DC Sports Bog: Caps


Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Driesell, Kolzig, Lerner going into D.C. Sports Hall of Fame

Other inductees include former Post sports editor George Solomon and longtime Maryland broadcaster Johnny Holliday.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:32 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, George Solomon, Lefty Driesell, Nats, Olie Kolzig, Ted Lerner, Terps

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Why aren’t people excited about the Wizards?

Despite the first playoff berth in forever, D.C. doesn’t seem overly excited about the Wizards. Five wise observers attempt to figure out why.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:15 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 04/03/2014

John Walton, Alan May on the Caps’ collapse against Dallas

Tuesday night’s loss caused a convulsion even among analysts normally sympathetic to the Capitals.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:48 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Video: Larry King interviews Abe Pollin on Home Team Sports’ first day

Thirty years ago this week, Comcast SportsNet debuted as Home Team Sports. Here is amazing video from that day.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:05 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, CSN, Home Team Sports, Media, Orioles, Wizards

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 03/28/2014

NHL CBA killed Carlson and Alzner’s ‘Roommates’ videos

John Carlson and Karl Alzner’s Roommates videos are no more because of the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement.

By Ben Sumner  |  10:14 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, John Carlson, Karl Alzner

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Ovechkin chants ‘De-Fense,’ poses with Gheorghe Muresan

Alex Ovechkin had a pretty fun night at Verizon Center.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:23 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Gheorghe Muresan, Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 03/21/2014

‘Olympian’ Carlson invites fans, and Alzner’s fan, to Sport Chevrolet

Caps BFF’s John Carlson and Karl Alzner are at it again with more wacky audio promos, this time to promote their appearance at Sport Chevrolet.

By Ben Sumner  |  04:26 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Ovechkin talks burritos, Wall picks against Kentucky

Caps star explains the reasoning behind his NCAA tournament picks, and Wizards star goes against his team.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:57 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, John Wall, NCAA Tournament, Wizards

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Kornheiser: Caps have a ‘chesty fan base’

Longtime local sports broadcaster man takes yet another crack at local hockey fans.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:35 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, ESPN 980, Tony Kornheiser

Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Ovechkin picks Virginia to win NCAA tournament

Caps superstar goes with the local-ish Cavaliers as his champion.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:15 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, NCAA Tournament, Virginia

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 03/13/2014

‘The Americans’ takes a shot at the Caps

For at least the second time, FX’s ‘The Americans’ talks about Dennis Maruk and the Capitals.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:38 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Dennis Maruk

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 03/10/2014

Dustin Penner’s tour of Washington

The newest Cap said hi to the White House and took a lewd-ish photo by the Washington Monument.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:35 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Dustin Penner

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 03/06/2014

A short history of George McPhee being happy at the trade deadline

Every year, the Caps GM is happy at the trade deadline. Which makes sense. But this is just chum for angry fans.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:20 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, George McPhee

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Washington’s All-Halak team

Here’s one attempt at naming the non-superstars to have defeated Washington teams in recent years.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:26 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Jaroslav Halak, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 10:10 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Flyers celebrate line brawl

Several Flyers took on John Erskine Wednesday night. The Flyers’ Twitter account approved.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:10 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Flyers

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Dustin Penner explains his White House wish

New Caps winger wants ‘a place to hang my hat and have a home-cooked meal.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:41 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Dustin Penner

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Nats to offer extra rewards points for early arrival

Season ticket holders will get bonus Red Carpet Reward points this season if they get to the game early.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:16 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Nats

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Brooks Laich on Dustin Penner

Caps forward praises the new acquisition, and talks about one time when an outsider didn’t fit in.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:57 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps, Dustin Penner

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Dustin Penner wants to stay at the White House

Newest Cap tweets at Barack Obama, asking for a place to crash.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:45 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Dustin Penner, Morning pixels

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Dustin Penner, Eric Fehr and Winkler, Manitoba

One small Manitoba community produced two Washington Capitals.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:00 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Dustin Penner, Eric Fehr

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Turtlenecks, short shorts and other finds from old Caps media guides

Al Iafrate’s short shorts, two seasons’ worth of turtlenecks and more finds from old Caps media guides.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  10:16 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Iafrate, Al Koken, Alan May, Caps, Craig Laughlin, Dale Hunter, Peter Bondra

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Patrick Roy: Ovechkin, Malkin ‘disappeared’ at Olympics

Colorado Avalanche head coach compares Ovechkin to the best golfer never to win a major.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:34 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, Patrick Roy

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Karl Alzner interviewed on local news as man on the street

