Caps reveal new Reverse Retro jerseys

Adidas partnered with the NHL to create a new series of jerseys for all 31 NHL teams. The new alternate jerseys take a spin on a retro jersey from the franchise’s past. The Capitals have their classic late-90s era “Screaming Eagle” sweater, although now the color scheme is red, white and blue as opposed toContinue reading “Caps reveal new Reverse Retro jerseys”

Capitals Free Agency Review

NHL Free Agency opened last Friday, and although the Capitals did not have much cap space to work with, the team made several key signings while also making one tough goodbye. While other deals will trickle in until the start of the season, including a likely trade of one of the team’s blueliners, the bruntContinue reading “Capitals Free Agency Review”

Caps strum the right chord by selecting Hendrix Lapierre in 2020 first round

The Capitals didn’t have the 2020 playoffs they hoped for, but now all focus will be on the 2020-21 season. The first offseason move comes in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, where the Capitals traded up to the 22nd overall pick and used it to select forward Hendrix Lapierre. While the Caps may have snaggedContinue reading “Caps strum the right chord by selecting Hendrix Lapierre in 2020 first round”

Capitals offseason preview

The tumultuous time in the Toronto bubble has to come to an end for the Capitals after being brushed aside by the New York Islanders in five games. The team walks away with a lot of questions and concerns as it now prepares for the 2020-21 season trying to keep the championship window open. HereContinue reading “Capitals offseason preview”

‘Sh*t happens’: the bubble Caps are on on the ropes

“Sh*t happens,” was Alex Ovechkin’s response when asked about missing a wide open net on the power play while the team was losing 3-2 in the second game of their First Round series against the New York Islanders. The tone was resigned, and many took it as a sign of apathy. However, Ovechkin is oneContinue reading “‘Sh*t happens’: the bubble Caps are on on the ropes”

Caps-Isles series preview (ft. Special Guest writer)

After taking a brief look at both the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Islanders in the last post, the Capitals beat the Boston Bruins in the final round robin game to secure the third seed and a first round matchup with the New York Islanders. The two sides kick off their best-of-seven series today atContinue reading “Caps-Isles series preview (ft. Special Guest writer)”

Re-evaluating potential first round opponents for the Capitals

The 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs are well under way, as the 24-team field navigates through the best-of-five qualifying series and round robin seeding games to set up the normal 16-team field for the rest of the playoffs. Before the playoffs even started, I broke down which teams the Capitals were likely to face depending onContinue reading “Re-evaluating potential first round opponents for the Capitals”

In an alternate Capitals universe…

The year is 2020. A worldwide pandemic halted the sports world, but after four months, some have slowly crept back. The Nationals opened the 2020 MLB season and their title defense against the New York Yankees on July 23. The Capitals and Wizards started their respective playoff pushes this week. The threat of another shutdownContinue reading “In an alternate Capitals universe…”

Takeaways from scrimmage vs. Hurricanes

The Capitals played their first real hockey game since Mar. 9, a 3-2 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres. In their lone exhibition match before the three-game round robin to open the postseason, the Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2. There was so much rust between both sides, the ice nearly turned orange, but hopefullyContinue reading “Takeaways from scrimmage vs. Hurricanes”

Looking at the ‘Black Aces’ for Capitals’ playoff run

The Capitals recently announced their 34-man roster for the NHL return consisting of 20 forwards, 10 defensemen and four goaltenders. Postseason rosters are expanded every year, but this year we’ll be seeing even more reserve players than usual. Well, scratch that. We won’t really be seeing much of these extra players, unless things go horriblyContinue reading “Looking at the ‘Black Aces’ for Capitals’ playoff run”