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Juan Soto Is Just Another Fan. Asking For Hockey To Come BackWhile MLB might be in a standstill on negotiations to reboot the 2020 season, the NHL is close to starting back up.

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Connor McMichael named to the OHL's Second All-Star TeamThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Jakub Vrana gets roasted by Carl Hagelin in the comments of Juan Soto's Instagram photoThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Eastern Conference Play-In PreviewPhoto: Francois Lacasse / Getty Images The NHL announced that the Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin with 24 teams.

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Transcript: Gary Bettman and Bill Daly talk details behind the NHL's 24-team playoff, return-to-play planThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Ovechkin Wins 9th Maurice 'Rocket' Richard TrophyWith this announcement this means that Alex Ovechkin has won the Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy for a record 9th time after tying David Pastrnak for the league lead in goals at 48.

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Capitals: Alex Ovechkin welcomes second sonWashington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and his wife have welcomed a brand new baby into the world!

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Capitals bounce back against Lightning in Game 3 of our NHL 20 simulationOur virtual Washington Capitals bounced back for a big win in Game 3 of the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals in our latest NHL 20 simulation.

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The Weekly Puzzle: Spot the Difference IIINow on to this week's bit o' revelry - there are 12 differences in the two pictures below.

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Top Flyte: Flyers vs. CapitalsIn the newest PSN series "Top Flyte," we take a look back at some of the most pivotal games from this past season, beginning with the 2/8 game v.

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Capitals: The pros of a 24-team postseasonThe NHL announced their "Return to Play" plan on Tuesday looking to go forward with the 24-team postseason.

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Capitals: How to vote in NHL Fan Choice AwardsCalling all Washington Capitals fans! The team needs your help to bring home a couple of titles in the NHL Fan Choice Awards.

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25,000-30,000 Coronavirus Tests Would Cost the NHL "Millions of Dollars" for Daily TestingPhoto: Kirk Irwin / Getty Images Tuesday afternoon, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the Return to Play Plan, which concludes the 2019-20 regular season and focuses on the phases and formats f...

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NHL Free Agents and Trade CandidatesThe Washington Capitals have over $71 million committed to 15 players next season, and a tough decision if they want/can fit in free agent Braden Holtby.

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Alex Ovechkin and Nastya Ovechkina welcome their second child, IlyaThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Caps Clips: Plans MadeWashington Capitals news and notes: The NHL officially rolls out their plan for a return...

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Alex Ovechkin is a dad, againWashington Capitals team captain Alex Ovechkin is a dad again, announcing the birth of his second son, with a photo of mom, dad and baby on Instagram.

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Alex Ovechkin Welcomes Second Son, Ilya Alexandrovich!Alex Ovechkin and his wife Nastya welcomed their second son into the world early Wednesday morning in Florida.

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Opening Odds for All First-Round Playoff MatchupsOn Tuesday the NHL presented their initial framework for the return to play and their plan for completion of the 2019-2020 season.

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How the NHL's proposed return affects the Washington CapitalsCraig Laughlin and Joe Beninati discuss the NHL's announcement of plans to resume the season with a 24-team playoff and how it affects the Washington.

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Mike Milbury has joined TwitterThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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NHL odds 2020: Stanley Cup predictions, title picks, best teams to avoid from proven handicapperHandicapper Bill Marzano has returned over $10,000 on his NHL picks over the past four years.

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Nine on the Line: Could Potential Statistics in the Qualifying Round Jeopardize Ovechkin's Chance for Ninth Rocket Richard Trophy?Over the last few hours, we've been on NHL overload as the league unveiled the Return To Play Plan.

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Jamie Benn is as confused as we all are about the proper time to start growing a playoff beardThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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What Happened Those Times When Alex Ovechkin Didn't Win the Rocket Richard TrophyOnly three in his career, Alex Ovechkin didn't finish anywhere close to winning the Rocket Richard trophy.

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Ilya Kovalchuk Is Feeling Good And Ready For A Run In WashingtonWhile it was only seven games, Ilya Kovalchuk is feeling "it" in Washington. The Capitals trade-deadline acquisition is enjoying his time with the team, but even more important to the 37-year-old, at this stage of his career, he feels they have a good shot to win it all.

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Capitals Talk Emergency PodSome good news for Caps and hockey fans - The NHL announced a 'Return To Play' plan once it is deemed safe to resume on-ice action.

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Washington Capitals win fifth-straight Metropolitan Division titleThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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NHL Announces Return to Play PlanThe NHL is moving forward with plans to return to play, with the League releasing their full plan earlier today that includes a proposal for training camps and a 24-team playoff.

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Alex Ovechkin wins ninth Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy after Gary Bettman announces 2019-20 regular season is overThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Set With 24 Teams, Including 16-Team Play-In Round; Capitals Get Play-In ByePhoto: NHL.com NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced on Tuesday that the 2019-20 regular-season is done and that the Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin with 24 teams, which he believes is the faires...

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Gary Bettman announces NHL's 24-team playoff, return to play plan to complete 2019-20 seasonThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Jonas Siegenthaler returns to the ice for drillsThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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WWE installs hockey plexiglass around its ringThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Capitals fall to Lightning in Game 2 of our NHL 20 simulationThe virtual Washington Capitals suffered another tough loss in our latest NHL 20 simulation of the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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Gary Bettman to make announcement on NHL's return to play format Tuesday afternoonNHL commissioner Gary Bettman will have a 4:30 p.m. EST announcement on the league's Return to Play plan for restarting the 2019-20 season.

