Earlier today, Adidas and the NHL released the "Reverse Retro" jerseys that will be worn by all 31 teams this season. https://twitter.com/adidashockey/status/1328350864164204544 The NHL and adidas Hockey teamed together for the first-ever League wide alternate jersey program called "Reverse Retro". The idea behind the program is for each team to "throwback" to an era that … Continue reading Reverse Retro Jerseys Have Been Unveiled
The Washington Capitals made their first splash of free agency as they signed goaltender Henrik Lundqvist to pair up with sophomore goaltender Ilya Samsonov. https://twitter.com/Capitals/status/1314626481717424129?s=20 With Braden Holtby signing with the Vancouver Canucks in free agency, the Capitals needed to address the need in net. Lundqvist will serve that need as he has stated that … Continue reading Lundqvist Officially a Capital
Day 2 of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft featured picks 32 through 217. As expected, Alexis Lafreniere was drafted first overall by the New York Rangers last night, and Quinton Byfield went 2nd, making history as the highest drafted African American prospect in NHL history. The Washington Capitals drafted four additional players in addition to … Continue reading Capitals Select Trineyev, Hughes, Bjorklund, and Magnusson on Day 2 of 2020 Draft
Night 1 of the 2020 Entry Draft took place on October 6th, and as expected Alexis Lafreniere was drafted first overall by the New York Rangers (who had been chosen to draft first overall during the Return to Play phase). The Capitals were initially slated to draft 24th overall, but the Calgary Flames who had … Continue reading Washington Capitals select Hendrix Lapierre 22nd Overall in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft
Today the Washington Capitals made a pair of announcements regarding their defense. Dillon Re-Signs for 4 Years First the Capitals announced that they have re-signed defender Brenden Dillon to a four year contract with an AAV of $3.9 million. https://twitter.com/Capitals/status/1313603475608043522?s=20 The signing keeps the Capitals Trade Deadline acquisition around to help stabilize the blue line, … Continue reading Caps Make Announcements on D
Since being bought out by the New York Rangers last week, the future of goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has been a hot topic around the hockey world. Some think he may retire so he spent his entire NHL career with the Rangers, while thoughts of him exploring free agency or even going back to Sweden to … Continue reading Lundqvist to DC Done Deal?
The Washington Capitals have officially announced Peter Laviolette as their new head coach. https://twitter.com/Capitals/status/1305861206272548864?s=20 A Little History Laviolette, who was relieved in Nashville as the Predators head coach on January 6th, 2020, has coached in 1,210 career NHL games with a 637-425-25-123 record. In the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Laviolette has made an appearance 11 … Continue reading Official! Capitals Name Laviolette Head Coach
This morning reports are coming in that Peter Laviollete will become the next head coach of the Washington Capitals as reported by Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada. https://twitter.com/FriedgeHNIC/status/1305842584925999106?s=20 It's been reported before that Laviolette was one of three head coaches with substantial coaching experience to be interviewed by the Capitals. The other two … Continue reading Report – Peter Laviolette Next Capitals Coach
Yesterday the Washington Capitals fired their head coach Todd Reirden after two consecutive first round playoff exits since winning the Stanley Cup back in 2018. The Capitals won the cup under then head coach Barry Trotz who has since moved onto coach the New York Islanders. The Capitals haven’t had that same success in the … Continue reading What’s next for the Capitals?
EA Sports has announced that Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin is the new cover athlete for EA NHL 21. https://twitter.com/EASPORTSNHL/status/1297911845639028738?s=20 This marks the second time Ovechkin has graced the cover for EA NHL as he was on the cover for EA NHL 07. Also with EA NHL 21 will be the "The Great Eight Edition". … Continue reading Ovechkin Named Cover Athlete for NHL 21