Category Archives: Defense

With Kempny On the Sidelines, the Capitals Will Need More Contributions From the Depth Defensemen

Despite Michal Kempny’s leg injury, the Washington Capitals are in good shape defensively. Continue reading

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Capitals Re-assign Tyler Lewington to AHL Hershey

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals reassigned defenseman Tyler Lewington to the AHL’s Hershey Bears on Monday morning, the team announced. The Capitals recalled Lewington on Saturday in preparations for defenseman Michal Kempny to miss some time after he was on … Continue reading

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Michal Kempny Out “Indefinitely”

Photo: Sportsnet Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden that defenseman Michal Kempny, who suffered a lower-body injury after wrestling with Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cedric Paquette in a scrum during the second period of the Capitals’ 5-4 overtime loss to the … Continue reading

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Todd Reirden On Michal Kempny Injury: “He’s Going To Miss Some Time”

Photo: NBC Sports Washington Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny left during the second period of the team’s 5-4 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night with a lower-body injury after Lightning forward Cedric Paquette took him down … Continue reading

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With the 2018-19 Regular Season Inching Closer to an End, the Washington Capitals Are Showing a Well-Balanced Offensive Attack

The Washington Capitals are pushing hard for the postseason with a well-balanced offensive attack. Continue reading

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Backup On The Blueline – Analysis Of The Capitals’ Organizational Depth On Defense

It was no surprise that Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan made a trade for defenseman Nick Jensen days before the deadline last week. The championship-winning GM has made a move for a defenseman in each of his previous four years … Continue reading

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Jakub Vrana Posts Emotional Goodbye Instagram Post for Madison Bowey

Photo: @JakubVrana In a day that saw recent trade acquisition Carl Hagelin partake in his first practice as a member of the Capitals, the Capitals also sent defenseman Madison Bowey (and a second-round draft pick) to the Detroit Red Wings … 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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Retro Recap: Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning – February 14, 2009

Photo: NHL Nearly 10 years ago the Capitals played a memorable game on Valentine’s Day on a road trip to that included stops in New York and Florida, where this game was played. The game against the Tampa Bay Lightning … Continue reading

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A Look At Defensemen The Capitals Could Potentially Target With Under Two Weeks To Go Until The Trade Deadline

Photo: Los Angeles Daily News With the NHL Trade Deadline less than two weeks away, it’s time to start looking at some potential defensemen that the Washington Capitals could target. We previously looked at possible trade candidates for depth on the … Continue reading

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