The Washington Capitals have been around since 1974 when they were formed as part of
the NHL expansion in that area. The team have played in the Southeast division and the
Eastern Conference ever since. Washington Capitals tickets holders have seen their team get
plenty of success in the division, yet they have yet to turn it into a Stanley Cup title. The
team has seven division titles in the past 25 years and one conference title. There has also
been a solitary Presidents' trophy success for Washington Capitals tickets holders to enjoy,
The past five years have been very up and down for Washington Capitals tickets holders and
fans alike. The team lost in the QFs in 2007-08 and the semis in 2008-09. Fans thought a
Stanley Cup was on the way, yet the team regressed and failed to get past the QFs in 2009-
10. There were two semi-final losses in 2010-11 and 2011-12 as well. The good thing for
Washington Capitals tickets buyers is that the team seems to always do well in their division
and make the playoffs. There were division wins in the four seasons from 2007-2011.
Over the years, some great players have played in front of Washington Capitals fans. The
likes of Mike Gartner, Rod Langway, Larry Murphy, Adam Oates, and Scott Stevens have all
been in the Capitals hall of fame for all they have given to the team in their playing days.
Peter Bondra and Michal Pivonka are franchise leaders in points/scoring and assists
In 1997 the Washington Capitals moved to the Verizon Center and they have played all their
home games there ever since. The arena can hold 18,506 hockey fans at one time. While
stadium capacity has been reduced slightly over the past 10 years, ticket demand is as high
as ever. Washington Capitals tickets are sold out for most home games with the playoffs
bringing even more attention. It is hard to get Washington Capitals tickets for games against
their rivals or when they make it to the Stanley Cup semi-finals.
Fans of the Washington Capitals have gotten used to a team that always has a good regular
season. However, Washington Capitals tickets holders have been disappointed that the
team could not turn this into a Stanley Cup title. The four division title wins over the past 5
years were thought of as precursors to greater success, but the team has not even won the
Conference in those years.
The team's fans have always remained loyal to the team. There was a period from 1999 to
2007 when success was not forthcoming at all. Even playoff appearances were rare, yet the
fans kept coming back. Washington Capitals tickets sales were as good as ever. These fans
will be hoping the past few division titles can be molded into even more success in the
coming years. Four new players have come to the team this off season, so fans will hope
that this will push the team on to greater things. Mike Ribeiro has been given the no.9 shirt
and much will be expected of him.