Category Archives: Defense

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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Djoos Back on the Loose: A Look At How Christian Djoos Fared in His First Game Back

Photo: Washington Capitals Having been out since mid-December with an injury (a total of 24 games), the return of defenseman Christian Djoos in the Capitals’ Saturday night loss to the Florida Panthers was a welcome sight. In this piece, NoVa … Continue reading

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Capitals Recall Christian Djoos From Conditioning Stint in Hershey

Photo: NBC Sports Washington The Washington Capitals announced on Friday morning that they have recalled defenseman Christian Djoos up from the AHL’s Hershey Bears. He played the last two games for Hershey on a conditioning stint after he missed 23 … Continue reading

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With Christian Djoos Close To Return, What Should the Capitals Do? (Readers’ Poll)

Photo: @Capitals For the past few months, the Capitals’ defensive corps has remained largely the same, with only the return of veteran Brooks Orpik from and loss of young rearguard Christian Djoos to injury, as well as the insertion of … Continue reading

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Capitals Honor Brooks Orpik Prior to Game Against the New York Islanders

Photo: NHL via Getty Images On a night in which the Capitals welcomed back Stanley Cup-winning bench boss Barry Trotz with a video tribute during the first period of Friday night’s game against the New York Islanders, the team also … Continue reading

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1,000 for No. 44: Brooks Orpik to Play in 1,000th Career Game When Capitals Take on the Blues

While the Capitals’ Monday night game against the St. Louis Blues will be the 45th of the season for the team, it will be a milestone game for veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik, who will be playing in his 1,000th NHL … Continue reading

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Left-Handed Overload: What Should The Caps Do With All Of Their Southpaw Defensemen?

The Washington Capitals have a problem. Since the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, the Capitals have selected eight left-handed defensemen and acquired two more through trade and free agency (Michal Kempny and Kris Bindulis, respectively). Some of these selections have been … Continue reading

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Capitals Defensive Prospect Alexandar Alexeyev Makes Defenseman Fall Down, Scores Goal In Russia’s Game vs. Slovakia at World Junior Championships

Washington Capitals defensive prospect Alexandar Alexeyev scored in the Russian’s game vs. Slovakia on Wednesday night. The goal was the Russians’ third in a span of 2:13 and chased Slovak goaltender Samuel Hlavaj out of the net. 

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