Caps blue-liner appears as ‘Karl Alzner, citizen’ during an NBC Washington report.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:50 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Karl Alzner, Morning pixels

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Caps’ Jay Beagle and John Erskine drive ice resurfacers

All athletes should take turns driving maintenance vehicles.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:26 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Jay Beagle, John Erskine

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Brooks Laich: Olympic disappointment could motivate Alex Ovechkin

Caps forward says coming up short in Sochi might actually help Ovechkin.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:40 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 02/19/2014

Mike Milbury, Jeremy Roenick on Alex Ovechkin’s loss in the Olympics

Caps star and the Russians were eliminated in the quarterfinals, and some familiar faces were not kind with their analysis.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:03 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, Jeremy Roenick, Mike Milbury

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 02/19/2014

Brooks Laich on Julianne Hough

Caps forward talks with the Junkies about his new-found celebrity relationship.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:01 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps, Julianne Hough

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 02/18/2014

Wilbon and Kornheiser on Ovechkin and the shootout

PTI talkers and former Post columnists are still flabbergasted that Ovechkin didn’t appear in the shootout against the U.S.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:56 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, Michael Wilbon, PTI, Tony Kornheiser

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 02/17/2014

‘Meet the Press’ on Ovechkin, the Caps and the Olympics

NBC Sunday talk show delves briefly into the mixed emotions of Caps fans when Ovechkin lost again.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:32 AM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Chuck Todd, David Axelrod, David Gregory, Meet the Press, Ovechkin

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Russian family wears Ovechkin, Russian hockey masks

One Russian family is paying tribute to the Russian Olympic hockey team with cut-out faces.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:23 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Caps raise most season-ticket prices

For the sixth time in seven years, the Caps will bump up the prices of most season tickets.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:49 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps

Posted at 11:20 PM ET, 02/08/2014

Martin Erat’s first goal

Martin Erat’s empty-net goal led to smiles and laughter and hijinks.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:20 PM ET, 02/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, John Walton, Martin Erat

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Jeremy Roenick says you can’t win with Alex Ovechkin

Man, why so down on Ovi?

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:36 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 02/07/2014

John Kerry visits with the Caps (photos, video)

The secretary of state came to wish Team USA players good luck on their way to Sochi.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:01 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps, John Carlson, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 02/05/2014

Caps bar coming to H Street

Sin Bin Sports Bar & Restaurant will court Caps fans starting this summer.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:31 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 02/05/2014

Ovie the bulldog at the Caps game

Fans got to hang out with the Caps’ biggest four-legged supporter last night.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:24 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Fans

Posted at 10:05 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Mike Milbury slams Alex Ovechkin

You won’t believe this, but Mike Milbury criticized Alex Ovechkin on Tuesday night.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:05 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, Jeremy Roenick, Mike Milbury

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Alex Ovechkin on Russian Coke machines in Sochi

Ovi’s shiny, happy face will be greeting fans on Coke ads in Sochi

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:18 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/31/2014

Caps announce this year’s ‘Courage Caps’ design

In the seventh year of the program, the campaign has donated almost $350,000 to charity.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 01/31/2014

Fan taunts Caps Coach Adam Oates in Columbus

If you’re going to pay for the seats, I guess you may as well make it worth it.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:58 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps, Fans

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Ted Leonsis on why he blogs

Wizards and Caps owner talks about feeding the monsters. That means us.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:50 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Alex Ovechkin plays goalie

Watch the Caps’ star don goalie equipment for some dressing-room tomfoolery.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:06 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Mikhail Ovechkin and vodka, Babe Ruth and whiskey

A great anecdote about Papa Ovechkin and vodka leads to a great anecdote about Babe Ruth and whiskey.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:45 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Babe Ruth, Caps, Nats

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Madsteez’s Ovechkin painting

California muralist and graffiti artist tackles the Capitals winger. Not literally. He just made a painting.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:16 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Alex Ovechkin celebrating Maria Kirilenko’s birthday at Mari Vanna

The Caps star and his tennis playing fiancee celebrated her 27th birthday at the Russian eatery.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:54 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 01/27/2014

John Walton speaks French to the Canadiens

Caps radio voice bids adieu to Montreal, reciting his traditional victory call in French.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:54 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, John Walton

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Mikhail Grabovski’s eye rake

The Caps’ frustrations are bubbling over, leading to eye rakes.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:04 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Jay Gruden doesn’t want to do ‘Hard Knocks’

Even though Jay Gruden’s Bengals experience with the show “was kind of fun,” the new Redskins coach says he would rather not do it again.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:23 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Jay Gruden, Morning pixels, Redskins

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Ted Leonsis wants more pixels, and more standards

Caps owner talks about a big tent, and the value of facts, and the problems with rumors.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:26 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Dan Snyder, Redskins, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Caps’ John Carlson is a good Googler, is BFF with Karl Alzner in radio ads

Caps defensemen teamed up for a series of radio spots, and they’re just as funny as longtime fans would expect.

