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Caps' Holtby looking at bright side of offseason changes
After an offseason of major change for the Capitals, Braden Holtby is hoping the new blood ignites an intense fire at training camp.
Holtby on offseason change, getting past disappointment
Capitals' goalie Braden Holtby spoke with CSN's Tarik El-Bashir at Kettler Iceplex on Tuesday to discuss his mindset after a tough playoff exit and what he expects to see following an offseason of change.
Former Cap Johansson skates again at Kettler
Marcus Johansson returned to Kettler IcePlex on Tuesday, a month after the Capitals traded him to the Devils. 
Holtby skates and shoots; a rare sight
Caps goaltender Braden Holtby took to the ice on Monday, but he wasn't wearing his traditional pads. It was a bit odd, but a lot of fun.
Walker says working on little things is key to making Caps
Nathan Walker has a hunch that the key to his dreams of making an NHL roster lie in the little aspects on the game.
25 most important Caps: No. 20 Taylor Chorney
Can Taylor Chorney seize a spot in the Capitals' top-six defensemen, or will he be the spare? He's No. 20 on out list of important Capitals players
Caps prospect Jonas Siegenthaler with Tarik El-Bashir
What Caps prospect Jonas Siegenthaler tells Tarik El-Bashir what he's doing to show he's ready for a roster spot
Washington Capitals prospect Jonas Siegenthaler
How Caps prospect Jonas Siegenthaler is fighting for roster spot
How the 2015 second-round pick changed his game to prove he's "ready" for the next level.
Sebastian Aho, Nico Hischier and John Tavares
2017-18 Metro Preview: Who will end their playoff drought?
The Hurricanes, Devils and Islanders missed the playoffs last season. Who did enough to snap that streak this year?
Kuznetsov excited by Caps' roster makeover
After losing some big names this offseason, Evgeni Kuznetsov thinks that some of the Caps' prospects are ready to step up. 
Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly
25 most important Caps: No. 21 Devante Smith-Pelly
The Caps took a flier on Devante Smith-Pelly. Will he cash in? 
2017-18 Metro Preview: Flyers will be new, but improved?
The Flyers got younger. But will they be better? Here's a look at how the roster changed from last season. 
2017-18 Metro Preview: Has the mystique worn off for Blue Jackets?
Can Sergei Bobrovsky rebound from a rough postseason and return to his Vezina form?
2017-18 Metro Preview: Rangers need Lundqvist to return to form
The Rangers added Kevin Shattenkirk, but does Henrik Lundvist have enough left in the tank?
Washington Capitals goalie Pheonix Copley
25 most important Caps: No. 22 Pheonix Copley
How does the team's No. 3 goalie make this list? Because there is a good chance he will not be the No. 3 goalie for long.
Washington Capitals forward Riley Barber
25 most important Caps: No. 23 Riley Barber
Riley Barber doesn't posess otherwordly physical abillities. But his desire, I.Q. and pure hockey skill makes up for it. He is on the rise for the Capitals. 
Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin
Malkin jokes about Oveckin's friendship with Putin
The budding friendship between Alex Ovechkin and Vladimir Putin has not gone unnoticed by Evgeni Malkin.
Capitals' 2017-18 Opponent Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets
The Columbus Blue Jackets have an impressive young core and added Artemi Panarin. Can they take the next step this season?
Caps opponent preview: Breaking down the rest of the Metro
Can the Hurricanes, Islanders or Devils reach the playoffs this season?
Capitals' 2017-18 Opponent Preview: New York Rangers
Henrik Lundqvist has been a rock for the Rangers, but as he gets older New York may rely more on more on its core players. Can they challenge for the Metropolitan Division this season?
Capitals' 2017-18 Opponent Preview: Philadelphia Flyers
CSN's Jill Sorenson and Tarik El-Bashir are here to preview the Capitals' 2017-18 Metro Division opponents. Up next are the always unpredictable Philadelphia Flyers.
Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Voice of the Capitals
Voice of the Capitals, John Walton joined this week's podcast to discuss the team's offseason moves and what prospects could make the biggest impact this season.
Philipp Grubauer has big long-term goals
Philipp Grubauer has aspirations of being a starting goaltender. It almost happened in Vegas. Now he's back with the Capitals for the 2017-2018 season
Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer
With short-term future secure, Caps' Grubauer eager to get to work
The days leading up to June's expansion draft were nerve-racking for the Caps' backup netminder.
