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.
Tough road ahead and Jackie Redmond of NHL Network
As the Caps continue a long road trip, the games get tougher as they head to Boston and Philadelphia. Jackie Redmond of NHL Network joins Nick Ashooh and JJ Regan for some national perspective on the Caps so far this season and which division rival will be left out of the playoffs. Plus, the guys examine the roller-coaster that has been the first 20-plus games of the season, and look ahead to this stretch of games that should tell us where this team stacks up in the East Division.
Ben Raby joins as Caps struggle for consistency
As the Caps continue to wait for the return of goalie Ilya Samsonov, Ben Raby of the Capitals Radio Network joins Nick Ashooh and JJ Regan to discuss the up-and-down play the team has produced since returning from their COVID hiatus. Plus, more talk about the impending goalie battle between Samsonov and Vitek Vanacek, celebrating Nicklas Backstrom's imminent 700 assist milestone, and the guys discuss Ben's cover story in The Hockey News about the ageless Zdeno Chara.
Karl Alzner joins to talk about the Caps bounce-back week
After 4 straight losses sandwiched around Covid cancellations, the Caps bounced back this week with back-to-back stellar performances against Pittsburgh and Buffalo. Karl Alzner joins Nick Ashooh and JJ Regan to discuss the recent turnaround and the upcoming goaltender dilemma the Caps will face when Ilya Samsonov returns. Plus, an appearance by JJ's son, a quick interlude for some Sabres bashing, and some discussion about pond hockey and the upcoming games in Lake Tahoe (complete with a well-placed Godfather reference).
What the Caps can learn from the Wizards' COVID-19 pause
What the Caps can learn from the Wizards COVID-19 pause, why Caps games have been postponed now and not before plus what Pittsburgh' new front office means for Washington.
DC Mamba making hockey accessible to everyone
As we celebrate Black History Month, this special Capitals Talk episode features the work of DC Mamba, a non-profit program that is aiming to introduce hockey in all neighborhoods at a low cost to the community, and now is partnering with the Capitals in a program called "Breaking the Ice". Nick Ashooh talks to Rock Ba'th, the founder of DC Mamba, about the program's philosophy of translating the game of hockey to kids, making it accessible and cost-friendly, and having a lot of fun in the process. Presented by Comcast Business.
"What if I told you..." and 3 questions for the rest of the season
If you predicted this start for the Washington Capitals, then give yourself a pat on the back... "What if I told you..." is the theme of this episode with Nick Ashooh and JJ Regan, as well as the 3 questions facing the team going forward, including what should we expect from surprise stars Zdeno Chara and Vitek Vanacek. Plus, why the Caps may be in the best position to survive this wildly unpredictable season.
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August 2020 Bring Rob back as host and I am no longer a faithful listener. It lacks depth and understanding of the game.
Thank you to Alan, Rob, Joe, Craig and others for continuing the pre game and post game analysis. I am a better educated fan and enjoy the frank and informative discussions. Most importantly they share both their love of the game and the CAPs and makes our family feel part of the CAPs community celebrating big wins, tough loses, unhappy ref calls and player injuries. Thank you to all of you for your efforts, dedication and hard work. Keep on recording!!
RIP this podcast
The good? JJ Regan. The bad? Literally everything else. Listening to Nick is nails on a chalkboard and it’s obvious his knowledge of the team or even the sport begins and ends with whatever script he’s given to read. Zero insight from any real “insiders” anymore. Hardly any guests period these days. Just JJ and Nick sounding like they barely wanna be talking to each other. Such a sad fall from where this podcast used to be, all in the name of the all mighty dollar. Shame.
Nosedive since RC left
Redid review from 1 to 3. Time to bring Rob Carlin back! Jordan and Nick are horrible. It seems like it is just JJ and Nick now and that is how it should be. More JJ and Alan May. Nick needs to figure out his audio, JJ is always clear and it seems like Nick is in his car.