Category Archives: Coaching

Puck-Watching and Bad Line Changes Have Contributed to the Capitals Inconsistencies on the Ice

The Washington Capitals are losing games because of their own miscues. Continue reading

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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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Positive Player Progression: Jakub Vrana is Taking His Game to the Next Level

Jakub Vrana is becoming the next big-time Washington Capitals star. 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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A Pattern That Repeats: The Capitals Are Surrendering Goals in Bunches and Squandering Points Away

The Capitals are surrendering goals in bunches and blowing leads late in games. 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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The Lack Of Faceoff Wins: How Can the Capitals Improve Inside the Faceoff Dot?

Why are the Washington Capitals struggling in the faceoff dot? Continue reading

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The Capitals Need to Smartly Manage the Early Time Off and Back-to-Back Games In October

The Capitals need to manage their days off accordingly with a tough week ahead in October Continue reading

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