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The NHL may ban Stanley Cup 'keg stands' after the Capitals' wild, boozy summer

The Stanley Cup has been subjected to plenty of wild summer celebrations over the past handful of decades and beyond. The stories attached to the Cup and what winning teams do with it are a big part of its lore and why many consider it to be the greatest trophy in all of sports.  The <a href="… Headlines

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Capitals' Cup win leaves Nats thirsty for 'champagne celebrations' of their own

TORONTO – Adam Eaton has become somewhat of a Stanley Cup whisperer. The Washington Nationals outfielder has resided in a Stanley Cup-winning city in three of the last six seasons and jokes that once his contract expires, he could be a good-luck charm for NHL teams looking to win a championship. “The Cup seems to follow me around,” Eaton told ...

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Capitals' parade a long-awaited chance for DC sports fans to celebrate

Nicklas Backstrom dreamed about the road less travelled. Driving down Constitution Avenue on his way to each home game since his NHL debut in 2007, he imagined the street lined with overjoyed Washington Capitals fans. “It always popped up in my head that one time we’re going to have a parade here, and finally that day is here,” Backstrom said. ...

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Smith-Pelly, Kempny perfect pieces of Capitals' Cup puzzle

A salary-cap squeeze threatened to slam the Washington Capitals’ Stanley Cup window shut. Instead, it busted it wide open. When the dollars didn’t add up to be able to keep a handful of key contributors to back-to-back Presidents’ Trophy-winning teams, the Capitals went bargain hunting to sign bought-out winger Devante Smith-Pelly, who general manager Brian MacLellan termed a “project.” Up ...

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