Copley back.
The Caps are all-in.
Over the weekend, nearly a quarter of the Vancouver Canucks roster showed symptoms of the mumps. Now the virus has spread to the Minnesota Wild. Forward’s Jason Pominville and Zach Parise have been diagnosed, according to the Wild’s twitter.
It’s all happening again.
NHL Network analyst Brian Lawton reports that the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals are both seeking a trade with the St Louis Blues for defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk.
So if you were expecting an anxiety-free deadline, that’s over now.
Nearly four years ago, we reported on the gr8est hockey beard to ever be grown. Rockville, Maryland transplant Eric Brooks, whom we affectionately called the Ovechkin Beard Guy, shaped his lengthy facial hair into an eight at a Caps-Avalanche game.
The beard and the story went viral and we later learned that Brooks was an award-winning free-style beardist.
Brooks returned to Pepsi Center with the same beard last April, but he announced he has something new planned for the Caps game March 29th.
In the early 1990’s the Capitals released Capital Cuisine, a cookbook of recipes compiled by the team’s players and staff. Last March, the Capitals once again announced that they were putting together Cooking With the Caps, another cookbook compiled by the team’s players, coaches, staff, and the team caterer.
Unforeseen circumstances caused said cookbook to be put on hiatus, with an unknown return time. Monday afternoon the Caps announced that the Cooking With The Caps cookbook is finally ready to be released! The books will debut at the Verizon Center on Saturday March 4, with all the proceeds benefiting DC Central Kitchen.
In what could be a response to ongoing injury concerns or a clever bit of gamesmanship, Caps Head Coach Barry Trotz is switching up his line combinations at practice before the Caps take on the New York Rangers.
Mike Vogel reports that Tom Wilson tried out Jay Beagle’s first-line wing spot at practice on Monday, while TJ Oshie is practicing with Brett Connolly and Lars Eller on the third line.
Sunday evening, NASCAR driver and Capitals fan Ryan Ellis looked on from pit lane as his best friend Matt DiBenedetto crossed the finish line, placing ninth at the Daytona 500. The finish was the talented 25-year-old’s second top-ten ever during three seasons of racing in the Monster Energy Cup. Ellis high-fived and hugged everyone in the pit stall of the number-32 Go Fas Racing team. It was almost as if the team had won.
“At that moment, I felt so much joy. I really felt like I became part of Matt’s team,” Ellis said in a phone interview from the track. “But when I calmed down, I admittedly was super jealous and wished it was me out there.”
Monday morning, the Washington Capitals announced a list of festivities as a part of their Salute to the Military Night on Thursday, March 2nd versus the New Jersey Devils. This is the 15th year that the Capitals have hosted this event. As part of the special evening, the Caps will host 500 servicemen and women and the USA Warriors hockey team will show a skills exhibition during the second intermission.
The Caps will also once again don special military-themed jerseys during warm-ups. The jerseys, along with autographed military-themed hats and pucks, will be auctioned off during the game, with the proceeds benefiting Our Military Kids and United Heroes League.
This year’s design features camouflage jerseys with American flag numbering, which pushes the level of acceptable gaudiness on a hockey jersey. The only way this design could get even more patriotic is if bald eagles holding cheeseburgers donned the shoulder patches.
Sunday night, something incredibly awkward occurred at the 89th Academy Awards.
In the spirit of Steve Harvey, presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong card before announcing the night’s final award for Best Picture. La La Land was erroneously declared winner, and what resulted was catastrophically uncomfortable.
Sunday, the Washington Capitals spent their off day together in New York City ahead of their game Tuesday night against the Rangers. The Capitals visited a firehouse in Chelsea, Manhattan, and also took a boat tour, zooming around the Statue of Liberty.
Caps captain Alex Ovechkin also dabbled with the panda Snapchat filter with his wife Nastya. It was truly a good look.
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