The Washington Capitals have participated in two outdoor games since 2011, including their very own event at Nationals Park in 2015.
Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman is now reporting that the Caps may be on the verge of hosting another one in his latest edition of 30 Thoughts.
Annapolis’s Naval Academy is one of the NHL’s potential targets and it could potentially happen as soon as next season.
The Washington Capitals are currently on a four-game win streak and have a record of 17-7-3. You might expect them to be jumping out to a mondo Metropolitan Division lead just like they did last year. But as NHL.com reported Monday morning, the Metro division cumulatively went 17-1-0 last week, and the Caps gained no ground despite their win streak. They sit in fifth place in the division despite their solid record, although they have games in hand on everyone other than the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Philadelphia Flyers are on a nine-game win streak. The Penguins are 7-3-0 in their last ten and feature the league’s current leading goal-scorer in Sidney Crosby (20 goals in 22 games). The New York Rangers have a plus-35 goal differential, and the Blue Jackets are somehow plus-31. This is not last year’s Metro division.
Following their 4-3 overtime win, the Caps held a closed-door, players-only meeting. While the Caps ultimately came away with two points, the game was far more lopsided than the score suggested. According to Isabelle Khurshudyan, the meeting lasted about fifteen minutes, but what did the players talk about?
Forbes came out with their annual valuation of every NHL franchise on Wednesday. According to the business magazine, the Capitals are the tenth most valuable team in hockey, coming in at $575 million.
For all their gaudy banners and no cup jokes, the Pittsburgh Penguins are a less valuable franchise than the Capitals, by approximately five million.
On Thanksgiving Eve at Verizon Center, the Capitals played host to the St. Louis Blues and the organization went all out to celebrate the impeding holiday. Alex Ovechkin got out his figurative carving knife and feasted on the average goaltending in net. And all-throughout the night, the Caps transformed their intermission activities into a celebration of America’s second favorite bird.
Baltimore Orioles legend and greatest baseball player that ever lived, Cal Ripken Jr., attended Caps practice Tuesday. The news was first reported by CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Jill Sorenson.
According to the Capitals, the Iron Man was at Kettler Capitals Iceplex to give a speech to the team after practice. The team also plugged Ripken Baseball, Cal’s baseball camp that he runs with younger brother Billy.
With 9:34 left in the third period, Alex Ovechkin scored on a breakaway to give the Capitals an emphatic 6-0 lead. After the Caps goal horn sounded, the song The Wicker Man by Iron Maiden was supposed to play.
Instead, the Caps game entertainment crew ran an audible and thew on the Penguins’ goal song.
Every November 11, America observes Veteran’s Day, a holiday that honors military veterans. In a subtle gesture to show respect to those who have served, the Capitals will be wearing American flag stickers on the back of their helmets tonight in their game against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Today is November 8, election day in America, and…
*Wait, have you voted yet? You haven’t? Dude, stop reading this immediately and go vote right now. Cool? Cool.*
While many of you are mainly concerned with who the next US President will be between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, inside the Capitals locker room there is a great debate about another (ceramic) neck-and-neck race.
The Capitals are hosting a vote for the next Capitals bobblehead between Braden Holtby’s holtbyism, Tom Wilson’s Wiiiiillllllsssssssooooon Halloween costume, and Justin Williams’ fro.
The players are divided. Some of the candidates aren’t even voting for themselves.
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