By Ben Sumner  |  11:36 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Caps fan characters all in one commercial

If you can’t afford the athletes, get the next best thing.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:48 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Fans

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Mascots vs. kids hockey game

It wasn’t a good weekend for kids vs. pros.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:47 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, mascots, Wizards

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Caps Children’s Wish kid tosses Steve Ott out of faceoff

Heartwarming moments shared with the good guys aren’t good enough. You also need some taunting of the visitors.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:16 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Drew Storen, Morning pixels, Reed Doughty

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Capitals’ Brooks Laich on players calling each other out

“I’m a grown man. If I make a mistake, you can say my name.”

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:19 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Caps players talk about the finer points of pranks

Locker room hi-jinks, explained

By Sarah Kogod  |  03:28 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Jason Chimera, Jay Beagle, Karl Alzner, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 01/06/2014

The Caps and honoring Bruce Boudreau

Some fans wondered why the Caps didn’t honor their former coach during his homecoming. Here’s an explanation.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:54 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Boudreau, Caps

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Jay Beagle bobblehead giveaway at Caps blood drive

If you got some time and some spare blood, this bobblehead can be yours.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:21 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Jay Beagle

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 01/03/2014

Brooks Laich’s admiration for figure skating

Growing up in Canada gave Laich a better understanding of just how hard the sport it.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:35 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Caps’ John Carlson feted for Team USA Olympics selection

It’s been a big 24 hours for Carlson, the first Capitals player ever to make Team USA.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, John Carlson

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 01/02/2014

Alex Ovechkin, on being moved to second line

The Caps’ star is taking the move in stride.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:20 AM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 12/24/2013

People being nice at the Caps game

Strangers were nice to strangers at Monday night’s Caps game. Spirit of the month, or something.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:54 PM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Michael Phelps attends first NHL game, gets custom Caps jersey

The most decorated Olympian in history attends his third-ever hockey game.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  09:40 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, Kurt Busch, Michael Phelps

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 12/20/2013

D.C. sports in 2013, by the numbers

Some of these numbers you probably don’t want to see.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  11:22 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Best of 2013, Caps, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Best D.C. sports moments of 2013

Ranking the 10 best D.C. sports moments from a pretty lousy year of local sports.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Hoyas, Nats, Redskins, Terps, Wizards

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Ovechkin goes to Congress

Alex Ovechkin took a tour of the Capitol Building on Wednesday

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:40 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Worst D.C. sports moments of 2013

Before we get to more best stuff, here’s a chance to review all the worst stuff you’d rather forget.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:50 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, D.C. United, Hoyas, Nats, Redskins, Terps, Wizards

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Caps fan bloodied by puck, stays at game

The toughest Caps fan put off getting stitches Sunday afternoon in favor of overtime.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:15 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Morning pixels

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 12/16/2013

The best D.C. sports quotes of 2013

A collection of the best lines uttered by D.C. sports figures this year.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  09:57 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Best of 2013, Caps, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Wizards, Caps deliver presents to area children

The players spent the day putting smiles on faces, and antlers on John Wall.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:10 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Eric Fehr, Joel Ward, John Wall, Martell Webster, Mike Green, Nene, Nicklas Backstrom, Steven Oleksy, Trevor Ariza, Trevor Booker, Wizards

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Caps wear ugly holiday sweaters, make a music video

A musical extravaganza for your holiday pleasure.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:02 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps, Joel Ward, John Erskine, Mike Green, Tom Wilson, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Mike Green apologizes for his 18 minutes in penalties

It was a rough night for Green, but his teammates say it’s all good.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:44 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps, Mike Green, Morning pixels

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Alex Ovechkin gets a call from Peter Bondra (Video)

The Caps star overtakes Bondra’s record, gets a call from the man himself.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:28 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Oveckin, Caps

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Audio of Alex Ovechkin’s fourth goal

Listen to John Walton’s euphoric goal call as Alex Ovechkin tied the Lightning in the final minute.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:41 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, John Walton, Morning pixels

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Martin Erat teaching his toddler son to play hockey

It was Sebastian’s second day on skates, and the kid seems to be a natural.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:10 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Martin Erat

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Maria Kirilenko learning to skate with help from Adam Oates’s wife

