The Capitals Better Halves are auctioning off their annual gift baskets. The themed baskets include autographed items and jerseys from all your favorite Capitals players. The basket also includes items that highlight each player’s unique personality.
For the Winniks, their basket highlights the couple’s love of bulldogs and liquor. Taylor Winnik and her creative mind got alcohol from every country represented on the Capitals and then had the corresponding players sign the bottles.
So yes, there is a bottle of Russian Vodka, Stolichnaya, signed by Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Dmitry Orlov.
Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan met with the local media ahead of the team’s 12:30pm practice on Thursday. He said a lot.
Despite many of the Caps’ core young players due raises this summer, MacLellan said he is actively trying to re-sign first-line forward TJ Oshie.
On Monday, TJ Oshie was reunited with his Wish Kid, eight-year-old Addy Flint, during Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic’s Wish Upon a Par charity event organized by Erin Orpik. TJ and Addy first met in November when the Capitals hosted Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night. The two have remained close friends ever since.
On Monday, we gave Addy an opportunity to interview TJ and it turned out about as adorable as you could imagine.
On Monday, the Capitals spent their day at Topgolf for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic’s Wish Upon A Par. The event gave Caps fans a unique opportunity to spend the day eating and golfing with their favorite players while raising funds for a fantastic non-profit organization. Many of the Wish Kids from Hockey Fights Cancer month attended and were reunited with their players.
The cherry on top was the beautiful 65 degree weather. Check out our favorite photos below. You’re going to love the Swede pics.
After two back-to-back road games, the Capitals returned home on Sunday evening. Lauren and Lyla Oshie were enjoying the beautiful DC weather and playing in the front yard when TJ Oshie drove up.
Lyla was incredibly excited for “Papa” to return home, immediately running towards the car yelling “Papa!! Hiii! Hiii, Papa!”
TJ responded excitedly with a request, “Give me a hug!”
During Sunday’s national telecast between the Capitals and Rangers, Kenny Albert plugged The Road Through Warroad, a documentary which highlights one of the biggest hockey towns in America.
NBC then pointed their cameras at one of Warroad’s most famous former residents, TJ Oshie, sitting on the Caps bench.
Staring. Into Space. Like he was having an existential crisis.
On Monday we found out that the Alzners, Oshies and Winniks are vacationing together in the Bahamas during the Caps’ bye week. Tuesday night, we found out it’s not just the three couples and their kids. The Backstroms and Johanssons are with them, too.
In a post calling it the “Best Valentine’s Day we’ve ever had,” Taylor Winnik shared a photo of the whole 20-person crew, including some unidentified friends or family members, hanging out on the beach at Atlantis Paradise Island.
TJ Oshie has been just about a perfect fit for the Caps since coming to the team during the summer of 2015. He’s been excellent in the role envisioned for him: a top-six wing to play the right side with a healthy mix of skill and physicality. Oshie’s tenacious forechecking has fit in great on the Caps first line alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, and TJ has proven he can keep up with his superstar linemates, as he’s posted his two best goal scoring seasons of his career while in DC.
Oshie, who is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, has fit in so well that it may seem like a foregone conclusion that the team should make re-signing him a top priority. While it’s possible there are scenarios that could play out to make bringing Oshie back a no-brainer, there’s plenty of reasons for the Caps to be very cautious when considering whether or not they should re-sign him.
The Washington Capitals have dispersed all across North America for their NHL bye week, and on Monday, we found out an amazing bit of news. The Oshie family, the Alzner clan, and the Winnik crew are all vacationing together at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.
The Oshie family included TJ, his wife Lauren, their two daughters Leni and Lyla, and Lauren’s sister, Ally. Karl and Mandy Alzner brought along their little ones, Stella and Anson. Daniel Winnik tagged along too and brought his lovely wife, Taylor. All three families look like they are literally having the best time ever.
After defeating the Anaheim Ducks 6-4, the Washington Capitals tied a NHL record for offensive prowess during a time in history where goalscoring is down.
The Caps tied the 1970-71 Boston Bruins for the most consecutive home games with five or more goals (11). Saturday marked the Capitals twelfth straight victory at home.
Rookie Zach Sanford scored the record-tying goal after tallying his first NHL goal late in the third period.
Over the last 11 games, the Caps have scored a ridiculous 6, 5, 5, 5, 6, 5, 6, 5, 5, 6 and 6 goals. That’s 60 goals, you guys.
Here are all of Caps tallies from tonight.
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