Washington Capitals Logo – Washington Capitals is a team of professional ice hockey U.S. is established in Washington DC. It was founded in 1974 and is the team from the capital of the United States. He currently plays in the National Hockey League, established in the Southeast Division.
Washington was, along with the Kansas City Scouts, one of two expansion franchises the NHL since the 1974-75 season. The owner of the team in his first season was Abe Pollin, who also owned the Washington Bullets of the NBA and who ordered the construction of the pavilion Capital Centre to house the two teams, while the first general manager of the club was Milt Schmidt. The Capitals told in the beginning with a staff of few experienced players in the league, and this was reflected in its first year of debut: a record of 8-67-5, the Capitals made one of the worst releases of a team the NHL.
The run of poor results of the team continued in 1975-76, leading to string a run of 25 games without a victory. After several changes of general manager, coaches and players, the team began to experience a slight renovation. However, despite the team began to notice a slight improvement, the Capitals would not be classified in a playoff during the decade of 1970 and early 1980.