André Burakovsky (also stylized as Burakowsky; born 9 February 1995) is an Austrian-born Swedish professional ice hockey forward for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). He had previously played for the Washington Capitals, who drafted him 23rd overall in 2013. Burakovsky won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Capitals in 2018. Playing career Burakovsky was selected in the third round (102nd overall) by SKA Saint Petersburg in the 2012 KHL Junior Draft, and was selected by the Capitals in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Burakovsky made his professional debut during the 2011–12 season with the Malmö Redhawks of HockeyAllsvenskan…
Timothy Leif “T. J.” Oshie (born December 23, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey right winger for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, as the 24th overall pick. He then spent the first seven years of his NHL career with the Blues before being traded to the Washington Capitals in 2015. Oshie won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Capitals in 2018. Oshie is widely considered a shootout specialist in the NHL and is one of the top career leaders in goals scored and scoring percentage…
Goal of the Year Candidate: TJ Oshie on Tristan Jarry 2.25.21
Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie completes a diving one-handed effort to finish the self-pass, beating Tristan Jarry and putting the Caps up 2-0 over the Pittsburgh Penguins with a goal-of-the-year candidate
Henrik Lundqvist was back on the ice Tuesday for the first time since having open-heart surgery in early January.
Per NHL.com: Henrik Lundqvist was back on the ice Tuesday for the first time since having open-heart surgery in early January. The Washington Capitals goalie posted videos on his Instagram and Twitter accounts of him facing shots and working on his lateral movement at a private rink in Alpine, New Jersey. “Day 47. Back to the rink.” Lundqvist said in a video that showed him sitting in his car. “Love it. Let’s do it.” Lundqvist is in the early stages of his recovery and it’s unclear if he intends to try to play in the NHL this season. The sixth-winningest goalie in NHL history (459-310-96) has been on long-term injured…
Weird one to see :Zdeno Chara signs with the Capitals
Per Boston: “Recently, The Boston Bruins have informed me that they plan to move forward with their many younger and talented players and I respect their decision. Unfortunately, my time as the proud captain of the Boston Bruins has come to an end.” With his announcement on Instagram, Zdeno Chara closed the door on a magnificent 14-year run in Boston. His playing days, however, aren’t over. The 6-foot-9 defensemen inked a one-year deal worth $795,000 with the Washington Capitals. Chara will make $205,000 less than Kevan Miller, who hasn’t suited up for a game since April 4, 2019. Chara may not be a top-pairing defenseman anymore, but the Bruins will…
Henrik Lundqvist to miss season for the Capitals and potentially retire after heart condition is discovered!
Via Sportnset: Washington Capitals goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is withdrawing from the upcoming NHL season due to a heart condition. “It breaks my heart (literally) to share this news: I will not be joining the Capitals this upcoming season,” Lundqvist said in a personal statement on Thursday released via Twitter. “After many weeks of tests and conversations with specialists around the country, it’s been determined that a heart condition will prevent me from taking the ice. Together, we have decided that the risk of playing before remedying my condition is too high, so I will spend the coming months figuring out the best course of action.” After having the final season…
NHL Network drops their top 10 goalies list. Lets fix this…
Connor Hellebuyck – An easy #1 for me and that is no offense to Vasi, the reigning Cup champion goalie. Hellebuyck stood on his head for the Jets and deserves the spot. John Gibson – Easily the best goaltender on the worst team on this list. I really believe he is that good and just needs something in front of him. Darcy Kuemper – Anyone see him against the Avs in the playoffs? Enough said. Andrei Vasilevskiy – This is one that I would love to see in between the pipes for the Sabres for a couple dozens games. Is he that awesome he propels his team up? Or is…
A Deeper Look into the Adidas Reverse Retro Jersey: Washington Capitals
This will be a series where I do a post on each team with where the jersey inspiration came from, what they did, what they could have done better, and how it fits eventually with the full set of pants, socks, helmet, gloves, etc… Washington Capitals (1997): The blue, black and bronze throwbacks reminiscent of Peter Bondra, Olie Kolzig and Calle Johansson get an update with the patriotic red, white and blue of the 2018 Stanley Champions. Reveal: Inspiration: What they could have done differently: