Capitals’ Brenden Dillon: “They Did A Great Job In Canada”

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Washington Capitals defenseman Brenden Dillon, who was acquired from the San Jose Sharks on February 18 in exchange for a 2020 second-round pick and conditional 2021 third-round pick, said that “we’re all going through an adjustment period.” But, he thinks that he will be more comfortable after a month in Washington. He, along with forward Ilya Kovalchuk (who was acquired from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a 2020 third-round pick on February 23), feels “more and more like a Cap” after training camp.

On what this tournament means for the fans, Dillon thinks that “everyone is looking for positivity and normalcy” and “this is what we know.” “[It] feels like [hockey’s] back… we’re excited to play some playoff hockey,” he said.

Dillon told the media that he has talked to a few of his ex-teammates from the Sharks, who are not participating in the NHL’s return-to-play plan. He said that they have been “encouraging and supporting.” “You’re wishing the best for them,” he said, adding that he hopes that they are rooting for the Capitals.

On all that has gone on for Dillon in 2020 from getting traded to the season getting paused to quarantining in California and getting to the bubble in Toronto, he said, “it’s been a crazy year for a lot of people.” He added that he is happy to play hockey and thought the NHL did a great job with the bubble life so far, especially getting outside. He said that it “sounds like things are only going to get better.”

Dillon said that being in his home country for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs without the fans does not make a difference. “Health and safety was No. 1. … They did a great job in Canada … [I am] not able to do anything but hotel life and at the rink,” he concluded with.

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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2 Responses to Capitals’ Brenden Dillon: “They Did A Great Job In Canada”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I really like BD and hope they keep him next season. for me, I would keep BD and KOvy and let BH go along with RP… further, BH wont take a 1 year deal. Not sure Kovy will take lower money for a chance to win… Look back 12 months ago and I suggest Val Nickolishun and Brett Ritchie from the the STars… they both were better than BL! maybe GH as well

    • Jon Sorensen says:

      I get your point, but I don’t see Kovy talking a huge discount. Canadiens want him back and have cap space for him. Remember, flat salary cap next season.

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