Washington Capitals prospect Chandler Stephenson
25 most important Caps: No. 24 Chandler Stephenson
Chandler Stephenson has all the tools to be an NHL player, now he just has to put it all together.
Capitals' 2017-18 Opponent Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins
CSN's Jill Sorenson and Tarik El-Bashir are here to preview the Capitals' 2017-18 Metro Division opponents. Up first are the back-to-back Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins.
2017-18 Metro Preview: Penguins stand in the way ... again
Can the Penguins three-peat? Tarik El-Bashir previews the Capitals' biggest rivals as the 2017-18 NHL regular season approaches.
Washington Capitals defenseman Aaron Ness
The 25 most important Caps players: No. 25 Aaron Ness
Aaron Ness could very likely start the season with the Caps as a cheap, veteran insurance policy.
Former Capitals general manager George McPhee
Wayne Gretzky praises former Caps GM
Wayne Gretzky is impressed with George McPhee's work in Washington saying his past record "speaks for itself."
Former Capitals coach Bryan Murray
Former Caps coach Bryan Murray dies at 74
Bryan Murray was the longest-tenured and winningest head coach in team history.
Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson
Caps players open up about lost teammates
The Caps lost some key players this offseason and some of the current Caps are starting to open up about it.
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson
John Carlson on fresh faces in the locker room
John Carlson joins Tarik El-Bashir to discuss the dynamic with all the new faces in Washington
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson
Carlson ready to embrace change
The Caps figure to add 4-5 new faces—and John Carlson is hopeful they'll bring some youthful energy to the lineup.
Braden Holtby and Matt Murray
Penguins goalie considers Holtby an idol
Matt Murray has two more Stanley Cup rings than Braden Holtby, but still looks up to the Caps netminder.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
The 12 best Caps moments at Verizon Center
The Verizon Center is no more so let's remember the best moments from the Phone Booth.
Washington Capitals prospect Ilya Samsonov
Samsonov willing to play in AHL, does not believe Caps are 'cursed'
One of the Caps' top prospects is not buying into any Caps "curse."
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Alex Ovechkin gets no love from NHL Network
Alex Ovechkin is the Great 8, but not the greatest 8 according to NHL Network.
Caps name new associate goaltending coach
Alex Westlund will work with the Capitals' prospects in Hershey and South Carolina.
Verizon Center is now officially Capital One Arena
Capital One and Monumental Sports and Entertainment announced the new naming rights deal Wednesday morning.
Highlights from #TweetLikeOviDay
Thanks to the @russianmachine Twitter account, August 8 has become an annual tradition to #TweetLikeOviDay. And every year we cannot thank them enough for starting it. 
Capitals host Baltimore Street Hockey Tournament
For the seventh straight season, the Washington Capitals hosted a street youth hockey tournament in Baltimore.
The Best of #TweetLikeOviDay
August 8, 8/8, also known as Ovi Day. On this great day, @russianmachine created a hashtag, #TweetLikeOviDay and CSN's Jill Sorenson and Chris Miles find the best tweets.
Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby stands on the ice prior to theCapitals' game against the Florida Panthers at Verizon Center.
Holtby named one of the top netminders by NHL Network
Just how high does Braden Holtby climb in NHL Network's goalie rankings?
Capitals Faceoff Podcast: What are the best hockey movies?
The podcast crew talks about their favorite hockey movies and discuss Nate Schmidt's new contract and a change in tone from Ovechkin on the Olympics.
Players on NHL contracts in minors won't be available for Olympics
The talent pool for the Olympics was further slashed on Monday as the NHL clarified even NHL players in the minors can't go to Pyeongchang.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Ovechkin still hopeful he can play in 2018 Olympics
Alex Ovechkin has not given up hope on playing in Pyeongchang.
Jill and Tarik talk Philipp Grubauer
Will Grubauer leave the Capitals to be a number one goalie elsewhere?
Ovechkin hits the beach
Alex Ovechkin continues to crush the offseason, this time spending some quality time at the beach. 
NHL defenseman Nate Schmidt
Schmidt awarded two-year deal in arbitration
Nate Schmidt did not get what he was asking for in arbitration, but he got close to it.
Barry Trotz and Brian MacLellan
Joe Beninati isn't worried about the Capitals offseason
Although the Capitals lost a few key players this season, Joe Beninati isn't worried about the team heading into the 2017 season.
