Category Archives: Defense

Could Taylor Chorney See A Bigger Role Next Season with the Departures of Alzner, Schmidt, and Shattenkirk?

Photo: Amber Searls/USA Today Sports While much has been said about the likelihood of some of the Capitals’ most promising defensive prospects making the leap to the NHL next season, lost in the conversation is veteran blueliner Taylor Chorney, who, … Continue reading

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Dmitry Orlov is Ready to Take the Step Into Superstardom

Photo: NHL Dmitry Orlov’s hockey career was once in jeopardy due to setbacks after undergoing surgery on a broken wrist, but looking at his performance the last two seasons, one wouldn’t even know it. One of the NHL’s most promising … Continue reading

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Capitals’ UFA Defenseman Karl Alzner is Drawing Significant Interest As July 1 Nears

Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images After 591 games and nine seasons as a Capital, defenseman Karl Alzner, a soon-to-be unrestricted free agent, is almost certainly going to be playing in a new sweater next season barring an extreme change … Continue reading

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Trade Grubauer? Not So Fast…

The popular rumor these days is that the Capitals need to work a trade that includes Philipp Grubauer for a top-four defenseman. Development camp hasn’t even started yet and the Expansion Draft was just last week. Why panic?

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Christian Djoos Must Make the Most of the Golden Opportunity in Front of Him

With the departure of young defenseman Nate Schmidt in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, the Capitals re-signed fellow young left-hander Christian Djoos to a two-year, $1.3 million contract, and after finishing last season as one of the highest-scoring blueliners in the American … Continue reading

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Goodbye Nate: A Fan’s Letter

 For the past four seasons, defenseman Nate Schmidt has been a fan favorite in Washington, always greeting everyone with a smile and always willing to take a photo after practice. But for me, he is THE favorite. And after hearing … Continue reading

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Reports: Vegas Selects Nate Schmidt in Expansion Draft

For weeks now, the talk amongst NHL fans has been who the Vegas Golden Knights, the newest NHL franchise, would be selecting in the NHL Expansion Draft; the selections were announced tonight during the NHL Award Show in, coincidentally, Las … Continue reading

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A Look Back at Karl Alzner’s Time with the Capitals…

Many Washington Capitals fans were happy to turn the page on May 2017 after yet another Round 2 elimination in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. A player that could be part of that turnover is the player on the June page … Continue reading

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For Nate Schmidt, A Place in the Top 4 Has Been A Long Time Coming

After having arguably, his best all-around season as a pro, Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt enters this offseason as a restricted free agent having proved himself worthy of a new contract. And according to General Manager Brian MacLellan, Schmidt is set … Continue reading

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John Carlson Must Be An X-Factor for the Capitals Next Season

The Capitals are entering the most important offseason in franchise history after yet another collapse in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and it has been known for months now that it will bring massive changes to the roster. Among the many … Continue reading

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