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This season's Capitals training camp will feature several roster battles. The team released the official 2017-18 training camp roster, schedule.

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Washington Capitals forward Jakub Vrana
Vrana is really trying to not let the pressure get to him
Jakub Vrana knows the pressure is on him to make the Caps' roster. He's trying to tune it out.
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Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin
Ovechkin, Kuznetsov team up for preseason game in Montreal
Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov will headline Wednesday's preseason game against the Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., CSN).
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Washington Capitals forward Jay Beagle
Beagle sees method to the madness of NHL's faceoff emphasis
Jay Beagle, the Caps' top faceoff man, sees the benefits of the NHL's stricter enforcement of faceoff rules.
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What If: Jenks texts former Capital Marcus Johansson
The Capitals' first preseason game of the year brought up familiar memories for Michael Jenkins about his friend and former Capital Marcus Johansson.
Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov
Preseason Game 2: Capitals at Canadiens how to watch
The Caps continue their preseason with a trip to Montreal. The puck drops at 7 p.m. Watch it on CSN or via CSN's live stream page.
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Caps jerseys
Caps release 2017-18 promo calendar
The Caps have another season full of unique giveways and theme nights for fans.
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Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov
Ovechkin, Kuznetsov set to start the season on a line together
The Caps' top six is almost set with Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov poised to start the season on a line together.
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Washington Capitals defenseman Madison Bowey
There's a spot on the blue line waiting for Bowey. Will he seize it?
Madison Bowey dropped 12 pounds this summer in an effort to get lighter on his skates.
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What Tarik El-Bashir loved and hated in Caps-Devils
Tarik El-Bashir joined STL to review the Capitals preseason opener against the Devils, and things jumped out to him for both great and not so great reasons
Nathan Walker on the penatlies: 'We slowly got the memo'
After a penalty-filled start to their preseason opener, the Capitals slowly began to adjust to the referees as the game went on
Washington Capitals forward Nathan Walker
Thumbs up, thumbs down: Walker impresses in preseason opener
Nathan Walker made the most of his opportunity in the Capitals' first game of the preseason. Here are the players who stood out, both good and bad, for the Caps on Monday in New Jersey.
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Nathan Walker scores Caps' first preseason goal
Nathan Walker scores the Caps' first goal of the preseason with a quick rebound shot.
Washington Capitals defenseman Aaron Ness
Ness’ skating could give him a leg up in blue line competition
In a game that's getting faster every year, Aaron Ness' skating could end up putting him on the Caps' roster.
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When it comes to Djoos, Trotz says size is overrated
  You don’t have to watch Christian Djoos long to realize he has NHL skill and that he's smaller than everyone else around him.
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Nicklas Backstrom and Daniel Murphy
Daniel Murphy, son attend Caps practice
Excited for the return of hockey? So is Daniel Murphy.
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
Holtby, Oshie, Burakovsky highlight preseason opening lineup
Here are the forward lines and defense pairs for the Caps' preseason opener.
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
Preseason Game 1: Capitals at Devils How To Watch
We have hockey to watch! The Capitals open the preseason at New Jersey at 7 p.m. ET on CSN. Here's what you need to know.
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Tom Wilson on being from Toronto, rivalry with Maple Leafs
On Day 3 of Capitals Training Camp, Tom Wilson talks about how being from Toronto adds to the dynamic of the Caps-Leafs rivalry
Highlights from the Caps' intrasquad scrimmage
The Caps had their first scrimmage of training camp, with more than a few players making highlight reel plays.
Walker: I think I can contribute offensively as well
The Caps' Nathan Walker plans to prove that he can be more than just an energy player this season.
Tom Wilson
Trotz has high expectations for Tom Wilson
The Caps need to "chip away" at the goal production they lost via free agency—and Barry Trotz hopes Tom Wilson can help.
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Chiasson hopes to catch on with Caps
Chiasson, 26, amassed 12 goals and 24 points in 81 games for the Flames last season.
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First impressions from Caps training camp
CSN's Capitals Insiders take a look at Day 1 from Caps training camp.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Is the NHL wrong to ban their players from the Olympics?
CSN's Chris Miles and Brian Mitchell discuss whether the NHL is wrong to ban their players from competing in the Olympics.
