Category Archives: Management

Looking At Brian MacLellan’s Moves in 2017-18

Photo: Sports Illustrated While fans may have questioned some of the moves Capitals‘ general manager Brian MacLellan made last summer, the man knew what he was doing, putting together a team that delivered the franchise’s first-ever Stanley Cup championship. The … 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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The Path to the Draft: Philipp Grubauer Should Draw Interest Around the League

Will Capitals netminder Philipp Grubauer be traded before the 2018 NHL Draft? Continue reading

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Post-Stanley Cup Parade Scrum: Brian MacLellan Speaks to the Media

After winning the Stanley Cup, the Capitals GM is going to be busy in the next few weeks. Continue reading

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Report: Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan Receives Contract Extension

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images Saturday night during the Washington Capitals Stadium Series game with the Toronto Maple Leafs, news broke on the Hockey Night in Canada broadcast. Reporter Nick Kypreos announced that Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan is going to … Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Plan for the Trade Deadline: A Measured Approach

With the trade deadline now just two weeks away, the Washington Capitals general approach is beginning to take shape. It’s appearing more and more unlikely that the Capitals will go “all in” at the trade deadline, as has been the … Continue reading

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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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