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Meet Ben Raby

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Meet Ben Raby

As many of you have already noticed, our Capitals Insider Chuck Gormley is on vacation. We'll get Chuck back by mid-August but should anything crazy-go-nuts go down, he may check in from the Sunshine State. Until then, our good buddy from the Great White North, Ben Raby, will be stepping in to bring you your daily Caps fix. JP Finlay and I will also help round out the coverage while Chuck is away.

Some of you may already know Ben from the Capitals Radio Network where he hosts first and second intermission reports on game nights. In addition to his work for CSN, Ben has appeared on WJFK's 106.7 The Fan, NHL.com, Canada's National Post, Globe and Mail, CTV Montreal and TSN's Sportscentre. Ben grew up in Montreal, is fluent in French and refers to his DVR as a PVR, which I am convinced is a Canadian thing.

JP, a local MarylandGeorgetown product, contributes to both SB Nation and our site right here. He also plays energy reporter by day and is a cheesesteak enthusiast.

We hope you enjoy the coverage and look forward to bringing you the Caps talk you crave. Be on the lookout for our weekly Friday Caps chats (Alan May this week!) and feel free to drop us a line in the comments about anything you want to hear more about andor discuss.

Thanks for reading!

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Capitals re-sign Madison Bowey leaving Tom Wilson the lone remaining RFA

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Capitals re-sign Madison Bowey leaving Tom Wilson the lone remaining RFA

Defenseman Madison Bowey re-signed with the Capitals on Thursday, inking a two-year extension that will carry an average of $1 million.

Bowey carried a cap charge of $703,333 last season.

The 23-year-old appeared in 51 games for the Caps in 2017-18, amassing 12 assists, 24 penalty minutes and a plus/minus rating of minus-3.

Bowey also suited up in nine contests for AHL Hershey, though he finished the season as one of the Black Aces during Washington's run to the Stanley Cup.

With Bowey back in the fold, the Caps now have six of seven defenseman from last season’s roster under contract. (Veteran Brooks Orpik remains an unrestricted free agent.)

Bowey had an uneven first year in the NHL—he didn’t play following the late-February addition of Michal Kempny—but the Caps expect that the 6-2, 198-pound right-shot blue liner will become reliable full-time player with more seasoning.

Bowey’s deal leaves Tom Wilson as the Caps' only remaining unsigned restricted free agent. The sides are in discussions on a multi-year extension.

Including Bowey’s extension, the Caps have roughly $7.3 million in salary cap space remaining, according to www.capfriendly.com.

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Checking in on Hershey

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Checking in on Hershey

In the present, the Capitals are the Stanley Cup champions. But what does the future hold?

The voice of the Hershey Bears, Zack Fisch, joins JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir to talk all things prospects!

Who stood out at development camp? How will Pheonix Copley look as backup? Which Hershey prospects could push for a spot in the NHL? All that and more on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast.

Check out their latest episode in the player below or listen on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast page.

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