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The Washington Capitals are the professional ice hockey team from the city of Washington DC. Washington DC is the capital of United States. It was previously the District of Columbia. In 1970, it was separated from the rest of the states to serves as the federal capital of the country. DC has five professional game teams for men; Washington Wizards for basketball, Washington Nationals for baseball, DC United for soccer, Redskins for football and Washington Capitals for ice hockey. Washington is one of the only 13 cities of United States that are home to all four sports i.e. hockey, football, baseball and basket ball.
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The Washington Capitals were formed in 1974. It is owned by Ted Leonsis who was the former head of AOL. Before the arrival of Ted Leonsis in the scene, the owner of the team was Abe Pollin who was also the owner of the NBA’s Washington Bullets. The official colors of Washington Capitals are red, navy and white. They play for the south eastern division of Eastern Conference and practice at the home ground, Verizon Center. The Verizon Center was opened in 1997 with a construction cost of $270 million. It is owned by the monumental sports and entertainments. It has a capacity for 18,277 seats per ice hockey game. It was named after the telecommunication company Verizon that had sponsored its construction. The fans call it “phone booth” because of its association with the telecommunication companies.
Verizon arena is the hot favorite arena for the ice hockey matches especially those played by Washington Capitals. The Washington Capitals are associated with the National Hockey league. Before moving to the Verizon, the Washington Capitals used to practice at the capital center or the US airways arena. Initially they were an expansion team for the national hockey league of the1974-75 season. Their counter parts were the Kansas City Scouts.
The Washington Capitals, known by the fans as “the caps” have won one conference championship and six division league titles. Their biggest victory was the Stanley Cup Final of 1998. The Stanley Cup was contested by the western conference champion, Detroit Red Wings. It was the first entry of the Washington Capitals in the championship. Washington capital is marked by the affiliation of the celebrity players like Alexander Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Green, Alexander Semin, and Bruce Boudreau. The best win of the team is President’s Trophy for 2009 – 2010.
The Washington Capitals who started with an amalgamation of players with few professional experience is the home team for great players like Eric Feher, Nicklas Backstorm , Boyd Gordon, David Steckel, Jason Chimera in the forwards, Karl Alzner, Brian Fahey, Mike Green, Tyler Sloan as defense and Semyon Varlamov as the goalies. In its start, the Washington Capitals had to face a number of failures and disappointments against the teams who were equipped with Veteran players.
They performed 8–67–5 in their first season which was the worst record of the season. The team’s performance stared getting better in 1970s when the coach Tom Mc Vie was hired. Still the team had to face losses until 1980s when the Washington capitals seriously stared thinking of moving out of the capital.
The manager David Poile came as the savior of the team in 1980s. David traded the players Ryan Walter and Rick Green with Rod Langway, Brian Engblom, Doug Jarvis, and Craig Laughlin of the Montreal Canadiens. Langway dramatically reduced the goal against of the team while Dennis Maruk, Mike Gartner, and Bobby Carpenter worked on the scoring side of the team. Consequently the team jumped up to 29 points on the roaster for ice hockey. The Capitals won games in the eastern conference series of 1997. During the same season, the players Oates, Phil Housley, and Dale Hunter scored their 1,000th point. It is a historic record that the three players from the same team performed a record score pointing. The team won back to back games of 2000 and 2001 of the south eastern division.
Some of the most famous Washington Capitals players are Nicklas Backstrom from Sweden, John Erskine from Canada, Tomas Fleischmann from Czech republic, Mike Knuble from America, Alexander Semin and Semyon Varlamov from Russia and Scott Walker from Canada.
Many exciting games of Washington Capitals are scheduled soon where they will be contesting with other fierce teams. Home or away, make sure that you give full support to your favorites by being present in the arena. Book your Washington Capitals Tickets and cheer for the champs!
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