Category Archive: Capitals Player Profiles

Nov 07

2011-2012 Washington Capitals Player Profile: Michal Neuvirth

Before we begin, here is how you pronounce his name: MI-kul NEW-virth. Now that we have that out of the way, Michal Neuvirth, or as fans know him “Neuvy”, is arguably the most important member of the Washington Capitals’ recent youth movement. Why you ask? A great goalie can carry you all the way to …

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Nov 07

2011-2012 Washington Capitals Player Profile: Alex Ovechkin

When you think of the Washington Capitals, you think of one person: Alex Ovechkin. He is the Capitals’ captain, and for better or for worse, the team tends to mirror his intense all-out personality. Ovechkin was drafted by the Capitals with the first overall pick in 2004. He officially joined the Capitals in 2005, a …

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Nov 07

2011-2012 Washington Capitals Player Profile: Mathieu Perreault

Who has been the most pleasant surprise so far this year for the Capitals? I’d have to go with Matthieu Perreault. I’ve been a huge fan of his ever since I saw him play in Hershey. Perreault was drafted by the Capitals in 2006. He finished his junior hockey career and joined the Hershey Bears …

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Nov 07

2011-2012 Washington Capitals Player Profile: Tom Poti

When Tom Poti signed with Washington, I had high hopes for him. While injuries have kept him from living up to those high hopes, he has still been a solid defenseman for the Capitals while healthy. Poti began his NHL career with the Edmonton Oilers in 1998. In 2002, the Rangers traded for Poti. He …

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Nov 06

2011-2012 Washington Capitals Player Profile: Jeff Schultz

If I asked you which NHL defenseman holds the postseason record for most ice time without being scored upon, who would you guess? Nicklas Lidstrom? Chris Pronger? Zdeno Chara? The answer… is Jeff Schultz. During the 2010-2011, he was on the ice for 119 consecutive minutes without being scored on until Steve Downie of the …

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Nov 06

2011-2012 Washington Capitals Player Profile: Alex Semin

While the biggest star on the Capitals is definitely Alex Ovechkin, one could argue that the second biggest star is Alex Semin, or as fans call him, “Sasha”. Semin has become a fan favorite thanks to his exciting style of play and his lovable personality. While Alex Semin has spent his entire NHL career with …

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Nov 06

2011-2012 Washington Capitals Player Profile: Tomas Vokoun

When I heard that the Capitals signed veteran goalie Tomas Vokoun, I was ecstatic. I knew the Capitals really wanted Vokoun, but I never thought that he’d be willing to take less money to put himself on a Stanley Cup caliber team. When we look back at the 2011 NHL offseason, I can almost guarantee …

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Nov 06

2011-2012 Washington Capitals Player Profile: Joel Ward

Back in September, I remember saying that Tomas Vokoun was not the most important off-season acquisition by the Washington Capitals, but rather it was underrated two-way power forward Joel Ward. I expected him to have an impact on the Capitals, but I could not have predicted that he would be doing so well. Joel Ward …

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Nov 05

2011-2012 Washington Capitals Player Profile: Dennis Wideman

The Capitals made several under-the-radar acquisitions during the off-season to try to put together the complementary pieces necessary to win in the playoffs and hopefully bring a Stanley Cup back to DC. One of the better acquisitions in my mind was defenseman Dennis Wideman. Wideman has been a bit of a journeyman during his NHL …

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