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Ovechkin enjoys his trip to Vegas

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Ovechkin enjoys his trip to Vegas

You may have thought Alex Ovechkin was wearing the new Caps alternate jersey on Tuesday as a promotion, but really the Caps just wanted him to put a shirt on.

By now, you probably have seen the picture of Ovechkin and girlfriend Nastya Shubskaya with Justin Bieber. What you didn't know is one of the rare times Ovechkin has had a shirt on. Since then, he has enjoyed several pool parties and meeting multiple celebrities.

D.C. followed Ovechkin as he flashed his hockey smile with Pete Kalamoutsos, managing partner of Washington's own Club Glow.

My bro @peteglowdc !!!party time at @tiesto ...best hahaha

A photo posted by Alexander Ovechkin (@aleksandrovechkinofficial) on Jun 21, 2015 at 3:44pm PDT

Ovechkin's brother, Mikhail, also tagged along on the trip.

My love @nastyashubskaya and my Michel !!!chiiiiillllliiinnng @tiesto

A photo posted by Alexander Ovechkin (@aleksandrovechkinofficial) on Jun 21, 2015 at 4:02pm PDT

Fan of the Netflix show "Orange is the New Black?" Then you'll be glad to know Ruby Rose evidently broke out of prison to hang out with the Great 8.

Who is that?maybe @rubyrose hahah

A photo posted by Alexander Ovechkin (@aleksandrovechkinofficial) on Jun 20, 2015 at 3:50pm PDT

Ever hear of Dutch DJ Tiesto? No? Well, he's big in Europe. Here he is hanging out with the Ovechkins.

Day 2 party with my love my brother and @tiesto haha

A photo posted by Alexander Ovechkin (@aleksandrovechkinofficial) on Jun 21, 2015 at 3:37pm PDT

If this looks like a lot of partying for one hockey player, don't worry, Tyler Seguin of the Dallas Stars joined in on the fun.

@tseguin92 its time ...Vegas babe

A photo posted by Alexander Ovechkin (@aleksandrovechkinofficial) on Jun 21, 2015 at 3:56pm PDT

Wow. My summer suddenly seems pretty lame.

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Big money John Carlson isn't going anywhere

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Big money John Carlson isn't going anywhere

John Carlson isn't going anywhere.

Carlson wanted to stay in Washington, but he wasn't going to come cheap. The Capitals ponied up the cash, however, and signed their star defenseman to a big-time, big-money deal worth $64 million that will make him a Capital for the next eight years.

JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir talk about his new contract, the trade that made it happen and take a look ahead to this week's development camp.

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

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After signing mammoth extension, Capitals' John Carlson weighs in on Todd Reirden and Michal Kempny

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After signing mammoth extension, Capitals' John Carlson weighs in on Todd Reirden and Michal Kempny

With the ink dried on his new contract, John Carlson said Monday morning that he wouldn’t mind seeing two other key cogs in the Caps’ championship run — Todd Reirden and Michal Kempny — get new deals, as well.

“I think guys have a lot of respect for Todd, and if that’s the case, then he’s going to do a great job,” Carlson said of Reirden, who is expected to interview with GM Brian MacLellan for the vacant head coaching position this week.

Carlson credited Reirden’s tutelage with helping him become a top defenseman in the game.

“From the moment that Barry [Trotz] and Todd got here, obviously Todd’s had the D, so I dealt more directly with him in terms of the little things and nuances of the game and just kind of formulating a plan to get better and how to achieve the goals I wanted to achieve,” Carlson said.

MacLellan has indicated that Reirden is the leading candidate to replace Trotz and, if things go well in the interview, he’ll get the job.

Although Carlson didn’t want to say much about the process, he did praise Reirden for his Xs and Os, his communication skills and his ability to get different personalities on the same page.

“I thought he was crucial for my career,” Carlson said, “and he just changed a few things [about] how I looked at the game, changed a few things with the D that I think really benefited everyone on D, and made it pretty clear what he expected of us and allowed us to go out there and do the rest.”

Carlson added: “I think he did a great job taking everybody for being different people and seeing things different ways. I just think he seemed to connect with everyone’s different personalities. I think he makes you look at the game a little bit differently. ... I think he’s been big for my career.”

Carlson also said that hiring Reirden would help the defending Stanley Cup champs pick up where they left off.

“I think that would be a lot easier of a transition,” he added.

As for re-signing Kempny, Carlson hopes his defensive partner also gets a new deal. After struggling to gain a foothold in Chicago’s lineup earlier this season, Kempny, 27, found a home skating alongside No. 74 after being acquired by Washington in February.

“I thought he was a great player,” Carlson said. “He made a huge impact on our team. When he got here, I thought we kind of started to play our best hockey maybe 10, 15 games after he got here, and then I thought he played awesome in the playoffs. He’s a great player, a great defender and he can skate. So that’s pretty much textbook what you want to have on your team and certainly, I think we play well together. That’s from my standpoint.”

Kempny can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

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