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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan Says Contract Talks With Alex Ovechkin Are “Tabled” Until Training Camp

Screen cap: @Capitals Washington Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan told the media on the opening day of free agency that there is no update on contract talks with captain Alex Ovechkin, who is eligible to sign a contract extension at any … Continue reading

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Why The Capitals Will Need To Acquire A Veteran Backup Goaltender For The 2020-21 Season

Assuming Braden Holtby does indeed decide to leave the Capitals for that big payday this offseason (we can’t blame him), the Washington Capitals will find themselves in need of a second goaltender for the 2020-21 season. While many are suggesting … Continue reading

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Report: Alex Ovechkin Is Joining Nicklas Backstrom In Negotiating His New Contract By Himself, With No Representation

Hockey insider Pierre LeBrun confirmed during the most recent edition of Insider Trading on TSN that Alex Ovechkin is currently in talks with the Washington Capitals about an extension, and is doing so all by himself. He is negotiating the … Continue reading

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Accountability And The Washington Capitals

After firing head coach Todd Reirden on August 23, Washington Capitals’ general manager Brian MacLellan told the media that “we need an experienced coach, [one who will] press buttons on some players.” MacLellan thought the sense of accountability within the locker … Continue reading

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After An “Underachieved” Season, Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan Says New Head Coach Peter Laviolette Will Provide Motivation & Accountability For the Team

Washington Capitals senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan spoke to Capitals senior writer Mike Vogel on Tuesday and discussed the new hiring of head coach Peter Laviolette, the upcoming 2020 NHL Draft, and Free Agency.

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Capitals’ Head Coach Peter Laviolette: “It’s A Privilege To Be The Head Coach Of This Hockey Team”

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette told the media at his introductory press conference that “it’s a privilege to be the head coach of this hockey team” and that Tuesday is a “pretty special day … Continue reading

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Brian MacLellan Regarding Braden Holtby And Free Agency: “I Would Expect He Goes Into Free Agency”

Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan and new Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette met with the media Tuesday afternoon. The final question asked of MacLellan was about Braden Holtby’s status with free agency, and if he expected Holtby to enter … Continue reading

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NHL General Managers Preparing For Frenzy Following Final

It’s a new world, now. A world chock-full of unknowns and apprehension. And the NHL’s general mangers are sitting center stage, trying to quickly understand and adjust to the new world realities. For the NHL, that means a flat salary … Continue reading

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Brian MacLellan’s Yearly Report Card: Assessing The Capitals’ GM’s Moves In 2019-20

Photo: @Capitals After a first-round Stanley Cup Playoff exit in 2018-19, Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan was forced to make some changes to his roster. Unfortunately, it backfired as the Capitals fell in the first round once again, and it … Continue reading

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Big Decisions Ahead For Capitals’ Non-Roster Free Agents

It’s a busy time for Washington Capitals’ general manager Brian MacLellan. Part of MacLellan’s immediate “to-do” list is includes assessing and re-signing all of the Capitals’ current non-roster free agents. This years free agents include four forwards and five defensemen, … Continue reading

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