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Capitals Have Not Had Any Players Showing Symptoms For Coronavirus, GM Brian MacLellan Says

Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan told the media via teleconference on Monday morning that he is talking to head athletic trainer Jason Serbus every day regarding the health of the team’s players during the NHL Pause. The Ottawa Senators … Continue reading

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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan Speaks After The 2020 NHL Trade Deadline: “We’re Satisfied Where We’re At Right Now”

Screencap: Capitals Washington Capitals‘ senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan spoke to the media this afternoon following the 2020 NHL Trade Deadline that brought defenseman Brenden Dillon and forward Ilya Kovalchuk to the District.

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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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Capitals GM Brian MacLellan: “There’s A Little Cheat In Our Game… I Don’t Think We’re Playing The Right Way”

Defenseman Brenden Dillon, who was acquired from the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday afternoon in exchange for a second-round pick in 2020 and a conditional third-round pick in 2021, will arrive in Washington later this afternoon, according to GM Brian … Continue reading

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An Early Look At Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan’s Summer To-Do List

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals have a big summer looming with major contributors’ contracts set to expire, key role players up as restricted free agents, and some big names that can sign contract extensions on July 1. NoVa Caps takes … Continue reading

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More On Nicklas Backstrom’s New Deal

With the formal announcement of Nicklas Backstrom’s new deal now more than 24 hours in our collective rear view mirrors, additional details are beginning to surface regarding the negotiations process, the relative value of the deal, and how both sides … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom: “I Had One Goal In Mind And That Was To Stay Here”

Photo: NBC Washington Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom held a press conference with GM Brian MacLellan and Team President Dick Patrick on Tuesday afternoon after he inked a five-year contract that carries a cap hit of $9.2 million.

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The Capitals New System Changes Are Paying Early Dividends, But Will Heavily Depend On Goaltender Play

Photo: Orr Hockey Group The Washington Capitals have implemented a few system tweaks to this season’s overarching game plan, and after 14 games, the changes appear to be paying early dividends. However, the new tweaks also include increased risk in … Continue reading

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Report: Capitals Have Decided “To Be Patient” With Nicklas Backstrom And Braden Holtby Contract Decisions

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals have decided to be patient in contract negotiations with center Nicklas Backstrom and goaltender Braden Holtby, who can each become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, according to The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun. Backstrom and … Continue reading

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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan Doesn’t Think Contract Situation Impacted Braden Holtby’s Slow Start

Photo: NBCS Washington Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman wrote in his weekly “31 Thoughts” column on Sportsnet on Thursday that Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan told him that he doesn’t think goaltender Braden Holtby’s contract situation affected his play to start the … Continue reading

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