The tennis pro is trying to pick up her fiance’s sport.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:10 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, Dmitry Orlov, Donna Oates, Maria Kirilenko

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Steve Oleksy’s game-day ritual: watching a movie

Napping is the most common athlete game-day activity, but Oleksy likes to pass the afternoon in a different way.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:39 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Alex Ovechkin in Maxim Russia

I don’t know what’s happening in this photo, but it’s amazing.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:29 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Gift ideas for D.C. sports fans

If your loved ones are D.C. sports fans, no holiday gift will make them happy. Here are some ideas anyway.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  09:45 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Gifts, Redskins, Wizards, holiday_gifts

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Brooks Laich has a mini-me nephew

The Caps center is making a strong case for Uncle of the Year.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:09 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Ted Leonsis’s existential defense

Ted Leonsis’s new defense strategy to ‘playoffs or bust’ mantra is very simple: What does ‘bust’ actually mean?

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:24 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Caps Movember update: Michael Latta still trying

Latta defenitely has the most pitiful facial hair showing, but he doesn’t seem to mind.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Jason Chimera, Joel Ward, Karl Alzner, Michael Latta

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 11/22/2013

Last Thing: Steve Oleksy, aspiring chef

Oleksy’s answer for “last animal you pet” was definitely a first.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:52 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps, Last Thing, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 09:39 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Caps game story line on CBS sitcom ‘The Millers’

A Caps game was the backdrop for part of a story line on the CBS sitcom Thursday night.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:39 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Steve Oleksy on holding a fan’s purse

The Caps defenseman gets today’s Good Guy award.

By Sarah Kogod  |  03:19 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Tom Wilson, Caps prospects and the One Direction movie

The young Caps prospects found a wholesome way to spend an evening together during development camp.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:45 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Tom Wilson

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Penguins fans chant ‘D.C.’s our house’

This is a gross video of Penguins fans defiling the steps of a Smithsonian building across the street from Verizon Center.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:20 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Penguins

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 11/21/2013

NBC’s Caps intro takes a shot at Obamacare

Doc Emrick started Wednesday night’s Caps-Penguins broadcast with a joke about healthcare.gov.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:02 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Doc Emrick, NBC Sports, Obamacare, Penguins

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Brooks Laich says refs, players curse at each other ‘every single game’

“Even if it’s intense out on the ice, it’s just emotion,” the Caps forward said.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:22 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 11/20/2013

The Washington Post’s first Ovechkin-Crosby preview

It’s been almost exactly eight years since the two superstars first faced off.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  12:23 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, Penguins, Sidney Crosby

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Brooks Laich: ‘I really, honestly don’t care about the Ovechkin-Crosby rivalry’

The veteran Capitals forward goes on a mini-rant about what he thinks is a media-generated story line.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  03:59 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps, Penguins, Sidney Crosby

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Macklemore in a John Wall jersey

The Seattle-based hip-hop artist did some pandering to the local crowd during his show Monday night.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:37 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Wizards

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Martin Erat’s toddler son gives Ovi the stink eye

The Caps locker room got a big dose of cute on Thursday.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:40 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Martin Erat

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Steve Oleksy holds a fan’s purse

Someone in the Caps defenseman’s life has trained him well.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:07 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 11/14/2013

Leonsis on Monumental Network’s future

Caps and Wizards owner again makes it clear that the future of his teams on television will be much different than the status quo.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:31 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Comcast SportsNet, Monumental Network, Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 02:00 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Caps fan explains his Ovechkin-inspired beard

The Caps fan has made a hobby out of his facial hair.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:00 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Caps fan’s Ovechkin-themed beard

This “O” and “8” perfectly crafted out of facial hair shows some strong beard game.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:07 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 11/07/2013

The Caps, Ray Emery and three stars

Last week’s gong show in Philadelphia led to a brief debate on the meaning of the three stars in the NHL.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:18 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps, Flyers, Media, Ray Emery

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Ovechkin sings backup in music video for Sochi

Warning: you may be singing “Shaybu! Shaybu!” all day.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:03 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Tom Wilson’s rookie sketch card

The Caps rookie paid tribute in magic-marker form to his favorite things.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:12 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Tom Wilson

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Caps talk hazing in hockey

The Caps say they would never allow rookies to be abused in their locker room.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:31 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps, Joel Ward

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Capitals Movember update

By Sarah Kogod  |  03:09 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Karl Alzner, Movember, Steve Oleksy, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Alex Ovechkin (sort of) injures Tom Wilson in postgame shaving-cream mishap

Word of warning to Nate Schmidt and Michael Latta, who have yet to score in the NHL: Ovi will get you.