USA Hockey Olympic coach Tony Granato
USA Hockey names coach for Olympic team
The NHL won't be participating in the 2018 Olympics, but USA still needs to be represented.
Capitals Faceoff Podcast: The Joe Beninati special
The one and only Joe Beninati joins the show to talk about his summer of woe and what he thinks the Caps will look like next season.
Refurbished rink
Caps complete refurbishment of 4 local street hockey rinks
You don't always need ice to play some hockey.
Former Washington Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt
Report: Schmidt, Vegas still far apart before arbitration
Vegas wanted Nate Schmidt. Now they just have to pay him.
Previewing the Caps' defensive prospects
Jill Sorenson and Tarik El-Bashir take a look at the next crop of Caps' defensive prospects, and with ice time available, the blue line could see an influx of young talent in the very near future.
Washington Capitals prospect Nathan Walker
Walker would not be the first Cap to break national barriers
Nathan Walker could become the first Austrailian to play in the NHL, but not the first Cap to make history for his country.
Previewing the Capitals' defensive prospects
The Capitals have four intriguing defensive prospects. Who is most likely to get a midseason call-up? Tarik El-Bashir breaks it down.
Washington Capitals fans
Preview of Capitals nationally televised games
Jill Sorenson previews the best games to look out for on the Washington Capitals schedule after NBC released the national broadcast schedule for the NHL.
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Capitals 2017-18 Season Preview
Our Capitals 2017-18 season preview is here, with detailed analysis on position breakdowns, prospect previews and much more.
The Washington Capitals
15 Capitals games to be broadcast on NBC, NBCSN
CSN remains your home for Capitals hockey, but 15 games will also be televised nationally on NBC and NBCSN.
Washington Capitals jerseys
The best jersey combos for every NHL team
Is there anything that sparks more debate in the world of sports than a team's jersey?
Capitals draft pick Benton Maass
Caps' 6th round draft pick was surprised by Caps' call
Benton Maass wasn't thinking about where he would get drafted, but if.
Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz
Where does Trotz rank among NHL coaches?
Even if the Caps don't have a roster to win the Presidents’ Trophy, do they have the right coach to lead them deep in the playoffs?
Capitals 2017-18 prospect preview: Madison Bowey
Capitals 2017-18 prospect preview: Tarik El-Bashir and Jill Sorenson break down D Madison Bowey.
Washington Capitals prospect Madison Bowey
Capitals 2017-18 Prospect Preview: Madison Bowey
After missing a huge chunk of 2016-17 with a serious injury, is D prospect Madison Bowey ready to make the jump?
Talent is there, but will Djoos' body hold up?
Christian Djoos has jaw-dropping skills. But does the Capitals prospect have the body to withstand an NHL season? Jill Sorenson and Tarik El-Bashir discuss.
Ovechkin's rival hoping to see him hoist a Stanley Cup
The Stanley Cup continues to elude Alex Ovechkin, but one of his fellow countrymen and rivals is hoping he finally finds it.
Previewing the limitless potential of Christian Djoos
Capitals defenseman prospect Christian Djoos has an offensive game that will make Captials fans salivate. But CSN's Jill Sorenson and Tarik El-Bashir evaluate the changes he has to make to be an NHL star.
Previewing Caps' talented prospect Chandler Stephenson
Chandler Stephenson has NHL speed, but where does he fit in with the Capitals in 2017-18? CSN's Tarik El-Bashir and Jill Sorenson break it down.
Brian Maclellan AP
MacLellan declares 'We've got a good team'
Brian MacLellan has heard the criticism and he's not buying it. He likes what he sees on the Caps' roster.
Finding a place for Caps' prospect Stephenson
What does the Capitals' offseason roster turnover mean for rising prospect Chandler Stephenson? CSN's Jill Sorenson & Tarik El-BAshir explain.
Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Hershey Bears HC Troy Mann
Jill Sorenson and Tarik El-Bashir talk Capitals prospects with Hershey Bears head coach Troy Mann. Also included: Balancing the summer.
Caps' Nathan Walker on pace to make history
CSN's Jill Sorenson and Tarik El-Bashir preview Capitals prospect Nathan Walker, who is in a unique position to make NHL history during the 2017-18 season.
The time is now for prospect Walker to make history
Capitals prospect Nathan Walker is on course to make history. Jill Sorenson and Tarik El-Bashir explain why. 
Is it a make-or-break season for Jakub Vrana?
