Capitals Fans Should Be Excited About Henrik Lundqvist

“I think Caps fans are really going to enjoy his passion for the game and just how truly good he is.”

Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is coming to D.C. on a one-year, $1.5 million deal. On Oct. 9, the Washington Capitals announced the signing of the future Hall of Famer, respected leader, and the bane of Capitals fans’ existence for the last decade. But now that the reality of “King Henrik” joining the Capitals has begun to […]

Players the Capitals Could Draft With the 25th Overall Draft Pick

The Caps have some defensive needs to fill, but without a second round pick, the team will likely select a forward with its first pick.

The Capitals have more questions than answers heading into their offseason. Peter Laviolette steps in to replace underperforming coach Todd Reirden, preparing the Capitals for what might become the strangest NHL season yet, with no start date in sight and still plenty of unknowns about free agency and the offseason as a whole. The one […]

Facing Another Early Postseason Exit, All Eyes Are on Capitals Coach Todd Reirden

Reirden has been given every opportunity to succeed, and so far, he hasn’t.

After the artificial crowd noise finished simulating the clamor of an overtime winner for the New York Islanders on Sunday, television cameras at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena caught 24-year-old Capitals winger Jakub Vrána alone on the Washington bench, his head in his arms. Just moments earlier, Vrána had failed to score on his second breakaway chance of the game and […]

The Confused Fan’s Guide to the Capitals’ 2020 Playoffs

These games count, and meaningful hockey is finally back.

Professional sports leagues across the country and the world are attempting to resume play. Some are creating COVID-19 “bubbles” in specific cities to protect teams and staff. Others appear to be sort of winging it, struggling to contain the spread of coronavirus within their own leagues. Many hockey fans in D.C. have been counting down […]

Get Ready for a Stanley Cup Playoffs Unlike Any Before

“The championship is up for grabs. It could be wildly entertaining.”

For hockey fans hungry for the thrill of competition again, the past week has offered some hope. Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan met with reporters via Zoom on Friday to discuss the NHL’s plan to resume play and proceed with the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs after the season was suspended on March 12th due to the […]

The Caps Prepare for an Unpredictable Future

"Depending on how the virus plays out, depending on how the world handles it, there is the possibility of playing end of June, July, August."

When the NHL suspended play on March 12 to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, many players, fans, and league spokespeople publicly hoped for a short hiatus and a speedy resumption of hockey. But after nearly three weeks with no signs of improvement, and Mayor Muriel Bowser joining Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Maryland Gov. Larry […]

New Capitals Defenseman Brenden Dillon Adjusts to Life in D.C.

“It was kind of like trying to jam two, three weeks of work at the beginning of the season … into one or two days.”

On an Uber ride to dinner shortly after arriving in D.C. from San Jose, California, Brenden Dillon listened as his driver talked about the DMV. Confused, Dillon didn’t say anything, but thought to himself that it was strange that so many people in his new city lived near the Department of Motor Vehicles. Finally, he […]