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Sports are our escapism, but players' virus fears were real
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Chris Lingebach
March 13, 2020 - 6:33 pm
As the deadly threat of the Coronavirus spreads, what went underreported were the fears of the players, before their respective leagues made the call to effectively grind American sports to a halt. Look no further than this interview with Capitals defenseman John Carlson for a sampling of those...
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What the Capitals being a ‘work in progress’ really means
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Chris Lingebach
March 06, 2020 - 7:48 pm
Todd Reirden has repeatedly referred to his Capitals as a 'work in progress.' John Carlson explains what that really means, which amounts to a multifaceted approach by the team to rework their game in season.
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John Carlson reflects on a week of Capitals milestones
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Chris Lingebach
February 28, 2020 - 5:26 pm
John Carlson weighs in on a week of milestones after watching Alex Ovechkin celebrated for reaching 700 goals, and his own accomplishment, surpassing Calle Johansson to become the Capitals' all-time leader in points for a defenseman.
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John Carlson positive NHL would handle cheating differently
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Chris Lingebach
February 20, 2020 - 6:08 pm
Capitals defenseman John Carlson says the NHL would have its own way of policing players caught cheating, if an Astros-like scandal were to hit hockey.
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John Carlson on how Caps climb out of prolonged rut
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Chris Lingebach
February 19, 2020 - 4:09 pm
The Capitals are playing an undeniably bad stretch of hockey. John Carlson explains how they can climb their way out of this prolonged funk they find themselves in.
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The tear Ovechkin's been on 'is insane,' John Carlson says
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Chris Lingebach
February 07, 2020 - 10:07 pm
Alex Ovechkin continues to climb the all-time charts, scoring 14 goals in the Capitals' last seven games – including three separate hat tricks and a natural hat trick – to come within two goals of the 700 club. Let's take a second to process some of these historic numbers.
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Jakub Vrana on brink of shattering career high in points
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Chris Lingebach
February 05, 2020 - 8:51 am
On pace for a career high in points, Jakub Vrana is becoming the difference maker the Capitals have been waiting for. How a 65-point season from Vrana could give the Capitals something they've never had in Alex Ovechkin's career.
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Carlson reflects on losing hardest shot competition to Weber
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Chris Lingebach
February 01, 2020 - 10:06 am
John Carlson wasn't able to go back-to-back as the hardest shot champion in the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills Competition, losing out to Montreal's Shea Weber. Carlson reflects on that experience and sharing All-Star weekend with Capitals teammates T.J. Oshie and Braden Holtby.
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Ryan Zimmerman takes slap shots from Ovi at Caps practice
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Chris Lingebach
January 16, 2020 - 8:01 pm
Still without a contract, Ryan Zimmerman was finally able to pay up on some years-old smack talk with the Capitals.
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Leaders of the comeback, Caps are finding adversity to fight through
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Chris Lingebach
January 10, 2020 - 4:31 pm
The Capitals are statistically the toughest team to put away in the NHL. While all their comeback wins may serve them well in the playoffs, playing from behind so often isn't ideal, either.
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