A strong Day 1 from Ovechkin
This summer, Ovechkin said he did less weight lifting and more running.
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Backstrom talks fellow Swede Djoos, missing 2018 Olympics
Nicklas Backstrom has been impressed with his Swedish teammate Christian Djoos.
Hobbs thinks this Caps camp is already his best yet
Connor Hobbs has a few training camps under his belt, but after Day 1, he can already tell this year's is set to be the best yet. He talks this and more from the first day of Capitals training camp.
Oshie talks summer losing teammates, signing extension
T.J. Oshie had an up-and-down summer watching teammates leaving in free agency, and signing a big extension. He recaps his summer from the first day of Capitals training camp.
Alex Ovechkin's full media day interview
Alex Ovechkin joined CSN's Media Day Live on Friday and spoke about his health, his conditioning, and what needs to change for the Capitals as the 2017-18 season approaches.
Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz
Caps camp is underway—and here's how they're lined up
Who's skating on which line? Here's the Day 1 groupings from Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
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Braden Holtby
25 most important Caps: No. 1 Braden Holtby
With questions on offense and defense, it falls to Braden Holtby to lead the team into the new season.
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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Camp confidential
With training camp upon us, JJ Regan, Tarik El-Bashir and Rob Carlin sit down to talk about all the storylines surrounding the Caps as they reconvene.
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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Ovi's Olympic statement
On Thursday night, Alex Ovechkin released a passionate statement about the NHL's decision not to participate in the Olympics.  
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A slim Alex Ovechkin shows up early to training camp
The biggest surprise to start this year's training camp is Alex Ovechkin's slimming down for the Washington Capitals.
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Caps training camp roster breakdown
Looking at the recently announced training camp roster, we break down the Capitals in every way imaginable based on their basic information.
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CSN to broadcast 77 Capitals games
CSN Mid-Atlantic will broadcast 71 regular season games and 6 preseason games for the 2017-18 Capitals season.
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Devante Smith-Pelly, Alex Ovechkin and Madison Bowey
5 players to watch as Capitals camp opens
As camp begins, here are the players you should be keeping an eye on.
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Former Washington Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt
Nate Schmidt has a message for Caps fans
Nate Schmidt is getting ready for training camp as a Golden Knight, but he had one more parting message for Capitals fans.
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Jakub Vrana, Nathan Walker and Christian Djoos
5 position battles to watch at Caps camp
Following a summer of change, the Caps need to fill three forward spots and at least one spot on the blue line.
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Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom
25 most important Caps: No. 2 Nicklas Backstrom
An elite center and vocal leader, it's time to give Nicklas Backstrom his due.
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The Washington Capitals
Capitals release roster, schedule for training camp
This season's Capitals training camp will feature several roster battles. The team released the official 2017-18 training camp roster, schedule.
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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
25 most important Caps: No. 3 Alex Ovechkin
Alex Ovechkin is still the Caps' captain and top offensive threat, but he's no longer the most important player on the team.
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Russian forward Alex Ovechkin
Report: IIHF will not allow players under contract to play in Olympics
Is the Ovechkin/Olympics issue settled?
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Washington Capitals head trainer Jason Serbus
Caps make major changes to medical staff
Jason Serbus replaces Greg Smith, who is retiring after 18 years with the organization.
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Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
25 most important Caps: No. 4 T.J. Oshie
T.J. Oshie was a player Brian MacLellan determined the Capitals could not afford to lose, even if it meant giving him an eight-year contract.
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The Washington Capitals
Oddsmakers put Caps among favorites to win the Cup
The Caps may take a step back this season, but the oddsmakers still like their chances to win it all.
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Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov
25 most important Caps: No. 5 Evgeny Kuznetsov
The Capitals showed just how important Evgeny Kuznetsov is to them by signing him to an eight-year, $62.4 million contract in the offseason.
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Hurricane Irma
Caps chip in to help Hurricane Irma evacuees
The NHL team donated water and sports drinks to a Florida shelter.
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Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen
25 most important Caps: No. 6 Matt Niskanen
Matt Niskanen is not the Caps' best player, but he is one of the most indispensable.
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Grubauer's got a new lid
The maker of Phillipp Grubauer's helmets unveiled the goalie's newest model. 