By Ben Sumner  |  08:28 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, Tom Wilson

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 11/05/2013

AT&T says it has upgraded wireless service in Verizon Center (UPDATED)

AT&T says there will be better service in Verizon Center, but AT&T just won’t say the words ‘Verizon Center.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:06 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Georgetown, Verizon Center, Wizards

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Alex Ovechkin has a mustache

The Caps captain is participating in Movember.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  06:59 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, Movember

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Ted Leonsis, Thom Loverro and Facebook

Caps and Wizards owner chirps Washington Times columnist on social media.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:27 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Media, Ted Leonsis, Thom Loverro

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Wizards: another Washington slow start

The Wizards are the latest D.C. pro sports team to stumble out of the gate, but they’ve had plenty of company.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:49 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 11/01/2013

D.C. athletes do Halloween

A look at how some local stars dressed up and celebrated.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:49 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Gettis, Caps, Jan Vesely, Karl Alzner, Lucas Giolito, Nats, Nick Sundberg, Niles Paul, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/31/2013

D.C. sports inspired pumpkins

Sadly, no one wanted to pay tribute to the Wizards this year.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Halloween, Nats, Redskins

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Steve Oleksy breaks his skate, hilarity ensues

Left with only one wheel, Oleksy was forced to hop, slide and tumble his way to the bench.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:04 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Steve Olesky

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Caps players with dogs, Part II (Video)

You can never have too many photos of hockey players and dogs together.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:17 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, John Carlson, Karl Alzner

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Verizon Center’s flashing billboards

Some people like the flashing billboards outside Verizon Center. Other people hate them. Here’s what they’re showing.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:59 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Monumental Network, Verizon Center, Wizards

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Ovechkin booed in Winnipeg

There were boos, and a sign comparing Alex Ovechkin to a grandmother, and two goals from Ovechkin on Tuesday night.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:39 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, Morning pixels

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Brooks Laich has a Canadian satellite dish

Laich uses his super fancy dish to overload on hockey.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:39 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps, Morning pixels

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 10/16/2013

The Caps and the Stanley Can

This is a super old and oft-retold story, but it’s new to me. So there. And it’s funny.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:45 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Caps pose for amazing photos with dogs

Ovechkin and several Caps teammates posed for amazing photos with dogs for a calendar that will benefit Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  02:57 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Capitals, Caps, Marcus Johansson, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Caps players on Segways

Caps players make good on an auctioned-off Segway tour.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:58 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, Marcus Johansson, Michal Neuvirth, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Local beer at Verizon Center

Verizon Center now has Port City, Devil’s Backbone, DC Brau, and other local brews. That’s a good thing.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:14 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Caps, Verizon Center, Wizards

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 10/11/2013

The Wizards, Monumental Network and online streaming

Ted Leonsis says he wanted to stream Tuesday’s preseason Wizards game on his online network. So what happened?

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:03 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Comcast SportsNet, Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 10/11/2013

Caps giving extra reward points for showing up early

The Caps’ reward program for season ticket holders offers a bonus if you get to games extra early.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:43 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Why Karl Alzner brought his dogs to Caps practice

The famous troublemakers almost caused some mischief again.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:22 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Karl Alzner, Morning pixels

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Leonsis on D.C. Winter Classic location: 'I think Nats Park would be a natural place'

The Caps owner couldn't commit to a game inside the beltway.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:57 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Nationals Park, Ted Leonsis, Winter Classic

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Ted Leonsis declines to discuss Redskins name

Leonsis admitted that he has his own name change debate to worry about.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:19 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Redskins, Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Adam Oates weighs in on RGIII

I'm looking forward to Mike Shanahan's opinion on Ovi's goal-scoring.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:26 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 10/07/2013

Now the Wizards have a season ticket holder scarf

Wizards become third local franchise to distribute scarves within a matter of weeks. Scarves: so hot. In more ways than one!

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:38 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Nats, Wizards

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 10/07/2013

Leonsis: "I don't see any weaknesses'

Caps owner tells ESPN 980 that his hockey team has depth, and he doesn't see any weaknesses.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:20 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Morning pixels, Redskins, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Ted Leonsis still thinks the Nats are baseball's best team

Ted Leonsis still thinks the Nats are the best team in Major League Baseball, and still wants them to serve as a reminder.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:18 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  106.7 The Fan, Caps, ESPN 980, Nats, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Connor Carrick gets creamed

Alex Ovechkin messes with Connor Carrick before his interview with the media after the game.

