Category Archives: Penalty Kill

Five Things That Must Turn Around for the Washington Capitals in 2019-20

How can the Washington Capitals make another deep run at the Stanley Cup in 2020? Continue reading

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Capitals Get Bigger, Grittier With Offseason Additions

Photo: Hockey Troll The Washington Capitals have been active during the 2019 NHL offseason after a seven-game exit in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at the expense of the Carolina Hurricanes. After winning the Stanley Cup in … Continue reading

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Offseason Changes Will Impact Capitals’ Special Teams This Season

Photo: WashingtonCaps.com The Washington Capitals have seen plenty of change since the end of last season. While Capitals’ fans have a pretty good idea of what the team’s lineup will look like on October 2, there are some holes in … Continue reading

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Bottom-Six Improvements: The Capitals Added More Lineup Flexibility with the Summer Additions

The Washington Capitals bottom-six forward rotation should be improved compared to a season ago. Continue reading

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A Closer Look At Capitals’ Free Agent Acquisitions: Garnet Hathaway

Photo: NHL.com After the Washington Capitals‘ fourth-line combined for just one goal (which came on a penalty shot) in the team’s seven-game first-round exit of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, it was clear that changes were in the offing. General … Continue reading

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A Closer Look At Capitals’ Free Agent Acquisitions: Richard Panik

Photo: Yardbarker After trading forward Andre Burakovsky to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for second and third-round picks in the 2020 NHL Draft, the Washington Capitals signed forward Richard Panik to a four-year contract with a cap hit of $2.75 million. … Continue reading

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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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