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NHL commissioner to make announcement on 'return to play plan' Tuesday afternoonTuesday afternoon, the NHL announced Commissioner Gary Bettman will formally announce the latest developments in resuming the remainder of the 2019-2020 season at 4:30 p.

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Gary Bettman to make announcement on NHL's Return to Play Plan for the 2019-20 seasonThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to Make Formal Announcement at 4:30 PM ET on Return to Play Plan for 2019-20 NHL SeasonPhoto: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports NEW YORK - National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman will make an announcement today at 4:30 p.m.

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Announces Sports Teams in the State Can Begin Training CampsPhoto: Michael Brochstein / Barcroft Media via Getty Images New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced Tuesday morning that sports teams in the state will be able to begin training camps effective tod...

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Ovechkin jersey from 'The Goal' game auctioned off for $111KThe jersey Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin wore when he scored 'The Goal' against the then-Phoenix Coyotes in 2006 fetched $111,930 at an auction recently.

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Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan appears in TikTok videoThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Eller Donates Health Cleanse Portal to Central Union MissionLars Eller and technology leader Healthe donate a new disinfecting walkthrough portal to help protect homeless community and employees.

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Rink Roundtable: A Playoff Proposal on the TableWe weigh in on the NHL's proposed 24-team playoff plan currently under review by the NHLPA.

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Vrana SloMoIs V in slo-mo just... regular speed?

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Caps Greatest HitsBest moments from the rebroadcast of Game 7 in 2015 against the New York Islanders with Evgeny Kuznetsov joining to talk about the game.

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Capitals: Vasili Ponomaryov is worth drafting in 2020One player the Washington Capitals might potentially have on their radar in the 2020 NHL Draft is Vasili Ponomaryov.

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If Alex Ovechkin Played in the 1980sWhile it's fun to imagine Alex Ovechkin playing for the Washington Capitals in the 1980s and breaking goal scoring records, it would take more than just time travel to make it work the way we dream it.

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Caps Clips: 24 Teams Enter…Washington Capitals news and notes: More on the 24-team playoff proposal voted on over the weekend, the NHL's plans to attempt to reopen and more.

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How does Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov get ready for a Game 7? He watches TVCaps forward Evgeny Kuznetsov likes to keep things loose before a game.

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Caps anthem singer Bob McDonald performs Memorial Day concert on rooftop to benefit Gold Star Family MemorialThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Alex Ovechkin's Childhood Path To The Game Of HockeyPhotos: Chamionat At age 8, Alex Ovechkin had not yet even skated, but two years later, he dominated on the ice.

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YouTuber creates video of all the Stanley Cup-winning goals since 1933The relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Capitals drop Game 1 to Lightning in our NHL 20 simulationThe Washington Capitals fell in Game 1 to the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 in our latest NHL 20 simulation of the Eastern Conference Final.

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Report: NHL to hold Draft Lottery on June 26The relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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The NHL's protocol for phase 2 of return-to-play is very badThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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NBCSN's Hockey Happy Hour: Mark Messier's guaranteeThis week's Hockey Happy Hour on NBCSN will feature four notable milestone and record performances.

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How to watch Evgeny Kuznetsov's series-winning goal over New YorkRelive playoff glory as Evgeny Kuznetsov delivers the series-winning goal from the Washington Capitals' 2015 first-round matchup versus the New York Islanders.

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NHL releases framework, but no date, for players' return to team facilitiesWe don't know when Phase 2 of the NHL's plan to resume play will begin, but we do know what it will look like.

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Greatest Moments of NHL Season… So Far: third round, matchup 8 NHL.comThe 2019-20 NHL season had many incredible moments before it was paused March 12 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, and now fans can decide which one was the best.

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Report: NHL Draft Lottery Will Be Held June 26Photo: NHL.com According to TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie, the NHL Draft Lottery will be held on June 26.

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NHL Free Agents and Trade Candidates: Washington CapitalsWhat's the future for Braden Holtby and others as members of the Washington Capitals?

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NHL releases Phase 2 plan, detailing testing, disinfecting, and small group workoutsThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Report: NHL Will Allow Players To Use Team Facilities Starting In Early JuneThe exact date players can begin is still to be determined. This would start the NHL's phase two towards resuming the season, which will likely be in a 24-team Stanley Cup Playoff format.

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NHL Free Agents and Trade CandidatesPrevious articleNFL Up and Down the Odds - Patricia, Marrone Favorites to be First Coach Fired.

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Ilya Kovalchuk: "I Am Not a Jaromir Jagr, But As Long As I Like To Play I Will Continue"Despite a tough season, Ilya Kovalchuk, 37, has no plans to end his career just yet.

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The National Mall's Twitter account is very proud of this pun it made about the Nationals' World Series ringsThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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How the 24-team playoff both helps and hurts the CapitalsThe return to play format for the NHL is not set in stone and there are still some details that need to be worked out, but it certainly appears as if there will be a 24-team playoff when the league resumes and the Capitals will get a bye through the first round as one of the top-four teams in the Eastern Conference.

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Alex Ovechkin's Game-Worn Jersey From "The Goal" Game Sold in On-Line AuctionThe inside of the jersey has the Capitals' team patch sewn on from "Cutting Edge Sports" of Woburn, MA that has printed "Has created and manufactured the numbering and lettering for the Washington Capitals Set #2 2005-2006 Equipment Manager Doug Shearer".

