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Capitals Faceoff

NBC Sports Washington

The Capitals Faceoff podcast is anchored by NBC Sports Washington's Capitals correspondent JJ Regan and highlights all members of our Capitals coverage team including Capitals Insider Tarik El-Bashir. Regan will also reach out to a host of outside influencers both in the D.C. media and the national landscape.

The Capitals Faceoff podcast is anchored by NBC Sports Washington's Capitals correspondent JJ Regan and highlights all members of our Capitals coverage team including Capitals Insider Tarik El-Bashir. Regan will also reach out to a host of outside influencers both in the D.C. media and the national landscape.
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The Capitals Faceoff podcast is anchored by NBC Sports Washington's Capitals correspondent JJ Regan and highlights all members of our Capitals coverage team including Capitals Insider Tarik El-Bashir. Regan will also reach out to a host of outside influencers both in the D.C. media and the national landscape.

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Episodes

Around the NHL with Greg Wyshynski

8/15/2018
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ESPN's Greg Wyshynski joins the podcast to talk about what went right for the Caps on their Stanley Cup run, all the big news of the offseason and who the biggest challengers are on the quest for the repeat next season.

Duration:00:22:49

Falling in love with the game

8/9/2018
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It's a mailbag podcast! JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir take listener questions about how the Caps will replace Jay Beagle, whether there will be a Stanley Cup hangover and hockey in England! JJ and Tarik also take it way back and talk about how they first fell in love with the game of hockey.

Duration:00:34:34

Tom Wilson's Day With The Cup

8/6/2018
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Rob puts Tarik's vacation on hold to hear about what is what like in Toronto for Tom Wilson's day with The Stanley Cup. Before they get there though they recap the new assistant coaches that were hired and Tarik's says what is was like to see a Caps themed Champions Case at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Duration:00:25:39

John Walton Reflects on the Championship Run

8/3/2018
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Rob and Tarik are visited in studio by John Walton, radio voice of the Capitals, as they look back at his most famous calls from the Caps drive to the Stanley Cup. They also look at the winning effect of hockey within the city, the turning points of the season, John's plans for his day w/ the cup, & more.

Duration:00:41:27

Tom Wilson gets paid

8/1/2018
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Tom Wilson is back, but at what cost? Did the Caps overpay or will his deal prove to be a bargain? JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir discuss top-line Tommy's new deal, the Caps bringing back Brooks Orpik and they take a look at the team's offseason as a whole.

Duration:00:30:39

How to fix the playoffs...or make it worse

7/27/2018
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Ben Raby joins JJ Regan to talk all things Caps including Brooks Orpik, Todd Reirden and Brian MacLellan. Plus, he has a rather drastic plan to fix the NHL's current playoff format. JJ...disagrees.

Duration:00:32:03

T.J. Oshie Day With The Cup In Minnesota

7/24/2018
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Rob is joined by Tarik live from Warroad, Minnesota where T.J. Oshie brought The Cup back to his hometown.

Duration:00:23:26

Checking in on Hershey

7/19/2018
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Who stood out at development camp? How will Pheonix Copley look as backup? Which Hershey prospects could push for a spot in the NHL? JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir talk all things prospects with the voice of the Hershey Bears, Zack Fisch.

Duration:00:37:57

What does the future hold?

7/16/2018
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In this week's mailbag podcast, JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir answer several questions about the Caps' prospects and Hershey. How does the future look on the farm? Plus, they talk about potential weaknesses, their biggest surprises and more!

Duration:00:31:31

Checking In On The Lightning Offseason

7/12/2018
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Rob & Tarik chat with Erik Erlendsson of "Lightning Insider" down in Tampa for the latest on their busy offseason.

Duration:00:28:16

Barry Trotz has his work cut out for him

7/11/2018
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Barry Trotz is now the head coach of the New York Islanders, a team that missed the playoffs and just lost their franchise player. So how does next season look on Long Island? Brian Compton of NHL.com joins Rob Carlin and Tarik El-Bashir to preview the Islanders.

Duration:00:24:16

Driving for the repeat

7/8/2018
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Will Alex Ovechkin be as driven next season to win his second Stanley Cup? Who will be the Caps' fourth line center? What will be the third defensive pair? It's the mailbag podcast! JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir answer fan questions on everything from a Caps repeat to possible global series locations.

Duration:00:24:06

Todd Reirden is officially official

7/4/2018
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Todd Reirden was formally introduced as the head coach of the Washington Capitals making him the 18th head coach in franchise history. JJ Regan, Tarik El-Bashir and Rob Carlin give their thoughts on the new bench boss, plus they discuss NHL free agency and give their takeaways from development camp.

Duration:00:33:00

The lost episode

6/28/2018
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It's the episode you've been waiting for. The long fabled, mythical lost mailbag podcast. JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir sat down to answer listener questions...and then Barry Trotz resigned...and then John Carlson signed an extension. What were the real keys to winning the Stanley Cup? Who will be the odd-man out at center? What does the Stanley Cup say about Alex Ovechkin? Listen in for the answers to those questions and more!

Duration:00:29:39

Big money John Carlson isn't going anywhere

6/25/2018
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John 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 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.

Duration:00:26:39

Suddenly the Caps are in need of a head coach

6/19/2018
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Less than two weeks after winning the Stanley Cup, the Caps are in need of a new head coach after the resignation of Barry Trotz. How did we get here and where do both parties go from here? JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir break it all down.

Duration:00:31:23

Parading into the offseason

6/15/2018
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The Capitals had their Stanley Cup parade and their final media availability of the season over the week. Hear from Brian MacLellan, Barry Trotz, John Carlson and Philipp Grubauer, plus JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir talk about their experiences at the parade.

Duration:00:17:02

Finally

6/10/2018
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For the first time in franchise history, the Washington Capitals are the Stanley Cup champions! It took the Caps just five games to dispatch the Vegas Golden Knights and bring Lord Stanley to Washington right where he belongs. JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir try to make sense of it all.

Duration:00:34:48

One more to go

6/5/2018
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After two wins at home, the Caps sit just one win away from hoisting the Stanley Cup. A series that looked completely even in Vegas now looks like Washington's to lose. How have the Caps dominated a Vegas team that breezed through the Western Conference? JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir break down the series and discuss whether it's already over or if the Golden Knights can battle back.

Duration:00:34:44

Caps break even in Vegas

6/2/2018
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For most people if you break even in Vegas, you've had a pretty good trip. The same applies to the Stanley Cup Final as the series shifts to Washington tied at 1. The Caps handed the Golden Knights their first regulation home loss of the postseason, but can Washington take advantage? The Caps have not been nearly as good at home as on the road in the playoffs. JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir break down everything from the first two games of the series and look ahead to what is in store in the...

Duration:00:31:27