Category Archives: Coaching

Nicklas Backstrom Gives Tips on Defending the Puck to Swedish Television (Video)

Washington Capitals’ star centerman Nicklas Backstrom took to Swedish television on Thursday to participate in a video coaching segment produced for Viasat Sports. Backstrom provided savvy instruction on how to attack elite defenders while protecting the puck. 

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Alex Westlund Named Associate Goaltending Coach

HERSHEY, PA – The Hershey Bears, in conjunction with their NHL affiliate, the Washington Capitals, announced via press release today that Alex Westlund has been named associate goaltending coach. Westlund assumed the role previously held by Scott Murray, who was … Continue reading

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Tending the Crease: Getting to Know the Capitals’ New Goalie Coach, Scott Murray

Photos: Tori Hartman When the Capitals hired goaltending guru Mitch Korn in 2014, they did so knowing that it would not be for the long-term. Now, with the 60-year old Korn taking on a different role within the organization, the … Continue reading

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Improving the Little Details: What Areas Can the Capitals Fine-Tune In Order to Remain A Playoff Contender?

What Areas of the game do the Capitals have to improve in? Continue reading

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Is This Barry Trotz’s Last Stand?

Washington Capitals’ head coach Barry Trotz is entering the fourth and final year of his original four-year deal with the club. With no signs of a new contract on the immediate horizon, Trotz’s future with the Capitals following this season … Continue reading

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What’s the Fouss? Another Bizarre Coach Split: Why Did the Coyotes and Dave Tippett Break Apart the Day Before the NHL Draft?

Ross D. Franklin/The Associated Press On Thursday evening, the Arizona Coyotes decided to mutually part ways with Head Coach Dave Tippett.  Tippett has been the Head Coach of the Coyotes since 2009.  Despite several seasons without making the playoffs, Tippett … Continue reading

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Gomez Trades Skates for Suit, Wellar Returns to Reading

Two former members of the Washington Capitals organization’s AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, have been named to coaching positions this month. Both Scott Gomez (New York Islanders) and Patrick Wellar (Reading Royals) have been named assistant coaches, roles that they … Continue reading

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What’s the Fouss? The Game 7 Meltdown: What Is With the Poor Attitude and Effort?

Why did the Capitals lack effort and show a poor attitude in their Game 7 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins? Continue reading

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Todd Reirden is a Candidate for Panthers Head Coach Job

Capitals’ assistant coach Todd Reirden could be an NHL head coach very soon. The rumors and speculation have swirled around for a while and now that the Capitals are eliminated from Stanley Cup contention, Reirden will likely have an interview … Continue reading

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Is Trotz on the “Hot Seat” (Readers Poll)

Coach Trotz is wrapping up his third season at the helm of the Capitals. He’s racked up an impressive regular season record and two Presidents Trophies, yet the post-season record is all too familiar with previous head coaches, that ultimately … Continue reading

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