Tag Archives: Brian MacLellan

“I’m Happy That I’m Here”: Evgeny Kuznetsov Talks Offseason Trade Rumblings, Rebounding From a Tough 2020-21 Campaign, and The Return of Fans

Screen cap: @Capitals After an offseason that featured numerous rumblings about his future with the Washington Capitals, Center Evgeny Kuznetsov spoke with the media at MedStar Capitals Iceplex during the Capitals’ Media Day on Thursday.  He spoke about rebounding from … Continue reading

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Brian MacLellan Says He Thinks Evgeny Kuznetsov “Is In A Good Spot…He’s Come Here In Really Good Shape”

Screen cap: @CapitalsPR The Washington Capitals kicked off their 2021 training camp Thursday morning at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. The team held their traditional skate test to assess player conditioning, with the real work scheduled to begin on Friday.

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To Re-Load, Re-Tool Or Re-Build? That Is The Capitals’ Question

The 2021 offseason is quickly drawing to a close, as NHL teams make final additions and subtractions to their rosters in advance of the opening of training camps in mid-September. The Capitals have been relatively quiet this offseason, primarily due … Continue reading

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Fans Rank Capitals’ Front Office 14th In NHL

Photo: NHL.com Fans gave The Athletic their yearly front office rankings for every NHL team and the results were released on Wednesday. GM Brian MacLellan and the Washington Capitals’ front office ranked 14th in the NHL, according to the fans.

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“It’s Been A Pleasure To Play All Those Years With One Organization”: Alex Ovechkin Speaks on His New Contract, What It Means to Stay In Washington, and His Career Going Forward

While there was really never a doubt in anyone’s mind that a deal would be done, when the ink was put to paper on Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin’s new, five-year, $47.5 million deal on the day before free agency, … Continue reading

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Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan Says He Anticipates Signing Alex Ovechkin to A New Contract Before Free Agency Starts

Other than the 2021 Expansion Draft and which player the Washington Capitals might lose, the contract status of captain Alex Ovechkin (who is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday) was the biggest storyline for the team entering … Continue reading

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Scoring GM Brian MacLellan’s Moves Since The Capitals Won The Stanley Cup In 2018

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals 2019-20 roster saw significant changeover during the last offeseason. Changes included a new coaching staff, tweaks to the bottom-six forward group as well a substantial overhaul of the Capitals’ defense.

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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan On Possibly Trading Evgeny Kuznetsov: “If It’s Going To Make Our Team Better, I Think We’re Open To It.”

With trade rumors swirling around Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov after two stints on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol this season, a year full of inconsistencies from the 28-year-old, and a suspension by the organization for a game this month, GM … Continue reading

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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan on First Round Exit: “We Ran Out Of Gas And Didn’t Perform Well In The Last Two Games”

On Wednesday, Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan spoke to the media for the final time this season after the Capitals were eliminated on Sunday in the first round of the playoffs for the third consecutive season. He discussed why the regular … Continue reading

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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan: “We’ll Get Younger But We’re Still Going To Have A Veteran Team. That’s Our Core.”

Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan told the media during his end-of-season media availability on Wednesday that “We’ll get younger [over the offseason] but we’re still going to have a veteran team. That’s our core.” The team had the oldest roster … Continue reading

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