CSN's Jill Sorenson and Tarik El-Bashir discuss Capitals prospect Jakub Vrana and what the talented forward needs to do in order to solidify his spot with the organization in 2017-18.
Why prospect Jakub Vrana can find success in 2017-18
With positions available for the Capitals, it's time for prospects to step up. Jill Sorenson and Tarik El-Bashir detail why it is Jakub Vrana's time.
Why Andre Burakovsky can have a breakout season for the Caps
Andre Burakovsky is just 22 years old, but with three NHL seasons under his belt, it is time for a breakout year. CSN's Jill Sorenson and Tarik El-Bashir explain why it will happen in 2017-18.
Why 2017-18 will be a breakout year for Andre Burakovsky
Capitals young gun Andre Burakovsky is ready for his breakout season. Jill Sorenson and Tarik El-Bashir explain why it will happen.
Why Brett Connolly can have a breakout season for the Caps
CSN's Jill Sorenson and Tarik El-Bashir explain why Capitals winger Brett Connolly is primed for a potential breakout season in 2017-18.
Brett Connolly a breakout season candidate for the Capitals
Brett Connolly's strong 2016-17 regular-season campaign ended with a postseason thud. But expect him to have a breakout season in 2017-18. Here's why.
Why Capitals' Tom Wilson can be a breakout star in 2017-18
CSN's Jill Sorenson and Tarik El-Bashir examine why Tom Wilson is a prime candidate for the Capitals top breakout performer for the 2017-18 NHL season.
Why Tom Wilson will have a breakout season
After registering 19 points last season, Tom Wilson is expected to break out in 2017-18. Jill Sorenson and Tarik El-Bashir explain why.
Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Who makes the lineup?
Heading into training camp with open roster spots is not a familar place for the Capitals. 
Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov
Kuznetsov donates to sled hockey program
Evgeny Kuznetsov talked about a recent donation he and some former teammates from KHL Traktor had made to a sled hockey team in Chelyabinsk with Sport-Express. 
Nate Schmidt
The best of Nate the ice
Caps fans will miss Nate Schmidt not just for his play on the ice, but for his personality off of it.
Braden Holtby and Tom Wison
Was the best save of the season made by...Tom Wilson?
Braden Holtby and Philipp Grubauer had great seasons, but Tarik El-Bashir believes Tom Wilson may have topped them both.
Former Washington Capitals forward Joe Juneau
Caps Summer Series: Reliving the 1998 run to the Finals
Joe Beninati and Alan May talk about their memories from the Capitals' postseason run in 1998.
Best Caps Fans Moments
Best Capitals fans moments
Here are Jill Sorenson and Tarik El-Bashir's favorite moments with Capitals fans.
Alex Ovechkin surprises fans with pizza delivery
Alex Ovechkin delivered Papa Johns pizzas to unsuspecting fans, but one customer didn't realize who he was.
Meet this unlikely Caps fan from across the globe
Fatima Al Ali, a hockey player from United Arab Emirates, is a huge Caps fan and got a chance to meet the team.
Nate Schmidt
The best of Nate Schmidt off the ice
The CSN Capitals crew says Nate Schmidt is one of their favorite players to interview - here's why.
Tarik El-Bashir and Craig Laughlin
Could Tom Wilson replicate John Druce's career?
Tarik El-Bashir compares Tom Wilson to John Druce after his impressive playoff performance.
The Caps' best goal of the 2016-17 season
Tarik El-Bashir and Craig Laughlin both picked this goal as their favorite of the season.
Tarik El-Bashir's favorite save of the year
Tarik El-Bashir's favorite save of last season wasn't made by a goalkeeper.
Joe B and Alan May talk all-time favorite playoff moments
Alan May talks his favorite playoff moments both as a player and as an analyst.
Joel Ward scores OT game winning goal against Bruins in 2012
Joel Ward scored the series-winning goal against the defending champion Bruins in overtime in the first round of the 2012 playoffs.
Ovechkin and Crosby's dueling hat trick game
Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby went head-to-head in Game 2 of the second round of the 2009 playoffs, both scoring hat tricks.
John Tortorella argues with fans during 2009 playoffs
New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella got in an argument with fans during Game 5 against the Capitals, which Joe B said signaled the Rangers' "unraveling."
Joe B and Alan May reflect on Caps' 1998 Stanley Cup run
The Capitals made it to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1998. Joe B and Alan reflect on the best moments from that postseason.
