Category: ‘Players’

Poll: Who was the Biggest Hero of Round 1 for the Caps?
April 23rd, 2017 at 10:56 PM
***PHOTO1*** Marcus Johansson was certainly the hero of Game 6. (Caps Outsider) First, hats off to Toronto. With a number of higher-seeded teams tanking in the first round, including Minnesota and Chicago, the Capitals staved off what could've been a franchise-changing loss by defeating the Maple Leafs, 2-1, in ... Read Original Post...

Braden Holtby Again Named Finalist for Vezina Trophy
April 22nd, 2017 at 8:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** Holtby earlier this season. (Caps Outsider) Congratulations to Caps goaltender Braden Holtby for once again being named a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, which he won last year. This time he's up against Columbus's Sergei Bobrovsky and Montreal's Carey Price. Though Holtby had another stellar season, he's not a lock for it like...

Tom Wilson Is All Grown Up
April 20th, 2017 at 2:21 PM
***PHOTO1*** (Caps Outsider) The NHL playoffs are truly unique.  Hockey is a sport where the level and intensity of play increases dramatically during the race for the Stanley Cup.  Football must be intense from the first snap of the season since there are only 16 scheduled games.  Baseball moves at a snail's...

Jay Beagle Doesn’t Have Tweeter or Bookface
April 14th, 2017 at 10:38 AM
***PHOTO1*** By Ben Sumner Posted April 14, 2017 Beagle poses with one of his biggest fans. (Caps Outsider) Jay Beagle recently recorded commercials for Sport Chevrolet, taking over the sponsorship from buddies John Carlson and Karl Alzner. It was his first foray into commercials. Beagle, ... Read Original Post at...

Comparing Seasons: Brooks Orpik
April 13th, 2017 at 3:29 PM
***PHOTO1*** (Caps Outsider) Last May, Brooks Orpik sat despondently in the penalty box in Consol Energy Center, shifting his mouthpiece from one side of his mouth to the other. It was game six of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Pittsburgh, and Orpik watched as his double-minor high-sticking penalty resulted in two goals...