Category Archives: Defense

John Carlson’s Outstanding Season Deserves Some Norris Trophy Nods

After losing a number of key defensemen last summer through various avenues, the pressure was on the Capitals’ top defensemen in Matt Niskanen, Dmitry Orlov, and John Carlson to elevate their play in 2017-18 to compensate for the notable losses … Continue reading

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Michal Kempny Adjusts to Life With the Capitals

Photo: @Capitals Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan has already made two upgrades to his defensive core just mere days before the Monday, 3:00 p.m. trade deadline. One of those acquisitions was defenseman Michal Kempny. After playing against the Capitals … Continue reading

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Capitals Acquire Jakub Jerabek from the Montreal Canadiens

Source: Last Word on Hockey The Washington Capitals acquired defenseman Jakub Jerabek from the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday afternoon. Washington sent their 2019 fifth round pick to Montreal for the 26-year old blueliner. 

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Should the Capitals Trade For a Defenseman, Or Is it Best to Let the Kids Figure Things Out?

A few weeks ago, NoVa Caps posed the question as to whether or not the Capitals should pursue a reunion with longtime defenseman Mike Green, who is likely to be a hot commodity come the trade deadline in two weeks, … Continue reading

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Should the Capitals Consider A Reunion with Mike Green?

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images With the NHL Trade Deadline just a few weeks away, teams around the NHL will be scouting out potential acquisitions that could help bolster their chances of making the playoffs, or in some cases, selling off veteran … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Kevin Hatcher

Just over 25 years ago on January 23, 1993, former Capitals defenseman Kevin Hatcher scored his 20th goal of the 1992-93 season to help the Caps beat the then-expansion Ottawa Senators by a score of 6-4 at the Capital Centre. … Continue reading

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Christian Djoos Developing Quickly

When Christian Djoos made the Capitals out of training camp, he wasn’t necessarily playing his best, but he managed to make it because he had the advantage of requiring waivers to go back into Hershey, making it a risky move … Continue reading

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Evaluating the Capitals’ Pending Free Agents

Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images After having 11 free agents this past off-season, Washington has nine free agents on the current roster next summer. Of the nine, four are restricted free agents. The Capitals currently have 14 players signed for … Continue reading

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After Plenty of Roster Turnover, the Youth Movement is Beginning to Pay Off For the Capitals

The Washington Capitals are getting plenty of contributions from their young newcomers. Continue reading

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“Baby” Blueliners: How the Caps’ Rookie Defensemen Have Done in Their Extended NHL Stays

After losing the likes of Karl Alzner, Nate Schmidt, and Kevin Shattenkirk in free agency and the 2017 Expansion Draft this past summer and not much cap space to spend on replacements, the Capitals were going to have to rely … Continue reading

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