Nicklas Backstrom RUMORS & NEWS

  • Nicklas Backstrom has become the vocal leader of the Caps

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The playoff failures of the Washington Capitals rarely come with silver linings anymore, but there was one positive to come out of this year’s postseason as a vocal leader emerged from the within the locker room. No, it wasn’t the captain, Alex Ovechkin, who seems to have more of a “lead by..." May 21

  • Backstrom to play in Worlds, Johansson reportedly will miss due to injury

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Alex Ovechkin is not the only Cap who will miss the IIHF World Championship due to an injury. Marcus Johansson will also miss the tournament due to a previously unknown fracture to his finger, according to a report by Swedish outlet Aftonbladet. In the report, Johansson said that he would have..." May 12

  • Backstrom believes Caps are ‘underdogs’ against Pens

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Washington Capitals won the Presidents’ Trophy by seven points over the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, but someone forgot to tell Nicklas Backstrom. Heading into their second-round matchup against Pittsburgh, Backstrom believes the Capitals are the underdogs in the series, per beat..." April 24