John Druce's electrifying 1990 playoff performance
John Druce finished the 1990 postseason with 14 goals in 15 games. Here's a look at the best moments from those games.
Dale Hunter scores series-winner in Game 7 in 1988 playoffs
Dale Hunter scored "The Goal" to beat the Flyers in 1988.
Craig Laughlin scores against Flyers 1984 playoffs
Caps playoff hero Craig Laughlin was critical to the team's first-round series win against the Flyers in 1984.
Al Koken predicts Sergei Fedorov playoff goal
Joe Beninati recalls Al Koken predicting Sergei Fedorov's game-winning goal against the New York Rangers in the 2009 playoffs.
Looking back at Ovechkin's first playoff goal
Alan May breaks down Alex Ovechkin's first playoff goal against the Flyers in 2008.
Stanislav Galiev
Galiev contract situation finally resolved
Stanislav Galiev was in a tough spot in the KHL, but it looks like his contract situation finally has some clarity.
Capitals re-sign Liam O'Brien
O'Brien was the organization's final restricted free agent.
The Washington Capitals locker room
Caps Summer Series: Top locker room stories
Plenty of stories from the locker room don't make headlines. Here are some of our favorites from the past season. Episode 3 of the Caps Summer Series airs 9 p.m. Saturday on CSN.
Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly
Newest Cap snags picture with Floyd Mayweather
Devante Smith-Pelly is in on the hype for the Mayweather-McGregor fight.
Jeremy Roenick talks Capitals' offseason changes
After another early playoff exit, Jeremy Roenick reflects on the Capitals Postseason and the changes made this offseason
Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Caps Summer Series
Going behind-the-scenes to preview the the upcoming 4-part Caps Summer Series on CSN.
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Offseason questions: Who'll be on Caps' opening night roster?
How different will the Capitals' opening night lineup look from last year's? Three Capitals experts share their predictions. 
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
What to expect from Alex Ovechkin going forward
Can No. 8, with his 32nd birthday looming, bounce back from a down year? There are reasons to think so.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Caps Summer Series: Top 5 moments to cover
There were plenty of storylines to cover in 2016-17. Here's our top 5. Watch Caps Summer Series at 7 p.m. Saturday on CSN.
Caps sign minor league forward
The Caps bolstered their AHL depth by inking minor league forward Wayne Simpson.
Brian Maclellan AP
Should Caps look to the trade market for upgrades?
Fill from within? Or seek a trade?
Capitals Faceoff Podcast: What have Caps really lost?
Taking a deeper look at the players the Caps lost this offseason to find out just how much they will miss each next season.
Sergei Fedorov and Alex Ovechkin
Caps Summer Series preview: Top playoff moments
What are the top playoff moments in Caps' history? Find out on episode one of the Caps Summer Series airing on Saturday, July 15 at 7 p.m. on CSN.
WATCH: Here's shirtless Ovi line dancing at his wedding
Evidence is mounting that Alex Ovechkin's wedding was the most fun wedding of all time. Just look at those kicks!
Washington Capitals prospect Shane Gersich
Development camp standout headed back to college
Shane Gersich's professional career will be on hold for another season.
Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly
Caps see Devante Smith-Pelly is a player with 'untapped potential'
The Caps are excited by the potential Devante Smith-Pelly brings to the lineup. 
Ovechkin ties the knot
Alex Ovechkin got married today, and the wedding looked predictably awesome. 
Caps Summer Series preview: Ovechkin's first playoff goal
Episode one of the Caps Summer Series, Top Playoff Moments in Team History, premiers Saturday, July 15 at 7 p.m. You can bet Alex Ovechkin's first playoff goal will be included.
Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson
Why Johansson netted the Caps such a low return
Why could the Caps not get more than just a second and third round pick for Marcus Johansson?
Summer Series preview: Grace Cohen is a part of Caps history
Grace Cohen is not just a fan of the Capitals. She is a part of the team's history. Check out the Capitals Summer Series with all the best features from the past season on Saturday at 9 p.m.
With new deal, Philipp Grubauer remains a Capital — for now
Goaltender Philipp Grubauer agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal to remain in Washington but JJ Regan isn't sure he'll remain in D.C. for all of it.
Caps re-sign Grubauer to one-year deal
Philipp Grubauer was the Caps' last RFA from last season's NHL roster. He signed a contract extension on Thursday.
Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov
Why MacLellan felt he had no leverage with Kuznetsov
Evgeny Kuznetsov got a bigger deal than you see from most restricted free agents. How did he get the upper-hand on the Caps?
Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer
Grubauer is closing in on a contract extension
Philipp Grubauer is the Caps' final restricted free agent from last year's NHL roster, and is closing in on a contract extension, sources tell CSN.
Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson
Did the Capitals get a fair return for Marcus Johansson?
Tarik El-Bashir breaks down whether the Capitals received enough in return for Marcus Johansson.
The Washington Capitals
The Capitals are paying the price for big contracts
The Capitals went all-in to win the Stanley Cup and fell short. Now they're tasked with managing a difficult salary cap situation after giving out big contracts in order to gear up for a title run.
Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov
Evgeny Kuznetsov was worth the big contract and here's why
Capitals insider Tarik El-Bashir explains why Evgeny Kuznetsov is worth the eight-year $62.4 million contract that the team signed him to.
Washington Capitals prospect Travis Boyd
Caps re-sign 23-year-old Travis Boyd
Fresh off his best season with the Hershey Bears, Travis Boyd earned a one-year contract extension with the Capitals. 
2017 Capitals Top 5: Counting down the best goals
CSN counts down the best goals of the year by the Capitals. Vote for your favorites.
Washington Capitals forward Stanislav Galiev
Galiev finds himself in hockey limbo...again, this time in KHL
Stanislav Galiev just can’t catch a break.
Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik
MacLellan explains thought process behind keeping Orpik
Even facing a salary cap crunch, Brian MacLellan did not view buying out Brooks Orpik as an option.
Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky
Caps re-sign Burakovsky on a bridge contract
Andre Burakovsky didn't get the same kind of payday as Evgeny Kuznetsov did, but he did get a hefty raise.
Capitals Faceoff Podcast - A busy weekend
The Caps made plenty of headlines with the re-signing of Kuznetsov, trading away Johansson and a number of players leaving as free agents.
Brian Maclellan AP
Caps GM still believes team is strong after many moves
In a call with reporters Monday, Brian MacLellan discussed plans for next year's revamped lineup as well as the pain he's felt with the recent moves.
One last look at the top 'Dearest Abigail' memes
Marcus Johansson is a Devil. That means the end of CSN's 'Dearest Abigail' memes, featuring General Johansson. Let's give our regards to the lovers one last time.
Holtby warmups
Goalie wizard Mitch Korn to switch roles with Caps
Mitch Korn is known as one of the NHL's top goaltending coaches, but the Capitals are instituting a plan that'll somewhat reduce his involvement next year.
Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly
Caps add to their forward depth by signing Smith-Pelly
The Caps stayed busy on Monday by signing a depth forward to shore up their bottom-six.
Former Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson
Caps lineup projection: Johansson trade shuffles up offensive lines
The Caps had a busy weekend and were affected by many transactions. How different will their lineup look as a result?
Marcus Johansson
Caps trade Johansson for draft picks to save cap space
The Caps had to free up cap space somehow. Now Marcus Johansson is a Devil and the Caps have an extra $4.5 million to work with.
Evgeny Kuznetsov
Capitals re-sign center Evgeny Kuznetsov
The new deal that Evgeny Kuznetsov signed on Sunday makes him the youngest center in his pay grade.
Barry Trotz and Caps prospects
Best moments from Caps development camp
On Saturday the Caps wrapped up prospect development camp. Here are the best moments on and off the ice.
Carey and Connolly
Caps lose Carey, re-sign Connolly
The Caps hold on to Brett Connolly for two more years, while Paul Carey will go to the Rangers.
Justin Williams
Williams fond of time in Washington
Williams said there were more teams interested this time around. He also got a raise.
Caps ink Peluso to deal
The Capitals announced on Saturday morning that they signed right wing Anthony Peluso to a one-year contract. 
Washington Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk
Shattenkirk reportedly signs with Rangers
Kevin Shattenkirk has reportedly signed a four-year deal with the New York Rangers. 
Karl Alzner reflects back on his time with the Caps
Before leaving the practice facility for the last time, Karl Alzner talked to Tarik El-Bashir about his time in Washington.
Alzner says goodbye to Caps
Karl Alzner stopped by the Caps' facility to say his final goodbyes.
Justin Williams
Williams headed back to Hurricanes
Justin Williams has signed a two-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes. 
