Tag Archives: Brenden Dillon

Who Will Start On Defense For Capitals In Game 1?

Photo: Nick Wass/AP When the 2019-20 NHL season paused on March 12, the Washington Capitals had been rotating defensemen in the lineup for the previous month since rookie Martin Fehervary shined in a brief stint with the big club. During … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Players Speak Out Against Racism, Participate in “Blackout Tuesday”

The death of George Floyd has sparked many athletes to voice their opinions, demand change, and to speak out against racism. Washington Capitals players took to social media expressing their thoughts as well as participating in “Blackout Tuesday”, which is … 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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Brenden Dillon: “Who Likes Going to the DMV?”

Washington Capitals‘ defenseman Brenden Dillon, who acquired the nickname “Zeus”, a reference to his workout regimen, during his time with the Seattle Thunderbirds (2007-2011), recently appeared on the “Sound of Hockey” podcast. He talked about his junior hockey days in … Continue reading

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What Should The Capitals Do With Their Defense This Offseason?

Photo: @Capitals While goaltender Braden Holtby is arguably the biggest unrestricted free agent on the Washington Capitals, the team has some big decisions on defense looming after the 2019-20 season is over. Brenden Dillon and Radko Gudas can become unrestricted … Continue reading

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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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