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Andre Burakovsky
25 most important Caps: No. 7 Andre Burakovsky
Andre Burakovsky's career-high in goals is 17. Can he make the jump to a 20 or 30 goal scorer this season?
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Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly
Smith-Pelly surprised by buy out but confident as camp approaches
Devante Smith-Pelly did not expect to be a free agent this summer, but he likes the fit in Washington.
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NHL forward Alex Chiasson
Caps sign Alex Chiasson to PTO
Alex Chiasson will join Jyrki Jokipakka as the second player on a PTO for the Capitals' training camp.
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Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov
25 most important Caps: No. 8 Dmitry Orlov
After cutting back on his turnovers, Dmitry Orlov is poised to enter the season on the Capitals' top defensive pair.
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Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky
Andre Burakovsky is ready to earn a bigger role
Andre Burakovsky looks poised to move up into the Captials' top-six. He came back to Kettler ready to earn that promotion.
Washington Capitals forward Brett Connolly
Connolly sees a great opportunity in his new 2-year deal
Brett Connolly signed a two-year deal in the offseason and should feel more comfortable with that security. Because of that, he sees this season as one of opportunity.
Washington Capitals forward Brett Connolly
Connolly's goal? Score at least 20 this season
Brett Connolly is looking to 'gain some traction' after scoring a career-best 15 goals last season.
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Alex Ovechkin and Kevin Shattenkirk
Shattenkirk praises Ovechkin at NHL media day
Alex Ovechkin evidently left an impression on Kevin Shattenkirk.
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Ovechkin helps break ground on St. James facility
Continuing his service to the Washington D.C. area, Alex Ovechkin helped break ground to the St. James area which will feature two ice rings.
NHL referee
NHL makes important change to offside challenge
Hate the offside challenge? Well, an important rule change may make coaches think twice before calling for it.
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Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson
25 most important Caps: No. 9 John Carlson
The Caps need a big season from John Carlson on both ends of the ice.
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Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich
Report: Brooks Laich to attend Kings camp on PTO
Brooks Laich is getting another shot to show he can still play at the NHL level.
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Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik
25 most important Caps: No. 10 Brooks Orpik
The Caps won't just look to Brooks Orpik as an everyday player this season, they will look to him to help mentor the young prospects as well.
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Caps cancel rookie tournament due to Hurricane Irma
Unable to move the tournament, the plug was pulled Wednesday morning.
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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Crowding the blue line
Add Jyrki Jokipakka's name to the list of players competing for the Caps' roster. The podcast crew discusses what it means.
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Washington Capitals prospect Jakub Vrana
Vrana senses more potential to stay up with Caps this season
Turnover from last year's Capitals roster could end up opening doors for Jakub Vrana, who admitted to Tarik El-Bashir that the up-and-down from Hershey made it difficult for him to find a rhythm last season...
Washington Capitals forward Jakub Vrana
25 most important Caps: No. 11 Jakub Vrana
It may be now or never for Jakub Vrana.
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Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson
Tom Wilson on getting back to work
Tom WIlson talks to Tarik El-Bashir‏ about getting back to work for the Capitals.
NHL defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka
Caps sign defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka to a PTO
With holes on their defense, the Capitals made an insurance move before training camp.
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Alex Ovechkin
With camp approaching, stars are trickling back to town
Veterans Matt Niskanen, T.J. Oshie, Brooks Orpik and others join a well-attended non-mandatory skate on Tuesday.
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Washington Capitals forward Lars Eller
25 most important Caps: No.12 Lars Eller
Center depth is a strength for the Caps thanks to players like Lars Eller.
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Nicklas Backstrom team Sweden
Backstrom donates $10k to hometown youth hockey
Backstrom got a big bonus after winning a World Championship with Sweden - and gave it all back to his hometown.
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Former Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Roman Polak skates with the puck as Washington Capitals' Daniel Winnik defends in game one of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs
PTO options for the Caps
There are holes down the Washington Capitals defensemen depth chart, and offering a professional tryout (PTO) to an NHL veteran could be their best solution.
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Monumental support in hurricane relief efforts
Local athletes are joining Monumental's charge to raise money for relief efforts in Texas following the impact of Hurricane Harvey.