Karl Alzner
Habs nab Alzner
Karl Alzner is leaving DC after reportedly signing a five-year deal with the Canadiens. 
Who should the Caps go after?
As free agency begins, can the Caps afford to fill their biggest need?
Steve Whyno on Orlov, Oshie contracts
Steve Whyno from the AP joins to discuss about the Dmitry Orlov and T.J. Oshie contracts.
What does Tarik El-Bashir think of the Orlov deal?
Tarik El-Bashir on the Caps re-signing Dmitry Orlov and the 5-year, $30.6 million deal he signed.
Across hockey and golf, Swedes stick together
Professional golfer, David Lingmerth, is a huge fan of the Washington Capitals. 
Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Nate Schmidt edition
On a special edition of the Capitals Faceoff Podcast, Jill Sorenson speaks with former Capital and new Las Vegas Knight Nate Schmidt.
Trotz: Lack of contract extension has '0.0 effect' on him, Caps
'When people want to talk, we'll talk,' Trotz said. 
Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov
Orlov takes to Instagram after re-signing
Defenseman Dmitry Orlov took to Instagram to express his excitement after re-signing with the Capitals.
Washington Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt
Where is Nate Schmidt's replacement? Hershey
Losing a fan-favorite player is always tough. At the Capitals Developmental Camp, head coach Barry Trotz points to their prospects in Hershey as his potential replacements.
Caps re-sign Dmitry Orlov
Some more good news for Caps fans. Restricted free agent Dmitry Orlov is staying with the Capitals. 
Barry Trotz and Brian MacLellan
What forwards should the Caps pursue?
Should the Caps pursue a forward on the free agent market or look to fill holes from within?
QLN Leader David Lingmerth is also a huge Capitals fan
David Lingmerth won at TPC Potomac on the Tour in 2012 and is in the lead at the 2017 Quicken Loans National. It makes sense, because he is a huge Washington Capitals fan.
Lucas Johansen
Lucas Johansen eyes a spot on the blue line
Lucas Johansen has changed his diet to put on some weight in hopes of earning a spot on the blue line.
Washington Capitals prospect Chandler Stephenson
Caps re-sign prospect to two-year deal
Chandler Stephenson appeared in four games for the Capitals in 2016-17 and now he has a new contract with the team. 
Washington Capitals prospect Jonas Siegenthaler
Siegenthaler moving to North America for upcoming season
Jonas Siegenthaler needs to adjust to the North American game. There's no better place to do that than in North America.
Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Did Caps make the right move with Oshie?
JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir disagree over T.J. Oshie's new contract.
Alzner says 'pretty much 100%' not coming back to Caps
Karl Alzner told CSN's Jill Sorenson it's a strange feeling not to be returning to the Capitals, which he feels nearly certain about.
Washington Capitals forward Justin Williams
Williams, Caps aren't having 'in-depth discussions'
Justin Williams will become a free agent on July 1 and it does not sound as if the he and the Caps are talking much about an extension.
Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer
What does the Copley deal mean for Grubauer?
Is Philipp Grubauer's fate sealed after the Caps re-signed Pheonix Copley?
Locker won't let anyone forget his game-winner
CSN's Craig Laughlin scored the game-winning goal in the final minute of the Capitals Alumni Game on Tuesday.
Washington Capitals goalie Pheonix Copley
Caps re-sign Copley as their No. 3 goalie
The Caps re-signed goalie Pheonix Copley as their top netminder in Hershey and possible Philipp Grubauer replacement.
Washington Capitals prospect Shane Gersich
Gersich has eye on NHL after breakout season
Shane Gersich showed a lot of potential at North Dakota last season. Now he is trying to show the Caps it was no fluke.
Washington Capitals prospect Nathan Walker
Nathan Walker is 'as close as anybody' to being NHL ready
Can Nathan Walker seize a spot on the Caps' fourth line?
Locker won't let teammates forget his alumni game winner
Craig Laughlin says camaraderie in the locker room is what he misses most from his playing days in the NHL. After scoring the winning goal in last night's Capitals alumni game, he said he won't let his...
Olie the goalie on Caps alumni game - and losing to Laughlin
Former Caps goalie also known as 'Olie the goalie' Kolzig, reflects on the Caps alumni game and how he took the game winning goal by Craig Laughlin.
Craig Laughlin scores game-winner in Alumni Game
CSN's own Craig Laughlin netted the game-winning goal as time expired to propel his team to victory in an exciting Capitals Alumni Game.
