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The Washington Capitals Get Their Rings

video of the ring is below

Washington, DC. - Oct. 1, 2018 - Jostens, the leading provider of custom, fine hand-crafted jewelry for professional sports teams, unveiled the National Hockey League's 2018 Stanley Cup Championship Ring today. In a private ceremony, Washington Capitals players, coaches and hockey staff were presented with their rings.

"We have always had one single, unwavering goal for the Washington Capitals: to build a team as great as our fan base," said Capitals owner Ted Leonsis.  "These rings will now forever be a reminder for the players, coaches, and fans: we did it.  We are thrilled today to be able to unveil this beautiful ring, which will always be a proud symbol of the Capitals' incredible 2018 Stanley Cup run and the unbreakable bond they created among all Caps fans who shared in the joy of that moment together."
 

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Afternoon Line- Sidney Crosby On Tom Wilson

“We’ve talked about it a lot with him. He still chooses to make those hits. I’m sure the league’s well aware of tha. I just don’t know how many opportunities you need. Obviously the point hasn’t been made yet.”

“I think this is kind of a unique situation where you got someone who continues to do it, I’m just pointing out the obvious. That’s all I’m doing.”

“He’s a good player. He’s got speed. He goes hard to the net. He’s a tough guy to play against. There’s really no reason to continue to hit like that.”

-Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tom Wilson.  Jonathan Bombulie of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has more from Crosby.

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Video- The NHL Regular Season Starts On Wednesday

But first, seven minutes of the summer with Ovechkin.

 

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Video- How Many Games Should Tom Wilson Stay Off The Ice?

Frank Seravalli of TSN with his view.

If you missed the hit, watch it here.

 

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GIFS- Tom Wilson Assessed A Match Penalty

 

 

Another angle below...

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Repeat Talk From The Washington Capitals

from Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post,

The Capitals have heard all about the potential pitfalls for the defending Stanley Cup champions: a slow start to the season, fatigue from such a long playoff run and greater injury risk because of a short summer to both recover and train. Defenseman Brooks Orpik, the only Washington player who’d actually won a championship before this past one, would advise his teammates to largely ignore those warnings.

“You hear a lot of people trying to tell you that you should feel a lot more tired than you actually are, so I think if you let that creep in, you can trick yourself into feeling it,” said Orpik, who also won the Cup in 2009 with the Pittsburgh Penguins....

“It’s no secret that that sometimes happens — you go from playing on the biggest stage, you play the biggest game in your life and then you have an offseason and then it’s Game 1 again,” forward Tom Wilson said. “We’re all human, that’s normal. But I think with our group, no matter what, whether it’s the last game of the Stanley Cup, or Game 1, we love to win. That’s what separates us. We’ve had that mentality the last couple of years, super fun group. I’m expecting us to get out there and pick up where we left off.”

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It’s New Territory For The Washington Capitals

from Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post,

There was a time — say, 365 days ago — when the opening of Washington Capitals’ training camp meant regurgitating some version of a nauseating end to the previous season. Man, that was hard. There was a time – say, 365 days ago – when the Capitals wallowed in the latest in a litany of crippling losses. From top to bottom, the organization admitted to a hangover.

Now, the most significant concern might be: Are the Caps still hung over? The pre-training camp questions have been about opportunity lost and whether they can gear up again. They have never before included whether they did one keg stand too many.

And now, here we are, because — and even these three months later, it’s so weird to type this — the Washington Capitals are Stanley Cup champions. Thus, the opening of this training camp Friday at (recently rebranded) Medstar Capitals Iceplex begins the first season Washington pursues something it already has.

The Stanley Cup champs, going after another Stanley Cup. In Washington.

Go figure.

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Evening Line- Eric Staal

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Afternoon Line- Tom Wilson

“I don’t want to be in the stands. My team doesn’t want me in the stands. “I’ve got to make sure I’m on the ice, not in the box, playing as much as I can. The game is definitely moving in a direction. … I’ve got to be the unique player, which is why they gave me that contract, but I can’t cross the line where I’m spending time in the box or in the stands.”

-Tom Wilson of the Washington Capitals.  Dhiren Mahiban of the Sporting News has more.

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Video- Big Hits From Tom Wilson

Almost 4 1/2 minutes of big hits from the past NHL season.

 

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