“D.C. sports are so hot right now,” and at Tuesday's MLB All-Star Game, fans celebrated this new era.

Wilson's agent said the sides have explored “something north of four years” for the 24-year-old's next contract.

The teams have overhauled their in-game entertainment experiences to coincide with renovations to Capital One Arena.

Hockey has taken root in the greater Washington area at an impressive rate since Alex Ovechkin's first NHL season in 2005-06. Now that he and the Capitals have brought the Stanley Cup to Washington, local hockey coaches and administrators are anticipating another spike in interest.

Ovechkin parted the crowd in Red Square to pose with the iconic trophy in front of an iconic landmark as part of a whirlwind two-day visit.

Follow along as the Washington Capitals each take the trophy for a day filled with events of their own choosing. This is the summer-long story of the Stanley Cup.

Washington has focused on keeping most of its Stanley Cup-winning team together. With its new head coach introduced, the focus shifts to a long-term deal for Tom Wilson and perhaps bringing back Brooks Orpik.

Capitals equipment manager Craig 'Woody' Leydig hoped the visit might help with the healing process after last week's shooting.

The Capitals' first fringe move came within the first hour of free agency, signing 28-year-old center Nic Dowd to a one-year deal worth $650,000, the league minimum.

What transformed him from an unremarkable college player to an NHL defenseman are the same qualities Washington hopes will make him a good head coach.

The move was somewhat expected as the Capitals had been grooming Reirden for a head coaching position over the past several seasons. Now that opportunity will come in Washington.

The Stanley Cup champs check off the last of their free agent priorities by keeping the smooth-skating blue-liner off the open market.

Axel Jonsson-Fjallby's flow is real. And it's spectacular.

"It’s inspiring to see somebody like us," said 13-year-old Noah Pettiford of the Capitals' surprise playoff hero.

After playing two games in the Capitals' Stanley Cup run, Gersich returns to development camp with a few stories to share.

The right wing, a crucial part of Washington's run to the Stanley Cup, could have hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent.

The goalie prospect could some day become Braden Holtby's successor, but his immediate future consists of mastering English, adapting to life away from home and coping with some serious jet lag.

The defenseman focused on adding weight this past season, but he thinks the NHL is beginning to prefer more elusive blue-liners.

Trebek predicts his favorite NFL team will get closer to the Super Bowl than it has been in a long, long time.

Todd Reirden is attending the Capitals' development camp but has not yet been named the team's next head coach as has been widely anticipated.

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