By Ben Sumner  |  01:36 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Mikhail Grabovski is living with Alex Ovechkin

Mikhail Grabovski is living and driving with Alex Ovechkin, which leads to the best 90-second interview of all time.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:11 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Slapshot in NHL mascots commercial (Video)

Mascot commercials are the best.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:48 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Slapshot

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 10/04/2013

The Caps' season-opening video

In the season-opening video shown Thursday night, the Caps drive luxury autos and wear fancy suits and turn into super heroes.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:12 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Brooks Laich defends fighting in hockey

Caps winger offers a passionate defense of fighting's place in his sport.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:36 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  106.7 The Fan, Brooks Laich, Caps, Morning pixels

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 10/03/2013

106.7 The Fan giving Caps tickets to furloughed workers

Three times a day, 106.7 The Fan is reserving Caps giveaway tickets for furloughed federal workers.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:34 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  106.7 The Fan, Caps

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Brooks Laich: Caps have never been closer

Capitals winger says this year's team is not getting the respect it deserves.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:59 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  106.7 The Fan, Brooks Laich, Caps

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Alex Ovechkin's Olympic torch and outfit to be displayed at Verizon Center

Can I hold the torch? Try on Ovi's pants? So many questions.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:47 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, Olympics

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Pierre Garcon's bye week advice: 'Don't get into trouble'

Seems like pretty solid advice.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:10 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Connor Carrick, Denard Span, Karl Alzner, Morning pixels, Nats, Nick Barnett, Pierre Garcon, Redskins

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Mike Green's tattoos

Longtime Caps defenseman is many things. One of them is tattooed.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:16 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Mike Green

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Alex Ovechkin behind the scenes in Greece (Video)

It's looks like Ovi took his torch home with him.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:48 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Darryl Tapp says London Fletcher is Redskins' best defensive player

Uh, Tapp? Ryan Kerrigan would like a word.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:35 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Connor Carrick, Darryl Tapp, London Fletcher, Mikhail Grabovski, Morning pixels, Redskins, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Alex Ovechkin on Russia's anti-gay laws: 'I just support everybody'

NPR was told not to ask Ovi about Russia's anti-gay laws. So they asked Ovi about Russia's anti-gay laws.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:18 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Karl Alzner explains his mustache

Karl Alzner was bored. So he wanted to grow a beard. But the Caps' coaching staff isn't into that. So he grew a mustache.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:33 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Karl Alzner

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Emmitt Smith calls Redskins fans 'wishy-washy'

The former Cowboy with some advice for Redskins fans.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:29 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Caps, Morning pixels, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Ted Leonsis: Nats should be an example for the Caps

Ted Leonsis tells media members that the Nationals’ 2013 should serve as a cautionary tale for his Capitals.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:13 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Nats, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Jay Beagle still uses a flip phone

The Caps forward shies away from technology, and for good reason.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:55 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Jay Beagle, Joel Ward

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 09/24/2013

NESN announcer calls Caps the ‘Washington Lowercases’

I’ll bet he’s been waiting all summer to unleash this brilliance.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:34 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Caps using Winter Classic to sell 2013-14 season tickets

The Winter Classic is more than 12 months away, but it’s already showing up in Caps ticket offers.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:32 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Winter Classic

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Joe Theismann on RGIII: ‘He’s not 100 percent’

The eternal Redskins optimist isn’t worried about 0-2, and says you shouldn’t be either.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:01 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Caps, Gio Gonzalez, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Chris Cooley skates with Caps, gets bloody lip

Ex Redskins tight end takes to the ice at Kettler, and winds up bleeding from the face.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:03 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Chris Cooley, Redskins

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Braden Holtby on Adam Oates

This is the story of a photograph, and also a radio interview, starring Braden Holtby, and Hallucinogens .

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:36 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Brooks Laich on RGIII and wearing a knee brace: ‘It’s different’

The Caps center speaks from experience about the hindrance of wearing a knee brace.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:51 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Scott Van Pelt on D.C. sports

ESPN anchor on why he maintains such a close relationship with the sports here in his home town.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:58 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, ESPN, Nats, Redskins, Scott Van Pelt, Wizards

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Mikhail Grabovski practices with Caps coaches

Caps center is finally in D.C., leading to some on-ice work at Kettler Capitals Iceplex with coaching staff.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:22 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Mikhail Grabovovski

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Ovechkin almost hit by falling glass during Baltimore Hockey Classic (Video)

After the game, Ovechkin called the incident “scary.“

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:16 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Video: Crab on the ice in Baltimore

For the second time in their last two Baltimore appearances, the Caps were greeted in Charm City by a crab on the ice.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:00 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Bryce Harper really loves giving high fives

This is just adorable.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:50 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Caps, Dan Haren, Ian Desmond, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Ted Leonsis on the Caps and the media

Ted Leonsis describes how The Post’s indifference to hockey forced him to create a media empire or something.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:42 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Media, Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 09/17/2013

John Walton’s preseason shootout goal call

Caps radio voice gets as excited as a radio voice can get over a preseason overtime shootout goal.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:44 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Joel Rechlicz, John Walton

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Karl Alzner’s road trip back to D.C.

