Tag Archives: Brenden Dillon

Rental Depreciation: Should There Be Compensation For Teams That Acquired “Rentals” at the Trade Deadline if the Remainder of the Season is Cancelled?

One of the many questions currently swirling around front offices of  NHL teams centers on the deals made at the recent trade deadline (on or just before March 23rd), and more specifically, teams that dealt assets to acquire “rental” players. … Continue reading

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What Will the 2020-21 Capitals Roster Look Like?

Prior to the shutdown of NHL operations due to COVID-19, there were reports that the salary cap ceiling could increase to a value between $84M and $88.2M. Given the fact that the NHL may lose revenue from the key stretch … Continue reading

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Blueline Blueprint: Do the Capitals Have Optimal Defensive Pairings?

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Following the acquisition of Brenden Dillon from the San Jose Sharks on February 18, Washington Capitals Head Coach Todd Reirden has been tinkering with different combinations of defensive pairings. This is often a challenging undertaking, … Continue reading

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Brenden Dillon: “ What’s really struck me early on is just how good of a group it is”

It’s been a busy month for the Capitals newest defenseman. Moving from one team to the next, from coast to coast, hasn’t left a lot of free time for the British Columbia native. But things are finally starting to settle … Continue reading

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First Check-In on Ilya Kovalchuk and Brenden Dillon

On February 18th, in an attempt to bolster the struggling Capitals roster, General Manager Brian MacLellan traded Colorado’s 2020 second round selection and a conditional 2021 third round selection to San Jose for Brenden Dillon. Five days later, MacLellan sent … Continue reading

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Dillon vs. Malkin: Brenden Dillon’s First Fight As A Capital

Photo: @Capitals A scrum by the net turned into a big fight with Washington Capitals defenseman and newest acquisition Brenden Dillon and Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin, and it was a good one.

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Capitals Shuffle Lines & Pairs; Prepare For New Jersey Devils (Photos)

The Washington Capitals‘ practice saw a slight shakeup in offensive lines and defensive pairs on Friday. With goaltender Ilya Samsonov in net for Saturday’s matinee at Prudential Center against the New Jersey Devils, the Capitals are looking for a solid … Continue reading

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A Deeper Dive on Brenden Dillon

Photo: @Capitals On Tuesday, February 18th, the Capitals traded the 2020 second round selection from Colorado, and a conditional third round pick to the San Jose Sharks for defenseman Brenden Dillon. The fact that MacLellan went after a defenseman near … Continue reading

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Grading the Capitals’ Trade Deadline Defensemen Under Brian MacLellan

Since he took over from longtime incumbent George McPhee in 2014, Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan has overseen the return of the team to a perennial Stanley Cup contender. An interesting anecdote on MacLellan’s resume as General Manager has … Continue reading

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Lucas and Ryan Johansen Raise Money for Firefighters in British Columbia

Photo: @RyanJohansen92 Lucas Johansen, the Washington Capitals’ first round draft pick in 2016, and big brother Ryan (of the Nashville Predators) spent their Friday night raising money for local firefighters and the Red Cross.

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