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Tom Wilson vs. Jamie Oleksiak, the BobbleheadOn December 19th, 2018, Tom Wilson fought, and knocked out Pittsburgh's Jamie Oleksiak, and our friends at Bobblehouse created a custom bobblehead to commemorate the moment.

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Road Review: T-Mobile Arena, A Possible Neutral Site For 2020 Stanley Cup PlayoffsAbout four weeks before the NHL paused the 2019-20 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, my dad and I went out West to see the Washington Capitals face the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale and the Vegas Golden Knights in Sin City.

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Washington Nationals reveal design of World Series ringsThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Similarities of how the Capitals and Nationals Won Their ChampionshipsThe Washington Capitals and Nationals, although two different sports teams, had similar championship runs over the last two years.

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New York Governor Cuomo Announces Professional Sports Teams in the State Can Begin Training CampsPhoto: Hans Pennink New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said during a press conference at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh that as of Sunday, professional sports leagues can begin holding training camps i...

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Capitals: How to vote for T.J. Oshie in NHL Fan Choice AwardsEveryone across the NHL knows about the bromance of Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom but not everyone knows about the bromance of T.J. Oshie and Jakub Vrana, except for those of us in these parts.

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Mike Gartner: Revisiting a True Hall of Fame CareerMike Gartner played 19 NHL seasons with five different teams and scored at least 30 goals in 17 of those 19 campaigns.

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Washington Capitals 2019-20 Comic CaptionsToday in our new series we cover the Washington Capitals comic captions featuring humorous captions to NHL photos for the teams in the league.

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WCHA's Alabama-Huntsville cuts hockey programAlabama-Huntsville is dropping men's hockey and men's and women's tennis as part of budget cuts in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Washington Capitals Ready for One Last Cup Run With This RosterWith the NHLPA voting to approve a 24-team playoff format, the Washington Capitals are likely to be one of the favorites to go all the way.

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Two years ago, the Washington Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 and became Eastern Conference ChampionsThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Bench Boss Level Up: Greatest Head Coaching Upgrades in Washington Capitals HistoryRecently, sports media platform The Athletic released an article on the greatest upgrades in the history of each NHL team.

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U.S. Government Releases Order Facilitating Return of Foreign Athletes To United StatesFriday afternoon acting U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf signed an order that exempts certain foreign professional athletes who compete in professional sporting events organized by certain leagues, including their essential staff and their dependents, from proclamations barring their entry into the U.S.

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T.J. Oshie doesn't believe shootouts should dictate results in the Stanley Cup PlayoffsDespite his personal success in shootouts, Oshie feels they are too singularly focused to determine such big games.

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An open letter to hockeyFour years ago, I started really watching hockey. this was a time when I wasn't in a great place.

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Report: The Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning were the only two teams to vote against the 24-team playoffThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Top 5 Washington Capitals ProspectsHere are the five Hershey Bears who have the best chances to make the Washington Capitals next season.

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Here's how the Washington Capitals will probably look on their first day back on the ice after quarantineThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Metropolitan Notes: Devils, Capitals Affiliate, Hurricanes ArenaNotes from the Metropolitan including New Jersey's need to add help on the wing, Carolina is making progress on an arena lease extension, and more.

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Washington Nationals will no longer hold their virtual World Series ring ceremony as planned at players' requestThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Greatest Moments of NHL Season… So Far: third round, matchup 6 NHL.comThe 2019-20 NHL season had many incredible moments before it was paused March 12 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, and now fans can decide which one was the best.

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How Many Fans Could Attend a Capitals Game With Social Distancing Rules In Place?When the NHL re-fires the engines for the 2019-2020 season sometime later this summer, it will be inside of empty arenas.

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Road Review: Gila River Arena, A Possible Neutral Site For 2020 Stanley Cup PlayoffsPhoto: The Arizona Republic About four weeks before the NHL paused the 2019-20 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, my dad and I went out West to see the Washington Capitals face the Arizona Coy...

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NHLPA officially approves NHL's 24-team playoff, return-to-play planThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Report: NHL's Return To Play Proposal Expected To Be Approved By Players AssociationThe executive committee vote by each NHL team is expected to result in an approval of the NHL plans to go straight to the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 16-team play-in round by the players association, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.

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Here's Capitals players doing random chores and activities shirtlessThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Remembering the 2018 Eastern Conference Final and the best two-game stretch in Capitals historyWhen you are thinking about the top moments from the 2018 Cup run, don't sleep on Games 6 and 7 of the Eastern Conference Final.

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Capitals: Top 3 hockey documentaries to watch as we waitWe are still waiting for the official word on if the season will resume. While we wait, however, there are 3 good documentaries for Washington Capitals fans.

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Watch Joe Beninati give his best play-by-play with a group of very good boysWatch Capitals broadcaster Joe Beninati give a play-by-play of all-puppy happy hour on Zoom.

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Capitals would get first round bye in new 24-team playoff formatThe Washington Capitals may likely benefit from the latest proposal of the NHL's Return to Play committee.

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Patrik Laine thinks his game's 'going to look terrible' if NHL returnsThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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How to watch Braden Holtby's best games with the Washington Capitals'The Save' is the first thing that comes to mind when Caps fans hear the name Braden Holtby, but the netminder has turned in some other excellent performances, too.

