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Washington Capitals History

Coaching Chirps: A History of Behind-the-Bench Beefs

Reirden and Brind’amour aren’t the first bench bosses to get into a tiff

Into the Wayback Machine: The Capitals and the 1975 Draft

AKA the year the Caps traded away the #1 pick...

One More at the Joe

Bidding farewell to Joe Louis Arena and over three decades of Capitals-Red Wings clashes

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That Time When the First Lady Tried to Beat the Caps Goalie

Rink Rank: The 100 Greatest Washington Capitals

We (think we) know who #1 is... but what about the next 99?

Alex Ovechkin: The Path to 1,000

Few players in NHL history have reached the 1,000 point mark faster than Alex Ovechkin... and what a ride it has been to get there.

Remembering Milt Schmidt

Stories from the late Schmidt’s woeful first seasons with the expansion-era Caps

This Week in Capitals History: August 29-September 4

One more look at the week in franchise history as we bid adieu to the last hockeyless month of the year.

This Week in Capitals History: August 22-28

August might be a slow month on the hockey calendar, but that doesn't mean there aren't some interesting nuggets in this week in Washington Capitals history.

This Week in Capitals History: August 15-21

August might be a slow month on the hockey calendar, but that doesn't mean there aren't some interesting nuggets in this week in Washington Capitals history.

This Week in Capitals History: August 8-14

August might be a slow month on the hockey calendar, but that doesn't mean there aren't some interesting nuggets in this week in Washington Capitals history.

This Week in Capitals History: August 1-7

The month turns over to August, but "turnover" isn't something that happens often in the first week of August in Caps history.

This Week in Capitals History: July 25-31

We wrap up the month with a week that, frankly, isn't the most active of weeks of summer history for the Caps franchise.

This Week In Capitals History: July 18-24

We take another look at a week in Capitals history, and the items run from a Hall-of-Famer to a real gamer.

This Week In Capitals History: July 11-17

Having looked at a couple of days in Caps history last week, we've bundled a week's worth of items from year's gone by for your leisurely reading.

July 8th in Capitals History

July is not generally the most active of months on the hockey calendar, unless you are tracking free agent signings, but July 8th has been a day of some activity in the Capitals' past.

Looking Back at July 7th in Caps History

Peerless is at the end of the bar taking a look back at what happened on this date in years past. Maybe this will be a thing through the summer.

Mike Marson: Breaking Down Barriers

Guest author Glenn Dreyfuss tells of the rocky road faced by the NHL's second black player

Mining the Lower Third of the First Round

The Washington Capitals have had success in the lower third of the first round in recent drafts. Here's a look at the history of 21-30 picks.

Reliving "Snovechkin", Five Years Later

Tomorrow marks the five-year anniversary of the thrilling "Snovechkin" game between the Caps and Pens - take a look back at the events leading up to and surrounding that memorable duel.

That Time When the All-Star Game Came to DC

With the festivities about to commence in Columbus, we look back at the first - and as yet, the only - time the DC area played host to the All-Star Game.

That Time When the Capitals' Old Jerseys Were New

Remembering some classic sweaters as the Caps unveil their Winter Classic uniforms

Those Times Caps Trickled Down to the White House

Remembering a couple of visits to one of the world's most famous right wingers.

That Time When the Caps Had an Ace up their Sleeve

Remembering a good man, on and off the ice.

That Time When Being an Expansion Team Was Hard

As the NHL considers expanding yet again, we look back at the expansion that brought us the Caps... and the terrible, terrible hockey that came with them.

That Time When the Caps Played Musical Goalies

Tom McVie's answer to the Habs of the 1970s? Don't let one guy face them alone.

That Time When the Caps Brought Hockey to Japan

The two worst clubs in the NHL travel to the Land of the Rising Sun

That Time When Don Cherry and Tom McVie Had Words

Don Cherry's Capitals antagonism has been decades in the making.

The Noon Number: Happy Anniversary

Celebrating the anniversary of a very special day in DC hockey history

The All-Time Capitals Team Tournament: The Finals

Which Washington Capitals team was the best the organization has ever put on the ice? It all comes down to this in our tournament to answer that very question.

The All-Time Capitals Team Tournament, Part VII

Which Washington Capitals team was the best the organization has ever put on the ice? We're into the Final Four of our tournament to answer that very question.

The All-Time Capitals Team Tournament, Part VI

Which Washington Capitals team was the best the organization has ever put on the ice? We wrap up Round 2 of our tournament to answer that very question.