Tag Archives: Brian MacLellan

“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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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan On Trading Jakub Vrana: “We Had A Frustrated Player So We Tried To Move On From That”

Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images After trading forward Jakub Vrana to the Detroit Red Wings as part of a deal to acquire forward Anthony Mantha prior to the NHL Trade Deadline on Monday, Washington Capitals GM Brian … Continue reading

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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan on Tom Wilson’s Suspension: “We Get Into A Situation That Doesn’t Exactly Fit Into A Suspendable Hit Situation”

On Friday, Washington Capitals senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan spoke to the media at the halfway point of the condensed 56-game 2020-21 season. He discussed forward Tom Wilson’s seven-game suspension and why it’s a frustrating situation.

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Brian MacLellan Commends Capitals’ Head Athletic Trainer Jason Serbus For His Work In Lundqvist Diagnosis

Photo: @Capitals The news last week came as a big surprise to most in the hockey world. Capitals’ netminder Henrik Lundqvist announced he would be unable to play for the team this coming season because of a heart condition.

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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan: “We Want To See Vitek Vanecek Play”

After goaltender Henrik Lundqvist announced that he will not play for the Washington Capitals during the 2020-21 season due to a heart issue, GM Brian MacLellan told the media on Wednesday that “we want to see Vitek Vanecek play” and … Continue reading

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