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Roundtable: Which non-playoff team has the brightest future?This week we discuss which non-playoff teams have talented prospects capable of helping turn the franchise's fortunes around.

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Report: Don Fehr believed to have enough votes to ratify NHL's 24-team playoff, return-to-play planThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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2 Good DeedsRob and JJ are joined by Todd Halloran, owner of the Caps ECHL affiliate South Carolina Stingrays.

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Caps Clips: Wheels In Motion?Weekly Washington Capitals news and notes: Akim Aliu speaks out about racism in hockey, the NHL seems to land on a 24-team playoff plan, and more.

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Ilya Samsonov Discusses His Rookie Season, Life in Quarantine and the Return to PlayOlesya Usova of AllHockey. Ru recently interviewed Washington Capitals rookie netminder Ilya Samsonov. The discussion covered his debut season in the NHL, returning home to Russia for quarantine, the "Russian gang" on the Capitals and more.

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'Goon: Last of the Enforcers' is a fun hockey movie, but doesn't want to answer the tough questions it raisesThe sequel to "Goon" brings up some complex themes... and then ignores them completely.

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Lars Eller donates a 'Cleanse Portal' to D.C. homeless shelterThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Which Teams Would Have The Best Chance Of Pulling Off An Upset In The NHL Play-In Round?Photo: Norm Hall/Getty Images After the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs featured a whopping five upsets, just imagine the possibilities for this year with 24 teams and a play-in round...

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Nicklas Backstrom on the NHL's 24-team playoff plan: 'Right now I think that's the only option'The relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Report: Play-In Bye Teams Could Play Three Games To Determine 2020 Stanley Cup Playoff SeedingPhoto: Scott Audette / Getty Images According to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston, the NHL, GMs, and governors are talking about the eight teams that would earn byes from the play-in round playing th...

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Braden Holtby and Matt Murray Discuss Facing Alex Ovechkin's Office ShotImagine returning from quarantine to practice or play a game against Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin and having to face his trademark blast from the left circle.

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Capitals: Staving off eliminationThe Washington Capitals came into Game 6 in 2018 against the Tampa Bay Lightning down 3-2 and their backs to the wall.

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WATCH: Son of Capitals' John Carlson adorably fails the toddler patience challengeAn NHL defenseman like John Carlson has to play with a lot of patience. That's something that his son, Rudy Carlson, has not quite mastered.

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Capitals: Another monster road win in TampaThe Washington Capitals went up 2-0 thanks to a dominating 6-2 win in Game 2 against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2018 Eastern Conference Finals.

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Capitals' Garnet Hathaway: "Those First Responders Would Need Our Help— Now More Than Ever."Washington Capitals forward Garnet Hathaway recently appeared in Modern Luxury's Hope issue discussing his Hath's Heroes initiative and how people can give back to first responders.

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DC Sports fan makes quilt out of giveaway towels from the Capitals and Nationals championship runsThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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'I scored a goal and people wanted me dead:' Former UPEI Panther Joel Ward didn't let racism stop him from NHL successHockey star was targeted by hateful comments after scoring game-winner in 2012 playoffs.

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NHL, NHLPA reportedly discussing 24-team conference-based setup for playoffsThe NHLPA's executive board will discuss the scenario on Thursday.

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Nicklas Backstrom Thinks Latest Plan To Resume Play "Will Probably Be The Only Option"When the head of the Federal Reserve was interviewed by Scott Pelley for CBS news magazine 60 Minutes on Sunday night, we got a little hockey news as well.

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Interview with Calle Johansson, former Washington Capitals DefensemanFoto: Jonas Löfvendahl Earlier this week, Swedish media published an extensive interview with former Capitals' great Calle Johansson.

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Report: NHL and NHLPA now focusing on a 24-team conference-based playoff as return planThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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A fox ran onto the track during a caution at NASCAR's Darlington raceThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Potential Compliance Buyout Candidates: Part IIIAs the current Coronavirus crisis wears on, it seems more and more likely that the NHL will not be able to complete the full remaining regular season schedule and talk of an expanded playoff field might indicate that there will be no return to the regular season at all.

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Report: NHL, Players Association Continue To Work On 24-Team Stanley Cup Playoff Format; Play-In Round Would Be A Best-Of-FivePhoto: Patrick McDermott / Getty Images The NHL's Return to Play Committee met once again on Wednesday and sources have told Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman that the league and NHLPA are wo...

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Nathan Walker teases Tom Wilson for grey hairsThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Caps Social Dog Party!Captain the CapsPup hosts a Dog party live!

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Farm Family Ties: A Look at Hershey Bears Players with NHL ConnectionsPhotos: Caroline O'Connor / Great Save Productions / Hershey Bears During the 2019-20 and other recent seasons, the Washington Capitals' American Hockey League affiliate Hershey Bears have had several...

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Capitals: Captain deserves to be crowned in NHL Fan Choice AwardsVote for our favorite team dog in the entire NHL, Captian in the NHL Fan Choice Awards through June 1 and also head to @Capitals at 5 eastern today.

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The Weekly Puzzle: What's in a Name?For this week's bit o' revelry, it's up to you to match the nickname to the player - how many do you know?

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Report: Senators, Local NHLers Authorized to Skate at Private Ottawa RinkPhoto: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press According to the Ottawa Sun's Ken Warren, Senators skaters and local NHL players are allowed to resume skating at a private rink in Ottawa.

