In the second period of tonight’s game vs. the Habs, Andrew Shaw decided to continue his streak of being the biggest dickhead in the sport and was ejected for boarding Caps defenseman Connor Hobbs.
The NHL will be entering its centennial year in 2017 and Tuesday, Gary Bettman announced their centennial ambassador: Wayne Gretzky.
During a long introductory press conference with reporters in Toronto, Gretzky spoke on a wide range of topics and then Alex Ovechkin got brought up.
The Washington Capitals are auctioning off a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a small and somewhat insignificant coaching decision during a meaningless exhibition game. During the Capitals final preseason tilt of the fall, one fan — hopefully a Caps fan — can “determine the starting lineup and announce the starters to the team” in the Verizon Center locker room.
The winning bidder will also receive four glass-side seats. That’s perfect so the fan and their closest friends can see how the decision plays out.
Before Barry Trotz became head coach of the Washington Capitals, he spent 17 years in Nashville as the bench boss of the Predators. During that time, Trotz not only became the face of the Predators’ franchise, but also an integral part of the Nashville community. One big reason for that is Barry’s son Nolan.
Trotz’s teenage son has down syndrome and during his time in Nashville, Trotz cultivated a strong relationship with Best Buddies in Tennessee. Now he’s looking to have an even bigger impact with the Washington Capital Region chapter.
Team Russia was ousted by Team Canada in the semi-finals of the World Cup of Hockey this past weekend. Hockey players Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin both played in that game. Several sporting news outlets noticed this fact and, deciding that the world hasn’t had enough of this particular story, rained down the takes.
One such story comes from Pierre LeBrun, ESPN’s NHL columnist and TSN Hockey insider. LeBrun beats this dead horse into glue while also getting some nifty anonymous quotes from some GMs and coaches who do not like Ovechkin one bit.
The Capitals’ popular Casino Night fundraiser is back for 2016 and tickets are now available, the team announced today in a press release.
The 2016 Casino Night will take place Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel. Tickets are on sale now: $250 for MVP tickets gets you food, beverages, access to the casino floor, live and silence auctions, and a raffle; $450 for VIP tickets gets you into an hourlong reception with the whole team before the event officially kicks off.
All the funds raised will benefit MSE Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Washington Capitals.
Several Caps fans that ventured to Verizon Center tonight noticed someone else other than George McPhee in the house. Hall of Famer Chris Chelios was in the house to watch his son, 24-year-old defenseman Jake Chelios, play for the Carolina Hurricanes.
In the second period, Wilson received some return fire of his own. The Caps alternate captain for the night took a shoulderto the jaw and head from Hurricanes’ center Jordan Staal.
Former Caps General Manager George McPhee returned to Verizon Center Monday night to scout the game between Washington and Carolina.
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