Category Archives: Roster Moves

A Look Back At What The Remaining Eastern Conference Teams Did At The Trade Deadline

Photo: Joe Sargent/Getty Images It may feel like years ago but just two and a half weeks before the NHL paused its season due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the 2019-20 trade deadline passed. A lot more moves took place … Continue reading

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Who Will The Capitals Protect From Seattle In 2021 NHL Expansion Draft?

Most of the Washington Capitals‘ protection list for the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft is clear as the team is expected to go with the seven forwards-three defenseman-one goaltender option as they did in 2017 when the Vegas Golden Knights had … Continue reading

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How Has Moving Picks In The NHL Draft Gone For Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan?

Around NHL Draft weekend every year, there are plenty of trades — some in pursuit of big names, some to make room under the NHL salary cap, and some to move up or down in the draft. Since getting the … Continue reading

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A Look Ahead To Free Agency – Who Could Fit Into The Capitals’ Plans?

Photo: NHLPA For the past four NHL free agent signing seasons, Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan has gone after some low-key names that came with low risk but potentially high rewards such as forward Brett Connolly (2016), forward Devante … Continue reading

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Report: NHL, Players Association Agree That Contracts Up After This Season Will Expire October 31 Pending Resumption

Photo: NBCS According to CapFriendly, the NHL and the players association have come to an agreement on extending players’ contract and work permits beyond June 30, when they were originally set to expire. The contract expiration date is expected to … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Will Play A Round-Robin Game But “It’s Braden Holtby’s Job To Lose,” Capitals’ Coach Todd Reirden Says

Photo: Scott Audette/Getty Images Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden said on a Zoom call with the media on Monday that the acquisitions of defenseman Brenden Dillon from the San Jose Sharks and forward Ilya Kovalchuk from the Montreal Canadiens … Continue reading

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Could The Capitals Deal A Defenseman Next Offseason?

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals have a big offseason ahead as goaltender Braden Holtby can become an unrestricted free agent and captain Alex Ovechkin, forward Jakub Vrana, and goaltender Ilya Samsonov can all sign contract extensions. With some big money … Continue reading

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Capitals GM Brian MacLellan And Third-Round Draft Picks

Photo: Getty Images Over the past several trade deadlines, the Washington Capitals have been giving away third-round draft picks like candy on Halloween as they have dealt six third-rounders over GM Brian MacLellan‘s tenure. While a third-rounder does not seem … Continue reading

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Which Current Capitals Players Will Play Through The End Of Their Contract Or Beyond?

Photo: Sporting News With a lot of big contracts already on the Washington Capitals‘ salary cap and many more to come over the next couple years, the franchise will see a big shift in their roster during that time. So … Continue reading

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An Early Look At UFA Goalies To Fill The Capitals’ Backup Role Next Season

Photo: NBC DFW With goaltender Braden Holtby possibly not returning to the Washington Capitals next season, as he looks for a big payday that the Capitals can’t afford, the team will need to sign a veteran backup goalie in free agency, … Continue reading

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