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Is The Timing Right for Systemic Change? A Look at Potential Opportunities for the NHL During These Financially Challenged TimesPhoto: @Capitals Times of adversity often give rise to new opportunities for change, as well as provide fertile ground for innovation and the implementation of new ideas.

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Star-Studded Coaches Named For New 3-on-3 Hockey LeagueIt's full steam ahead for the new 3-on-3 hockey league, 3ICE, we first told you about back in January.

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How underdog losses helped forge a championIt took a pair of playoff setbacks as underdogs before the Penguins could call themselves champions.

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Hockey expert gives insight on returning to play, tips for players in quarantineFor 30 years Craig Laughlin has been welcomed in D.C.-area homes as an analyst for Washington Capitals television and NBC Sports Washington, mixing his natural optimism with frank honesty.

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The 6 biggest takeaways from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman's season updateNick Cotsonika was the only media on a call Gary Bettman had with Leaders Week in which he provided key updates on the NHL season.

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Favorite memory of season: Zibanejad scores five goals for RangersThe NHL season was paused on March 12 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus. During the break in action, each NHL.com writer will look back on his or her favorite memory of the season so far.

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The Washington Nationals will unveil their World Series rings virtually on Sunday, May 24The relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom Indicates State Could See Pro Sports Returning by First Week of June Without FansPhoto: Bill Alkofer/OCR California Governor Gavin Newsom indicated on Monday that professional sporting events could return within the state as soon as the first week of June but without fans.

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A Look At Alex Ovechkin's Scoring Surges: Was January The Hottest The Capitals' Captain Has Ever Been?Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin erupted with 14 goals and 15 points over seven games from January 13-February 4 earlier this season, a stretch of games that included three hat-tricks and saw him pass four Hall of Famers on the NHL's all-time goal-scoring list in a matter of days.

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Great Series: 2018 Capitals Survive Round One Scare vs Blue JacketsUse the code "thgsentme" on Bench Clearers for 10% off:: the code THG25 at Elite Prospects to get 25% off your first three months of a premium membership on their site from the 1st to 7th of any given month.

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'I miss the camaraderie, I miss my teammates': What COVID-19 has meant for local hockey leaguesWith local hockey leagues shuttered during the pandemic, players found they have lost so much more than just a game.

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Bill Daly 'hopeful' extension of Canada-U.S. border closure doesn't affect NHL's return-to-play plansThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Warren Richmond-Kalaci, 13-Year-Old Toronto Hockey Goalie, Creates Face Shields Using 3D Printer For Frontline Healthcare WorkersIn the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic and a major mask shortage, everyone is finding fabric to make masks and face coverings for themselves, their family, and frontline healthcare workers.

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Stanley Cup Odds Remain Open Despite 24-Team Playoff Becoming LikelyVegas sportsbooks just released the latest odds to win the 2020 Stanley Cup, with the Washington Capitals now sitting at 12 to 1 odds.

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NHL Optimistic That Extended United States-Canada Border Closure Won't Push Season Restart Back Any LaterPhoto: CTV News Despite the border between the United States and Canada's closure to non-essential travel being extended through June 21, the NHL is still "hopeful" that it won&#8...

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Will Advertising Tarps Cover Empty Arena Seats When NHL Play Resumes?When the NHL eventually resumes play it will likely be in empty arenas, as health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic continue.

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Capitals Greatest HitsBest moments from the rebroadcast of a 2008 epic comeback game against the Atlanta Thrashers with Bruce Boudreau joining to talk about the game.

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Hall of Famer Jari Kurri would be surprised if Alex Ovechkin caught Wayne Gretzky's goal recordJari Kurri thinks it would be good for hockey to see Alex Ovechkin catch Wayne Gretzky's goal record, but he's not sure the Great 8 can get there.

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Mid-Day Memories: Big BeginningsWhere we look at those season openers in which a Caps rookie scored his first goal in his first game.

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Capitals: Ted Leonsis believes hockey will come backWashington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis was interviewed on CNN's "The Situation Room" over the weekend and sounded optimistic about the game of hockey returning.

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Nick Cotsonika Interview on Gary Bettman Media CallRob is joined by Nick Cotsonika from NHL.com to discuss Commissioner Gary Bettman's recent statements at a Digital Keynote Interview With Leaders on the return of the NHL season.

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Why the 2020 Stanley Cup champion does not deserve an asteriskWhen a Stanley Cup champion is crowned in 2020, it won't come with an asterisk nor should it.

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These concepts reimagine the Washington Capitals' screaming eagle design as a modern-day alternate jerseyThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Ex-Capitals coach Boudreau compares Backstrom to TrottierBruce Boudreau hasn't coached the Washington Capitals since 2011, but his praise for center Nicklas Backstrom remains at an all-time high.

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Bruce Boudreau compares Nicklas Backstrom to Hall of Famer Bryan TrottierYou don't have to convince Capitals fans that Nicklas Backstrom is an elite superstar, but his former coach Bruce Boudreau likens him to Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier.

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Capitals: Brendan Leipsic was the biggest disappointment of 2020Leipsic scored three goals and added eight assists for 11 points in 61 games. When the team brought on Ilya Kovalchuk at the trade deadline, coach Todd Reirden had to make a lineup adjustment.

