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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.
Brett Connolly
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.
Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson
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.
Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
Think the Caps' Cup window has closed? Oshie doesn't
One factor of Oshie's return is the fact that he believes Washington still has a chance at a Stanley Cup.
T.J. Oshie's Top Five Goals of 2016-17
T.J. Oshie had a bunch of goals in 2016-17, 33 to be exact, but these were the top five of his season.
T.J. Oshie on Caps Faceoff Podcast after signing new deal
After signing his new deal with the Capitals, T.J. Oshie joined Rob Carlin and Jill Sorenson on the Caps Faceoff podcast.
Former Washington Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt
Caps made 'a couple of good' offers to keep Schmidt
The Caps lost Nate Schmidt in the expansion draft, but it wasn't for lack of trying.
Karl Alzner, Daniel Winnik, Kevin Shattenkirk, Justin Williams
MacLellan: Caps likely done signing own UFAs
T.J. Oshie will be back next season, but he may be the only UFA who is.
Capitals Faceoff Podcast - Oshie joins the show
On a very special Capitals Faceoff Podcast, T.J. Oshie joins the show to talk about his brand new eight-year deal with the Capitals.
Oshie's daughter
Oshie's daughter had a precious response to his new deal
T.J. Oshie and the Capitals aren't the only two parties who are thrilled with the news of his new contract. Oshie's daughter is pumped, too.
What did Tarik El-Bashir make of the T.J. Oshie deal?
CSN Capitals Insider Tarik El-Bashir breaks down the T.J. Oshie long-term deal and what it means for the rest of the off-season.
T.J. Oshie's daughter celebrates his return to the Caps
T.J. Oshie's daughter, Lyla, celebrates his return to Washington on Twitter.
Alan May on the Capitals re-signing T.J. Oshie
The Capitals re-signed T.J. Oshie to an 8-year, $46 million deal. Oshie will stay in D.C. for the long-term with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.
Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
Oshie signs long-term deal to stay in D.C.
The Capitals re-signed one of their top offensive weapons and it didn't cost them all that least in terms of money.
Filip Forsberg and Tom Wilson
Revisiting the 2012 draft: What's the grade for the Caps?
What can the Caps' 2012 draft tell us as the team prepares for Friday's draft?
Best of Nate Schmidt off the ice
Nate Schmidt was a great player for the Capitals on the ice, and he was one of the most energetic and entertaining players off the ice as well. Jill Sorenson looks back at some of Schmidt's funniest moments...
Schmidt in Toronto? New report says Leafs interested
One day after being claimed by the Las Vegas Golden Knights, former Capital Nate Schmidt is reportedly drawing interest from the Maple Leafs. 
Capitals Faceoff Podcast - Reacting to losing Schmidt
JJ Regan, Tarik El-Bashir and Jill Sorenson react to Nate Schmidt being claimed in the expansion draft. 
Mahoney reacts to losing Schmidt and the plan to replace him
Capitals assistant GM Ross Mahoney didn't hide his disappointment at losing defenseman Nate Schmidt to the NHL expansion draft. But he did identify some internal candidates to step up.
Mahoney planning for draft as if Caps could move up
Capitals assistant GM Ross Mahoney is planning for all possibilities on draft day, including that his team could move up into the higher rounds.
Mahoney suggests Djoos could compete for roster spot
The Caps are intrigued by Christian Djoos' mobility and offensive upside, according to assistant GM Ross Mahoney. 
The Caps' 2017-2018 schedule
The NHL has announced the schedules for the 2017-2018 season and the Capitals have some good matchups to look forward to this season.
Behind the scenes of Nate Schmidt's vacation golf outing
CSN gave Nate Schmidt a Go-Pro to use on his vacation golf outing in Hawaii during some downtime in the 2016-2017 season. This is the behind the scenes footage.
Caps re-sign Djoos, could he be a potential Schmidt replacement?
The Capitals need to find a replacement for Nate Schmidt and may have taken the first step by re-signing prospect Christian Djoos.
Washington Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt
How do the Caps recover from the loss of Schmidt?
The Caps didn't just lose a big smile, they lost a top-four defenseman from their lineup for next season.
MacLellan says prospects 'ready to make the jump' to replace Schmidt
Brian MacLellan sounds confident Washington's prospects can step in and replace Nate Schmidt.
Washington Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt
Was losing Schmidt the worst case scenario for the Caps?
With Nate Schmidt headed to the Las Vegas Golden Knights, where do the Caps turn to replace him?
Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
Holtby falls short of claiming second Vezina
Braden Holtby narrowly missed out on his second Vezina as the league's top netminder.
El-Bashir discusses impact of Caps losing Nate Schmidt
The Las Vegas Golden Knights selected Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt in the expansion draft.
NHL defenseman Nate Schmidt
Vegas swipes Schmidt from Caps in expansion draft
The Capitals' happiest player will be bringing his smile to Vegas after being selected in the expansion draft, CSN has confirmed.
knights arena
A list of players the Vegas Knights are reportedly drafting
Because almost no news in the sports world can happen without leaks, here's a list of players the Vegas Golden Knights are reportedly taking in Wednesday's draft.
Vegas general manager George McPhee
Mock expansion draft: Who is headed to Vegas?
The expansion draft is officially over. Here's a preview of what Vegas' first 30 players could look like.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Capitals date and opponent for 2017-18 regular-season home opener
The Capitals announced their home opener opponent, date, and time for the 2017-2018 season. The full schedule is set to come out on Thursday. 
New NHL jersey reveal
NHL reveals new adidas jerseys for all 31 teams
With 30 updated jersey looks and one new one in Vegas, there is a lot to digest. But don't worry, we've got you covered.
Jenks reads tweets about the new Caps jerseys
The NHL has released new NHL jerseys for each team. Michael Jenkins reads some tweets from fans and what they think about the new Caps jersey.
Will Caps regret not protecting Schmidt or Grubauer?
With the expansion draft coming up, will Las Vegas take either Nate Schmidt or Philipp Grubauer from the Caps?
Capitals adidas jersey revealed
The Caps' new jersey looks pretty much the same except for some minor tweaks.
Caps assistant GM predicts McPhee's expansion draft plan
Capitals assistant GM Ross Mahoney worked with George McPhee for years. Does he have insight into McPhee's strategy for Las Vegas in the expansion draft?
Washington Capitals prospect Madison Bowey
Bowey in position to challenge for spot on the blue line
Madison Bowey's development was set back a bit by injuries last season.
Washington Capitals forward Jakub Vrana
Why this offseason will be critical for Vrana
Jakub Vrana is only 21, but he faces the most important training camp of his career this summer.
The five Capitals that Vegas is most likely to target
CSN Capitals reporter Jill Sorenson ranks the five Capitals that the Las Vegas Knights are most likely to nab in the expansion draft.
Washington Capitals prospect Ilya Samsonov
Samsonov still a year away from playing in North America
Caps fans may be excited for Ilya Samsonov, but they are still going to have to wait awhile before he takes the crease in Washington.
The Capitals at the NHL draft
Caps preparing for entry draft looking for late-round steals
The Capitals don't have a pick until the fourth round of the draft and will need to do their homework to find good prospects.
Former Washington Capitals head coach Ron Wilson
Former Caps coach to be inducted into U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame
Only one coach has led the Caps to a conference championship and he is now headed to the Hall of Fame.
Washington Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt
Worried about losing Schmidt? McPhee willing to negotiate
George McPhee is willing to let teams keep their rosters intact, but it is going to cost them.
Jay Beagle, Philipp Grubauer, Nate Schmidt, Brett Connolly
Caps' 10 most likely expansion draft targets for Vegas
The Caps are going to lose one player to Vegas. Who are the 10 most likely targets?
El-Bashir: Who Caps are likeliest to lose in expansion draft
The Capitals have protected 11 players from the expansion draft. Caps Insider Tarik El-Bashir talks about which player they could lose on Wednesday.
Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
Salary cap rises, will it be enough to keep Oshie?
The Caps will have an extra $2 million to work with, but that still may not be enough to keep T.J. Oshie.
Which players did the Caps leave unprotected?
See the entire list of Capitals and Hershey Bears left exposed for the expansion draft.
Philipp Grubauer and Nate Schmidt
Report: Grubauer, Schmidt left exposed in expansion draft
The Caps' reported protected list offered no real surprises but did bring Philipp Grubauer and Nate Schmidt one step closer to Vegas.
Alex Ovechkin and Pele
Ovechkin meets soccer great Pele
Alex Ovechkin, a self-described passionate soccer fan and 2018 World Cup ambassador, met the best player of all time. 
Projected protected players for Caps in expansion draft
Who exactly will the Capitals protect in the expansion draft this weekend?
Las Vegas
As expansion draft nears, expect plenty of 'horse-trading'
The most fascinating part of the expansion draft may not be the draft itself, but rather the trades made before, during and after.
Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov
20 questions: Who should be the No. 1 center?
Which Caps' center deserves top billing next season? Nicklas Backstrom or Evgeny Kuznetsov?
Could Phillipp Grubauer get taken in NHL Expansion Draft?
Should the Capitals be worried about Philipp Gruebauer being selected in the upcoming NHL Expansion Draft?
Buffalo Sabres head coach Phil Housley
Former Cap to be named head coach of Buffalo
Buffalo has tabbed a former Cap as its new head coach, a decision that will also impact that Caps' current coaching staff.
Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
20 questions: Can the Caps count on Holtby to rebound?
History shows Braden Holtby shrugs off adversity better than most. Will he do it again?
Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Expansion draft special
JJ Regan, Tarik El-Bashir and Jill Sorenson talk all things expansion draft!
Washington Capitals forward Tyler Graovac
Caps make trade with eye towards expansion draft
Faced with the possibility of exposing Lars Eller in the expansion draft, the Caps made a trade to make sure that didn't happen.
Filip Forsberg and Tom Wilson
A re-do of the 2012 draft is not kind to the Caps
If you look back at the 2012 draft, things...could have gone better for the Caps.
Riley Barber, Jakub Vrana, Nathan Walker
20 questions: Which forward prospects will make an impact?
The Caps will have holes to fill on their roster. Which of their forward prospects will step up?
Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
2017 NHL Free Agency information
Unlike last season, the 2017 NHL Free Agency period should be packed with moves. 
The main concourse as hockey fans arrive before the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at the First Niagara Center.
2017 NHL Draft: How to watch
With another team in the mix, the 2017 NHL Draft could turn into quite the event. 
What's MacLellan's plan as the expansion draft approaches?
The expansion draft offers plenty of intrigue as each general manager decides how to approach it. So what will Brian MacLellan's approach be?
Washington Capitals prospect Madison Bowey
20 questions: Which D prospects will make an impact?
Change is coming to the Caps. Will that create an opening for a blue line prospect?
Projecting the Caps' protected list for the expansion draft
Who will the Caps protect from the expansion draft? The rules for who the team must expose makes it more difficult than you may think.
Capitals' Braden Holtby participates in the Pride Parade
Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby shows support for the LGBT community and participated in the Pride Parade on Saturday.
Pheonix Copley, Philipp Grubauer and Ilya Samosonov
20 questions: What should the Caps do about their No. 2 goalie?
Backup goalie /could/ become a concern for the Caps depending on what happens with Philipp Grubauer.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Caps still among favorites to win the Cup next season
The Caps are entering an offseason of uncertainty, but the oddsmakers still have faith in them evidently.
Craig Laughlin sees Caps resigning Williams but not Oshie
CSN Caps analyst Craig Laughlin doesn't see the money being available for the Caps to resign T.J. Oshie.
Lots of summer fun coming up w/ the Caps and Craig Laughlin
Craig Laughlin wants to see you at two fun events this summer; a fundraiser for local high school hockey players and the Caps alumni summer classic.
Laughlin feels Caps didn't have push they needed vs. Pens
CSN Caps analyst Craig Laughlin feels if the Caps and Pens played right now, the Pens would still come out on top.
Washington Capitals fans
Does Pittsburgh's win make Caps fans feel better or worse?
Does the fact that the Caps lost to the eventual Stanley Cup champions make fans feel better or worse about Washington's loss?
Marcus Johansson
Marcus Johansson plays a key role for the Caps
After signing a three-year contract, Marcus Johansson played an instrumental role in the Caps' postseason, and will hopefully do the same next season.
Washington Capitals fans
D.C. ranks among top cities for hockey fans
Hockey has come a long way in Washington.
The Washington Capitals
How do Caps stack up among top teams of the salary cap era?
The Capitals have had some pretty good teams the last few years, maybe even better than we thought.
Holtby Pride
Holtby participates in Pride Parade
Capitals goalie Braden Holtby took the the streets of D.C. on Saturday to participate in the Capital Pride Alliance's 2017 Capital Pride Parade. 
Washington Capitals forward Justin Williams
Williams to meet with MacLellan, has 'no inkling' whether he will be back
Justin Williams is the type of player the Caps need to get over the playoff hump, but can they afford to keep him?
Washington Capitals forward Justin Williams
Justin Williams becomes U.S. citizen
Justin Williams is a three-time Stanley Cup winner, a playoff MVP, an All-Star and, as of Saturday, an American. ​