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Caps' prospect Djoos knows bulking up is top priority
CSN's Tarik El-Bashir was at Kettler Iceplex on Friday to speak with Capitals prospect Christian Djoos. The young Swedish defenseman knows putting on weight is top priority in order to make the Caps' roster...
Djoos hopes to gain more pounds as camp nears
Christian Djoos on his daily caloric intake: “You just got to eat everything almost.”
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Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin
What would the Caps' all-time roster look like?
If NHL 18 featured all-time rosters, who would make the Caps' team?
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Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson
25 most important Caps: No.13 Tom Wilson
The Caps' series against the Toronto Maple Leafs showed just how important Tom Wilson can be when he produces.
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Capitals announce first day of training camp
Details for the opening day of camp emerge.
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25 most important Caps: No.14 Brett Connolly
After several seasons in the league, Brett Connolly proved in 2017 he can make an impact in the NHL.
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Evgeny Kuznetsov
Kuznetsov eager for more responsibility after signing extension
Evgeny Kuznetsov arrived in Arlington, Va., this week to ramp up his preparation for training camp.
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Washington Capitals forward Jay Beagle
25 most important Caps: No. 15 Jay Beagle
He may be a fourth line player, but Jay Beagle's faceoff skills make him a critical piece for the Caps.
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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Trim and fit
Alex Ovechkin's early return should provide a spark for the Caps. It certainly fired up the podcast crew!
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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
It's time to end the 'Ovechkin is uncoachable' narrative
Alex Ovechkin again is doing what his coaches ask of him and that has our podcast crew fired up.
Washington Capitals prospect Madison Bowey
25 most important Caps: No. 16 Madison Bowey
Madison Bowey certainly looks the part of an NHL player, but is he ready to play like one?
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Kuznetsov ready for responsibility that comes with new deal
Evgeny Kuznetsov has a new deal. Now the real work begins and he knows it.
A slim Ovechkin shows teammates he's ready to work
Alex Ovechkin came to Washington noticeably slimmer this summer. That commitment to getting better was not lost on his teammates.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
A slimmer looking Ovechkin returned to practice Tuesday
Evgeny Kuznetsov said of Alex Ovechkin, “You can see he lost some weight.” 
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Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson
Marcus Johansson eager for fresh start with Devils
Even though he's preparing to play with a new team, Johansson skated with the Caps on Monday.
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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Who is the top left wing in the NHL?
EA Sports released its list of the top 10 left wings in the NHL. Where does Alex Ovechkin rank?
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25 most important Caps: No. 17 Christian Djoos
Christian Djoos has the skill, but will his size hold him back at the NHL level?
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25 most important Caps: No. 18 Philipp Grubauer
Philipp Grubauer is the best backup goaltender in the NHL. But will he finish the season with the Capitals? Here is why he's so important
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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Storytime with Mike Vogel
Capitals radio analyst Mike Vogel, is the most interesting man in hockey media. He joined Rob Carlin and Tarik El-Bashir to preview the 2017-18 season.
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25 most important Caps: No. 19 Nathan Walker
Can prospect Nathan Walker break through and a seize a spot with the Caps? Here's why he's No. 19 on our list of important Capitals players.
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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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
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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.
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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?
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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. 
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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? 
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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. 
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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Caps name new associate goaltending coach
Alex Westlund will work with the Capitals' prospects in Hershey and South Carolina.
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Verizon Center is now officially Capital One Arena
Capital One and Monumental Sports and Entertainment announced the new naming rights deal Wednesday morning.
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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. 
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Refurbished rink
Caps complete refurbishment of 4 local street hockey rinks
You don't always need ice to play some hockey.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Who makes the lineup?
Heading into training camp with open roster spots is not a familar place for the Capitals. 
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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. 
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Nate Schmidt
The best of Nate Schmidt...off the ice
Caps fans will miss Nate Schmidt not just for his play on the ice, but for his personality off of it.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Capitals re-sign Liam O'Brien
O'Brien was the organization's final restricted free agent.
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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.
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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.
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Jeremy Roenick talks Capitals' offseason changes
After another early playoff exit, Jeremy Roenick reflects on the Capitals Postseason and the changes made this offseason