Category Archives: Management

Despite the Offseason Roster Turnover, Brian MacLellan Knew What He Was Doing

Capitals GM Brian MacLellan made tough decisions last summer and has kept a competitive team intact. Continue reading

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Oilers Place Nathan Walker on Waivers

The Edmonton Oilers placed former-Capital forward Nathan Walker on waivers in an effort to make room to call up forward Anton Slepyshev from the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors. The Oilers also placed defenseman Oscar Klefbom on injured reserve. 

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Brian MacLellan to Meet with Ilya Samsonov

Sport-Express Writer Igor Eronko reported on Tuesday morning that Brian MacLellan is in Moscow to talk to Ilya Samsonov‘s representatives. His contract with his KHL team, Magnitka, will end on April 30. 

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Capitals’ Trotz is Planning to Start Season With Orpik in Top 4

With the losses of Kevin Shattenkirk and Karl Alzner in free agency and Nate Schmidt to the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft, the Capitals have a hole to fill on their defense. Salary cap restrictions due to long-term … Continue reading

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Canes Clip Caps, 3-1

Less than 96 hours before Tuesday’s 5:00 p.m. roster deadline, players hoping to make the team on Opening Night took to the ice in Raleigh for the Capitals’ sixth preseason game of the year. While there were some noteworthy performances, … Continue reading

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With Opening Night Six Days Away, Who Will Take the Ice for the Capitals Next Thursday?

So far the Capitals have been through two weeks of training camp, and pundits are already putting together potential lineups for Opening Night on October 5 in Ottawa. For last week’s projection, click here. In this piece, NoVa Caps contributor … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Opening Night Roster getting Clearer and Clearer

Photo: Washington Capitals Today, the Capitals made the opening night roster clearer what it will look like. Next Thursday night, the Capitals will open their regular season schedule in Ottawa at Canadien Tire Centre against the Senators. They release defensemen … Continue reading

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Dmitry Orlov has been through bumps and bruises but is developing into No. 1 defenseman for the Capitals

In his 6-year career in Washington, Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov has had ups and downs. He progressed from a player who makes very noticeable mistakes on the ice to one of the most important pieces on the Capitals roster. With the … Continue reading

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How Important Is Pheonix Copley to the Capitals?

When the Capitals acquired Kevin Shattenkirk from the St. Louis Blues at the trade deadline they were not only keeping an eye on the chances they had at bringing Lord Stanley’s Cup for the first time to DC, they were … Continue reading

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Capitals Announce First Round of Roster Cuts

The Washington Capitals made their first round of cuts today. Coach Barry Trotz announced that Damian Riat (Geneve-Servette), Dmitri Zaitsev (Moose Jaw), Tanner Jeannot (Moose Jaw), Brendan Semchuck (Vancouver Giants), Garrett Pilon (Hershey), Beck Malenstyn (Calgary Hitmen), Jimmy DeVito, Robbie Baillargeon, … Continue reading

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