Category Archives: Defense

Brooks Orpik Scores His First Goal in 182 Regular Season Games

Photo: USAToday Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has never been known for his offensive abilities in his career (as evidenced by his 17 career goals in nearly 1,000 games. However, during the Capitals’ Thursday night matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Orpik … Continue reading

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Michal Kempny Injury Update

Photo: FanSided Defenseman Michal Kempny is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, the team said on Thursday. 

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Capitals’ Oshie and Kuznetsov React To Schmidt Suspension

Photo: Getty Images The hockey world was shocked on Sunday when the NHL announced that Vegas Golden Knights and ex-Washington Capitals‘ defenseman Nate Schmidt was suspended 20 games for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substances program. 

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Bears Sign Defenseman John MacLeod To One-Year Deal

Photo: HFBoards The Hershey Bears signed defenseman John MacLoud as a free agent, the team announced on Thursday morning. 

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Golden Knights and Ex-Capitals Defenseman Nate Schmidt Suspended 20 Games By The NHL For Violating League’s Performance Enhancing Substances Program

Photo: Zimbio Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt was suspended 20 games by the NHL for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substances program, the NHL announced on Sunday afternoon. 

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Some Early Capitals Player Predictions for the 2018-19 Season

Which Capitals players will surprise the fans in 2018-19? Continue reading

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Hershey Bears Defensemen Connor Hobbs and Colby Williams Discuss Going Through Their Hockey Careers Together

Photo: Monumental Sports Hershey Bears‘ defensemen Connor Hobbs and Colby Williams discussed going through their hockey careers together with sports reporter Taylor Shire of the Global Regina. 

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Capitals Sign Brooks Orpik To One-Year Contract Worth $1 Million

Photo: BC Interruption The Washington Capitals signed defenseman Brooks Orpik to a one-year contract worth $1 million, the team announced on Tuesday afternoon. 

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Sophomore Expectations: What to Expect From Christian Djoos in His Second Season in the NHL

In a season filled with many firsts for the Capitals, both individually and as a team, one of the biggest storylines heading into the season and subsequently a common discussion point, was the development of former top defensive prospect Christian … Continue reading

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Capitals Re-Sign Madison Bowey To Two-Year Contract Worth $2 Million

Photo: Zimbio The Washington Capitals re-signed defenseman Madison Bowey to a two-year contract worth $2 million ($1 million AAV), the team announced early Thursday evening. The defenseman became a restricted free agent on July 1. 

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