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The Filip Forsberg Trade Was Not As Bad As It Could’ve Been
February 24th, 2017 at 10:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** Forsberg before he was traded (Caps Outsider) A few years ago, the Washington Capitals traded prospect Filip Forsberg to the Nashville Predators for veteran Martin Erat and a young Michael Latta. Considering Forsberg is flourishing as a Predator, and Erat was a bust with the Caps (while Latta was let go), Nashville won the...

Caps Acquire Gilbert, Hope to Boost Hershey Defense
February 15th, 2017 at 2:57 PM
***PHOTO1*** via nhl.com The Washington Capitals have they acquired defenseman Tom Gilbert from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a conditional 5th round pick in the 2017 NHL draft. Those conditions are as follows: The Kings maintain 20% of his cap hit, the Caps get past round 2, and Gilbert plays in...

Zach Sanford Scores First NHL Goal When Caps Needed It Most
February 11th, 2017 at 11:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** By Ben Sumner Posted February 11, 2017 (Caps Outsider) Capitals rookie Zach Sanford scored his first NHL goal Saturday, breaking a 4-4 tie late in the game against Anaheim to help secure the Caps' 6-4 victory. Needless to say, he was swarmed by reporters, even when Nicklas Backstrom came...

Another Super Sunday for the Caps
February 5th, 2017 at 3:07 PM
***PHOTO1*** (via the Caps) The Caps have traditionally played a matinee on Super Bowl Sunday, and this year was no exception.  Whether fans were out to simply enjoy a day of hockey or gear up for the sports world's most coveted extravaganza, there was a lot of fun and action as the Caps hosted the Los...

Dmitry Orlov Gets His First Power Play Goal
January 24th, 2017 at 12:40 AM
***PHOTO1*** With John Carlson out of the lineup, and perhaps not even returning until after the All Star break, the Caps are missing their top power play defenseman. So, Matt Niskanen, who normally plays second unit behind Carlson, will get more playing time. Then there's Dmitry Orlov, apparently third on the depth chart. On...