Capitals: Backstrom Keeps Making His Case

Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom is making his case as a Hall of Fame player. Back on Tuesday, the Capitals faced the New Jersey Devils and Backstrom found his way to 50 assists on the season with his helper on Tom Wilson’s second period goal. It’s not a statistic that generated a lot of headlines.Continue reading “Capitals: Backstrom Keeps Making His Case”

Capitals: Washington Speeds Up with Hagelin Swap

When the Washington Capitals put Devante Smith-Pelly on waivers, you knew something was up. And when Smith-Pelly cleared waivers, it happened. The Capitals traded a pair of picks – one third-rounder for 2019 and a conditional sixth-rounder for 2020 – to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for winger Carl Hagelin. The deal instantly raisesContinue reading “Capitals: Washington Speeds Up with Hagelin Swap”

Capitals: Washington Rolls On, Will (Probably) Repeat as Cup Champs

The Washington Capitals have all the tools to repeat as Stanley Cup champions and they put it all on display Saturday as they wiped away the sinking Ottawa Senators. The victory was Washington’s fourth in a row, bringing them to a 24-10-3 record. Conversely, the Senators dropped four in a row. That’s another story forContinue reading “Capitals: Washington Rolls On, Will (Probably) Repeat as Cup Champs”

Capitals: Tom Wilson Formally Appeals Suspension Because Of Course

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson formally appealed his 20-game suspension, the NHL Players’ Association said Friday. The appeal was expected and took place within the accepted 48-hour window after the suspension was announced Wednesday. The appeal was sent to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and was filed by the NHLPA on Wilson’s behalf. There is noContinue reading “Capitals: Tom Wilson Formally Appeals Suspension Because Of Course”

Capitals: Tom Wilson Suspended 20 Games

The Washington Capitals will begin their season without forward Tom Wilson, who’s been suspended 20 games for his hit on St. Louis Blues centre Oskar Sundqvist. Of course, calling it a “hit” is a bit of a stretch. The incident took place on Sunday in the second period of pre-season action and the league hammeredContinue reading “Capitals: Tom Wilson Suspended 20 Games”