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The Noon Number: Chonkington Capitals

A look at the weight the Caps are going to be throwing around the rest of this season.

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3 - The number of skaters that play for the Capitals who are inside the top-12 heaviest players in the NHL, now that they’ve traded for the 234-pound Anthony Mantha. He joins 250-pound Zdeno Chara and 238-pound Alex Ovechkin among the Caps’ representatives of the beefy elite.

The refrain “heavy hockey” is about to have a renaissance in the Nation’s Capital.