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Carlson: Returning to practice 'a little awkward, weird'
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Chris Lingebach
June 18, 2020 - 3:33 pm
Capitals defenseman John Carlson called his return to practice "a little awkward and weird" due to new COVID-19 regulations in the building, but welcomed the awkwardness, knowing it means hockey will soon return.
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Behind the NHL's hollow return-to-play plan
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Chris Lingebach
June 05, 2020 - 1:32 pm
Capitals defenseman John Carlson explains that while the NHL's return-to-play announcement sounded nice, it may have given fans false hope.
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John Carlson politely sidesteps Brendan Leipsic questions
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Chris Lingebach
May 14, 2020 - 4:08 pm
Capitals defenseman John Carlson was all class when addressing former teammate Brendan Leipsic, who was released by Washington amid a social media firestorm.
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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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