Category Archives: Penalty Kill

Capitals Acquire Radko Gudas From Flyers In Exchange For Matt Niskanen

Photo: USA Today The Washington Capitals announced on Friday morning that the team acquired defenseman Radko Gudas from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Matt Niskanen. The Flyers will retain 30% of Gudas’ cap hit. The trade clears $3.395 … Continue reading

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Some Team Structure Improvements Are Needed For the Washington Capitals in 2019-20

Where can the Washington Capitals make some tweaks in 2019-20? Continue reading

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Examining A Mock Trade That Could Help The Capitals Clear Cap Space And Add Defensive Depth

Photo: LA Kings Insider The Washington Capitals need more cap space in order to re-sign their restricted free agents, most notably forward Jakub Vrana, and get more active on the unrestricted free agent market than they have as of recent years. … Continue reading

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After Struggling In The Stanley Cup Playoffs, Nick Jensen Has A Lot To Prove In 2019-20 For Capitals

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images When defenseman Michal Kempny went down with a torn hamstring that ended his season in mid-March, a door opened for Nick Jensen to jump into the Washington Capitals‘ top-four defensive group and possibly get some time … Continue reading

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What Should The Capitals Do With Carl Hagelin?

Photo: NBC Sports With the Washington Capitals‘ 2018-19 season coming to an early conclusion with a seven-game loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in the First Round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, team management is turning their attention towards improving … Continue reading

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Round 1, Game 7 Preview: The Capitals Will Look to Eliminate the Storm Surging Hurricanes On Home Ice

The Washington Capitals will take on the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 7 on Wednesday evening in Washington D.C. Continue reading

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Keys to the Series: How Can the Capitals Contain the Storm Surge?

How can the Washington Capitals claim victory over the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs? Continue reading

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Capitals’ Acquisition Of Carl Hagelin Proving To Be Another Solid, Quiet Add

Photo: NHLPA After the Washington Capitals‘ “under the radar” move of acquiring defenseman Michal Kempny from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a 2018 third-round pick led to the franchise’s first Stanley Cup, the team decided to go with the … Continue reading

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Some Positive Notes From the Capitals Current Seven-Game Win Streak

The Washington Capitals are rolling in the early part of March. Continue reading

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A Look Inside The Capitals’ Penalty Problem: Are They Really Getting Sent To The Box More This Year?

Photo: AP After getting penalized a grand total of 549 minutes last season (the ninth most in the NHL), the Washington Capitals are already at 536 this season (fourth most). As a result, head coach Todd Reirden has started benching players … Continue reading

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