The Capitals Talk podcast highlights all members of NBC Sports Washington's Capitals coverage team. Capitals Talk will also reach out to a host of outside influencers both in the D.C. media and the national hockey landscape.
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In this inaugural episode, CSN's Capitals correspondent JJ Regan talks with Capitals Insider Tarik El-Bashir about the Caps' lineup, the NHL trade deadline, and JJ's favorite Lady Gaga song.
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It's Valentine's Day so Tarik El-Bashir and JJ Regan give their thoughts on the holiday before diving into some Caps talk. With 12 straight wins and the best record in the NHL, is this the best the Caps have ever been? How will Andre Burakovsky's injury and the bye week affect the team's current hot streak? Plus, JJ gets angry...again. All that and more in this week's Capitals Faceoff podcast.
Tarik El-Bashir and JJ Regan compare pancakes to waffles before diving into the Caps. They react to the Caps' trade for Tom Gilbert and JJ talks to CSN analyst and former Cap Alan May about his thoughts on the trade deadline. This time it's Tarik who gets angry when he talks about how the NHL is scheduling teams coming out of the bye week. All that and more in this week's podcast.
As the NHL trade deadline came and went on Wednesday, we brought together a panel of Capitals experts on Facebook Live to react to and recap all the biggest deals and no-deals as they related to the Caps and beyond.
JJ Regan sits down with CSN Capitals analyst Alan May to recap the NHL trade deadline and get some help settling a raging CSN newsroom debate.
JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir look over a sloppy week of Caps hockey and try to make sense of the goalie interference rule. Plus, Tarik has some strong words for any possible first-round opponents.
Tarik El-Bashir and JJ Regan go over every possible factor to try and diagnose the Capitals' recent struggles. Plus, they look into whether the Kevin Shattenkirk suspension was warranted, look at possible playoff matchups and JJ makes a case for Karl Alzner.
After a four-game slide, the Caps suddenly look like the top team in the NHL again. Tarik El-Bashir and JJ Regan discuss if the team is back and how much that has to do with the return of Andre Burakovsky. Plus, they discuss just what the team will do with T.J. Oshie, the NHL's dumb playoff format and why the league's stance on the Olympics makes no sense.
JJ Regan sits down with Kevin Shattenkirk to talk about his adjustment to the Caps. JJ is also joined by Capitals insider Tarik El-Bashir to talk about the goal race between T.J. Oshie and Alex Ovechkin, the evolving playoff picture and JJ yells about offside challenges...again.
The Caps have clinched their second consecutive Presidents' Trophy. JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir talk about what that means, if anything, at that point. Are the Caps really the team to beat in the playoffs? Plus, they discuss the NHL's decision not to participate in the Olympics, what that means for Alex Ovechkin and they talk about possible first-round playoff matchups.