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Latest Ted Leonsis Items
When the Capitals stepped onto the ice at Verizon Center on Monday night, the rink was still 200 feet by 85 feet just as it is every time. But there was one major noticeable difference around the playing surface, as the black protective netting in place since 2002 had been replaced by white netting.
Capitals fans at Verizon Center on Monday night weren't happy about the new white protective netting behind the goals. Some complained of headaches and eyesight problems, while others decried not being able to see certain parts of the ice or the scoreboard.
When Michael Caggiano owned the Baltimore Bandits minor league hockey team in the mid-1990s, he received a letter from a woman who went to a game with her husband and two children. She loved it, the letter said, but she'd never go back.
By the time the official announcement was made that Alex Ovechkin signed an equipment deal with Bauer, the secret was long out. The Bauer Cadillac at Kettler Capitals Iceplex and the giant Bauer backdrop and piles of equipment gave it away.
One day this summer, a video surfaced of Alex Ovechkin that didn't shed him in such a great light. The Washington Capitals star heard all about it from friends.
With his team's prospects off the ice Saturday afternoon and the Zamboni ready to smooth over the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, George McPhee took a deep breath.
Long before Ted Leonsis became a successful entrepreneur and majority owner of the Washington Wizards, Capitals, Mystics and the Verizon Center, he was the mayor of a small town in Florida.
There are few athletes in D.C. sports that elicit such disdain as Jaromir Jagr.
Every year, the Washington Capitals try to turn their playoff losses into learning experiences. There's no finger pointing, no big roster upheaval, no emotion of any kind, really. They just take a step back, survey the wreckage and say: What could we have done better? What should we have done better?