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Dmitrij Jaskin named KHL MVP season after being let go by Capitals, Alex Semin named top veteran playerThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Jonas Siegenthaler is doing hockey drills on synthetic iceThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Federal Reserve chairman Jarome Powell is an 'enormous fan' of the Washington Capitals, owns an Alex Ovechkin jerseyThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Report: 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Could Be Played In Two CitiesPhoto: LVRJAccording to TSN's Bob McKenzie, the NHL is discussing playing the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs in two cities instead of four, which is a possibility that is generating some buzz whil...

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Contenders Concerned About Play-In Bye In a 24-Team FormatPhoto: Zak Krill / Getty Images If the NHL goes to a 24-team Stanley Cup Playoff round, which is looking likely at the moment, the top two teams in each division would likely get a bye in the play-in...

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Former Capitals Alexander Semin and Dimitry Jaskin Receive KHL AwardsThe Kontinental Hockey League announced the winners of their league awards for ther 2019-20 season on Monday.

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Ted Leonsis believes NHL will try to finish regular season, but what will that look like?Ted Leonsis doesn't just believe the NHL will be back to reward the Stanley Cup, he believes the league will also try to finish the regular season.

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Important: Jakub Vrana owns Capitals' Stanley Cup champion slippersThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Rookie Watch: Kubalik among even-strength goals leaders since 1999-2000The play of several high-profile rookies, including forwards Jack Hughes of the New Jersey Devils and Kaapo Kakko of the New York Rangers, the No.

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The Latest From The NHL Rumor Mill: Pierre McGuire, Gary Bettman, Finishing 2019-2020 Season, 2020 NHL Draft, 2021-2022 AHL SeasonThings have started to pickup around the NHL in the last 10 days or so.

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Lars Eller makes Wall Street Journal crossword puzzleThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Like Father, Like Sons: A Look At Father And Son Combinations in the NHLMike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images Over the years, the National Hockey League has seen its fair share of families within its ranks, from siblings to distant relatives.

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Ted Leonsis believes the NHL and NBA will finish their seasons without fansThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Senators Owner "100 Percent" Confident 2020 Stanley Cup Champion Will Be CrownedPhoto: Canoe.com Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk told Fan 590 in Toronto on Sunday that he is "100 percent" confident that a 2020 Stanley Cup Champion will be crowned and that there...

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Carl Hagelin predicts NHL players will return in June, jokes about President Trump's disinfectant commentsThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Rivalries: New York Rangers vs Washington CapitalsUse the code "thgsentme" on Bench Clearers for 10% off:: the code THG25 at Elite Prospects to get 25% off your first three months of a premium membership on their site from the 1st to 7th of any given month.

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Capitals: Why There Should Be an NHL Version of "The Last Dance" Starring Alexander OvechkinEveryone has been loving "The Last Dance," which covers Michael Jordan's career. If they were to make a hockey version, Alex Ovechkin should be the star.

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Capitals: Bring on a 24-team playoff format for 2020There's reports going around about the NHL jumping straight to the playoffs. The Washington Capitals will be there if they do as will 23 other teams.

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What the NHL's 24-team playoff plan could look likeThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Capitals GM Brian MacLellan And Third-Round Draft PicksPhoto: Getty Images Over the past several trade deadlines, the Washington Capitals have been giving away third-round draft picks like candy on Halloween as they have dealt six third-rounders over G...

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Ranking the Top 20 Defensemen for Fantasy in 2020/21Hello and welcome in for the second installment in this series in which I break down my top 20 defensemen for fantasy hockey in 2020/21.

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Capitals: T.J. Oshie is the biggest surprise of 2020One pleasant surprise for the Washington Capitals this season was how T.J. Oshie bounced back from last season's collarbone injury that ended his year.

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Report: Talks over weekend produce progress on NHL's 24-team return-to-play planThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Siegenthaler, Vrana do culinary battle with live cook-offJakub Vrana and Jonas Siegenthaler had a heated cook-off live on Washington Capitals Twitter on Thursday, but the real winners are anyone who makes their dishes at home.

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Hershey Bears, Washington Capitals agree to extend affiliationThe Hershey Bears will remain with the Washington Capitals for the next four years.

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Capitals: A very early mock draft for 2020The Washington Capitals hold five picks in the upcoming 2020 NHL Draft. We took a look at Draft Site to learn more about whom the Caps could be selecting.

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NHL Rumors: Canadiens, Coyotes, Capitals, MoreIn otday's NHL rumors there is news on Max Domi and the Montreal Canadiens, plus Coyoties, Capitals and NHL contract news.

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Capitals' Greatest Hits: How to watch rookie Nicklas Backstrom's two goals in 32 secondsFollowing a Sunday that is filled with some of Nicklas Backstrom's best moments as a member of the Washington Capitals, NBC Sports Washington has more Backstrom for you on Monday.

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Alex Ovechkin Recalls Destroying Jaromir Jagr in the 2010 OlympicsPhoto: Robert Beck /Sports Illustrated / Getty Images During the current worldwide hiatus from sports, Russian media outlet Sport Express has been running a series of articles on the "Great moments a..."

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Capitals: Top 5 best goals of 2020Here are the top 5 Washington Capitals goals of the 2019-20 season featuring Alex Ovechkin, T.J. Oshie, Lars Eller, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson.

