Tag Archives: Defense

Opinion: Lars Eller Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving

When Lars Eller arrived in Washington two seasons ago from the Montreal Canadiens, I wasn’t sure if the solid third-line forward was worth two second-round draft picks. Now, looking back in hindsight ,that trade proved to be exactly what this … Continue reading

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Since Returning From Suspension, Tom Wilson is Turning Into Offensive Force For Capitals

Photo: SWX After an excellent postseason performance, where he tallied five goals, 15 points, and a +10 rating, tied for third on the team with defenseman John Carlson, in 21 games, all while playing on the top line with center … Continue reading

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Capitals Morning Skate News Roundup: A New Look Defense

The Washington Capitals held a morning skate at MedStar Capitals Iceplex prior to their game against the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight at Capital One Arena. NBC Sports Washington will have the coverage, which will start at 7 PM. Here is … Continue reading

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered: After A Big Pay Day, John Carlson is Molding Into One of The League’s Top Defenseman

Photo: Washington Times Entering last season with the departures of defensemen Nate Schmidt, Karl Alzner, and Kevin Shattenkirk, a lot more responsibility was assigned to John Carlson. An early-season injury to Matt Niskanen that cost him 14 games out of the lineup … Continue reading

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Djoos in the Driver’s Seat: Christian Djoos Will Look to Build on Memorable Rookie Season in 2018-19

Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images At the start of what turned out to be the franchise’s first championship season, the biggest question the team faced was the addition of two rookie defensemen to their defensive unit after the loss of several … Continue reading

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Capitals Sign Martin Fehervary To Three-Year Entry-Level Contract

Photo: Sport Aktuality.sk The Washington Capitals announced Sunday morning that they have signed defenseman Martin Fehervary to a three-year entry-level contract with an annual average value of $925,000. 

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Capitals Name Todd Reirden As Head Coach

The Capitals have named Todd Reirden as Head Coach, the team announced on Friday. Rierden becomes the Capitals’ 18th head coach in franchise history.

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Michal Kempny Signs Four-Year Contract Worth $10 Million With Capitals

Photo: NHL.com Defenseman Michal Kempny signed a four-year contract worth $10 million ($2.5 million AAV) with the Washington Capitals on Friday morning. The 27-year old could have become an unrestricted free agent July 1. 

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John Carlson Signs 8-Year Contract Worth $64 Million With Capitals

Photo: NBC Sports Defenseman John Carlson signed an 8-year contract worth $64 million ($8 million AAV) with the Washington Capitals on Sunday evening. The 28-year old defenseman could have become an unrestricted free agent July 1. 

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Three Down and One To Go, The Last Game Is Always the Hardest to Win

The Washington Capitals need one more win to clinch the Stanley Cup Continue reading

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