Category Archives: Defense

John Carlson Tests Free Agent Market

Photo: NHL.com The Capitals and John Carlson have yet to reach an agreement on a new contract extension so the 28-year-old defenseman will test the free agent market, which began Sunday. Carlson cannot sign a contract until next Sunday at noon … Continue reading

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Avalanche Put Brooks Orpik on Waivers For Buyout Purposes

Photo: Sporting News The Colorado Avalanche have put defenseman Brooks Orpik for purposes of buying out the final year of his contract. 

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Capitals Acquire 47th Overall Pick From Avalanche For Brooks Orpik and Philipp Grubauer

Photo: Zimbio The Washington Capitals acquired the 47th overall pick in the second round from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Brooks Orpik and goaltender Philipp Grubauer, the team announced roughly half an hour before the NHL Draft in … Continue reading

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Defensemen Dollars: How Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s Reported Contract Could Impact the Capitals’ Ability to Re-sign John Carlson

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images When Capitals defenseman John Carlson met with the media earlier today, the biggest topic of discussion was the former first-round pick’s pending unrestricted free agency, when, if he is unable to reach an agreement with the Caps, … Continue reading

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Capital Review 2017-18: Dmitry Orlov

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images After the Capitals’ Stanley Cup win and Stanley Cup parade, the NHL season, in terms of game action is officially over. In the coming weeks, teams will begin preparing for the offseason, including the NHL Entry Draft, Free Agency, … Continue reading

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Capital Review 2017-18: Michal Kempny

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images After the Capitals’ Stanley Cup win on Thursday night, the NHL season, in terms of game action is officially over. In the coming weeks, teams will begin preparing for the offseason, including the NHL Entry Draft, Free Agency, and … Continue reading

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Capital Review 2017-18: Matt Niskanen

Getty Images North America After the Capitals’ Stanley Cup win on Thursday night, the NHL season, in terms of game action is officially over. In the coming weeks, teams will begin preparing for the offseason, including the NHL Entry Draft, … Continue reading

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Three Down and One To Go, The Last Game Is Always the Hardest to Win

The Washington Capitals need one more win to clinch the Stanley Cup Continue reading

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Two Down, and Two to Go: How Can the Capitals Close the Series Out and Win Their First Stanley Cup?

The Washington Capitals need two more wins to clinch the Stanley Cup. Continue reading

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What Happens in Vegas… A Look at Brooks Orpik’s Shocking Shot on Net

Ethan Miller/Getty Images “The chances of me scoring in the finals here aren’t very good,” Brooks Orpik told the Media on Sunday afternoon. Of course, if he’d known all it was going to take to turn the tide on his … Continue reading

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