Tag Archives: Brian MacLellan

“We Are in Ongoing Discussions”: Brian MacLellan Talks Jakub Vrana’s Status, Braden Holtby And Nicklas Backstrom Contracts, and More

After a day in which the Capitals added to their bottom-six forward corps, General Manager Brian MacLellan spoke with reporters about the additions of Richard Panik and Garnet Hathaway, contract negotiations with Jakub Vrana, contracts for Braden Holtby and Nicklas … Continue reading

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The Capitals Will Likely Go Bargain Hunting During the 2019 NHL Free Agency Frenzy

The Washington Capitals will likely remain relatively quiet for the 2019 NHL Free Agency frenzy. Continue reading

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The Evolution of My Hatred for Brooks Orpik

Brooks Orpik: Man. Myth. Legend. Villain? Brooks Orpik retired this week as a Washington Capital fan favorite, but he wasn’t always celebrated as such. In fact, during his 11 seasons as a Pittsburgh Penguin, I despised Brooks Orpik. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Even With a Late First Round Pick, the Washington Capitals Have Plenty of Options Entering the 2019 NHL Draft

What is the Washington Capitals game plan entering the 2019 NHL Draft? Continue reading

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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan Discusses Free Agency, Salary Cap, And Injury Updates On Conference Call With The Media

Prior to the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver, Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan spoke to the media via conference call on Thursday afternoon. He touched on numerous topics such as injury updates, trade talk around the NHL, contract negotiation updates, … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Draft Day Memories Away From The Stage

It’s that time of year, once again. The 2019 NHL Entry Draft is set to start this Friday in Vancouver, British, Columbia. But let’s be honest, any professional sport’s draft can at times have all the excitement of a five … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Trade Bait and Acquisitions

Photo: Yahoo! Sports Late last week, TSN released a list of their top 25 “trade bait” players for this off-season (here). It is interesting to note that no players from the Washington Capitals appeared on this list but it is … Continue reading

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Building From Within: A Look At How the Capitals Can Ensure A Deep Prospect Pool Ahead of the Seattle Expansion Draft

The Capitals have a problem that many contending and Stanley Cup-winning teams have had: limited prospects in the minors that have potential to contribute at the NHL level. The Caps and a vast majority of the fan base would absolutely … Continue reading

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Fixing the Bottom-Six Conundrum: The Washington Capitals Have Plenty of Work To Do in the 2019 Offseason

General Manager Brian MacLellan and his staff have plenty of work to do in the 2019 offseason. Continue reading

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Grading Capitals GM Brian MacLellan’s Moves In 2018-19

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images After the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history in 2018, general manager Brian MacLellan chose to go with largely the same team heading into the 2018-2019 season but made … Continue reading

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