One hockey player, one wife, and three dogs made for an interesting road trip.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:09 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Karl Alzner

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/13/2013

A Riggins-Ovechkin jersey

One local fan married his love for Alex Ovechkin with his love for John Riggins with his love for weirdness.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, Jersey Fouls, John Riggins, Redskins

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Mike Green on his new house and upcoming wedding

The Caps defenseman is all grown up.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:35 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Mike Green

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Ted Leonsis bought his Nats playoff tickets

Caps owner declares he still believes in Natitude, and backs up his words with a ticket purchase.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Nats, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 09/12/2013

The Caps season-ticket holder box

Fans no longer get fancy and beautiful commemorative tickets, so instead they receive a fancy box.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:17 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Alex Ovechkin’s summer job: Maria Kirilenko’s bag-carrier

The Caps winger took a backseat to his fiancee all summer, and didn’t mind one bit.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:26 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, Maria Kirilenko

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Tom Wilson’s teeth already fixed

Tom Wilson got into two fights during Monday’s rookie game against the Philadelphia Flyers, chipping a tooth in the process.

By Ben Sumner  |  11:55 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Tom Wilson

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Ovi shatters a light at TSN promo shoot, gives good hugs

Ovi spent media day breaking stuff and giving hugs.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:05 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Former Capital Dave Steckel opens up about fertility struggles

The former Capital is encouraging men to get tested.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:51 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Dave Steckel

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Fred Davis: ‘Teams wanted me for cheap’

Davis says he want's to make sure "every team feels it" when he plays them.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:49 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Davey Johnson, Fred Davis, John Wall, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Ted Leonsis on Washington’s Olympics bid

Caps and Wizards owner says the 2024 bid is a 'once in a lifetime' chance for this region.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:31 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Nats, Olympics, Redskins, Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Patrick Kane in a Nats hockey sweater

Patrick Kane wore a Nats hockey sweater on Tuesday evening. New team store item?

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:42 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Nats, Patrick Kane, Ross Detwiler

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Bryce Harper meets U.S. men’s hockey players (Video)

The hockey players participated in an assembly line of handshakes with the Nats star.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:59 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Caps, John Carlson, Nats, USA Hockey

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Troy Brouwer paints a weagle at DCPS Beautification Day

Troy Brouwer, Nicklas Backstrom, Glen Rice Jr. and Jessica Moore help landscape and paint Neval Thomas Elementary School.

By Ben Sumner  |  03:14 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Mystics, Troy Brouwer, Wizards

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Baltimore Sun takes shots at D.C. sports

In a list of reasons why Baltimore is better than D.C., the Sun takes a few swings at D.C. sports.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:43 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore, Caps, Nats, Other Stuff, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 08/09/2013

'Table Manners' guest list revealed for second season

Second season of Comcast SportsNet program starring the Junkies will begin with a one-hour appearance by Cal Ripken.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:45 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  106.7 The Fan, Brian Orakpo, Cal Ripken, Caps, Fred Smoot, Gary Williams, Junkies, Orioles, Redskins, Rod Langway, Terps

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 08/02/2013

D.C. ranked as ninth most miserable sports city

Are you miserable?

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:10 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Caps, John Wall, Leonard Hankerson, Morning pixels, Nats, Niles Paul, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 08/01/2013

Ted Leonsis is even skinnier

Local owner talks about giving John Wall a max deal; looks incredibly skinny.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:54 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, John Wall, Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Alex Ovechkin has top 10 "This is SportsCenter' ad

ESPN is counting down the 50 best 'This is SportsCenter' ads, and Alex Ovechkin and Semyon Varlamov have clinched a spot in the top 10.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:16 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, ESPN

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Karl Alzner's tattoo (Video)

No wonder the "homage to his native Vancouver" took two years to finish.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:32 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Karl Alzner

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 07/17/2013

Mike Green's Arlington condo for sale (Photos)

The Caps defenseman's loft features a lot of black decor.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:23 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Mike Green

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 07/17/2013

Bryce Harper explains his hair (Video)

It's all about the eyes.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:36 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Brooks Laich, Bryce Harper, Caps, John Wall, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, Ryan Kerrigan, Wizards

