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Tom Wilson’s brother jumps to his defense on Twitter

Tom Wilson’s brother jumps to his defense on Twitter

On Tuesday, Ryan Reaves delivered a hit to Tom Wilson that knocked the Capitals forward from the game. The hockey world has been debating whether or not the hit was clean ever since.

Reaves was ejected from the game, but the NHL did not seek any further supplementary discipline.

There are few players in today’s NHL as polarizing as Wilson and of course, Tuesday’s hit generated plenty of debate over whether it was dirty and whether Reaves deserved a suspension.

There were unfortunately some people who took the stance that Wilson actually got what he deserved by getting injured by the hit and that caused Wilson’s brother, Peter, to jump to his defense on Twitter. "To the ‘cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat’ while you’re listing the things that my brother ‘deserved’ please add winning a Stanley Cup, a multi-year contract and currently being 10th in the NHL in P/GP," he wrote. "Thanks."

The quote Peter references here is from Theodore Roosevelt.

Twitter, as we all know, is often not the place for… educated discussions. Since Wilson is seen as a villain in the eyes of many hockey fans, some have expressed their opinion that Wilson got what he deserved and his injury is karma for all the hits he has delivered in the past.

This is a dumb take. Wishing for a brain injury to anyone is deplorable whether or not you like the player.

Wilson missed Thursday’s game due to what is being called an upper body injury. He is considered to be day-to-day by the team.
 

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Capitals assistant coach Reid Cashman named head coach at Dartmouth

Capitals assistant coach Reid Cashman named head coach at Dartmouth

Capitals assistant coach Reid Cashman will be leaving Washington to become the head coach at Dartmouth, the Caps announced Monday. The news was first reported by ESPN's John Buccigross.

"The Washington Capitals congratulate Reid Cashman on being named the head coach of Dartmouth College men’s hockey team," a statement from the team read. "We appreciate his tireless work ethic and contributions to the organization over the past four seasons, both with the Capitals and the Hershey Bears, working with the organization’s defensemen. Cashman will remain in his capacity as an assistant coach for the remainder of the season before joining Dartmouth."

The 2019-20 season was Cashman's second behind the bench in Washington where he coached primarily the team's defensemen. After his playing career, Cashman returned to his alma mater, Quinnipiac, as an assistant coach for three seasons and an additional two as associate coach. He then was hired in Hershey as an assistant coach for two years before joining Todd Reirden's staff in Washington.

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Cashman had some big shoes to fill by when he came to Washington as he, ironically enough, had to replace Reirden as the team's defensive coach. Reirden had helped coach the defense to a Stanley Cup as a member of Barry Trotz's staff in 2018. Washington's goals against per game in the last two seasons was 3.02 and 3.07, both of which were higher than any of the four seasons with Reirden coaching the defense under Trotz.

Cashman will remain with the Caps through the 2020 postseason, according to the team's statement.

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Alex Ovechkin reveals his all-time favorite Capitals sweater

Alex Ovechkin reveals his all-time favorite Capitals sweater

Since joining the Washington Capitals back in October of 2005, Alex Ovechkin has worn dozens of variations of Caps jerseys while launching one-timers from his office, but we’ve never known which jersey was his favorite until now. 

Over the course of a few weeks, the Capitals' team Instagram account hosted a Jersey Madness bracket in which they asked fans to vote on their favorite Caps jersey of all time.

*SPOILER ALERT* The team's 2015 Winter Classic jersey ended up winning it all. Some of the team decided to join in on the fun, including Ovi who revealed that his all-time favorite was the sweater he wore his rookie year in an Instagram comment. He also encouraged the team to bring back the iconic Screaming Eagle design for him to wear next year.

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Ovi was able to wear these jerseys for two years until the Capitals rebranded the summer of 2007. The team switched the colors from the blue and black back to the red, white and blue original color scheme. When these new uniforms were revealed, there was another big difference along with the color scheme and design, and that was that there were only three stars versus six that were on the old uniforms.

    In our new series ‘Ever Wonder,’ Capitals assistant general manager Don Fishman spoke with NBC Sports Washington to explain what each star represents and why the franchise decided to make this change. Read that interview here.

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