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Meet and Greet: Brooks Laich

On Saturday, May 26th Capital Sports & Decor (formerly PS Game Gear) will be hosting Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich for an autograph event. McHandsomePants will be available from 12:00-1:00 PM at their Dulles Town Center Mall location in Dulles, VA. Autograph Tickets ($30) are available for purchase in the store now and are available online here.  CS&D is […]

2011-12 Capitals Awards Ceremony: Norris Memorial Trophy

Next in line of Rock the Red’s Capitals Awards Ceremony is the Norris Memorial Trophy, presented to the Caps most outstanding Defenseman during the regular season. The James Norris Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the National Hockey League’s defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position,” is the third […]

Hershey Bears extend AHL affiliation with Washington Capitals

The Hershey Bears announced yesterday that they will extend their affiliation with the Washington Capitals through the 2013-14 season. In addition to the agreement that will keep the Caps & Bears together for nine consecutive seasons – 16 in total as the teams had a previous affiliation from 1977 through 1984.  The Bears are the […]

2011-12 Capitals Awards Ceremony: Rod Langway Trophy

The Rod Langway Trophy is awarded annually to the Washington Capitals player who was acquired in trade and most benefited the Caps the throughout the regular season. “Most benefitted” is determined by tangible output (goals, faceoffs won), intangible factors (leadership, energy), and cost versus reward. The winner of trophy is determined by the bloggers of […]

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2011-12 Capitals Awards Ceremony: Vezina Trophy

Next in line of Rock the Red’s Capitals Awards Ceremony is the Vezina Trophy, presented to the Caps most outstanding goaltender during the regular season. The Vezina Trophy, awarded annually to the National Hockey League’s goaltender who has “adjudged to be the best at this position,” is the third oldest individual award (behind the Hart and […]

Matt Hendricks to play in DTBL charity game

  Some exciting news just arrived from our friends at Defending the Blue Line! The organization just announced that it will be hosting an NHL Players Charity Game on Wednesday, June 20th at Ridder Arena on the University of Minnesota Campus. The game will feature Minnesota native Matt Hendricks of the Washington Capitals, as well […]

Alex Ovechkin named 11th most marketable athlete of 2012

SportsPro Media, a multi-media team that delivers news, insights and analysis on sports, recently named their list of the world’s most marketable athletes in 2012. Athletes were chosen not only by home market appeal and sporting performance, but also value for the money, age, charisma, willingness and crossover appeal. Alex Ovechkin was named 11th on […]

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2011-12 Capitals Awards Ceremony: Calder Memorial Trophy

Next in line of Rock the Red’s Capitals Awards Ceremony is recognizing the Washington Capitals organization’s Rookie of the Year. The Calder Memorial Trophy is awarded annually “to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League.” The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey […]

Washington Capitals Free Agent tracker: Na shledanou, Vokoun

While the blogosphere contemplates, postulates and anticipates the NHL’s Free Agency signing period, opening July 1st, Rock the Red will be keeping an eye on the latest updates surrounding the Washington Capitals’ 4 Restricted Free Agents and 6 (+1 Bear) Unrestricted Free Agents. This will be updated accordingly as the off season plot unfolds. The […]

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2011-12 Capitals Awards Ceremony: Craig Berube Award

The Craig Berube Award is presented annually to the Washington Capitals player who had the most exciting fight of the year. The award was previously named for former Capitals captain Dale Hunter, who was a wolverine on the ice accumulating 3565 penalty minutes in his NHL career, which is the most of any player to reach the […]

Meet and Greet: Braden Holtby

On Saturday, June 2nd Capital Sports & Decor (formerly PS Game Gear) will be hosting Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby for an autograph event. The “super star goalie” (and our Conn Smythe Trophy winner) will be available from 1:00-3:00 PM at their Dulles Town Center Mall location in Dulles, VA. Autograph Tickets ($40) are available for purchase […]

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2011-12 Capitals Awards Ceremony: Conn Smythe Trophy

As we announced yesterday, we the bloggers of Rock the Red will be awarding various accolades through the first part of the Washington Capitals’ off season. Some will be real, some fictitious- but always entertaining. Today we hand out the Conn Smythe trophy. The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded annually to the “player judged most […]

The saga of Karl Alzner, a Bowflex, and Dale Hunter’s departure

The Washington Capitals announced today that Dale Hunter will not return to coach the team next season. The notice of Hunter’s departure, although not entirely unforeseen, was abrupt- coming just two days after the Caps were eliminated from the playoffs by the New York Rangers in Game 7 Saturday night, and being relayed to General Manager George […]

2011-12 Capitals Awards Ceremony: Plus/Minus and Green Jacket Award

Earlier today, we kicked off the 2011-12 Capitals Award Ceremony with the announcement of the Art Ross and Rocket Richard Trophies, two awards determined on tangible results throughout the season. We realize that since they are based on palpable stats, they might not be as glamous as some of the others yet to be unveiled and […]

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