Category Archives: Coach

Defensive Disappointment: The Capitals’ Defensive Struggles This Season Uncharacteristic Under Todd Reirden

Photo: NHL Heading into this season, there was a mixture of both uncertainty and assurance when it came to the Capitals’ coaching staff, specifically first-year Head Coach Todd Reirden. With an all-but identical roster to the one that captured the … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Rut Requires Some Tough Lineup Decisions From Todd Reirden

Photo: Bill Smith/NHLI Via Getty Images After losing their fifth straight game to the NHL-worst Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday afternoon, and holding a players-only meeting following the 8-5 drubbing, the Capitals are in a rut in every sense of the … Continue reading

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Barry Trotz Shows Gratitude To A Capitals Fan

Photo: NBC Sports Washington When New York Islanders head coach Barry Trotz entered the visiting tunnel prior to their game with the Washington Capitals on Friday evening for the first time after winning the Stanley Cup with the Capitals, I wanted … Continue reading

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Capitals Pay Tribute to Barry Trotz With Video During Game Against the Islanders

Having already presented former Head Coach Barry Trotz with his Stanley Cup ring earlier this season in New York, the Capitals paid homage to the man that led them to the franchise’s first Stanley Cup championship with a video tribute … Continue reading

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Former Penguin Pascal Dupuis On Coach Mike Sullivan: “The Message Has To Go Through Better”

Photo: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette As the Pittsburgh Penguins enter Wednesday night’s game against the Washington Capitals two points outside of a playoff spot and having lost five of their last eight games, former Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis took a shot at … Continue reading

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Flyers Fire Head Coach Dave Hakstol

Photo: Yahoo! Sports The Philadelphia Flyers fired head coach Dave Hakstol, the team announced on Monday morning. Hakstol was not out during the Flyers’ practice on Monday. According to Sportsnet’s John Shannon, Scott Gordon will come up from their AHL … Continue reading

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Barry Trotz, Former Capitals Coaches Receive Their Stanley Cup Rings in Emotional Ceremony

Photo: @AGrossNewsday Earlier this season, during stops in Vancouver and Edmonton, respectively, the Capitals delivered Stanley Cup rings to former players Jay Beagle and Alex Chiasson, both members of the team during their run to the 2018 Stanley Cup championship. … Continue reading

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Washington at New York Preview: Capitals Collide With Trotz, Islanders For Likely The Final Time in Brooklyn

Photo: The Boston Globe The Washington Capitals clash with the New York Islanders for the first of four meetings this season at Barclays Center for likely the final time on Monday night. The Capitals won three out of the four … Continue reading

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Comparing The First 20 Games Under First-Season Capitals Head Coaches: How Has Todd Reirden Faired With The Defending Champs So Far?

Photo: Sports Illustrated Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden entered this season under an unusual and unique circumstance: taking over the reigning Stanley Cup Champions, something only four other coaches have done. Now that 20 games of Reirden’s first taste … Continue reading

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As Capitals Enter Busy November, Reirden Says No Player is at “100 Percent”

Photo credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports It wasn’t a big surprise when Capitals Head Coach Todd Reirden announced yesterday that veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik would sit out tonight’s game against the Montreal Canadiens. Orpik played just 10 minutes and change … Continue reading

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