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Joe Beninati earns another Emmy nomination for Best Play-by-Play AnnouncerThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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NHL Return Update: Capitals D Gudas Against NHL Resuming SeasonWashington Capitals defenseman Radko Gudas became the latest NHL player to voice his concern over the very real chance of a Coronavirus outbreak amongst the players should the league and NHLPA agree to resume the 2019-20 season.

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Filip Forsberg Trade RevisitedAn in-depth look into the long-term impact of the Martin Erat-Filip Forsberg trade conducted by the Washington Capitals and Nashville Predators.

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New Limited-Edition Capitals, Wizards, and Mystics Shirts Benefit COVID-19 Relief EffortsPhoto: MSE The Washington Capitals, Wizards, and Mystics unveiled new limited-edition T-shirt designs on Wednesday in conjunction with Monumental Sports and Entertainment.

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Washington Capitals' 2022 Olympics Roster ProjectionsWashington Capitals players who could potentially represent their countries at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.

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Capitals: Potential free agents to consider in 2020The Washington Capitals have a couple of needs when it comes to free agent additions this upcoming offseason.

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Ex-Flyer Radko Gudas: NHL should cancel season because of health concerns, including depression"It's a bit sad they are willing to risk the health of so many players for money," Radko Gudas told a TV station in his native Czech Republic.

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Top Moments of 2019-20: Mika Zibanejad Scores 5 Goals in One GameMika Zibanejad took over a game in a way no one else had in 23 years.

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Help us wish Keelan Moxley, who cannot have a birthday party due to the pandemic, a Happy 9th BirthdayThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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"My Video Represents The Team? "Photo: @Capitals In October, Jackson Friedlander had no idea his "Mite of the Nite" interview would become a viral sensation.

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The best Capitals player to wear each jersey number: 1-20Alex Ovechkin can lay claim as the best Captials player to wear No. 8, but what about the rest of the jersey numbers?

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Martin Fehervary: Annual Review and ForecastNext up in our annual prospect review and forecast series is Martin Fehervary, defenseman for the Hershey Bears.

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Snapshots: Gudas, CHL Lawsuit, MillerThe NHL has been clear about their desire to resume and complete the 2019-20 season at some point this summer, but that's not shared by every player in the league.

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A Look Inside T.J. and Lauren Oshie's French-Inspired Manse HomePhoto: Julie Digest Experience the charming residence of Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie, his wife Lauren, and their family in a recent article by Architectural Digest....

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Take a tour through the Oshies' house, thanks to Architectural DigestThe Oshie's house was featured in Architectural Digest, and it is quite the sight.

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Radko Gudas believes NHL should cancel rest of 2019-20 season, thinks there's 'no chance' Capitals will re-sign himThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Washington Capitals get it right with Hershey BearsThe Washington Capitals have extended their affiliation agreement with the Hershey Bears through the 2023-24 season the team announced on Friday morning.

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Capitals and Bears Extend Their AffiliationShaggy takes a look at the Washington Capitals announcement extending their affiliation with the Hershey Bears of the AHL.

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Capitals and Bears Renew Affiliation AgreementThe Caps and Bears are partners through 2023-2024 under the new agreement.

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Washington Capitals, Hershey Bears extend affiliation agreementThe Washington Capitals and Hershey Bears have extended their AHL affiliation agreement through the 2023-24 season, it was announced Friday.

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Washington Capitals and Hershey Bears extend affiliate agreement through 2023-24 seasonThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Washington Capitals Extend AHL AffiliationThe Washington Capitals and Hershey Bears will be back together for several more years. The two organizations have announced a new affiliation agreement that runs through 2023-24.

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Capitals: Alex Ovechkin provided the greatest moment of 2020 so farThe best moment of the 2019-20 Washington Capitals season was when Alex Ovechkin scored his 700th goal back in February against the New Jersey Devils.

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Caps Re-Up With Hershey!This season, 14 former or current Bears played for Washington: Travis Boyd, John Carlson, Christian Djoos, Martin Fehervary, Braden Holtby, Tyler Lewington, Beck Malenstyn, Dmitry Orlov, Michael Sgarbossa, Ilya Samsonov, Jonas Siegenthaler, Chandler Stephenson, Jakub Vrana and Tom Wilson.

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Capitals Extend Affiliation Agreement with Hershey BearsPhoto: Caroline O'Connor / Great Save Productions / Hershey Bears ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals and the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League have extended their affiliation agre...

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Report: Idea Of Having 2020 NHL Draft In June Is "Not Dead But It's On Life Support"Photo: Amny The NHL is still optimistic that the 2019-20 season can be completed and more things are opening up as each day passes, according to TSN Insider Bob McKenzie.

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Washington Capitals: Radko Gudas doesn't plan to return in 2020Radko Gudas doesn't think he will return to the Washington Capitals next season with the team being up against the salary cap and younger contracts.

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Caps Clips: Still In LimboWeekly Washington Capitals news and notes: the effects of AHL season cancellation, potential resumption of play scenarios, and more.

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What if the Penguins won the 2004 draft lottery?Pittsburgh would have had Alex Ovechkin but not Evgeni Malkin...And maybe not Sidney Crosby.

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Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving Senses Positive News From NHL Next WeekPhotos: @Capitals Calgary Flames General Manager Brad Treliving senses hockey fans may hear some good news at some point next week.

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Flames GM thinks NHL's return-to-play plan could be announced next weekThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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For Alex Ovechkin, there are apparently no days off even during quarantineThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Mike Gartner Talks About Playing a Hall-Of-Fame Career With One Good EyeFormer Washington Capitals great Mike Gartner played his entire 19-year hall-of-fame career with a vision condition he mostly kept to himself.

