8:08 AM EDT, Sun September 21, 2014

‘Open time frame’ for returns of Tom Wilson, Dmitry Orlov

As the Washington Capitals continued their daily veterans skates on Thursday morning, in the winnowing days leading toward training camp, only a few bodies remained missing from the team’s practice facility. Defenseman John Erskine has yet to arrive. Defenseman John Carlson was here, but left for his honeymoon. And then there are the two still […]
Japers' Rink Sep 2, 2014

The Noon Countdown: Real American Hero

Counting down the days until the 2014-15 season with a look back at the production of one all-American blueliner... 37 - Number of days remaining until the Caps open the 2014-15 season. But it's also... ...the number of points for John Carlson in 2013-14, trailing Mike Green by one point for the lead among Caps' defensemen. That matches a career high set in Carlson's first full season back in 2009-10, and he established new career-high numbers in goals (10, which led all Caps' blueliners and accounted for roughly a third of the total goal production from the defense) and power-play goals...
Japers' Rink Aug 28, 2014
Thursday Caps Clips

Thursday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Carlson speaks, Holtby's no sleeper, the AHL schedule is released and more. Your savory breakfast links: Re-thinking what you thought you thought about zone starts. [Rink] Fifteen kids lead our Top 25 Under 25 countdown, and it's a list that includes a handful of guys who have already seen time in D.C. [Rink] John Carlson is "looking forward to a fresh start," which is both cliché and incredibly believable. [WaPo] Might a new name finish atop the Caps' point leaders this year? Begin slideshow! [B/R] Clocking in as the sixth-most interesting game...
Washington Post Aug 27, 2014

Caps Insider: Capitals defenseman John Carlson ‘looking forward to a fresh start’

The new coaching staff was upstairs at Washington’s practice facility, another morning preparing for the upcoming season. His teammates were on the ice for another offseason skate session. Rookie camp will begin on Sept. 11, training camp one week after that, and around that time too comes John Carlson’s wedding. And yet the 24-year-old defenseman felt something resembling stasis, a certain calm as the season looms. Read full article >>

Capitals defenseman John Carlson ‘looking forward to a fresh start’

The new coaching staff was upstairs at Washington’s practice facility, another morning preparing for the upcoming season. His teammates were on the ice for another offseason skate session. Rookie camp will begin on Sept. 11, training camp one week after that, and around that time too comes John Carlson’s wedding. And yet the 24-year-old defenseman […]

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