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The Capitals Talk podcast is anchored by NBC Sports Washington's Capitals beat reporter, Rob Carlin and highlights all members of our Capitals coverage team. Carlin will also reach out to a host of outside influencers both in the D.C. media and the national landscape.

The Capitals Talk podcast is anchored by NBC Sports Washington's Capitals beat reporter, Rob Carlin and highlights all members of our Capitals coverage team. Carlin 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 Talk podcast is anchored by NBC Sports Washington's Capitals beat reporter, Rob Carlin and highlights all members of our Capitals coverage team. Carlin will also reach out to a host of outside influencers both in the D.C. media and the national landscape.

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English


Episodes

Pennsylvania Preview: Get to Know the Penguins and Flyers

8/16/2019
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We continue our series of previewing the Metropolitan division as the season approaches. Here, Rob and the guys talk to Josh Yoe from The Athletic who covers the Penguins, do Pittsburgh fans think the championship window has closed? Then, over to the Flyers as they talk with Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post (27:43).

Duration:00:50:15

New York "Metro" Preview: Get to Know the Rangers, Devils and Islanders

8/13/2019
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Rob & J.J. chat with some guys who cover the 3 New York area teams as the new season approaches. First up is Colin Stephenson from Newsday on the Rangers, then Cory Masisak who covers the Devils for The Athletic (23:47), and finally they are joined by Arthur Staple of The Athletic to talk about the Islanders (47:33).

Duration:01:16:00

Burning Questions Part 4

8/7/2019
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Rob, J.J., and Brian round out their summer series by beginning with a look at the schedule, including having to watch St. Louis raise the championship banner.

Duration:00:40:27

Adam Kimelman Interview

8/5/2019
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Rob Carlin interviews Adam Kimelman of NHL.com who covered the Caps' first round draft pick Connor McMichael at an event last week. Rob and Adam go in depth on many other prospects as well, and discuss the relationship between Braden Holtby & Carter Hart.

Duration:00:40:35

Brett Connolly Interview

8/1/2019
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Rob chats with former Capital Brett Connolly as he signed with the Florida Panthers this off-season. They discuss his 3 years in Washington, winning a Stanley Cup, and more.

Duration:00:42:50

Burning Questions Part 3

7/31/2019
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Rob, Brian, & J.J. continue their offseason series of discussing the most important questions facing the Caps. They start off with, can Evgeny Kutznetsov return to 2018 form?

Duration:00:41:41

Holtby Future Contract Talk

7/30/2019
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Rob, J.J., and Brian react to Andrei Vasilevskyi's new deal with Tampa and how that could affect eventual contractual talks between the Caps and Braden Holtby and more on this off-season edition.

Duration:01:08:16

Burning Questions Part 2

7/24/2019
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Rob & crew continue their summer series of the Caps Burning Questions heading into next season, including looking at the contractual situations regarding Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby.

Duration:00:28:07

Garnet Hathaway Interview

7/18/2019
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The guys chat with new Caps forward Garnet Hathaway after signing a 4 year deal with Washington after spending the past few seasons in Calgary.

Duration:00:34:54

Burning Questions Part 1

7/17/2019
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J.J. & Brian begin this summer's series of Capitals Burning Questions, including can Alex Ovechkin score 50 goals again in 2019-2020?

Duration:00:32:09

EMERGENCY POD: Vrana Signs 2 Year Deal

7/16/2019
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Rob, Ryan & Brian immediately react to Jakub Vrana signing a 2 year/ $6.7 Million bridge deal with the Caps.

Duration:00:26:16

Cup Odds + Mailbag

7/15/2019
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Rob, Ryan, and Brian discuss the recent Stanley Cup odds for next season after Free Agency. Then they open the mailbag and answer listener questions.

Duration:00:53:11

Caps + NHL Free Agency recap

7/3/2019
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Rob Carlin and Brian McNally break down what the Caps have done in NHL free agency so far, as well as evaluating everything that's happened around the rest of the NHL. They react to the Capitals signing Richard Panik (2:10) and Brendan Leipsic (26:05), take a look at whether or not the Caps will be able to re-sign Braden Holtby and Nicklas Backstrom next offseason (16:24), predict Jakub Vrana's next contract (13:44), give their winners (30:56) and losers (50:07) in NHL free agency across the...

Duration:01:05:27

Brian MacLellan Interview

6/30/2019
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Rob Carlin sits down with GM Brian MacLellan for his observations from Capitals Development Camp, background on some draft picks, and his thoughts on Brooks Orpik's retirement.

Duration:00:11:38

EMERGENCY PODCAST: Andre Burakovsky Traded to Colorado

6/28/2019
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Rob & Ryan give immediate reaction to the Caps sending Andre Burakovsky to Colorado in exchange for a 2nd & 3rd round pick in the 2020 Draft and Scott Kosmachuk.

Duration:00:16:40

Get to Know the 2nd & 3rd Round Picks Better

6/27/2019
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Caps drafted Brett Leason and Aliaksei Protas in the 2nd and 3rd rounds, respectively. Rob & Brian are joined by Marc Habscheid who coached both players for the Prince Albert Raiders in Canada. Plus, Habscheid once played alongside Brian MacLellan.

Duration:00:25:52

Todd Reirden Interview

6/26/2019
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Rob sits down with Capitals Head Coach Todd Reirden at Capitals Development Camp. They discuss Brooks Orpik retirement, the trade of Matt Niskanen, and some of the biggest name prospects.

Duration:00:23:45

Schedule Release + Brooks Orpik Interview

6/25/2019
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Rob & Brian let fans know what awaits the Caps in the 2019-2020 season schedule wise and give tribute to our longtime colleague "Mike D", as it's been 1 year since his tragic passing. Following, Rob chats with Brooks Orpik (24:41) on the day his retirement was officially announced.

Duration:00:30:53

LIVE SHOW: Interviews with Capitals Alumni

6/25/2019
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Live from the Capitals Bourbon & Cigar Event, joining Rob & Ryan are Rod Langway, Olaf Kolzig, John Druce, and Kelly Miller for some of their fonder memories of their time in Washington.

Duration:01:02:41

Ted Leonsis on 2018 Caps Entering D.C. Sports Hall of Fame

6/24/2019
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Rob speaks with Capitals Owner Ted Leonsis as the Stanley Cup winning 2018 Capitals were introduced into the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame this past Sunday. Included are comments regarding the trade of Matt Niskanen.

Duration:00:11:39