Tag Archives: Defense

Five Questions For The Capitals Entering Training Camp

Photo: Jess Star Photography With training camp for the 2021-22 NHL season set to begin in a couple of weeks, every team enters the season with questions as they start their pursuit of dethroning the back-to-back Stanley Cup Champion Tampa … Continue reading

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Report: Capitals Linked To Pending UFA Right-Handed Defenseman Brandon Montour

Photo: NHL.com According to The Fourth Period’s David Pagnotta, the Washington Capitals are interested in pending unrestricted free agent right-handed defenseman Brandon Montour after trading Brenden Dillon to the Winnipeg Jets for a second-round pick in the 2022 and 2023 … Continue reading

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Report: Capitals Will Pursue Ryan Suter On July 28 After Wild Bought Out Defenseman On Tuesday

Photo: NHL.com After the Minnesota Wild bought out the final four years of defenseman Ryan Suter’s 13-year contract that carried a $7,538,461 cap hit, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman said on Tuesday’s 31 Thoughts podcast that the Washington Capitals will be among … Continue reading

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Five Potential Trades To Upgrade Capitals’ Defense

Photo: Sportsnet After a third consecutive first-round exit in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, change is almost certainly coming to the Washington Capitals as they had the NHL’s oldest roster this past season.

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Capitals Defense: Individual Player Performance After 34 Games

The Washington Capitals have now played 34 games of their abbreviated 56-game regular season schedule. Our last review of the Capitals’ defense was conducted back on March 3, after the first 24 games, or when 40+ percent of the season … Continue reading

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What To Keep An Eye On As Capitals Open Training Camp

The Washington Capitals will open training camp on Sunday as they begin preparing for the 2020-21 season, which will begin Thursday, January 14 at the Buffalo Sabres. There are plenty of storylines for a team that is nearing the end … Continue reading

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A Closer Look At Capitals’ Defenseman Justin Schultz

Photo: NHL.com After averaging 3.44 goals-against per game from December 22 onward, the most among the 24 teams that participated in the NHL’s return-to-play plan, the Washington Capitals signed three defensemen in Justin Schultz, Trevor Van Riemsdyk, and Paul LaDue … Continue reading

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Will Michal Kempny Be A Lock In The Capitals’ Top-Six When He Returns ?

After the Washington Capitals re-signed defenseman Brenden Dillon to a four-year contract before he could have hit the unrestricted free agent market, the team has four left-handed defensemen on one-way contracts: Dillon, Dmitry Orlov, Jonas Siegenthaler, and Michal Kempny. In … Continue reading

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Assessing Metropolitan Division Defenses For 2020-21 Season

Metropolitan Division teams made big changes this offseason, with several significant moves coming on defense. Last month, NoVa Caps looked at Metropolitan Division goalie tandems. Now, it’s time to examine the eight teams’ projected defenses for the 2020-21 NHL season and … Continue reading

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A Look At Possible Trade Partners For Capitals

After signing three right-handed defensemen in Justin Schultz, Trevor Van Riemsdyk, and Paul LaDue in free agency, the Washington Capitals are currently more than $1 million over the NHL salary cap. The only solution: someone appears to be heading out the … Continue reading

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