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 07/15/2013

Nate Schmidt helmet-cam footage from Caps development camp

It turns out that Nate Schmidt audio is gold.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:21 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Nate Schmidt, Tom Wilson

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Tom Wilson mic'd up during Caps camp

Athletes wired for sound is always an automatic click.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:25 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Tom Wilson, Travis Boyd

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Grant Paulsen's creepy goodbye to Matt Hendricks

Media members loved Matt Hendricks. Here's one wishing he could ride around in a car, whispering sweet nothings into Hendricks's ear.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:07 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  106.7 The Fan, Caps, Grant Paulsen, Matt Hendricks

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Alex Ovechkin, Maria Kirilenko recreate 'Titanic' scene

The new vacationing Ovi is a lot tamer than the vacationing Ovi of old.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:13 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, Maria Kirilenko

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Steve Sands on D.C. sports, and coming home

Golf Channel and NBC Sports broadcaster is at Congressional for work, but soon enough he'll be at FedEx Field and the Verizon Center for fun.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:53 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AT&T National, Caps, Golf Channel, Media, Redskins, Steve Sands, Terps

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 06/26/2013

Billy Kilmer, Bruce Boudreau at Nats game

A pair of former D.C. sports stars make high-profile appearances at Nationals Park, as the home team wins.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:42 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Billy Kilmer, Bruce Boudreau, Caps, Gio Gonzalez, Morning pixels, Nats

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 06/06/2013

Slapshot and the Oriole Bird do the Hora

You might have seen the Hora before, but you've probably never seen it starring two local bird mascots.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:49 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Orioles

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 06/04/2013

Mike Green sends thank-you note to first customer

Handwritten thank-you notes are all the rage here in Washington.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:53 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Mike Green

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Watch Matt Hendricks and Karl Alzner fishing

Hockey players whose seasons are finished don't just go golfing. They also go fishing. Sigh. Here, fishy fishy fishy fishy.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:09 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Comcast SportsNet, Karl Alzner, Matt Hendricks

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 05/24/2013

Ryan Zimmerman's 'A Night at the Park' raises more than $300k

A collection of various D.C. athletes showed up to show support for the ziMS Foundation.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:46 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps, Nats, Nick Sundberg, Redskins, Ryan Zimmerman

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Bryce Harper writes 'Pray 4 OK' on his game cap

The Nats outfielder debuted his own personal tribute to tornado victims.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:16 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Caps, Ian Desmond, Karl Alzner, Matt Hendricks, Morning pixels, Nats, Rafael Soriano

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 05/22/2013

Wale name-drops Ted Leonsis in new track

Using an owner's name in a hip-hop track makes for good blogging, especially when lyrics sites have no idea who said owner is.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:17 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Ted Leonsis, Wale, Wizards

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Brooks Laich throws out Orioles first pitch

The Caps center delivered on his promise to "put some stank on it."

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:54 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps, Orioles

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 05/20/2013

New York Post columnist says Caps have 'Culture of Losing'

Larry Brooks thinks the Caps have a 'culture of losing.' He should take a look at the Wizards.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:46 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Caps, Media, Morning pixels

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Alex Ovechkin in his walking boot

Caps winger texted this photo to the team doctor to make sure his boot was on correctly.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:21 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Caps fan travels from Kuwait for playoffs

You might love the Caps a lot, but one fan comes to D.C. from Kuwait every spring to watch his team's Stanley Cup hopes evaporate.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:51 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Adam Oates says he could beat up John Tortorella

I'd take Oates in just about any fight.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:51 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 05/16/2013

La Canfora: Caps 'nowhere near' a Stanley Cup

If you want to read a strong, pointed column about the failures of the Washington Capitals, listen to Jason La Canfora on the radio.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:02 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Jason La Canfora, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Tortorella on the Caps and whining

Rangers coach twice points out how much 'whining' the Caps did during their playoff loss.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:10 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, John Tortorella

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Tony Kornheiser slams Caps fans

Tony Kornheiser lives in a different universe than I do, but in his universe, this is what Caps fans are like.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:59 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, ESPN 980, Ted Leonsis, Tony Kornheiser

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Mike Milbury criticizes Alex Ovechkin for 'whining'

Generic text summarizing yet another story about a noisy analyst upset about Alex Ovechkin's comments.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:30 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, Jeremy Roenick, Mike Milbury

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Skip Bayless says Alex Ovechkin 'came up small'

Are you interested in a debate on ESPN's First Take about Alex Ovechkin? Well, I'm not really, either, but I transcribed it just the same.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:44 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps, ESPN, Skip Bayless, Stephen A. Smith