Jill Sorenson caught up with Caps prospect Colby Williams
Jill Sorenson talked to Caps prospect Colby Williams at development camp about what he hopes to show when it comes to his growth.
Jill Sorenson talks to Capitals prospect Lucas Johansen
Jill Sorenson talks to Capitals prospect Lucas Johansen at development camp.
Jill Sorenson talks with Capitals alumn Mike Knuble
Jill Sorenson talks with Capitals alumn Mike Knuble who's back in town for the Caps Alumni game.
Tarik El-Bashir and Jill Sorenson talk Caps free agency
Tarik El-Bashir and Jill Sorenson discuss Brett Connolly's return, free agency, and the Caps development camp.
Oshie's deal speaks volumes to type of person he is
CSN Caps insider Tarik El-Bashir was surprised T.J. Oshie didn't test the open market and said his long term deal speaks volumes to what kind of person he is.
Tarik El-Bashir talks significance of losing Nate Schmidt
CSN Caps insider Tarik El-Bashir joined the Junkies Tuesday morning to talk what it means for the Caps to lose Nate Schmidt and how players will be replaced.
Ondrej Pavelec, Petr Mrazek, Steve Mason
Who still needs a goalie? Possible destinations for Grubauer
The Caps have a trade asset in Philipp Grubauer, but there may not be all that many teams in need of a budding starter.
Washington Capitals forward Brett Connolly
Connolly reportedly re-signs with the Capitals
Brett Connolly has agreed to terms on a two-year extension with the Capitals, according to a report.
Washington Capitals forward Brett Connolly
Caps issue qualifying offers, Connolly not tendered
Among their restricted free agents there was only one surprise. Why did the team not give Brett Connolly a qualifying offer?
Beninati and Laughlin love BBQ nearly as much as hockey
Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin left the booth and ventured out into the world of barbecue this past weekend at the National Capital BBQ Battle in D.C.
Shane Gersich and Lucas Johansen
Development Camp: 5 players to watch
There may be no Jakub Vrana or Ilya Samsonov, but there are still plenty of players you should keep an eye on at development camp.
The Washington Capitals
Four 2017 draftees among prospects attending development camp
Just two days after being drafted by the Capitals, the team's four 2017 draft picks will join the team for its annual development camp.
Junkies are just as cised about Oshie re-signing as you are
On Friday, the Caps penned a 8 year deal with T.J. Oshie and the Junkies are cised about it.
Philipp Grubauer and Nate Schmidt
Caps lineup projection: How do the Caps replace Schmidt?
The Capitals' outlook on defense has changed significantly with the loss of Nate Schmidt.
Mahoney gives scouting reports for the Caps' draft picks
Caps Assistant GM Ross Mahoney talks to the media about what the team sees in each of the four draft picks they made on Saturday afternoon.
TJ Oshie
Barry Trotz talks Oshie's role in Washington
After the Caps signed TJ Oshie to a long-term deal, Barry Trotz discusses how important he is to the organization.
Trotz discusses his plan to replace Nate Schmidt
Barry Trotz talked to media during the NHL draft about how the way he plans to replace Nate Schmidt in the lineup.
NHL Draft
Caps continue to strengthen defense in draft
Nine of the Capitals' last 15 draft picks have been blue liners.
Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
Re-signing Oshie was 'the highest priority' for Caps
The Caps crossed off their biggest task of the offseason on Friday.
GM MacLellan talks Oshie contract, losing Schmidt
Capitals GM Brian GM MacLellan talks about the new TJ Oshie contract, losing Nate Schmidt to Las Vegas.
Caps take a winger with their last pick in the draft
After taking three defensemen earlier in the day, the Caps wrapped things up by taking a winger.
Caps target defense yet again with 6th round pick
The Caps' draft plan is becoming increasingly clear, as the team took their third defenseman of the day in the 6th round. 
Caps draft 2nd defenseman of the day with 5th round pick
With their 5th round pick, the Caps bolstered their blueline depth, taking yet another young defenseman. 
Caps nab Gessier in the 4th round
With their 4th round draft pick, the Capitals selected a young, lefty defenseman out of Switzerland. 
Caps' Barry Trotz on the importance of re-signing TJ Oshie
The Capitals re-signed T. J. Oshie to a long-term deal on Friday. Head coach Barry Trotz spoke at the NHL Draft on what it means to re-sign such a high-caliber player like Oshie.