September 20, 2019

Washington Capitals 2015-16 Season Preview: Center

Unlike the wings, the center position is having down-to-the-wire battles. With Nicklas Backstrom out for an expected 4-10 games, the position is still taking shape even as the regular season starts. Although Andre Burakovsky is slated to be the second line center at the beginning of the season, the rest of the lines are still being shifted around.  With one of the most respected centers in the game, one very hot up-and-comer, an overpaid veteran, and Jay Beagle, this is a highly-staffed position that will take a few weeks to be completely set. [Read more…]

Washington Capitals go for grit in rounds 3 and 4 of NHL Draft

Chandler Stephenson

After trading their second round pick to the Dallas Stars as part of the Mike Ribeiro trade Friday, the Washington Capitals’ first draft pick Saturday was in the third round at No. 77. With it, the Capitals selected Chandler Stephenson, a forward from the Regina Pats. A former teammate of now-Hershey Bear Garrett Mitchell, who captained the WHL team in 2010-2011, Stephenson is the Capitals’ second consecutive 2012 pick who lists Boston Bruins bruiser Milan Lucic as his favorite player. [Read more…]

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