Category Archives: Lineups

As Training Camp Nears, Will the Capitals Invite Some Veteran UFA NHL Defenseman?

Will the Washington Capitals invite some veteran UFA NHL defensemen out to training camp on PTOs? Continue reading

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Metropolitan Division Goaltending Rankings For 2017-18 Season

Goaltender rankings for the Metropolitan Division in 2017-18 Continue reading

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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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The New Washington Capitals: A Breakdown of the New Players Signed During the Free Agency Period

A breakdown of the new Washington Capitals during the 2017 NHL Free Agency Period. Continue reading

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What’s the Fouss? The Capitals Need a Roster Makeover and Playoff Statistics Show Why

The Washington Capitals need to re-tool their roster this summer, and the playoff statistics show why. Continue reading

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Ovechkin Moved to Third Line In Practice

With the Capitals trailing 3-1 in their Eastern Conference Semifinal series with the Pittsburgh Penguins, head coach Barry Trotz has decided to make a few changes, at least for Friday’s practice.

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Capitals versus Penguins: Third-Line Matchup – Who Has The Advantage?

JEANINE LEECH/ICON SPORTSWIRE NHL teams need depth to win Stanley Cups. One doesn’t have to go too far back in history to find a great example of this. From recent champions such as the Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings, or … Continue reading

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The (Non)-Travel Miles of Paul Carey

A look at the transaction report for the Hershey Bears shows an alarming amount of movement for Paul Carey. But they’re all just “paper transactions” and this case has left many wondering just how this is possible with the rules … Continue reading

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I want my 3rd line back! Suggestions?

Photo: Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire All in all, it’s been a great year for Lars Eller, Andre Burakovsky and Brett Connolly, and they’ve contributed in ways that don’t always include scoring.  But I would still like to see their production back closer … Continue reading

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Can Alzner-Carlson Compete With Other Contenders’ Top Defensive Pairings?

The Washington Capitals arguably have the best defensive corps in the National Hockey League. Just looking at the Capitals’ lineup, it’s says something when Brooks Orpik and trade deadline acquisition Kevin Shattenkirk are the third-pairing for Washington. Look around the league, and … Continue reading

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