Oveckin Wins Hart Memorial Trophy

Alex Ovechkin, captain and forward for the Washington Capitals, won his this Hart Memorial Trophy on Saturday, June 15th when the second half of the winners for the 2012-2013 National Hockey League Awards were announced. The Hart Memorial Trophy is awarded to the NHL's Most Valuable Player as determined by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. […]

NHL “Three Stars” For April

Your NHL “Three Stars” for the month of April have been announced! Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin, St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott, and New York Rangers center Derek Stepan have been given the title for the month. The first star was awarded to Alex Ovechkin, who led the League with 14 goals and […]

NHL Trophy Winners – Ovechkin, St. Louis, Crawford and Emery

Four players have already captured NHL trophies since the end of the season. The Washington Capitals very own captain, Alex Ovechkin, was one of those, claiming the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy for being the League’s goal-scoring leader. This is Ovechkin’s third “Rocket” Trophy. Ovechkin scored 32 goals to lead the goal-scoring race. Tampa Bay Lightning […]

7th Annual Washington Capitals College Hockey Fair

The Verizon Center will be host to the 7th Annual Washington Capitals College Hockey Fair on Saturday, April 13th, from 12:30 p.m. To 5:00 p.m. This is a yearly event that aims to provide an opportunity for young players and their parents in the Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. Area to meet and learn from coaches […]


Chimera: “Our Fans Are Pretty Loud”

Jason Chimera, a left-wing for the Washington Capitals, is known by fans as the chirpy, speed skater who is a solid all-around player. On Saturday night, he recorded one assist on the Caps second goal in the first game of the season. Rockthered caught up with Chimera and asked him his thoughts on new coach […]


Capitals’ Thank-You to Fans

“To all Caps fans – local and long-distance – thank you for your ongoing support and your support of our players, we truly appreciate it. You are terrific fans, and we have worked extremely hard for many years to grow that relationship, and we have been rewarded with fantastic support. It is now incumbent upon […]

Capitals Sign Eric Fehr

Last Sunday, General Manager George McPhee announced that the Washington Capitals signed right-wing Eric Fehr to a one-year, $600,000 contract. During the lockout, Fehr played with HPK of the SM-liiga in Finland and recorded 25 points (13 goals, 12 assists). In the 2011-2012 NHL season, Fehr had two goals and one assist in 35 games […]


Rock The Brock 12/11

Bear Bye-Friday after the AHL Showcase win in DC the Bears traveled to Wilkes Barre-Scranton to face the Baby Pens. The game was physical from the start and both teams ended up trading goals back and forth until the final horn had sounded with both teams at 4 goals. Overtime started out very cautiously as […]

Teddy Bear Toss 2012

Rock The Brock: AHL Showcase

AHL Showcase– It is almost the holidays but that is not what created the festive atmosphere at Verizon Center last night. The ice was down and ready for a hockey game in Washington, DC. The Hershey Bears vs the Norfolk Admirals in the AHL Showcase was on tap for a sold out crowd of 18,506. […]

Federal Mediators Called in for Lockout Duty

Seems like things are finally getting serious in the NHL negotiations, folks – the NHL and the NHLPA have agreed to meet with federal mediators to help with the negotiation process towards a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. "We are able to confirm that we have agreed to a request by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation […]

Jason Chimera Goes Abroad & Other Overseas Updates

Jason Chimera is the latest Washington Capital to set sail aboard the N.H.L Lockout Cruise, and is headed to the Czech Republic to play overseas. Chimera has agreed to a deal with HC Chomutov that allows him to return to North American when the lockout ends. He had stayed in Washington to be with his […]

NHL proposes 50/50 HRR Split in Latest Offer

Yesterday, the National Hockey League owners presented the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) with another proposal for a new Collective Bargaining Act. This proposal would allow an entire 82-game season to be played pending agreement from the NHLPA. The NHL’s proposal offered a 50/50 split in hockey related revenue (a definition that the two […]

NHL Cancels Games Through October 24th

The National hockey League released a statement Thursday, Oct. 4th, cancelling all 2012-13 regular season games through Oct. 24th. Here’s the statement from the NHL: NEW YORK (October 4, 2012) – The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through October 24.  A total of 82 regular-season games were scheduled […]

A Lesson in History

One of the most recurring statements about history is “history repeats itself”. While doing some research for my Ethics class presentation on a labor dispute of my choice (guess which one I picked?) I realized that the statement could be applied to the NHL’s ongoing labor issues. History, indeed, repeats itself, with the same issues […]

Patrick Receives Patrick (Award)

A family tradition of epic proportions gets passed down to Dick Patrick, the Washington Capitals team president, as he is one of the receivers of the 2012 Lester Patrick Trophy. The trophy, named in honor of Dick Patrick’s grandfather, is given to someone for providing exceptional service to hockey in the United States. It can […]