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Washington Capitals: 5 Free Agent Goalie TargetsIf the Washington Capitals lose Braden Holtby to free agency this summer, here are five free agent goalies they can target to pair with Ilya Samsonov.

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New DC Sports Teams T-shirts on Sale to Benefit COVID-19 Relief EffortDetails here to get these limited edition Wizards, Capitals and Mystics shirts...

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Washington Nationals offer ticket holders refunds, credits on 2020 tickets plus 50 percent bonusThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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How to watch Nicklas Backstrom's best games with the Washington CapitalsAll day on Sunday, May 17, NBC Sports Washinton is re-airing four of Backstrom's best games as a member of the Washington Capitals.

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Golden Knights roster review: Chandler StephensonSince being acquired from the Washington Capitals, forward Chandler Stephenson has taken his game to a higher level with 22 points in 41 games for the Golden Knights.

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Caps Social CookoffJakub Vrana and Jonas Siegenthaler face off in an ultimate cookoff challenge with Radio Play-by-Play John Walton and Capitals' Team Chef Robbie Wood commentating.

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Capitals: Top 5 players that have made 2020 memorableThese players will be the ones we'll talk about today in the top 5 Washington Capitals players that made this season memorable.

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The Weekly Puzzle: Build Your LineupNow on to something a little bit different. You're now the coach of some of the best players from the entire "Rock the Red" era, you lucky person you!

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Capitals First Ever Virtual Combine and Fair Sees Great SuccessOver 200 participants across 21 states engaged with 44 college programs in online event.

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Capitals: Carrying the momentum into TampaAfter a thrilling emotional win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Washington Capitals carried over that insane momentum to take Game 1 of the ECF.

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Vote for the Capitals in the NHL Fan Choice Awards NHL.comThe 2nd annual NHL Fan Choice Awards have arrived and your Capitals are up for six categories!

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Capitals, Wizards and Mystics sell new T-shirts to to raise funds to feed frontline workersThe Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystics sell limited-edition, coronavirus-related T-shirts in an effort to raise for money to feed frontline workers in the D.C. area.

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What if Sidney Crosby never suffered his concussion in 2011?As many of you have already seen during SB Nation's "what if" week, different scenarios have popped into the heads of some of us at PensBurgh.

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Hershey Bears UpdateRob and JJ update the ongoing negotiations with the Capitals AHL farm team, the Hershey Bears.

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Connor Hobbs: Annual Review and ForecastNext up in our annual prospect review and forecast series is Connor Hobbs, defenseman for the Hershey Bears.

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Radko Gudas Tells Czech Media He Doesn't Expect To Return To the Capitals Next SeasonPavel Papiskar, a writer for Ceska Televize in the Czech Republic, recently interviewed Washington Capitals defenseman, Radko Gudas.

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Hershey Bears hope to remain Washington Capitals' AHL affiliateThe Hershey Bears have been the AHL affiliate for the Capitals since 2005 and it appears that pairing will continue.

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AHL Notes: Capitals, Next Season, Vegas AffiliateNotes from the AHL including the Capitals working on an extension with Hershey, the possibility of there being fewer teams next season, and more.

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Which Current Capitals Players Will Play Through The End Of Their Contract Or Beyond?Photo: Sporting News With a lot of big contracts already on the Washington Capitals' salary cap and many more to come over the next couple years, the franchise will see a big shift in their r...

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How Much Money Does An NHL Home Game Generate?Much has been made lately about the fact that a majority of the NHL's annual revenue comes from television and media deals.

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Troy Brouwer jokes 'I think I broke my neck' celebrating game-winning goal at Winter ClassicThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Alex Alexeyev: Annual Review and ForecastNext up in our annual prospect review and forecast series is Alex Alexeyev, defenseman for the Hershey Bears.

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Pheonix Copley, Beck Malenstyn Among Capitals' "Black Aces" Should 2019-20 Season ResumeGoaltender Pheonix Copley and forward Beck Malenstyn told reporters via conference calls on Wednesday that they will be with the Washington Capitals as "black aces" to conclude the 2019-20 season should it resume.

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Beck Malenstyn and Pheonix Copley will be black aces for the Capitals if the 2019-20 restartsThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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'Wash Your Hands Capitals' shirts to benefit frontline workersThe Washington Capitals want to encourage their fans to do their part during the fight against the coronavirus so much that they changed the name of the team.

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Capitals: Top 3 questions that remain to be answered in 2020Here are the top 3 questions concerning the Washington Capitals that remain to be answered as the season is in the middle of a pause.

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NHL Rumors: Eastern Conference NHL Trade CandidatesLooking at potential NHL trade candidates from teams in the Eastern Conference.

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Capitals, Wizards, and Mystics selling custom t-shirts to benefit COVID-19 relief effortThe relentlessly fun hockey site, hopelessly devoted to the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. Our goal is to make hockey as fun about as it is to watch.

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Bettman on 2019-20 NHL season: 'Canceling is too easy a solution'"I don't want to sound Pollyanna, but canceling is too easy a solution."

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Pro women's hockey association unveils 5-city regional planThe Professional Women's Hockey Players Association enters its second season with plans to regionalize its structure by basing players in five hub cities, while also continuing its Dream Gap Tour series of barnstorming stops across North America.

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