Washington Capitals Clicks: Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Green

Happy weekend, Caps fans! You’ve been working for the weekend, and now it’s time to look into the Washington Capitals from around the internetz in this edition of Capitals Clicks.

Better late than never, right? Nicklas Bäckström’s reaction after finally receiving his Olympic Medal.


Wednesday night before the start of the preseason game between Brynäs and Djurgården, Nicklas Bäckström finally received his Olympic Silver medal in his home town of Gävle. He received the medal from the chairman of the Swedish Hockey Federation, Christer Englund. The head coach for Tre Kronor, Pär Mårts, was also present on the ice, as was former Brynäs captain and fellow member of the Olympic silver winning team in Sochi, Jakob Silfverberg.

It wasn’t the biggest crowd in the building but they made up for it with cheers when Bäckström received the medal.

It’s about time. Read the full article here.

Mike Green and his wife are totally adorbz at a Katy Perry Concert

(Russian Machine Never Breaks)

Friday night, Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green went to the Katy Perry concert with his wife, Courtney. The pop star is playing at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary tonight, Green’s hometown. Now some of you out there might think, oh man, that is not an event I would want people to know I’m going to. Instead, Green let a friend take a photo of he and his wife before the show and oh my god do you see what he’s wearing this IS AMAZING.

So much adorableness. Read the full article here.

Barry Trotz looks forward, but keeps eye on Predators

(Josh Cooper, The Tennessean) 

Barry Trotz has followed the Predators this offseason. He has analyzed their additions and formed his own critiques, but he plans on keeping them to himself.

“I’ll get to see how that plays out,” the Washington Capitals coach said via phone. “I don’t look back. I just look forward.”

From the hiring of coach Peter Laviolette, to the trade for forward James Neal, and some signings at center, the Predators have been all about offense since parting with Trotz, the franchise’s original coach, in April.

Read the full article here

Johnny Holliday and Joe Beninati will add Washington flavor to Maryland’s first Big Ten Network telecast

(Dan Steinberg/DC Sports Bog, The Washington Post) 

The Big Ten Network will begin its first Maryland football broadcast at 3:30 Saturday afternoon with a voice instantly recognizable to Terrapin fans. Maryland Athletics Hall of Famer Johnny Holliday — who has done the school’s radio play-by-play for more than 35 years — will be shown inside Byrd Stadium, talking about his connection with the school, about the team’s history, its past stars and great moments.

“But today we make some new memories right here in College Park, that live on forever at our new conference, the Big Ten,” Holliday says in the 60-second piece. “You better fear the turtle.”

Then Holliday removes his headphones, the intro ends, and the network’s Maryland-James Madison game coverage will begin.

But the faces and voices who follow the Terps icon will remain familiar to local viewers. Washington Capitals play-by-play man Joe Beninati will call Saturday’s game.

Congrats Joe B! Read the full article here.

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