Category Archives: Todd Reirden

Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan: “We Need An Experienced Coach, [One Who Will] Press Buttons On Some Players”

After firing head coach Todd Reirden on Sunday morning, Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan told the media that “we need an experienced coach, [one who will] press buttons on some players.” He added that the team is “going to find … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Head Coach Todd Reirden: “We Knew Coming Into The Tournament We Could Have A Lot Of This”

Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden told the media on Wednesday that being without center Nicklas Backstrom, who has missed the past three games due to an undisclosed injury suffered in Game 1 of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Head Coach Todd Reirden is Noncommittal About John Carlson Playing in Monday’s Round-Robin Opener Against the Lightning

On Sunday, Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden spoke to the media on a Zoom call from Hotel X in Toronto. He gave an update on defenseman John Carlson and stated goaltender Braden Holtby will start in Monday’s round-robin game against the Tampa … Continue reading

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Vitek Vanecek Will Play Third Period vs. Hurricanes; Travis Boyd, Radko Gudas Will Slide Into Lineup: Capitals’ Exhibition Game Day News

Photo: @Capitals Head coach Todd Reirden told the media prior to the Washington Capitals‘ exhibition game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Wednesday (4 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington locally, NBCSN nationally) that goaltender Vitek Vanecek … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Head Coach Todd Reirden on Ilya Samsonov’s Injury & Absence in Toronto: “It Is Disappointing For The Player…It Is Disappointing For Us”

On Saturday afternoon, Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden spoke to the media on a Zoom call following practice on the eleventh day of training camp. He discussed the absence of goaltender Ilya Samsonov and the ongoing discussions regarding who … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Head Coach Todd Reirden on Friday’s Scrimmage: “It Was A Real Growth Moment For Our Team”

On Friday evening, Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden spoke to the media on a Zoom call following the third intra-squad scrimmage on the tenth day of training camp. He discussed how the organization will narrow down a 34-man camp … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Head Coach Todd Reirden Says Friday’s Scrimmage Will Be a Full Dress Rehearsal to Prepare, Get Into a Routine For Next Wednesday’s Exhibition Game

On Wednesday afternoon, Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden spoke to the media on a Zoom call following the group practices on the eighth day of training camp. He discussed defensive prospect Alexander Alexeyev‘s progress on the ice and getting back into … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Heach Coach Todd Reirden Believes John Carlson is “Favored To Win” Norris Trophy

On Monday afternoon, Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden spoke to the media on a Zoom call following the group practices and intra-squad scrimmage on the seventh day of training camp. He discussed his thoughts on defenseman John Carlson being a finalist for … Continue reading

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Todd Reirden Will Assess Capitals Players During This Week’s Training Camp; Next Week Could Focus on Line Combinations & Pairs

On Monday afternoon, Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden spoke to the media on a Zoom call following the group practices from the first day of training camp in Phase 3 of the NHL’s Return to Play Plan. The Capitals are set … 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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