Tag Archives: Brooks Orpik

Barry Trotz and The Balance Of Ice Times

Is Barry Trotz doing a good job managing the Capitals ice times? Continue reading

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Images from Caps Practice – The Quest for the Cup Starts Tomorrow (Photos)

NoVa Caps photographer Joe Noyes was in attendance as the Capitals took to the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex for practice ahead of tomorrow’s first round game against Toronto and the boys demonstrated just how they plan to KO the … Continue reading

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Images From Capitals Practice – It’s Go Time! (PHOTOS)

The Capitals returned to practice Tuesday morning to begin preparations for round one of the 2017 NHL playoffs. NoVa Caps photographer Debbie Pierce was on hand to capture a few of the images from the team’s first post-season practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. 

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Can Alzner-Carlson Compete With Other Contenders’ Top Defensive Pairings?

The Washington Capitals arguably have the best defensive corps in the National Hockey League. Just looking at the Capitals’ lineup, it’s says something when Brooks Orpik and trade deadline acquisition Kevin Shattenkirk are the third-pairing for Washington. Look around the league, and … Continue reading

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No Matter How Burdensome His Contract is, Brooks Orpik is an Asset on the Blueline

Nick Wass/Associated Press  When the Capitals signed defenseman Brooks Orpik to a five-year, $27.5 million contract in the summer of 2014, the deal was met with a mixture of reactions. Now in his third season in a Caps sweater, Orpik … Continue reading

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Visiting the OC: Capitals-Ducks Preview

Can the Washington Capitals avoid losing 4 straight games when they face the Anaheim Ducks? Continue reading

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All Aboard the Shattenkirk Train: How Did the Capitals Do in This Blockbuster Trade?

Analyzing the Washington Capitals trade for Kevin Shattenkirk Continue reading

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Capitals Players Host “Wish Upon a Par” Charity Event (Photos)

A majority of the Washington Capitals players and their significant others spent part of their day-off hosting a charity event for the Make-A-Wish foundation. The event, “Wish Upon A Par“, gave Caps fans a chance to mingle with players, as well … Continue reading

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Brooks Orpik’s ice time has been very “positive”, but….

Don’t look now, but Brooks Orpik is leading a statistical category that may be surprising to many in Caps Nation. 

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Silent D-stroyer – The Capitals Defensive Corps.

The Caps have long been known as an offensive locomotive, and are still very much so. With weaponry such as Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, TJ Oshie, and a handful more, the NHL’s defenses have long feared the firepower that they … Continue reading

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