Category Archives: Todd Reirden

Defensive Disappointment: The Capitals’ Defensive Struggles This Season Uncharacteristic Under Todd Reirden

Photo: NHL Heading into this season, there was a mixture of both uncertainty and assurance when it came to the Capitals’ coaching staff, specifically first-year Head Coach Todd Reirden. With an all-but identical roster to the one that captured the … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Rut Requires Some Tough Lineup Decisions From Todd Reirden

Photo: Bill Smith/NHLI Via Getty Images After losing their fifth straight game to the NHL-worst Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday afternoon, and holding a players-only meeting following the 8-5 drubbing, the Capitals are in a rut in every sense of the … Continue reading

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Positive Player Progression: Jakub Vrana is Taking His Game to the Next Level

Jakub Vrana is becoming the next big-time Washington Capitals star. Continue reading

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Capitals’ Second Stanza Meltdown Puts Metropolitan Division Lead in Jeopardy

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Capitals’ game against the St. Louis Blues on Monday night started off well after a tough loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. Everyone at Capital One Arena, including … Continue reading

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News and Notes From the Capitals’ Monday (12/17/18) Practice

After a much deserved day off on Sunday, the Capitals returned to work Monday morning at MedStar Capitals Iceplex for practice, and began preparations for their tilt with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday. The game will be broadcast nationally on … Continue reading

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A Pattern That Repeats: The Capitals Are Surrendering Goals in Bunches and Squandering Points Away

The Capitals are surrendering goals in bunches and blowing leads late in games. Continue reading

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Comparing The First 20 Games Under First-Season Capitals Head Coaches: How Has Todd Reirden Faired With The Defending Champs So Far?

Photo: Sports Illustrated Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden entered this season under an unusual and unique circumstance: taking over the reigning Stanley Cup Champions, something only four other coaches have done. Now that 20 games of Reirden’s first taste … Continue reading

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The Capitals Head to the Twin Cities to Kick Off a Four-Game Road Trip

Can the Washington Capitals snap their two-game losing skid as they travel out West? Continue reading

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Capitals Practice News Roundup: John Carlson Skates, Evgeny Kuznetsov Skips, Plus A Familiar Reunion

The Washington Capitals practiced at MedStar Capitals Iceplex on Saturday in preparations for their game against the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday. Puck drop from Capital One Arena is slated for 5 PM and will be telecasted on NBC Sports Washington. … Continue reading

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As Capitals Enter Busy November, Reirden Says No Player is at “100 Percent”

Photo credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports It wasn’t a big surprise when Capitals Head Coach Todd Reirden announced yesterday that veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik would sit out tonight’s game against the Montreal Canadiens. Orpik played just 10 minutes and change … Continue reading

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